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. 

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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”When you’re talking to someone, cross your arms to check if they’re listening. If they cross theirs as well, they truly are.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”If you have crushing chest pain, call 911 first. Then chew some aspirin. I work in cardiology.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Stop forgetting stuff in the morning by sticking it in your shoes.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”To stop a sneeze, tickle the roof of your mouth with your tongue.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Give yourself a half hour of downtime in the morning. Your day won’t feel rushed.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”When shopping online, Google the promo codes before making a purchase. You can get anything, from free shipping to 25% off.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Shut the f*** up. Wait for the lawyer.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Buy things out of season to save more money. Unless it’s food, then buy it in-season.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Turn it off, then on again.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Riding a bicycle will save you tons of money on gas, parking, medical bills and the gym.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Peel a banana from the bottom.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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permalink=”to-get-through-tech-support-quickly-with-an-isp-choose-the-option-for-becoming-a-new-customer-then-ask-to-transfer-to-tech-support-18″
title=”To get through tech support quickly with an ISP, choose the option for becoming a new customer. Then ask to transfer to tech support.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”When you park in a large parking garage, take a photo of the nearest sign (Area B2, etc) to help you remember the spot.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Before you comment on something, re-read it twice, then ask yourself what you’re trying to accomplish.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”When you finish showering, use your hand as a squeegee to get excess water off your body.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”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.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”At the bar, sprinkle some salt on your napkin coaster so your beer doesn’t stick to it.”
content=”From Reddit’s list of real-life cheats.
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title=”Stop doing dumb things with your money.”
content=”See 12 times that being cheap will cost you >
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