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New Subway Deal Resurrects $5 Footlong, Sorta

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Subway's $5 footlongs disappeared from its menu long ago, but the ubiquitous sandwich chain is running a new promotion where you can get one for the same price — or even cheaper.

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Starting Nov. 1, when you order two footlongs online or with the Subway app and use code FLBOGO, the less expensive sandwich is free. The promotion runs through Nov. 11.

So, if you wanted to get your footlongs for $5 each or less in the most frugal and nostalgic way possible, choose simpler subs and forgo double meat or extras. For instance, two black forest ham subs would be less than $8 in many locations, while fan-favorite sweet onion chicken teriyaki footlongs would be less than $10 for two. 

If (essentially) half-price subs aren't the deal you're looking for — or you only want one — Subway is giving you a way to win a gift card that covers the cost of a footlong. On Nov. 3, aka National Sandwich Day, when you upload a picture of yourself sandwiched between two people in the middle seat of an airplane you enter a chance to win a $12 Subway gift card. There are 10,000 gift cards available, so if you happen to have a pic of yourself squashed in a middle seat, odds are good for snagging a free sub.

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