Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I hope all of you spent their holidays well, you got lots of rest and fun, and you are ready to face whatever 2017 has prepared for us. I personally hope that it will be better than 2016, and that we will all succeed with fulfilling our dreams in the next 365 days. I personally dream of having more free time to myself, but I guess we cannot have everything.
Where Can You Find Free Stuff in Melbourne?
Even though I cannot find enough free time to do my nails, I recently stumbled upon some other cool free stuff. The greatest thing is that everyone can participate or try their luck to get the prizes. And you know me, I’m a young mom, so saving money and getting free things is in my blood. It cheers me up and makes me feel happy. I also like to recycle and reuse things, which includes exchanging old items with other people, and there are some cool locally based communities with these exact purposes. Here are some of the coolest websites for freebies, item trading and birthday promotions I found:
- The Freecycle Network. Freecycle is a global community with over 9 million participants in almost every country in the world. There are many groups in Melbourne you can join. They organize all kinds of events and takeaways, and every member can post and get free things. It’s also a great place where you can meet interesting people.
- Gumtree. Gumtree is a cool Australian website where everyone can register and post ads. You can both sell things and give them away for free. You can also hire services, look for jobs and find everything else you may need. It’s one of the most comprehensive collections of items and services you can find.
- Win Free Stuff. This is a nice website, which is a collection of all kinds of competitions, which can win you all kinds of freebies. All you have to do is register on the website and participate in every single competition you find interesting. I know it’s a longshot, but you never know what will happen, maybe today will be your lucky day.
- FreeStuff.com.au. This is another online community for freebies lovers where you can find valuable items, which are useless for someone else. There are also many competitions posted there, so you can participate in them, it never hurts to try.
- Oz Recycle. The Australian Recyclers Community is one of the oldest places for free stuff and recycling opportunities. Here you will not only find free items, but you can also find solutions to environmental issues, by reducing land fill. You can find everything in there, from furniture, paintings, laundry machines, dog kennels and even wedding dresses.
How to Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday?
Our birthdays are special days, and we deserve all the attention we can get. The following 5 restaurants and bars understand that completely, and this is why they offer free meals, drinks and other cool things for the birthdays of their club members. Here are they:
- Pacinos Italian Family Restaurant. One of the best meals I’ve ever had comes from Pacinos Italian Restaurant. They prepare all kinds of delicious food, including pizza, pasta, barbecue, gnocchi, schnitzels and a lot more. And if you sign up for their mailing list, on your birthday you will get to choose anything from their menu for free. You can even get the $39.90 mixed grill, which shows how devoted to their clients they are. The restaurant is located on 300 Epsom Road in Flemington.
- Highlander Bar. The people at Highlander bar definitely know how to get the party started. If you sign up to join them, you will receive a $50 voucher as a gift. You can spend it either on your birthday or any other time during the following month. They will also send you emails for all kinds of promotions, VIP events and more. You can find the bar on 11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne 3000.
- Mail Exchange Hotel. By signing for their free membership, you will receive free meals on your birthday, exlusive monthly offers, and you can swipe your card on everyday purchases to earn and redeem reward points. It’s safe to say that being their customer comes with lots of special perks. They are located on 688 Bourke Street.
- Subway. Subway is one of the most popular restaurant chains in the whole world. You can enjoy their sandwiches and salads in Europe, America, and Australia. However, becoming such a big chain is not that easy. Fortunately, the people from Subway are doing pretty well. One of the things, which make these restaurants so great, is that they offer you a free lunch on your birthday. All you have to do is sign up here.
- Salsas. This is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in Melbourne. They are actually located all around Australia, so it’s quite easy to find one near you. And if you join their Mex Club, you will earn 1 point (which is worth $1) for every $15 you spend there. You will also get a free burrito on your birthday, exclusive offers and