A smart person discovers a loophole, then puts it to good use. In addition to finding free stuff online, thrifty shoppers can use forgery, expired coupons, and borrowed employee discounts to knock a few bucks off of their purchases. It's a skill, really, though some overly moral folk might frown upon such practices of harmless deceit. Is it really a crime if you use a few Walmart hacks to secure the best deal possible? Who suffers when you capitalize on some Sephora secrets to get cheaper makeup?
If you believe that the answers to both questions are, "No" and "No one," then you'll love learning from some especially thrifty Redditors. They got together and shared experiences about exploiting various loopholes; it's hard to even fathom how ingenious they are. Some penny-pinching Redditors scammed free airport meals for months, while some even got free pizza by cleverly duping the system.
Truly, these frugal fellows are inspirations to us all. Vote up the cleverest hacks that just deserve the credit and secretly appease that inner scammer you've got inside you.
Reschedule Your Appointment, Then Cancel It To Avoid Fees
"The guy tried to cancel a doctor's appointment but there was a fee for canceling within like 2 weeks or something. But there was no fee to reschedule. So he rescheduled for > 2 weeks, then immediately canceled, haha."
Get Free Pizza By Placing Fraudulent Orders
"Papa John's had a glitch that if you place any order on their website you get ten papa points.
This was July [to] September last year, 2017.
You could place an order for a free packet of cheese for pickup, and you would get the points. I placed about 50 orders red pepper packets at .25c a piece and a pizza, came to about 20 bucks.
I got ten points for every order, I still have about 30 free pizzas."
Get A Student ID And Use It For Unlimited Discounts
"My student ID card had no date on it. During my last year of university I went in and told them I lost mine and needed a replacement for exams. They gave me a new one with a recent picture which I still use now to take advantage of student discounts. I finished university years ago."
Buy One Pack Of Tea, Get 12 Free
"For some weird reason Nestea had a coupon on their 12-pack of ice tea for a free 12-pack. Not buy one get one free, just a free case. So I bought a case took it home cut the coupon off and went and got another case. Did that about 12 times before I felt dirty and stopped. So 12 cases for the price of one. I heard stories of people doing that hundreds of times."