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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How to see what is under a scratch off

I get a mailer from DressBarn every so often that includes a scratch off.
The store clerk scratches it off to reveal the discount after the shopper picks out their purchases.

This is meant to only be a helpful hint and
I hope this is not cheating, but I discovered if I shine an LED flashlight behind it, I could read the discount without scratching and voiding the coupon.
Sadly, mine is just 15% this time. I have no plans to shop their right now anyway, no matter what the discount is. But it kind of fun to know either way. 

21 comments:

Lena said...

Ha, good to know :)

Kathy G said...

Thanks for the information!

Unknown said...

How did you figure that out? I would have never thought of that. I'll have to try it whenever I get a scratch off in the mail.

Betsy Brock said...

That's a great tip! Saves you a trip if it's kind of small!

moosecraft said...

Great tip!

Debby said...

How cool! Good to know for next year as I am already DONE!! Ha

Rhonda said...

Well, first I held the card up to a window but that light was not bright enough. Then I remembered my little purse size flashlight. It is so bright that the light shines right through the card.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Well now that is fun to know! :)

Cindy said...

That is a great tip, thank you!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That's a great tip! That way you know whether it's worth it to go without getting up to the counter with all your stuff. I'm sure a lot of people just go through with the transaction even if the % off isn't what they hoped it would be.

Thanks!

American Dreamer said...

Thank you Rhonda for that tip. I will no longer have to waste gas going to a store with a scratch off to find out it is only 5%.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!!

Chris K in Wisconsin said...

Wonder if it works on those scratch offs for the Lottery!!!!! You may have discovered something! :-)

Melanie said...

Thanks for the handy tip - that's awesome!

Rhonda said...

I don't expect it would work on lottery tickets, surely those have a more secure coating than an advertising mailer. At least I hope lottery tickets aren't readable like this.

Lori said...

A handy tip, for sure! I'll have to remember this for the next scratch off coupon I get.

Anonymous said...

I did it and it works!I used the mobile flash light.

Lynn Blaylock said...

Awh..very nice tip! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Thanks, now I have to try this. Don't tell anyone else!

Unknown said...

Just tried it on a coupon. Did not work on this 1. But with the possibility of 60% off my pots and pans, I'll risk still getting only 5%.

Unknown said...

Just tried it on a coupon. Did not work on this 1. But with the possibility of 60% off my pots and pans, I'll risk still getting only 5%.


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