Twitter user Rubba Band Grant caused a bit of a stir on when he mused out loud about the “cheapest” thing he’d ever done:
What’s the cheapest shit y’all ever did? One time I went and got a rental car of my exact make and model, manually swapped all 4 tires from my car to the rental, then took it back. Had a whole new set of tires for bout $75 😭😭
— Rubba Band Grant (@RubbaBand_Grant) August 31, 2020
As a lot of people were eager to point out, that’s not so much “being cheap” as it is just “stealing tires.” Not that we’re snitches here. We’re gonna give Grant the benefit of the doubt and assume this was made up for entertainment purposes only. And we’ll extend that benefit toward all the Twitter replies that followed which had…dubious legality.
Here’s a few ways people apparently skirt the system to save some cash.
10. Water, water everywhere
This is a perfect example of how you can be clearly deceitful without technically lying.
i went to rapids water park and poured water on me and my sister in the parking lot so we’d already look wet and we went up there and got in for free 🥴🤣
— TRIPPS💨👹 (@yazzdadon) August 31, 2020
9. Up close and personal
If you’ve got those kinds of photoshop skills *on a phone* then I’ve got mad respect.
When concerts were a thing, I used to buy the cheapest ticket in the nose bleeds. Find a front row open seat and photoshop me a new ticket inside the venue from my phone
— c. (@TheChrisRand) September 1, 2020
8. Pole vaulting
Oh my God…I’m so tempted…
a safe place? 👀 ok so when we at Walmart we peel the price stickers from the clearance section and place them over the barcodes of higher priced stuff 😂 my bf finessed a $100 fishing pole for $2 one time
— ahleesha (@ahleeshaRanae) August 31, 2020
7. Inspired / expired
You’d think their barcode scanners would be smarter than that.
Me and my guys got these Long John Silver coupons for a free meal and I photoshopped the expiration date and printed out more. We ate free the entire summer. #LoveMyBros
— Will Entangle For PS5 (@JayGrayer) August 31, 2020
6. The switch
Bought a £25 mascara and got a £20 voucher with my receipt. Returned the mascara, bought it again with my £20 voucher
— Eliza (@elizarosewatson) September 1, 2020
5. What a tool
Walmart will pretty much take anything back, they don’t care.
I bought tools at Wal-Mart to change the battery out of my car, changed the battery, then returned the tools.
— Tyrone Dudley, BCaBA (@TheOnlyTyronly) August 31, 2020
4. Book ’em
Pretty hard to feel sympathy for either Amazon or the textbook industry.
I rented my textbooks from amazon and kept forgetting to return them, they were about to take the cost of the books out of my account so I took my card info off my account and deleted the account. I also sold the books lmao
— yt lives dont matter (@kyngkey__) August 31, 2020
3. Signed, sealed, delivered
You gotta wonder how often people do this.
Ordered UberEats, opened my driver app, waited outside the restaurant, received my own order & got paid to deliver it to myself.
— . (@iiHeartPolitics) August 31, 2020
2. Free means free!
Seems kind of sad and ridiculous that they wouldn’t just give their employees a free sandwich on their lunch break anyway.
I used to work at Chic-fil-A and every few receipts print out with an offer to complete the survey and get a free sandwich. I would pocket those receipts, do the survey on the clock, then eat free lunch everyday 😂 and take my mom some food home too
— gorilla grip tiff (@TypicalTweeter) August 31, 2020
1. Since delivert
Didn’t they have some way to like, check your order though?
Called restaurants ive never been to and said they messed up my order but I didn’t have the receipt…….. Free food. It worked every time. I am since delivert. Case closed. pic.twitter.com/EAm74jystV
— Louie Cruitton 🛍👜 (@ElleBackwoods) August 31, 2020
We’re not saying we endorse any of these methods. We’re not saying we don’t, either. WE AIN’T SAYIN’ NOTHIN’, YA HEAR?
Do you have a method like this?
Tell us in the comments. We won’t judge.