To give those born on the 29 February a break this year, Hotels.com has 29 special voucher codes worth $290 each, to use on a hotel of their choice.

Thanks to February’s elusive extra day, the ‘lesser spotted Leapling’ only gets an official birthday every four years meaning their real age is often a hot topic of conversation.

For non-Leaplings, the question of whether they’re actually 8 or 32 years old may be hilarious, but for them, the joke’s as old as they are.

Though it might sound like they’re being short changed, the Leaplings club is a special one, made up of humans that:

Emma Tagg, from Hotels.com Brand said: “Most might think these unique birthday babes have got the short-end of the celebration stick, but we disagree. We want to go beyond the usual free cake and drinks you get on your birthday and really give these Leaplings a chance to live their best #HotelLife this leap year. Leapers, Leaplings Leapsters, or whatever you’ve been called, it’s time to channel that inner diva and celebrate your birthday in style.”

If you’re a Leapling looking to cash in on your birthdaysimply reply to the tweet about Leaplings on the Hotels.com Twitter page (@hotelsdotcom), on 29 February, with your birthday struggles and you could win $290 off your next booking.