On my birthday, I knew I wanted to get a free meal for dinner. Some deals allow you to get your free meal one week before or one week after your birthday, while others only allow you to get it on the actual day. It only made sense to go for one that would only be valid on the day of my birthday. I had two choices. Denny’s or Pajo’s. I had gotten my free birthday meal at Denny’s last year, so I decided to opt for Pajo’s this time. I wanted to go with my family, and I figured they’d be happier with fish and chips. I suppose I could have attempted to do both, but I feel that would have been overkill.
In order to get your free birthday meal at Pajo’s, just go to their website and click on “Free Birthday Meal” under the heading “About”. This will bring you to a form you need to fill out with your name, email address, and birthday. Then you’ll receive a link to the coupon in your email. Just print it out, fill it in with your name, and take it to Pajo’s with your picture ID on the day of your birthday. It’s good for a small fish and chips and a drink, or a burger with fries and a drink.
There are two Pajo’s locations in Richmond, one at Steveston on the wharf, and one at Garry Point Park. We figured the wharf might be busier, so we went to Garry Point. It was a nice day outside and we were able to find a picnic table to sit at. I had my coupon printed and filled out and ready to go. Halibut is more expensive than cod or salmon, so naturally I chose that option since it was free. But I had a bit of salmon too that my family had left over. Because I can always eat. The portions at Pajo’s are pretty big. You get a lot of fries in your basket.
I don’t have fish and chips that often, so I’m glad I decided to go there. There are two other Pajo’s locations at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody and Gates Park in Port Coquitlam. I’m lucky that my birthday is in the summer, because their summer hours are 11am-8pm, whereas in the spring and fall they’re only open until 7pm, and only on certain days of the week. This gave me ample time to get there and redeem my coupon after work. Unfortunately, since they operate outdoors, Pajo’s is closed during the winter. So you if you have a winter birthday, I guess you’re out of luck. I wonder if Pajo’s offers any deal for those who miss out by being born at the wrong time. Maybe it’s worth checking? But this is just one of the reasons why summer birthdays rock.