Thanks to the glorious long weekend, we’ve had a short work week (which we aren’t complaining about). The extra day of rest has left us energised to tackle the upcoming weekend with full force. Luckily, this edition of Feel-Good Friday is packed with everything you need to make the most of your break. Down Under, there’s an absolute array of events and giveaways happening at the moment, so let’s dive right in, shall we?
Table of contents
- Uber is Giving Away a Multi-Million Dollar Pool of Savings
- Win the chance to meet Michael Bublè
- IKEA’s New Reward Scheme has Arrived
- Get Around Fireball x Bar Luca’s Month of Madness with their ‘Blame Fireball’ Menu
- LEGO and Disney Announce a Secret Supersized Build is Heading to Westfield
- Google AI is Helping to Monitor the Sounds and Songs of Wildlife
- Movember Launches Hilarious Series Breaking Down Concept of Therapy to Aussie Men
- Save Hundreds and get Free Rides with DiDi
Uber is Giving Away a Multi-Million Dollar Pool of Savings
Uber One’s first-ever EOFY sale has kicked off, with the united membership program (which features Uber and Uber Eats) offering a massive amount of savings across a pool of deals. Uber One members can save up to $200 on exclusives during June, on top of the usual benefits like $0 Delivery Fees. There are also savings from grocers like Coles, Woolworths Metro, IGA, Spudshed and QE Foodstores and special offers from neighbourhood liquor stores. Finally, as a unified membership linking Delivery and Mobility, Uber One members are able to claim $15 off a Reserve trip and 20% off Uber Pool and Uber Comfort trips during June. How good is that?
“This is a beefy EOFY offer designed to drive additional demand to small business owners across Australia as they get ready to sign off on their financial year on a positive note, while also offering something unforgettable for our loyal Uber One members,” head of Uber One, Australia Alice Hudson, said. “While we know the average Australian already saves nearly $30 a month with Uber One, we hope by boosting that savings pool to potentially north of $200 this month, that every member is able to mark the halfway point of 2023 in a memorable way.”
Best of all, the first ten thousand new entrants to enrol into Uber’s membership program and successfully type the code BEEFYEOFY into the promotional section of their app, will be able to nab a $100 saving at a restaurant this month. How good is that?
Win the chance to meet Michael Bublè
Singer Michael Bublé caused a stir when a video surfaced of him playfully defacing cans of bubly, a naturally flavoured sparkling water, following its launch in Australia. Bublé, known for his name being misspelled, expressed his frustration with the spelling by altering cans destined for stores. Aussies who find one of the 15 defaced cans have a chance to win a meet and greet with Bublé in Canada. To find out where defaced cans will be hidden, Aussies will need to follow bubly on Instagram and Facebook. With bubly now available nationwide, Australians can enjoy its new flavours at major retailers like Coles, Woolworths, and Independent supermarkets.
IKEA’s New Reward Scheme has Arrived
IKEA Family, the loyalty club of KEA, is upping its value game with the introduction of reward keys, paying homage to the iconic Allen key. Starting June, IKEA Family members can accumulate digital reward keys through purchases and interactions with IKEA. As their collection grows, members can unlock various rewards like free meals, including the famous Swedish meatballs and Daim cake, product vouchers, discounts on delivery services, and more. The process is hassle-free, as reward keys can be obtained through simple actions such as attending planning sessions, making online or in-store purchases, participating in free IKEA Family events or workshops, and logging into their IKEA Family account. For more details, visit the IKEA Family benefits page.
Get Around Fireball x Bar Luca’s Month of Madness with their ‘Blame Fireball’ Menu
Fireball Whisky and Bar Luca are teaming up for a Month of Madness with their “Blame Fireball” menu. From July 1st, indulge in the fiery flavours at Bar Luca in Sydney CBD. Enjoy all-you-can-eat bites, a Fireball shot, a spiked shake, and live entertainment for $66 per person. Don’t miss the mouthwatering “Blame Fireball” burger, sides like Fire Balls and Fireball poutine, and tempting desserts. The special burger will also be available at other Bar Luca venues from July 3rd to 9th. Join the fire-filled fun all July long.
LEGO and Disney Announce a Secret Supersized Build is Heading to Westfield
The LEGO Group and Disney are teaming up for a secret, supersized build coming to Westfield locations nationwide. On June 23, a monumental masterpiece will be unveiled at Westfield Doncaster as part of Disney’s 100th anniversary. Clues suggest it’s a larger-than-life creation made of over 765,000 LEGO bricks, with hints of its debut in the 1970s. This top-secret project, months in the making, aims to bring joy and creativity to families and fans of all ages. Join the curtain unveiling event on June 23 at Westfield Doncaster and catch the build as it travels to Westfield Chermside and Westfield Bondi Junction.
Google AI is Helping to Monitor the Sounds and Songs of Wildlife
Google and QUT (Queensland University of Technology) are joining forces to advance biodiversity monitoring using AI technology. They have developed an AI model that utilizes automatic audio detection to identify and monitor bird species, specifically focusing on the Glossy Black Cockatoo, a threatened bird found in Australia. The model separates and enhances the bird sounds, filtering out background noise. This collaboration is part of Google’s Digital Future Initiative, which aims to invest in Australian infrastructure, research, and partnerships.
The partnership between Google and QUT will contribute to understanding and protecting Australia’s biodiversity by employing AI technology for monitoring endangered species and exploring new avenues in this field of research. The model’s impressive results have the potential to aid in land management and biodiversity protection decisions. By extending these tools to identify threatened and invasive species, such as koalas and cane toads, the partnership will support conservation efforts across Australia and preserve the country’s rich biodiversity.
Movember Launches Hilarious Series Breaking Down Concept of Therapy to Aussie Men
Leading men’s health charity, Movember, is kicking off Men’s Health Week early this year, leaning into the 2023’‘HealthyHabits’’ theme, with the launch of a world-first video series titled What is Therapy? Collaborating with comedian Ben Russell, Movember aims to debunk common misconceptions about therapy and encourage Australian men to give it a try. The five-part series tackles stereotypes surrounding therapy, addressing the fact that many men drop out early due to the misconception that it involves excessive couch time. Each episode features open and honest conversations with therapists and men who have personally experienced the transformative effects of therapy, providing valuable insights into the process. The video series is available for streaming on the Movember Conversation’s website and is complemented with additional resources and articles to provide further support and information for men seeking to enhance their mental well-being.
Save Hundreds and get Free Rides with DiDi
Rideshare service DiDi has announced an exciting initiative to assist residents of Sydney in overcoming the challenges of rail disruptions and the high cost of living. DiDi’s largest-ever free rides giveaway aims to provide relief to both new and existing customers, granting them one free DiDi ride per week for the next 12 weeks. The offer is capped at $20 per ride, allowing riders to potentially save up to $240 throughout the duration of the program.
Commencing on June 19th and running until September 19th, this initiative is expected to benefit a significant number of Sydneysiders. DiDi’s driver partners can also anticipate increased trip volumes, leading to greater earning opportunities. As DiDi celebrates its fifth year of operation in Australia, it remains confident in the positive impact of this initiative, offering a practical solution for individuals seeking to manage expenses or explore additional income streams through rideshare driving.
Riders can access their free ride by using the code FREERIDE20 in the promotions section of the app. For more information about DiDi, or to download the app, please visit the DiDi website.
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