29 People Reveal Their Best Freshly Discovered Life Loopholes
Humans have always existed on the brink of idiocy and pure genius.
Loopholes were discovered by those who lean more on the genius side.
Sometimes when loopholes are seen, they aren’t always shared. No one wants their secret to be discovered, and even worse, destroyed.
But Reddit has proved to be a safe space for people to share their loopholes.
Get out your pen and paper because a lot of these you are going to want to keep for a long time.
” A few years ago I was flying from Detroit to Charlotte. Costs were higher than I would have liked, so I checked a couple of other nearby destinations.
Found that a flight to Greensboro( two hours away by car) was much cheaper, yet somehow still connected through Charlotte( Detroit -> Charlotte -> Greensboro ). So I said screwing it, bought a one-way, and carried on my pouch, with plans to abandon the flight in Charlotte. All went well.
As I was walking through Charlotte airport, I passed the Greensboro gate and heard the agent asking for volunteers( the flight was oversold ). So with a heavy heart and Oscar-winning sympathy for the gate agent’s quandary, I agreed to give up my Greensboro ticket for an extra $ 200 in vouchers.
Then I skated out of the airport feeling as though I’d beat the unfathomable system for once .” @ leaflitterer
Wow, what a genuinely selfless human. This might be the only luck airport narrative among thousands of unlucky airport stories.
” I went to a local burger place that was running a promotion for either 1 free large fries or 1 free burger of your selection( from a preselected menu of 4 or so alternatives ).
It was one of those promotional coupons that get published on the bottom of your receipt and you simply cut off the coupon and give it to the cashier. Well, I don’t know if the burger place f ** ked something up or if they did it intentionally but after redeeming my coupon for a free burger, they gave me a receipt with another coupon for the same bargain on it. I came back the next day, redeemed it and the same thing happened.
I was being given coupons for free burgers by redeeming my coupons for free burgers. I took advantage of such a situation for about a week before the promotion ended. The next time they operated the promotion , none of the free food arrived with a receipt so I’m nearly 100% positive they caught onto my abuse .” @ Merry_Dankmas
I could get very carried away with this because I love hamburgers. But what doesn’t kill you builds you stronger, right?
” In college, there was a sandwich shop where you’d construct your own sandwich employing a paper checklist, give it to a sandwich manufacturer, and they’d build it.
I found out that starting with a cheese sandwich base and adding meat was a dollar or so cheaper than starting with a meat sandwich and adding cheese.
Also, the cheese sandwich version would have about the same sum of meat as the meat version, but about twice the amount of cheese .” @ robbbbb
In college, you’ll do just about anything to get more food for cheaper, which involves being a little bit of a mad genius.
” I discovered in my local arcade that there’s a machine that you can get to jam up by dumping a bunch of quarters into it really fast, and when it jams it gets confused and starts shooting nonstop tickets out at you.
The folks who work at the arcade likely want to know how I am so dang good at arcade games, and also why I keep coming back for more inflatable dolphins .” @ snarkyopteryx
This was my dream as small children. Rig the arcade game and win infinite inflatable dolphins. What I would do with them, I don’t know, but rigging video games would be the best part.
” While in college, I used to work at a fast Italian place that had two changes( lunch and dinner ). Dinner switchings would start at 5.
Well, employees got one free snack per shifting under the manager on duty. So what I would do is come in at 4 and get a huge dinner that would be a good size dinner, and finish it by 4:30 when the dinner director demonstrated up. Then at the end of the night, the dinner administrator would set a day for all clean up crew to make a snack before going home.
Basically, because I volunteered for cleanup each night, I would get a second free snack that I would save for lunch the next day in addition to an extra hour of pay. I built it nearly three months without buying food or groceries because of this since the menu was enormous and I got creative/ counted calories well .” @ musicman2 06
Again, college children will do almost anything for a free dinner. No disgrace in their game.
The True Winner
” Back when I was in high school, I ran at a supermarket. At the time Snapple had a contest where you had to check for the purposes of the cap to see if you won.
Well, I found out that certain flavors, like Snapple Apple, is clear enough you can see from the bottom of the bottle. I only maintained buying the wins every week.
So many shirts and frisbees .” @ ohitsmark
Dang it, I should have thought of this! I never won any of those tournaments. All I wanted was a free frisbee.
Blockbuster Goes Bankrupt
” If I kept a video for too long, my Blockbuster would take $25 out of my checking account. If I then returned the video, Blockbuster would set the $25 back into my checking account AND apply a $25 credit to my Blockbuster account.
A useful little computer flaw, that. The next time I rented a video, the guy echo it up, handed me my video and said,” You’re all set, and you still have $23 credit .” That was how I detected the flaw.
So I kept that movie too long, on purpose this time. Blockbuster then took $25 from my checking account. As soon as that happened, I returned the video. Blockbuster gave me back that $25 and added another $ 25 credit to my account. So now I was up to $48 in Blockbuster credit for doing nothing more than maintaining two videos for too long.
So I checked out another video and maintained it … I eventually built up over $200 in Blockbuster credits. I finally quit because it was just too easy. Like shooting fish in a barrel.
They went out of business soon after, which was not a big astonish .” @ PaulsRedditUsername
So this is how Blockbuster went out of business! It all builds sense now.
Everyone Get A Free TV!
” I remodeled my kitchen a few years back and bought all new gadgets from Samsung. They had a promotion that gave you a free TV with a new Fridge/ stave. The promotion run by giving you a single utilize coupon code when you shopped at the Samsung store. The odd thing was this coupon didn’t subtract the price of 1 Tv from your shopping cart. Instead it modified the unit cost of the TV to $0.00.
This was a normal web shopping cart where you could edit the quantities of each item you were buying. I didn’t really require another 32 ” TV but I had to know if actually the web design was that bad. It was, and Xmas shopping for Mom was cheap that year .” @ frogspaw
Now that’s a glitch I can stand behind! Merry Christmas to everyone, especially you mom.
” When I was in high school and we had a sub I’d volunteer to take the attendance sheet to the office so that I could ditch the rest of the period while still being marked as present .” @ TornFromTheWomb
This is…beautiful. I’m upset I didn’t think of this myself.
” Not me but a buddy of mine. In Chicago for a weekend, parked in a garage that was $55 a day. Over a 4 day weekend, that’s a $220 total.
But the signs posted all over the place say if you lose your ticket, you’ll be charged a full day. So my buddy parked for 4 days and merely paid for 1.” @ Weird_Map_Guy
This is the only time where I’d be happy I lost my parking ticket.
The Gift That Keeps on Giving
” Back in high school, there was this one Jamba Juice in a Safeway that my friend and I would go to every now and then. One day, my friend got a coupon through an email for a buy one get one of equal or lesser value free, but merely at that specific location.
The biggest mistake they made? There was no expiration date on the coupon. So my friend publishes out a few pages worth of the coupon, cut them into individual slip-ups, and we just use them every time we went there.
They never caught on .” @ Sleepy_Potato
No expiry dates , no problem. Just endless smoothies.
” Current undertaking is commission only, but has an’ additional discount’ if you fail to meet a certain amount of net marketings each week.
I found out that if I sell $7800 -8 000/ week I would take home $1200 -1 500/ week.
If I sold $500 more a week( easily doable ), I would only take home $700 -8 00/ week because of the loss of the discount. It, literally, pays for me do be lazy and know math .” @ landravager
It pays( literally) to do your math people. Counting it up, rake it in. #MoneyMoves
Hotel, Motel, Holiday Win
” You have a hotel reservation with a two-day cancellation policy. Your plans change one day before your trip, so you can’t cancel without paying for the room.
Instead, reschedule the reservation for a future date more than two days out. Then call back later and cancel .” @ Hysterical_Realist
I am so proud of humans. Seem at the geniuses we have created! Never will I pay a cancelation fee again.
” A few years ago a milk company did a promotion at work to allow you a free half gallon bottle of their milk.
They didn’t have the vouchers ready at the time so emailed everyone at work a pdf copy.
No one at work paid for milk for the next six months until the offer expired .” @ UniquePotato
That’s a lot of free milk. Which entails I get to have cereal everyday!
” This isn’t super exciting, but the store Lush loves to give out samples. They sell beauty products.
Now, their shampoo samples run out in no time but if you ask for any kind of soap it goes a long way. Every day I buy shampoo there, I ask to try out a new face-cleansing product and get a good chunk of soap.
I haven’t paid for skin care products in six months and my acne is almost gone .” @ Notrightnowplease_
If you add together enough samples, it basically becomes the whole product. This is the life I aspire to have.
Movie Pass Madness
” For the most part, My AMC rewards card working in cooperation with my MoviePass so when I get to go to movies for 9.95 a month I usually can get a free big popcorn and drink because it tracks my rewards as if I bought the tickets at normal value of the goods .” @ Underlipetx
I can really excavates this. More popcorn? Extra butter, please.
I’m Lovin’ It
” Last McDonalds Monopoly promotion, they had the” get a free burger/ fries/ coffee” tickets again. Our McDonald’s has the machines where you can put in your order. The machine doesn’t ask for the tickets of course, so you can just add the free items to whatever you order.
Then select that you want to pay at the counter. In my McDonald’s they never asked for the tickets, as their register system just asks for the total amount of money once they put the order number in. I maintained the tickets on me just in case.
I also never tried to go above 1 or 2 extra items, but the system would have let you. Took about 2 months until person asked me to give them the tickets on picking up the food. But it was about a week before the promo aimed .” @ LemonRaven
I would be absolutely swimming in McDonald’s french fries. Which is actually a dream I had one time. Does anyone else have dreams about french fries? No? Just me?
I’m Still Lovin’ It
” McDonalds brought out this Christmas app where you played each day and it gave you a new award. Most of the time the award was like a Festive Pie but sometimes it was a large burger.
You could only spin once a day.
Spin, delete and reinstall the app, spin again till you got the prize you wanted. I feed there every day for free for a month. So did several of my friends .” @ harkerryan
More free food! I really am loving this. It feels like all my dreamings are arriving true at once.
” Coke ran a competition here where you got a code on the underside of the can tab or on the inside of the label on the bottle and you text it to a number and were entered into a competition which operated every 15 minutes to win a football and an hourly one to win an iPod.
12 year old me would collect a few, defined an alarm for 5am and enter one in each 15 minutes competitor and then had 4 in every hourly competition.
At 5am most people who are up are either getting up for run( not drinking Coke) or still partying( different coke ).
Think I won about 40 footballs and 8 iPods until it ended. A hefty profit for a kid who had no expenditures. They changed entry hours to more social hours to fix this loophole .” @ KetamineKetayours
What could you do with 40 footballs and eight iPods? I don’t know but at least they’re free.
” When I was in middle/ high school my mothers put child locks on the cable box so I wouldn’t be able to watch tv when I got home and would work on homework instead.
They set it so that it was able to run from the hours of like 5 to 11 on weekdays.
What they didn’t know is you can change the time zone in the cable box defines, so every afternoon I only switched to whatever the f ** k period zone it was 5 o’clock in and switched it back before they got home .” @ hairyhairyveryscary
Hell hath no frenzy like a kid who urgently wants to watch TV.
Devious Driver Ed
” In drivers ed we had to do this simulator type thing. Only hard proportion about it was that everyone had their own driver’s seat, but there was only one big screen- you had no idea if only we stimulating mistakes. Soooo many people failed the simulators.
I discovered that if “youve never” took the car out of park, it merely dinged you for the one mistake. Highest grade in the class .” @ if_not_impulsive
Genius idea, only not too sure how I feel about him making the streets.
The Happiest Place on Earth
” I run 30 mins away from Disneyland and I usually go to the park on Tuesdays after work.
I usually park at Downtown Disney, buy a movie ticket for$ 5 use my AMC rewards membership and enjoy 5 hours of validated parking. It works out because it dies down at the park around 6pm .” @ julianjames_
Oooh, I am definitely employing this one. Disney already takes enough of my money when I cash out buying Dole Whip and churros.
The Generous Vending Machine
” Me and some friends discovered that if we unplugged the vending machine in the band room of the high school for about 10 min, once it was plugged back in it would dispense free beverages for awhile.
Not sure how long the freebies lasted but it was always back to normal by the next morning .” @ sharrrp
Do kids even use vending machines anymore? I feel like this would have been the equivalent to reaching the lotto when I was in high school.
” We lived in an apartment building with shared laundry. The machines only accepted tokens- like at an arcade. You could buy tokens from them and one token was about $2.00 or one washing/ dry cycle.
Along with our neighbors we saw the exact same tokens online and purchased over 1000 -the minimum order- and only $140. We use those tokens for a few years and handed them out like prizes to our neighbors when we moved.
The management company only said we had to use tokens to pay the machines not where they had to come from .” @ picklewiffle
All of a sudden I love laundry day very, very much.
” Instead of booking an Airbnb once, use a referral code for $40 and create another Airbnb account to book two trips, just let the host know what your intents are and that you’re trying to use credit.
Also ask them to refund you one cleaning fee because technically, it is one whole journey. Oh, and the $40 code is only applicable to trips $75 and over .” @ bankrollbully
Fingers crossed that the Airbnb host is cool enough to let this one slide.
First Time, Every Time
” Any app that devotes first-time only bargains or credits, try downloading a texting app. Rinse and repeat, I used to do this with Uber and Lyft all the time but I think they caught on because some phone numbers generated by texting apps aren’t supported.
You can legit only fill out fake info, fake email addresses, only to use first-time only codes and never use the account again .” @ bankrollbully
Multiple identities, multiple phone numbers, multiple dollars being saved. I can stand by a lifestyle like that.
Loyalty, Loyalty, Loyalty
” When you’re traveling and you go to a grocery store or any store truly, and they ask for a card, tell them you have a phone number. Then say whatever the local area code is, plus 555 -1 212( a quick Internet search can tell you the area code you’re in .)
I cannot tell you how many times this has worked.
God bless all you people that sign up for allegiance and rewards programs under that generic number .” @ Mysticedge
Ok so I’m a little afraid of trying this but it’s worth a shot for sure. Love me some free loyalty points.
” When I was a violated college kid, papa John’s was trying to get their internet business of the ground and offered a pick-up-only big pizza any way you want it for first time users coupon.
I just made new accounts for apartments that didn’t exist in my building.
Used that for like a year .” @ royalobi
Another dream of mine. Endless pizza. This could lead to some serious health issues but it’s pizza so how do I say no?
” Back when I was a wee little undergrad freshman, the campus cafeteria involved you to swipe your student ID to get in, then charged your student account the appropriate flat rate for a dinner( so like$ 5 for breakfast bar,$ 7 for lunch/ dinner,$ 5 for weekend buffet ).
If you knew you’d be feeing there often, you could pay a flat $1000 at the beginning of the semester for unlimited use of the buffet. Meanwhile, these same IDs unlocked the dorms, so one floor up from the cafeteria there was a security office where you’d sign out a “loaner” ID linked to the security account if you left yours in your room or something.
Guess which account had unlimited meal credit on it. No penalties for being one of those forgetful types who’s always losing your card, so … I suppose only myself and my two roommates ever linked the two ideas together, but boy did we eat well in college .” @ SweaterZach
I am amazed by college freshman. Is there anything, besides attending class, that they can’t do?
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Share this article with friends who could use that free pizza or a really great discount. A little bit of a loophole goes a long way.