There are few things in life that compare to the satisfaction of getting something for free.
Out of all the freebies out there, my personal favorite happens to be free food.
Because let's be real: It's a commonly known fact your favorite snacks taste better when you don't have to pay for them.
Apparently, I'm not the only who's pretty damn shameless when it comes to scoring a meal on the house.
I think it's safe to say we've all pretended it was our birthday in order to snag a free molten lava cake (and some horrible singing) from Chili's at least once in our lifetimes.
However, there are some people out there who literally have no boundaries when it comes to saving a few bucks on food.
Whether it's taking advantage of Tinder dinner dates, sneaking into weddings or crashing little kids' birthday parties, frugal foodies have done all sorts of absurd things to dine without spending a dime.
But then again, you can't really blame people for putting their creative brains to good use when hunger strikes because some of these tricks are pretty ingenious, not to mention, hilarious.
Check out these stories we've compiled from around the internet (in places like Quora and Reddit) to see some of the craziest things people have done for free food:
Now that's what you call a sweet deal.
Once I'm a few dates deep with a new girl, I always arrange cake tastings. You get to essentially gorge yourself with delicious wedding cake for free.
'Til dinner do us part.
I fake propose to my girlfriend at restaurants to get free food and drinks all the time. You'd be surprised at how many people send over a round of drinks to congratulate you.
Hamburglaring is a habit.
I go to Sonic when it's super busy, sit there for about 10 or 15 minutes, then press the button and tell them that they forgot to bring out my hamburger. Then, they simply bring out food that I never had to pay for.
Love Food conquers all.
I use Tinder for the sole purpose of getting free dinners at nice restaurants. Some weeks, I go on so many Tinder dinner dates that I don't even have to buy groceries.
Lectures aren't so bad when they come with a free lunch.
In college I joined every club possible just so I could get free meals whenever they had events. I went to easily three 'Jewish Law in BioEthics' lectures during my time in college… not that I cared about Jewish law, biology or medical ethics.
Will twerk for food.
My best friend and I were at McDonald's, and she told them that she would twerk for a free burger. She did it, and they actually gave her a free burger.
Nothing beats free booze.
My friends and I always sneak into art gallery openings before heading to the bar. They always have free wine so you can pre-game without having to pay for booze!
BBQ made me do it.
Someone in my neighborhood was having a backyard birthday party for their kid. It smelled like they were barbecuing hamburgers and I was really hungry, so I snuck into the party and pretended to be a parent of one of the kid's attending the party.
Wedding buffet crashers.
I put on a suit and crashed a wedding for free food. My cousins and I had just finished a long game of football at the local park when a delicious aroma wafting over from and nearby wedding hall. We turned to face each other, gave a small nod for affirmation, then ran home to clean up and put on our best suits. Once we got into the wedding, we headed straight for the food, stuffed our faces, then got our asses the hell out of there.
Stacks on stacks.
When I was 16, I was a busboy at IHOP. We sometimes had after hours pancake eating contests. I once ate 24 full size pancakes faster than anyone else and won a cash prize in addition to my free pancakes.