If you’re a New Yorker odds are you’ve had to deal with per-ride Metrocards. And no matter how much Metrocard math you do at some point you’ve probably been left with a card with an absurd balance of 65 cents, right? Hell, if you’re like most of us, you probably have a whole wallet full of strange-balance Metrocards. Well here’s a tip: did you know that you can combine all of those metrocard balances onto one card? All you have to do is walk up to the station agent and ask them.
Where it gets even wilder is when you start picking up Metrocards that other people have tossed aside and combing those to your balance. This is a perfectly legal practice, it’s pretty much the subway equivalent of finding a penny on the sidewalk.
Now, my subway-faring-friends, go forth, find discarded Metrocards and never pay for a ride again!
Photo: Pink Moose