Would You Change Your Name to ‘Subway’ to Get Free Sandwiches for Life?

A woman smiles with a sub from subway in her hand.
Photo courtesy of Subway

The most popular baby names right now are Noah, Liam, Olivia and Emma. The name “Subway” definitely isn’t in the top 100 most popular names.

But if you’re willing to change your first name to Subway, you could win free Subway sandwiches for life. That’s the idea behind a new contest that the sandwich chain is holding this week.

Beginning at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Aug. 1, people can enter this contest at SubwayNameChange.com. You have until Friday, Aug. 4, to enter.

Subway will choose a winner in a random drawing Aug. 7. To actually win the prize, though, that person will have to legally change their first name to “Subway.”

That takes some serious dedication. It also helps if you’re maybe a little zany. You also need to really, really like Subway sandwiches.

Subway says it’ll pay the winner $750 to cover the legal costs of changing their name.

The winner also gets “free Subway for life” — although, according to the official contest rules, that actually means they’ll get $50,000 in Subway gift cards.

Previous Subway Contest Winner Got Foot-Long Tattoo

This isn’t the first time Subway has held a contest that required some serious commitment from the winner. Last year, a Subway superfan from Colorado got free Subway for life after he got a huge foot-long tattoo of the restaurant chain’s “Subway Series” logo across his upper back. (The Subway Series was the chain’s revamped menu featuring 12 new sandwiches.)

Three weeks ago, Subway gave away a million 6-inch subs. You just had to be one of the first 50 people to go to a participating location July 11 — no name change required.

For this new name-changing contest, no purchase is necessary. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. and at least 18 years old — except in Alabama and Nebraska, where you have to be at least 19, and Mississippi, where you must be at least 21.

Once the winner is chosen, the future Subway Jones, Subway Smith, Subway Garcia or Subway Williams will have four months to prove that they’ve gone through with it and have really changed their name. (However, the contest’s rules don’t say anything about how long you’re required to keep the name change.)

So think about it. You have until Friday to enter.

You could be a hero (sandwich).

Mike Brassfield ([email protected]) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.