This Engineer Acquired 1.25 Million Air Miles Just By Buying Some Chocolate Pudding

We are always on the lookout for some good Air Mile deals, they are just awesome no? Book up some flights for free or even a hotel room. Might even get an easy upgrade to first class, essentially for free. And when you are finally on the flight? You get to smile knowing you paid virtually nothing while everyone around you had to buy a full airfare.

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Sounds great no?

Well, let us tell you about this amazing story of David Phillips, the man who has traveled all over the world for free because he was lucky enough to have a big craving for chocolate pudding. This civil engineer from California was able to turn over 12 thousands of cups of Healthy Choice chocolate pudding into over a million air miles. Since that day David and his family have enjoyed a life of flying around the world paying pretty much nothing at all. Free family vacations? Definitely would make life a lot easier. So how did he do it?

David happens to be the type of person who reads the small print and remembers it all in vivid detail. He has even admitted himself that he counts cards, so he can never be ripped off at a casino. And if it was not for his hate of cigarette smoke, well he might have been a professional poker player.

When he spotted the promotion back in 1999 on Healthy Choice frozen chocolate puddings, he knew that he could act quickly to take advantage of such an amazing promotion. Basically, for every 10 barcodes sent in, you would be awarded 500 air miles. But if you did it within the first week of the competition then you would be given 1000 air miles, just for the price of 10 chocolate puddings.

David found a discount store selling the puddings at 25 cents each, meaning that $2.50 would be equal to 1000 Air Miles. He hit every chain that he could find and bought every single pudding they had in stock.

He spent over $3000 dollars on chocolate puddings, and whenever anyone asked why? Well, he just told them he was stocking up for the Y2K which was just a few months away. The best part? He donated the pudding to the Salvation Army and they helped him take off all the barcodes. Meaning not only did he get about $150,000 in Air Miles he also received an $800 tax deduction.

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