# What free stuff has speedcubing gotten you?

#### Toquinha1977

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I'm pretty sure my experience isn't unique, but what kind of free crap have you gotten because people were wowed by what you can do? I'm not necessarily referring to gifts, but if you have a cool story to go with it, sure.

-Free coffee: Obtained while waiting in line at the Starbucks.
-Danon Yogurt Drink: Obtained a case at a demo booth at the mall where they were only giving out one per person.
-Beer: A local on the bus saw me solving and offered to buy me a beer at the bar that he bartends at. I took him up on it, left a nice tip. Thinking I should turn it into a bar bet.
-More Cubes: Was hired to be a Rubik's Cube consultant on the set of 2012 for a scene in which a young Indian boy is solving a Cube, much to the astonishment of his father and John Cusack's character. It was changed at the last minute to Chess, but they still paid me for my time (SCORE!), let me snack off the craft service table, and sent me home with a bunch of extra cubes.

And then there are those that are cleaning out the garage and happen to have a cube lying around, which is how I obtained an original Tomy Pyraminx and an Ideal Missing Link.

#### Feryll

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I'm pretty sure my experience isn't unique, but what kind of free crap have you gotten because people were wowed by what you can do? I'm not necessarily referring to gifts, but if you have a cool story to go with it, sure.

-Free coffee: Obtained while waiting in line at the Starbucks.
-Danon Yogurt Drink: Obtained a case at a demo booth at the mall where they were only giving out one per person.
-Beer: A local on the bus saw me solving and offered to buy me a beer at the bar that he bartends at. I took him up on it, left a nice tip. Thinking I should turn it into a bar bet.
-More Cubes: Was hired to be a Rubik's Cube consultant on the set of 2012 for a scene in which a young Indian boy is solving a Cube, much to the astonishment of his father and John Cusack's character. It was changed at the last minute to Chess, but they still paid me for my time (SCORE!), let me snack off the craft service table, and sent me home with a bunch of extra cubes.

And then there are those that are cleaning out the garage and happen to have a cube lying around, which is how I obtained an original Tomy Pyraminx and an Ideal Missing Link.
Wow, I would be like "CUBZ PWNZORS CHESE!!1!!1" Can I get a video of the chess scene, though?

My brother bet me I couldn't do a BLD in front of him with 15 minute memo (I didn't know BLD yet). I won $100. I told him "You know, you don't have to do this" but he kept sarcastically (I think?) saying it was witchcraft. #### 4Chan ##### Premium Member A can of Jigaloo. #### ben1996123 ##### Banned Nothing. #### dillonbladez ##### Member you are one lucky guy. In Toronto, 20 seconds isn't even fast. Damn Eric, Harris, and Sarah (and alot of others, too ) #### cincyaviation ##### Member nothing, no one gives me free crap, although starbuck's employees seem to be very impressed by it #### Bierproever ##### Member €5, won a bet cubing, don't know if that counts #### jtjogobonito ##### Member French onion soup #### Muesli ##### Premium Member I got a copy of the DS version of Rubik's Puzzle World because they had a spare copy after the event. Other than that, nothing much. #### Daniel Que ##### Member you are one lucky guy. In Toronto, 20 seconds isn't even fast. Damn Eric, Harris, and Sarah (and alot of others, too ) Me? #### 04mucklowd ##### Member I once got given a quid, by some boy Part from that nothing... In fact why do I.... #### Mike Hughey ##### Administrator Staff member A guy in a park once tried to tip me a dollar after I did a blindfold solve. I turned it down, though. (It just felt wrong to take it, somehow.) And yeah, I've had a couple of puzzles given to me because they figured I'd appreciate them and they didn't know how to solve them. #### amostay2004 ##### Member A plate of pasta and lemonade The manager of an Italian restaurant challenged me to solve a crappy dollar cube in under 5 minutes, and when I did it in a bout 1:30, he said 'wow you're faster than Will Smith!' lol #### Sa967St ##### Not A Moderator I made$60 for cubing at an airport while I was waiting for my flight to Vancouver
That's the only time people actually gave me money for watching me cube.

A few years ago I did a BLD solve in my school caf and some guy gave me his number. It was lol.

#### cincyaviation

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A guy in a park once tried to tip me a dollar after I did a blindfold solve. I turned it down, though. (It just felt wrong to take it, somehow.)

And yeah, I've had a couple of puzzles given to me because they figured I'd appreciate them and they didn't know how to solve them.

sit outside a baseball stadium doing 4x4 solves, i guaruntee you get 20 bucks in an hour

Insults.

Happiness.

#### dunpeal2064

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I had a regular at my work give me a really old rubik's 4x4 and a Pyraminx. The Pyra doesn't work too well, and sadly, the 4x4 lost a center piece (i preserved the original sticker for when I get a replacement). Before that, It felt pretty nice for its age.

He got them from his dad, and never used them aside twisting em around once or twice, leaving it solved. He said he wanted to see someone solve the puzzles his dad gave him, so I did. And then he let me keep em.