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Day 18: Potbelly Sandwich Shop

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!!


Day:  18potbelly1
Business:  Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Offer:  One free cookie
Via:  Printed email message from Potbelly Inside Scoop



Potbelly Sandwich Shop has made its foray into the Portland market with five stores opening up within the last couple of years.  They feature sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfast items, baked goods and — drum roll please — shakes, malts & smoothies too!  And though they make their sandwiches in the made-to-order fashion such as Subway and Quiznos, this restaurant chain is considered a step- up fast casual venue in the same vein as Panera Bread.

The Potbelly birthday offer is simple and straightforward:  one free cookie with no strings attached.  Choose from the oatmeal chocolate chip, the sugar or the chocolate brownie cookie.  Potbelly will email the offer a week before your birthday and you’ll have 2 weeks to use it.  Just be sure to print out the email and bring your ID.  I went in during the noontime lunch hour and was greeted by a long line of customers.  I noticed that the cookies were located in front of the cash register.  The cashier wasn’t ringing up any waiting regular menu customers, so I walked up and she helped me out.  I asked her what her favorite cookie was and she replied that they were all really good, with the oatmeal chocolate chip cookie being the best seller.  So I went with popular choice.  I gave her the coupon, she rang it in, and that was that.  I brought the cookie home, piled on some vanilla ice cream to make an ice cream halfwich, added a candle, and happy birthday to me!  The birthday dessert definitely hit the spot, and therefore I rate Potbelly’s free cookie as a definite treat!


Verdict:  A Definite Treat
potbelly2Items ordered:  1 oatmeal chocolate chip cookie
Amount before discount:  $1.25
Amount after discount:  $0
More info:  Potbelly Inside Scoop

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