Humans have always existed on the brink of stupidity and pure genius.
Loopholes were discovered by those who lean more on the genius side.
Sometimes when loopholes are found, 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. Prices 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 screw it, bought a one-way, and carried on my bag, 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 predicament, 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 truly selfless man. This might be the only lucky airport story 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 choice (from a preselected menu of 4 or so options).
It was one of those promotional coupons that get printed on the bottom of your receipt and you just 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 deal 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 this situation for about a week before the promotion ended. The next time they ran the promotion, none of the free food came with a receipt so I’m almost 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 makes you stronger, right?
“In college, there was a sandwich shop where you’d build your own sandwich using a paper checklist, give it to a sandwich maker, 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 amount 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 probably 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 a child. Rig the arcade game and win infinite inflatable dolphins. What I would do with them, I don’t know, but rigging the game would be the best part.
“While in college, I used to work at a fast Italian place that had two shifts (lunch and dinner). Dinner shifts would start at 5.
Well, employees got one free meal per shift under the manager on duty. So what I would do is go in at 4 and get a huge meal that would be a good size dinner, and finish it by 4:30 when the dinner manager showed up. Then at the end of the night, the dinner manager would set a time for all clean up crew to make a meal before going home.
Basically, because I volunteered for cleanup each night, I would get a second free meal that I would save for lunch the next day in addition to an extra hour of pay. I made it nearly three months without buying food or groceries because of this since the menu was enormous and I got creative/counted calories well.” @musicman206
Again, college kids will do almost anything for a free meal. No shame in their game.
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