01 Mar 2005, 14:39

The end of an era

So yesterday was apparently the last day that Subway will be honoring its collect-stamps-for-free-subs program. At least that’s what I found out at the local Subway where I often go from work. Last week they stopped giving out stamps, this week existing stamps are no good. So now I’m wondering, is this official or is this just some rogue loose-cannon Subway franchise? I mean, Subway has always had stamps, right? I can’t remember a time when they didn’t, even though I’ve only started to collect them religiously as of late. I’d been averaging about a free sub a month, but it looks like that’s all over now. Why, Subway, why?


Comment by Carrie on 2005-03-08 20:25:45 +0000

The Subway we go to still takes/gives stamps.

You seem to be the patron of a rogue Subway.

Comment by Will on 2005-03-08 22:37:24 +0000

Well, see the thing is that I actually wrote an email to Subway (yes, I’m very passionate about this) and got a reply back from some regional promotions guy saying that they discontinued the stamps because people were selling fake cards on the internet. Apparently there’s this black market for Subway stamps that I never knew about. So yeah, it’s definitely more than one Subway but maybe its just a regional thing.

Comment by Posko on 2005-03-09 14:10:50 +0000

I just got stamps two days ago… It’s gotta be just for your area. Bummer man. Just don’t go ruining it for the rest of us! 😛 Hey, I think I’m going to go redeem a free sub now! Muhahahaha!

Comment by Racey on 2005-04-07 17:39:57 +0000

I’m a manager at a Subway… some stores were part of a test market, but the advertisements will be out any day now… All Subways are stopping the stamp program, stamp cards optional but way expensive for store owners.

Comment by Will on 2005-04-07 18:38:59 +0000

Thanks for the inside information, good to know. Although I’m not sure if I now feel better or worse to know that it’s not just my area after all.

Comment by Dan on 2005-04-14 11:46:58 +0000

G’day, I have seen many of these stamps on ebay. one seller has a 100% feedback.

is it the case, he is selling illegal material? if so why does ebay not crack down on it/ or subway.



Comment by ed dailey on 2005-04-26 21:39:53 +0000

let me inform you all. that corporate wont spent the time to trace all the ebayers , yes you are not allowed to sell the stamps., but what are the chances of someone faking a fuss. program ends june 30th use em till then

Comment by Tobin on 2005-04-28 13:12:18 +0000

Just ate at our local Subway. They’re giving out the stamps until 4/30/05, and they will redeem them until 7/31/05.

However, the guy I talked to said that they might be replacing it with some sort of swipe card, although he did say “who knows when that will happen…”