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Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Hi everyone,

Do you know if there are places in or near Geneva (including parts of France) where someone can get birthday freebies? I know in the U.S. you can get many free meals on your birthday!

Thank you.
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Ha ha, no this Switzerland, they even charge you for tap water in a restaurant!


Happy Birthday x
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Ikea does this. They send a birthday coupon for free 1+1 coffee and cake, to Ikea Family card holder.

Otherwise, driving around trying to get a free meal...gas (or time spent in public transport) is going to cost you more.

Ikea pushed their food prices slightly up recently, but 5fr meatball meals and 2fr hotdog are still good deals for those saving on food here.
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

If you're really, really lucky (and the owner is made aware of the birthday/anniversary) you might get a glass of wine on the house, but otherwise.... you must be joking!
Swiss restaurants simply don't need your custom that desperately.

The only thing I am aware of that comes even close to what you're asking is this;
http://www.assiettegenevoise.com/

You pay 90 francs annually for a card that entitles you to two meals for the price of one..... conditions include the requirement to pre-book and to declare at that point that you want to use the card, you must order at least one drink each and the menu in some places is restricted to a special list (they have to declare this when you book although frequently 'forget').
Trying to get a booking for a weekend is often impossible and the discount doesn't apply to drinks.

There's a similar card for the french border area, but it would have similar restrictions.
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Emil Frey gave me this as a birthday gift last year.



I mean, it's not new and I had to fuel and insure it myself, but it came with an MFK, and I can't really complain about a freebie.

That was in the German speaking part though. I'm not sure if they do it in Geneva.
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Migros do this as well. They send a birthday coupon for 1 coffee and 1 small heart-shape chocolate. They also send some discount coupons.


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Ikea does this. They send a birthday coupon for free 1+1 coffee and cake, to Ikea Family card holder.

Otherwise, driving around trying to get a free meal...gas (or time spent in public transport) is going to cost you more.

Ikea pushed their food prices slightly up recently, but 5fr meatball meals and 2fr hotdog are still good deals for those saving on food here.
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

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Emil Frey gave me this as a birthday gift last year.


I got a basket of wine/pasta/italian goodies when they left an engine warning light problem after a service.

They had already given me a brand new Rapide S for my birthday though (for a week)
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Not Switzerland, but we were once on holiday in Sorrento Italy, and we got back to our hotel room after a day out to find a bottle of the local 'Limoncello' had been left there for me because it was my birthday!
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Sorry, not near Geneva.

Bad Ragaz Thermalbath http://www.taminatherme.ch/oeffnungs...ttspreise.html

Autop Car Wash
http://autop.ch/angebot/geburtstag

Brienz Rothorn Bahn
http://www.brienz-rothorn-bahn.ch/er...eburtstag.html

Atzmännig Summer Rodel, or Winter Skiing
http://www.atzmaennig.ch/index.cfm/d...se/geburtstag/

Sams Pizza Land (if accompanied by 3 paying costumers)
http://www.samspizza.ch/

Han Mongolian BBQ Biel (if accompanied by 3 paying costumers, location and duration of this special may change)
http://www.han.ch/193/angebot/biel

Restaurant Indiana Bern (only one other person needed)
http://www.restaurantindiana.ch/geburtstag/

Florida Minigolf Studen BE
http://www.florida.ch/minigolf-minia...kinder-gratis/
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Re: Birthday Freebies in or near Geneva?

Desperado Mexican Restauran (various locations, does not say anything about min. number of customers)
http://www.desperado.ch/de/geburtstag/


El Mexicano Bern
http://www.elmexicano.ch/geburtstag

Boat trips on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
http://www.bls.ch/d/schifffahrt/fahrplan-spartipps.php

Various locations in Austria
http://www.zurich-connect.at/newsletter/geburtstag

Swiss Holiday Park Morschach (Baths, not the Hotel)
http://www.swissholidaypark.ch

Bad Schinznach
http://www.bad-schinznach.ch/thermal...-fun/angebote/

Seilpark Zurich Kloten
http://www.seilpark-kloten.ch/Gelb/E...spreise.5.html
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