Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Subway Sandwich Hacks to Save Money

Order a footlong sub & spilt it with a buddy.
I already do this.

Order the sub-of-the day.
Image from Freebiemom.
  • Monday is Chicken Teriyaki
  • Tuesday is Oven Roasted Chicken
  • Wednesday is Turkey
  • Thursday is Italian B.M.T.
  • Friday is Tuna
  • Saturday is Black Forest Ham
  • Sunday is Meatball Marinara

Order the lower-cost subs.
The lower-cost subs are:
  • the BLT
  • the Black Forest Ham
  • the Cold Cut Combo
  • the Meatball Marinara
  • the Spicy Italian
  • the Veggie Delight

Note that some of these subs may not be listed on the menu sign boards inside your Subway location. For example, my local Subway doesn't list the BLT. I guess they're trying to streamline how many options their customers see.

This should go without saying, but the converse is also true if you want to save money - don't order the higher-priced subs or the fancy limited time only subs, e.g. Subway's new Pit-Smoked Brisket.

Best I can tell, Subway's sub pricing is based on how much meat is on the sandwich and how "plain" (ordinary) the meat seems. So, a sandwich with three different types of meat is going to be more expensive than one with only one type of meat. And a sub with artisanal pit-smoked brisket is going to be more expensive than regular turkey.

The lower-cost subs at Subway cost about half as much for a 12" sub as Jimmy John's 16" subs. True, it's a smaller sandwich, but I find half of a Subway footlong sub sufficiently filling.

Buy Subway gift cards at a discount.
For example, save 2% with Coupon Granny

Use a paper coupon.
I sometimes get them in the mail.

Join Subway’s rewards program.
See Subway Rewards for more info.

Buy chips and/or sodas at the grocery store instead of at Subway.
I am already doing this too.

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