Subway to end Free Sandwich Program




 
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Boots
 
June 3rd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Subway to end Free Sandwich Program


Leave it to a few dishonest people to ruin a good thing.

By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 34 minutes ago

MILFORD, Conn. - The Subway restaurant chain said Thursday it is ending its decades-old free sandwich promotion, amid concerns that counterfeiters have been creating and selling copies of the restaurant's proof-of-purchase stamps and cards.

Subway, which operates more than 23,000 restaurants in 82 countries, joins a growing list of businesses — from pharmaceutical companies and cigarette manufacturers to recording studios and clothing designers — who say counterfeiters have hurt their bottom line.

Under the Sub Club promotion, which had run in some form since the 1980s, customers received a stamp for every six-inch sandwich they bought. A full card of eight stamps could be redeemed for a free sandwich.

But thousands of stamps are for sale at online auction sites and company officials said franchise owners were increasingly discovering counterfeit stamps...

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June 3rd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!



i don't know if they are stopping that here in NZ but damn right i'm gonna ask!
June 3rd, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
¿Por Queeeeeeeeeeeee?
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Boots
June 15th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
Doesn't seem to be happening in Australia
June 18th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
I chatted with a manager at subway. The upper management is diciding how they should go about the stamp issue. Right now the stamps are in effect until OCT of this year. The manager did say they were thinking of issuing a smart card that you would swipe to credit you on your way to a free sub.