How do you celebrate Friyay and the end of the work week? Is it with a spritz on one of Sydney’s sunny rooftop bars when the weather’s good? Or a unique creation from one of the city’s best cocktail bars? Maybe oysters and shared plates at a top wine bar, or a first-time visit to one of the city’s best new restaurants?

Wherever you’re knocking off, happy hour just got a whole lot happier – at least if you’re an Up customer. The digital bank is offering customers a weekly chance to win cash back on their end-of-week food and drink purchases.

Similar to its popular Perk-Up promotion, which offers the chance of a free cuppa every weekday morning, the new Happy Hour promo launches with an easy game you can play in the Up app every Friday from 5pm to 7pm. If you win, you can earn up to $50 back – deposited right into your Up account.

Never miss a Sydney moment. Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter today.


All you have to do is spend $10 or more with your Up card (physical or digital) at a venue that falls under the “Restaurants & Cafes” or “Pubs & Bars” categories for a chance to play. The app will then send you a push notification saying you’re in – spin the wheel and cross your fingers you win.

You’ll also get a QR code that mates can scan to boost the maximum prize. And if you boost with a mate who’s not on Up, they’ll get a special code for a free $10 gift if they do sign up.

While Happy Hour is live, you’ll see exactly how much cash remains in the prize pool between those golden two hours. And this isn’t a one-off – you can try your luck every week.

If you haven’t sorted your Friday plans yet, now’s the time. It’s up to you to decide where to meet your mates, try your luck and end your work week with a win.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Up. Not on Up? Download the app and use code BROADSHEET10 for $10 on sign-up (terms and conditions apply).