Laundry is a surprisingly expensive thing to have to deal with while you’re living in an area that requires paid services. Tossing five bucks into the machines every other week becomes expensive fast, so why not game the system? Sure, this tactic is a little underhanded, since those companies run off of the money you give them, but they’re still offering a five-dollar credit to new email addresses, so sure, save some cash.
If you’re smart about how much laundry you do, you might be able to get through five dollars in a couple of weeks, but it also might only be enough for a single week’s worth of clothes. Of course, how much work is it making new email addresses every week? Not a whole lot, but is it worth the trouble?
It’s Fun to Go to the Library
There are few rackets more notorious than the legendary college bookstore. You have to buy them for an astounding amount of money, but when it comes time to sell them back, you get maybe ten percent of that. From huge tomes on computer sciences that cost a hundred and fifty dollars, to an armload of Shakespeare texts that will put a life-long bend in your spine, nobody comes away from the bookstore without some pain.
This person found a way to keep costs low – and, according to him, it’s not like anybody else was interested in the books. Sure, he had to pay some library fees, and that probably earned him the ire of the librarians, but while you’re in college you’re trying to find any way you can to save money, and this way definitely counts.
Free Movies from Bezos
Amazon does a lot of things to try and keep you roped into the worldwide service. If you’re part of Amazon Prime, then you get even more – like this small offer for buying a bunch of things and choosing slower shipping times. You can get movie rentals, songs, or Kindle purchases, but one person found out that you maintain those bonuses even after you cancel the original purchases.
That way, you can sit at home and watch your free movie without having to do anything even so strenuous as getting up off the couch and going to the library. You know, the place where you can literally get a hundred movies for free for a week? Without having to pretend to order stuff?
Working Around the Glasses System
Sure, if you work in a place that has as much heavy machinery, dangerous tools, and other hair-raising elements as a shipyard, being required to wear glasses to protect your soft, vulnerable eyes sounds like a good idea. And there are some rules in place for if you lose the glasses, obviously.
Why is it required to talk to your boss’s boss, though? Is it to keep track of all the people who are so negligent that they would lose their precious, precious safety glasses? Regardless, one of the workers found a way to get around that troublesome step by just keeping the scratched-up glasses for a day and then turning them in for fresh ones. He didn’t have to write a note, he got some new glasses, and nobody was the wiser. There were probably some people who were the wiser, though.
Riding for Free
People use public transportation a ton, which means a number of things. It means that a lot of money goes into the accounts, and a lot of money has to go out of the accounts for things like salaries, upkeep, cleanliness, and other things. Thus, there is a never-ending tug-of-war between the people who are in charge and the people who have to use it to get from place to place.
The constant subway warriors of Sydney found a loophole that resulted in being able to ride for free for almost an entire week until the people in charge of the system made a quick change, which meant that those subway warriors ruined it for everybody else. Thanks, subway warriors! You did it.