As if we need further proof that redheaded folks are smooth, savvy and otherwise generally awesome, one flame-haired fellow in Scotland is taking advantage of his coif’s color by flashing a homemade “Ginger Discount Card” to save on tabs at the bar, restaurants and anywhere he can buy stuff.
It all started when his buddy made the card for his 30th birthday as a joke, reports The Scotsman, laminating an orange piece of paper bearing his photo and the words “Ginger Discount Card.”
Figuring he might as well roll with the gag, he started trying to use it at local retailers, and was surprised to find many would slash his bill.
“People have always given me stick for my hair colour but now I’m going out three nights a week and saving a fortune. The joke’s on them,” the man said, estimating that he’s saved hundreds of pounds by using it.
“I ask if they do the ginger discount and when they look confused, I slide across my card.”
And a lot of the time, it works.
“The first time I saw the ginger discount card, I thought it was brilliant and gave him the same discount that we would for students just because it looked so real,” one local barman admitted.
Boom. It’s that easy to be that smooth, folks. If you’re a ginger with the right card, of course.
Scot cashes in with fake ‘ginger discount card’ [The Scotsman]