Friday, April 4, 2014

Upgrade Your Life, Keep Your Phone Number Private and Save Big with Jenny’s Number

Yahoo explains how:
If the phone number 867-5309 sounds familiar, you're not alone. Tommy Tutone's 1982 hit single "8675309/Jenny" emblazoned the iconic phone number in our minds (and in our ears, thanks to its catchy chorus), and as it turns out, the number can save you some money.

Increasingly, large retailers are offering loyalty programs that are tied into your phone number: just key it in and get a discount on certain items. But if you don't want to sign up for a new card or loyalty program and don't want to give up your real number, just give the cashier Jenny's number: Your local area code + 867-5309.

Many people are hesitant to give their real phone number to marketers when they sign up for an account, so they use a fake number. What fake phone number comes to mind first? You got it: good-old Jenny! Since the 80s Billboard chart topper had such a contagious hook, odds are someone else has already used it to sign up for an account — and that means you can borrow their discount.

As mentioned in the video, Becky tested this trick from New York to Hawaii, and it worked like a charm every time.

The video is here.

Here's the original song:


  1. Hahaha! I've been doing this for years! One time I walked into an auto parts store and the cashier asked for my phone number. I told him 867-53zero9. He keyed it in and his response: "Holy Sh!t", because there were about 20 other people in the database using that number. Haha, good times.

  2. Bob the link is broken. I found this link that works:

  3. I remember when music was fun. Good memories.