FOR some people a proposal is a unique, life-changing moment, for this couple it got them an upgrade and a little pudding.
Harry Collins and Rhian Smith chose to fake their engagement on December 3 to get free dessert and a hotel upgrade to the luxurious Shard in London.
The Liverpool couple dressed up and shared photos of them enjoying their ‘special’ night out on social media.
Rhian posted their successful scam online, saying, “Borrow me a mom engagement ring to get a hotel room upgrade and a [dessert] in the sparkle tonight. “
“We just signed up, can we have a bigger room please.” She asked the Shard on Twitter.
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Staying at the Hotel du Shard can be very expensive, as superior rooms at this luxury hotel cost around £ 795 – up to £ 1,045 for a room with stunning views of the capital.
Food in the Architectural Tower is expensive too, as one of its restaurants charges £ 188 for a wagyu tomahawk steak.
Still cheaper than Salt Bae’s golden tomahawk steak, which costs £ 1,500.
The next morning, Rhian shared a photo of the free desserts the couple received as part of their sneaky plan.
They had the word ‘congratulations’ written in chocolate on the puds plate and her mother’s engagement ring on her finger was also visible in the photo.
Rhian posted another update saying “secure bag” to celebrate their gifts, along with a photo showing Harry holding his fake fiancé’s hand.
Since ending their plan, Rhian’s tweet has gone viral, garnering 7,771 likes and hundreds of retweets, with most people amused by their cheeky trick and sharing their support for the couple.
A Twitter hailed their lie, saying, “This is quality.”
Another Twitter user said he “can only rate it.” as they respected the bargaining of couples.
Others weren’t so commendable, however, as they berated the couple for their elaborate lie, with one calling Rhian “cheap b *******” and another calling the couple “pathetic” .
Meanwhile, another tagged Shard’s official Twitter account and wrote, “I bet @TheShardLondon @ShangriLaHotels love to have their p *** taken off!”
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