Buy candy, make a bet
A pimento cheese sandwich was 25c, a bottle of beer was 10c. Whenever a group from my ship stopped by the snack bar after lunch, we left with a table piled high with pimento cheese sandwiches still wrapped in cellophane. Maybe they'd resell them the next day, I don't know.
I was reminded of that kind of pretense today at lunch. I had lunch at a Mexican restuarant in downtown Cushing. On the checkout counter they had a bowl of complimentary hard candies. Right next to the counter was a quarter slide machine where you could "buy" a hard candy for a quarter to get a slide.
I didn't realize it, but after checking the web I guess they're for sale all over the place. I'd never seen one outside Las Vegas.