Birthdays are one of the best times of the year, and they're certainly a time for indulging. If you're lucky you get cake and presents, but if you're organised you can score yourself free food and drinks! At Auswide Bank we always want to help you make the most of your money, so we've compiled a list of the top places to go on your birthday to make your day feel extra special, even if you're on a budget!

It's worth noting, that you'll need to sign up to become a member for most places beforehand, but the good news is its free to join and you'll often receive other perks and special offers throughout the year. Make sure to check out the terms and conditions for all the details.

Gelato Messina – Download the app and get a free scoop of on your birthday

Cold Rock – Receive a free birthday ice cream, plus a $10 voucher for ice cream cakes when you join Rockstar Rewards

Gelatissimo - A free scoop on your birthday when you're signed up to Club Gelato

Donut King – Become a DK Rewards member and get a free regular hot or cold drink

Krispy Kreme – One free 4-pack of Original Glazed doughnuts in store, or $10 off your next order online

Max Brenner - Free Hot Chocolate on your birthday when you download the app

San Churro – Free birthday churros when you're an el SOCIAL member

Mrs Fields – Free cookie when you're a rewards member

Jamaica Blue – Free slice of cake when you're a Jamaica Blue member

Pancake Parlour – Free pancakes when you download the Lovely Rewards app

Michel's Patisserie – Free hot drink when you're a Michel's loyalty member

Muffin Break – Rewards members get a free muffin during their birthday month

Boost Juice – Get a free Boost drink when you present your Boost VIBE card

Chatime - Get a free birthday drink when you sign up to become a Loyal-Tea member

Starbucks – Join Starbucks Rewards and get a free drink or food item of your choice

Gloria Jeans – Free hot or cold drink when you're part of the Rewards Club

Zaraffas – Complimentary drink credit on your Zaraffas Z card

Pizza Capers – Free large pizza for Capers Club members

Taco Bell – Free birthday meal when you download the Taco Bell app

Nandos - $15 Nandos voucher (when you're a member who has transacted within 6 months prior)

Hungry Jacks – Join My HJ's to get an exclusive birthday offer

Grill'd – Become a Relish member and get a free Famous Grill'd Snack Chips, Sweet Potato Chips (for one) or Zucchini Chips (for one) with the purchase of any Burger, Salad, or Super Sliders

McDonalds – Exclusive birthday offer when you download the MyMaccas app

Motto Motto – Free gyoza & drink when you're a My Motto member

MOS Burger – Join the MOS Club and receive an exclusive birthday offer

Auswide Bank is not associated with and does not endorse any of the above brands. Offers may be subject to change.