Strategically Use Newsletters to Get a Free Bar Crawl on Your Birthday
No one should buy their own
If you live in London, just sign up for all your local Young's pubs , like comedy writer Tom Phipps did . Otherwise, search Yelp for "free birthday drinks" ( here are the New York results ) or google "birthday drink" and your city to find a list from your local blog or newspaper.
Of course, now you're signed up to a truckload of newsletters. Just assign them all to a folder and when the time comes, search that folder for "birthday"-or create a filter to delete all the newsletters that don't contain "birthday."
The same works for free birthday food, of course, though most of us can only manage two or three free meals in a day. Beyond food, there's a wide range of complimentary or discounted exercises classes, massages, beauty and grooming treatments, etc. that'll come your way on your birthday if you sign up to the right newsletters.
You could give half the newsletters a fake date so you can do this twice a year. But once you start faking