Scotsman Richard Macrae has brilliant red hair and his friends decided that it made him worthy of discounts at shops and restaurants. Since no such discount exists, they made up a Ginger Discount Card for his 30th birthday as a joke. Macrae gave it a go, and darned if it doesn’t work on occasion. He told The Scotsman:
“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,”
Macrae said it doesn’t always work and that a lot of people get a good laugh, but it does work some of the time. He figures he’s already saved hundreds of pounds with the fake card.