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    Mostly legal and mostly pikey ways you have saved money


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    Times are tight for me and I find myself doing things I wouldnt normally do to save money, pretty pikey in fact . It's amazing how little you can live off when you need to

    Here's mine, more tips welcome
    100 coffee vouchers macdonalds. 20 quid from Ebay, clearly nicked by a member of staff
    O'neills breakfast, 3.29. Add bottomless tea/coffee 1.25. So full English with 2 teas. Less than a fiver. Used the bottomless coffee to fill up my reusable starbucks cup, sit in Starbucks with it still hot and fresh and use their free wifi for a couple of hours. All under a fiver
    Mate in Subway swipes my loyalty card on others purchases when I have lunch in there and abuse their free wifi

    Anyone got any other tips? Mostly legal and totally cheapskate

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      A large coffee in Sainsburys self service cafe fills a regular mug, to the brim.

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      About 15 years ago I discovered a Buy One Get One Free loophole which meant the supermarkets (Tesco and Sainsburys) paid me to buy their goods. It only worked on BOGOF items which were also reduced because of the sell by date and reduced by more than half.

      How it worked was this. If a BOGOF item was originally £2.50 and it had been reduced to £1, when you bought two they would charge you 2 x £1 which came to £2, then when your items were totalled at the till it would take the original price of £2.50 off you bill which meant they had paid you 50p to buy their two BOGOF items.

      Because I looked out for reduced BOGOF items it wasn't unusual for me to be paid as much as £10 to do my shopping. I always had to make sure I spent more than they paid me as I didn't want to be rumbled because if I wasn't careful I could have got in a situation where when it came to pay for my purchases the supermarket would be giving me money instead of me them which might bring the loophole to an early end.

      This loophole lasted about three years before coming to an end. Then when the new Waitrose opened in Hove near the Greyhound Stadium a couple of years ago I discovered the same loophole. I think it was specific to that Waitrose because it was new and they probably hadn't sorted out their systems yet. I became a regular visitor there in the evenings at reduction time. There was another bloke who always used to turn up too as he had sussed the loophole too but it seemed to be just the two of us. It worked for about six months before they discovered it and brought it to a halt. I reckon I got paid around £200 by Waitrose in those six months while it lasted.
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      Take a teabag with you, and ask for a cup of boiling hot water.
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      There's always blokes in the gym changing rooms who leave their shampoo and shower gel in the cubicles. Swipe 'em up and that does me for next six months.

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      I always charge my phone and i pad at work.
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      Quote Originally Posted by CorgiRegisteredFriend View Post
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      I always charge my phone and i pad at work.
      If its to save money only that is quite cheapskate though if they needed charging doesnt count really

      My cousin (this comes under the bordering criminal but definitely pikey section) always makes sure he takes when staying in a hotel/travelodge, and I dont mean towels or slippers, but light bulbs and the little cartons of single use UHT milk and brown suger sachets. Wetherspoons have a wealth of condiments and sachets up for grabs
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      Quote Originally Posted by marlowe View Post
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      About 15 years ago I discovered a Buy One Get One Free loophole which meant the supermarkets (Tesco and Sainsburys) paid me to buy their goods. It only worked on BOGOF items which were also reduced because of the sell by date and reduced by more than half.

      How it worked was this. If a BOGOF item was originally £2.50 and it had been reduced to £1, when you bought two they would charge you 2 x £1 which came to £2, then when your items were totalled at the till it would take the original price of £2.50 off you bill which meant they had paid you 50p to buy their two BOGOF items.

      Because I looked out for reduced BOGOF items it wasn't unusual for me to be paid as much as £10 to do my shopping. I always had to make sure I spent more than they paid me as I didn't want to be rumbled because if I wasn't careful I could have got in a situation where when it came to pay for my purchases the supermarket would be giving me money instead of me them which might bring the loophole to an early end.

      This loophole lasted about three years before coming to an end. Then when the new Waitrose opened in Hove near the Greyhound Stadium a couple of years ago I discovered the same loophole. I think it was specific to that Waitrose because it was new and they probably hadn't sorted out their systems yet. I became a regular visitor there in the evenings at reduction time. There was another bloke who always used to turn up too as he had sussed the loophole too but it seemed to be just the two of us. It worked for about six months before they discovered it and brought it to a halt. I reckon I got paid around £200 by Waitrose in those six months while it lasted.
      Good job
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      Waitrose for a coffee (and newspaper if spending over a tenner)

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