Everyone keeps talking about finding bugs like it's the easiest thing in the world.
At most, most people get to confirm a bug, and that's if there happens to be one related to the hero you take. Obviously using new content increases a chance of you finding one out, but still.
This server is also for preformance and feedback, giving Riot some clue as what they should try to balance out, tweak out, improve etc. ,and despite what you say this server was made to be, admit it, you get free stuff and that's what drives a lot of people in. I do not approve nor like this, but it's a fact.
As well, am I the only one interested in asking if the "loss forgiven" hand out system is the same as in PBE. In that case, this might just be a bit of a glitch, despite the circumstances the OP discovered them in.