14 Witty People Who Broke the System and Got Away With It

Some people found out how to make certain situations in their lives profitable with no harm done. And then they decided to share these life hacks online. You can definitely use some of them. For example, you will find out how to buy a good suit for a small amount of money or close a bank account for free.

  • If you need to cancel a hotel reservation but are unable to because of a 24-hour policy, call the company and move your reservation to a later date. Call back within a few days and cancel for no charge. © BDunnn / Reddit
  • If you need a suit and don’t have much budget, then $20 at Goodwill with $50 of alterations will look a hundred times better than a $70 suit. If you can get a suit that fits in the shoulders (the one place it can’t be cost-effectively altered), then it can be made to fit you by shortening the sleeves, slimming the waist, and adjusting the trousers. © blackhood0 / Reddit
  • That money that scientific journals charge you to read a paper goes 100% to the publisher, and 0 % to the authors. If you just email us to ask for our papers, we are allowed to send them to you for free! There are a few exceptions, but most will send them to you for free and will be genuinely delighted to do so. © sonicyeayea / Reddit
  • I noticed the cost of two eggs at the diner was higher than of one egg with a side of one egg, so I ordered that. The waitress told all her coworkers, who laughed. A friend still tells the story. She was confused at first! © MarcElliottLevy / Twitter
  • I had a bank account for years at a bank that just merged, even though they said they’d never do that. I didn’t like the new rules and policies, so I went in to close it. Told the teller I wanted to close it, and she said there was a new policy that charged $25 to close it. I said, “Ok, then I’ll withdraw $15,762,50, knowing that was my balance.” She handed me the amount and I politely said my account was closed and wished me a nice day. © Dan Breer / Facebook
  • I work in night shift, so by the time I’m off from work, there’s no public transport available. So I registered as a designated driver on an app & only pick orders going somewhere near my home. I no longer need to pay for the transportation for going home, instead, I get paid for it. © iFoegot / Reddit
  • I went to the ER a while ago and got a huge bill of over $1,000. I saw a TikTok stating that if you ask for an itemized bill, they reduce it. So I called and asked for one and just got it, and I don’t owe anything now. © the_heva / Twitter
  • We’ve had 3 break-ins in a month, even though we had real security cameras set up. After putting fake cameras with bright red lights on the front of our house, we haven’t had a single break-in in 2 years. You should focus more on deterring instead of catching. © DudeGuyManDog / Reddit
  • Buy directly from airlines and hotel companies as opposed to third-party booking sites—it reduces complications when you need customer service. © TxDude2013 / Reddit
  • This old lady came to the bank I work to withdraw $10. I told her that for less than $100 she has to use the ATM. So she asked for $1,000 in $10 bills. I was confused but counted it out and handed her the money. And then she took $10, gave me $990, and said, “deposit this.” © rudy_betrayed / Twitter
  • Need a lawyer, but can’t afford one? If you live near a university with a law school, contact the law school and see if they have a legal clinic. A legal clinic provides law students with an opportunity to practice law. They are supervised by actual lawyers and can help you with paperwork and navigating the legal system. The supervising lawyer may be willing to represent you in court if needed. © The_Real_Mrs_Coffee / Reddit
  • Once, I got $100 cash back at Walmart. I asked for small bills. The register girl claimed she did not have change and handed me a $100 bill. Told me to go to customer service. It was Christmas and the line was extra long at customer service. So I went to another register and bought a candy bar with the $100 bill. © Joyce A. Taylor / Facebook
  • Use an old prepaid card with $0 left to sign up for free trials that need a credit card, without worrying about being charged the next month when you forget. © RemarkableScene / Reddit
  • Photocopy center: “Can I get a ream of paper, please?”
    “Sorry, sir, we can’t give away the paper—it’s for copies only.”
    “Okay, can I get one blank piece of paper?”
    “Okay, can you make 499 copies of this?” © kpomeraning / Twitter

What cool life hacks do you know that you can share?

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