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Man share ‘Hack’ to possibly get 100% online discount

A man shared a hack to potentially get 100% off online orders. However, he urges viewers not to use this hack if they support small businesses.

The video posted by @tylvvr is a sting with another user who shared common discount codes that can work on many sites such as: “THANKYOU10” or “WELCOME10”.

However, according to @tylvvr, there is a trick to get an even bigger discount. He says some web developers use test codes that are easy to guess, like “test” or “devtest” with a combination of numbers.

“It’s also easy to think about what kind of 100% off or 99% off codes their development team might use to test the site,” he says in the sting, which has garnered over 2 million views.

@tylvvr hinted that this hack worked for him, but urged viewers not to “(please) do this to small businesses.”

“I’m not saying I got $3500 worth of merchandise from a major brand for $35, but…” the caption reads.

@tylvvr #stich with @hummusbirrd ♬ original sound – tylvvr

In a follow-up video, he responds to a commenter who claimed the codes didn’t work.

“These development teams aren’t as mature as you think,” says @tylvvr. “These codes have worked for me on two different websites, I’ve had $4,000 worth of goods delivered to my home for literal pennies. I haven’t found any sites that currently have them working, the sites I’ve used them on have since disabled the codes so it’s not even worth going to the sites I’ve used. Again, please do not harm small family businesses that are trying to survive by exploiting any flaws they may have.”

@tylvvr in reply to @bigbird4213 ♬ Original sound – tylvvr

Some commenters suggested that such codes were used in testing and simply never disabled, citing past web development experience.

“At least where I work, after it’s successfully tested in QA, it’s tested in production before going live,” wrote one commenter. “Might just forget to disable the test.”

“What people don’t realize is that the more people involved in a project, the more likely it is that something like this will slip through the cracks,” wrote another commenter.

“Not always dev teams either – I’ve worked on a support team that worked with products and did extensive testing without QA,” wrote one commenter.

Others shared examples of successfully trying this tactic.

“About 8 years ago I used EMPLOYEE80 on a website for 80% off $2,000 worth of clothing,” wrote one commenter. “Idk about today, but it has worked in the past.”

“‘Test2’ got me a 100% discount once but it was a smaller company and I was just looking for a small discount so I emailed them and ratted myself out,” wrote another commenter.

“I once received a PR package that included a packing slip for an online order and the 100% discount code was literally like ‘INFLUENCER’ or something,” wrote one commenter.

The Daily Dot reached out to @tylvvr via Instagram direct message regarding the video.


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*Initial publication: May 6, 2022 at 9:35 am CDT

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