Yesterday was Shad's 30th birthday so naturally Carly wanted to cash in on it and see what free stuff they could score around town.

You can find out how they did here:

One thing they learnt is that you need to be prepared so you can cash in on your FREE birthday buffet.

Most places require you to become a loyalty member (most are free to sign up to) so it might even be worth setting up a email dedicated to your birthday free stuff so you don't get spammed in your normal inbox.

So what free stuff is on offer around town?

GREEN ANT CANTINA -  No sign ups required here you can get a free meal on your birthday all you need to do is show your ID! 

BOOST JUICE -To be eligible to get your free juice on your birthday you will need to sign up to become part of their Vibe Club which is free to sign up.

They also have fun games and challenges within the app like "What's Your Name Game". This game is simple, if they call out your name, your drink is free! 

NANDOS - You need to be a Nandos member which is free to join and have spent money in store in the 6 months before your birthday - Eligible members will receive the birthday meal via an email sent on the 1st day of their birthday month. The offer is valid until the final day of the member’s birthday month and is able to be used at any time during the month (it does not have to be on the actual birthday).The birthday meal is a complimentary regular Nando’s meal of the following choices: regular 1/4 chicken meal or any Burger/Wrap/Pita meal. A regular meal includes one of the above main items + regular side + regular drink.You must present the birthday email barcode + your PERi-Perks membership + Photo ID (if requested) (I know this is a lot but its FREE chicken people!)

COLD ROCK -All you gotta do is sign up to their VIP Program. VIP entrants are required to sign up 8 days prior to their birthday for  free Cold Rock Ice Cream and 35 days prior for the Cake Voucher.

OUTBACK JACKS -  By simply signing up to their exclusive birthday club you will receive 2 FREE* meals in a year…

Not only will you receive an offer for simply signing up but you will also receive a birthday meal voucher for your birthday month.

Birthday Voucher Email #1: 2 weeks out from your birthday look out for this voucher in your inbox! As soon receive it, BOOK A TABLE with your local Outback Jacks store and present this email to receive a complimentary main meal, maximum value $35.

Birthday Voucher Email #2: On the day of your birthday you’ll receive another email reminding you to head down to Outback Jacks and use your voucher! 

MUFFIN BREAK - Free birthday muffin. Become a Muffin Break Club member and redeem your voucher anytime during your birthday month.

GLORIA JEANS -Become a Sippers Club member and you will get an email with the voucher in it, you will get a free drink. 

SUBWAY -You need to be a Subway Eat Fresh member to get the offer, its free and you get a Free six inch Sub and a drink

THE CHEESECAKE SHOP -You need to have joined their Mamuska program and been a member for a month before your birthday. When you join you also get a Welcome $5 off voucher and $5 off any cake on your birthday! Double win!

ALI BABA -You need to make sure that you collect a card in store beforehand and you get a free birthday kebab 

And its not just food! 

WITCHERY -$20 gift voucher -It will be delivered to your inbox if you have signed up for Witchery Rewards

MYER -You have to be a Myer one member - Silver Members will get a $10 voucher and Gold Members will get a $20 voucher

KIKKI K -Sign up to become a member and you will be sent  a $10 voucher 

PRICELINE -Become a member of the Priceline Sister Club and get a $5 voucher 

NAPOLEON PERDIS -Join the Glossy Posse by purchasing something $50 or more and get a $10 voucher on your birthday.