Thursday, April 2, 2009

The older the better

A top local hotel came out with this novel promotional idea in these tough economic times:
The discount you get on your birthday, when celebrating it at any of their F&B outlets, is equivalent to your age.

So, that means, the older you are, the greater the discount!

A group of 8 of us went for a lunch celebration recently. As the birthday girl was 64years, that was the discount on the bill. We ate at their Japanese restaurant, and we all had set lunches. The bill came to slightly above $100.

As the markup at most hotel F&B outlets is very high, I am sure even with the discount given, they still made a profit!

I guess, this is about the only time, any lady over 25 is more than happy to reveal her age, and the older she is, the happier she will be!!

I hope this promotion continues!!


Yan said...

The discount is in percentage or the number? Say, 200 dollars bill for 65% discount or 200 minus 65?

Hey, which hotel? But, but, my BD still a long way! Sigh, sigh. See this woman so eager to get older?

stay-at-home mum said...

the discount was in %. So 65 years old, 65% off the bill. Great, huh?

Its at the Shangri-La on Orange Grove road. At all their food outlets - but they limit it to only 8 people at the celebration.

So if you are celebrating your b'day in Singapore, dont forget to invite me to make up the numbers!!

iml said...

Quick the name of the hotel please. At 45% it's still worth the reveal!! Oops!

stay-at-home mum said...

iml - shangri-la at orange grove road!! quick make reservations!!

Yan said...

My friend who is much younger wonders whether if the birthday person is 100 years, does it mean it's free? And 101 years? Ha, ha, I remember this Winnie the Pooh's quote:

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

I hope to live to 100 so that I can have 8 friends with me for a free birthday meal :)

stay-at-home mum said...

Hi Yan
FOr those that are 100y/o their meal is free, and those above that age, get a rebate!! but I dont think there are many that qualify, and If they do, may not even be able to get a reservation!!

We had a hard time trying to call thru to get a table!!

Stardust said...

Yeah, yeah, I think this is one of those 'happier' reasons for one to reveal her age! Heheh...