What are some ways that people game the system; meaning they take advantage of deals, corner cases or mistakes?
I mentioned in a different thread about a slot machine that paid out in the incorrect denomination of coins.
There is the retired couple who was playing scratchoff lottery tickets and noticed an off payout schedule. They made more than $26 million.
Then there is “The Pudding Guy”, who I believe Clark has mentioned before. He took advantage of an airline mileage promotion which was not well thought out and gained lifetime light status.
Oftentimes there are websites that allow you to stack coupons (use multiple coupons or a discount on a discount. I was able to buy an item in K-Mart by buying it online for in-store pickup. I ahd it in my physical shopping cart and I ordered it while standing in front of the item in the store. Pickup was in 20 minutes. When I sat in the store enjoying a pizza snack, the power in the store went off and all registered stopped. The Manager texted me that my online order was available for pickup. He said that it was funny because when the guy went to get it from the shelf, it was already in an abandoned cart Since I had paid online I was able to take my purchase out wile everyone in the store waited for the registers to reload.
I have been bumped on a bump and gotten a number of free flights or miles.
What kinds of things have you gotten?