Sunday, June 12, 2011
Man gets (nearly) free air miles for life
Back in 1999 Healthy Choice ran a promotion to earn airline miles for purchasing their products. David Phillips ran the numbers and quickly realized how great of a deal it really was after noticing that every cup of pudding had it's own UPC.
After hitting up all of his local stores and making some special orders he had amassed a total of 12,150 cups of pudding costing him about $3,000. After turning in all of his labels he was able to redeem over 1.2 million airline miles. That's enough to fly from the U.S.A. to Europe about 31 times.
But what do you do with over 12,000 cups of pudding over taking your house? Donate them to charity for a tax-write off of course. A write-off worth over $800, nearly 1/3 of his original investment.
You can read more about David here.
Posted by Blingpow Bing at 12:34 PM