Reddit Users Present 25 Real-Life Cheats

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Cheat codes are secret combinations that unlock special abilities in video games.Reddit users have compiled¬†a long list of “real-life cheats” that can help you navigate the mall, the bar, Macy’s and everywhere else.

We’ve picked out our favourites and are sharing them here.¬†

If you need to withdraw more than your limit, sometimes you can withdraw twice from the same ATM or the one next to it before the bank stops you.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

When you're talking to someone, cross your arms to check if they're listening. If they cross theirs as well, they truly are.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

If you have crushing chest pain, call 911 first. Then chew some aspirin. I work in cardiology.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Check the pump icon on a car's dashboard to figure out which side the gas tank is on. The pump handle (on the icon) will be on the same side as the tank.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Stop forgetting stuff in the morning by sticking it in your shoes.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

To stop a sneeze, tickle the roof of your mouth with your tongue.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Give yourself a half hour of downtime in the morning. Your day won't feel rushed.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

When shopping online, Google the promo codes before making a purchase. You can get anything, from free shipping to 25% off.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

If your credit card's magnetic stripe gets worn out, try the plastic bag trick. Put the card in a plastic grocery bag, then swipe it. Not sure why it works, but it does.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Shut the f*** up. Wait for the lawyer.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Buy things out of season to save more money. Unless it's food, then buy it in-season.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Turn it off, then on again.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

If you lose your wallet, put a hold on your credit cards. Don't cancel: Placing a hold will keep the red mark from appearing on your credit report.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

When you spill liquid and stain your carpet, pour some salt on it. Rub it in with your hands, leave it there a few hours (or days if it's really bad) and then vacuum it out.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Riding a bicycle will save you tons of money on gas, parking, medical bills and the gym.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

When you feel the urge to drink or smoke, go for a run, do 20 sit ups, 20 push ups, etc. You'll start to associate quitting the habit with being fit.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Peel a banana from the bottom.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

To get through tech support quickly with an ISP, choose the option for becoming a new customer. Then ask to transfer to tech support.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Can't find your car and keep hitting the lock button to get it to beep? Extend the distance of key-less entry by putting the key under your chin. The signal will resonate in your skull, increasing the range dramatically.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Macy's credit cards usually have a 20% discount on purchases. I pay with the Macy's card, then immediately pay off the charge with my debit card. I just got 20% off my purchase and I never get a credit card bill.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

When you park in a large parking garage, take a photo of the nearest sign (Area B2, etc) to help you remember the spot.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Before you comment on something, re-read it twice, then ask yourself what you're trying to accomplish.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

When you finish showering, use your hand as a squeegee to get excess water off your body.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

When you go to a restaurant and order a drink, ask for no ice or ice on the side. You'll get a lot more in your cup, especially at bars.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

At the bar, sprinkle some salt on your napkin coaster so your beer doesn't stick to it.

From Reddit's list of real-life cheats.

Stop doing dumb things with your money.

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