It’s my Birthday Month! And I’m taking advantage of all the birthday deals available to me by attempting to get one birthday deal every day. Please read more about my mission in my “About” page. On we go!!
Business: Jersey Mike’s Subs
Offer: Free regular sub and a 22 oz. fountain drink
Via: Email message and printable coupon from Email club
Subway. Quiznos. Pogy’s. Togo’s. Jimmy John’s. Big Town Hero. Firehouse. Blimpie (remember them?). Whew! That’s a lot of competition for sub sandwiches. And Jersey Mike’s is the only one of them that offer an absolutely free sandwich on your birthday. And that’s the key — the coupon is valid for only one day, the day of your birth!
Jersey Mike’s offers cold subs, wraps, and hot subs. I went in after the lunch rush had died down and found a spacious restaurant with TV’s tuned to ESPN and a clean and minimalist look. The menus were large and easy to figure out as each of the subs has a number by it as well as a description. There are about twenty different sub versions available, and I went ahead and ordered the Famous Roast Beef and Provolone, sold on it because they say that their Certified Angus top round beefs are trimmed, tied and cooked right in the stores. The sandwich was assembled with ample cuts of meat and cheese, and I had it served “Mike’s Way” – with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, spices and oil and vinegar. The regular size is quite large at 7″; the sandwich maker cut my sub in half, wrapped it up, and passed it along to the cashier. I presented my certificate, she took a look through it, rang me up for a zero total and handed me my sandwich and a cup to fill at their soda dispenser fountain. Pretty fast and easy, and the sandwich was filling enough that I only ate half of it and saved the other for a snack later in the day.
Jersey Mike’s Subs has seven locations in the Portland area and they offer a frequent guest “Shore Points” rewards program that is separate from the Email club. The sandwich I had was fresh and tasted pretty good, but next time I think I’ll try the hot fresh grilled subs that feature cheese steak and meatballs. Jersey Mike’s offers up a generous birthday deal that is a definite treat, but just remember that it is valid only on your actual birthday, so plan accordingly!
Verdict: A Definite Treat
Items ordered: 1 regular sub, 1 22 oz drink
Amount before discount: $7.34
Amount after discount: $.00
More info: Jersey Mike’s Email club