Subway’s New $4.99 Footlongs Are Giving Us ‘$5, $5, $5 Footlong’ Flashbacks

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New year, new… deal on sandwiches. At least at Subway.

The sub chain just kicked off a new limited-time offer that serves up five cheap but filling footlong sandwich options. The cost? Just $4.99.

Although the new price doesn’t fit as neatly into the old jingle as we’d like — hums “$5 Footlong” jingle to self — we Penny Hoarders know that every penny counts, so we’re happy.

Of course, not every sandwich on the menu is super cheap, but you can order these five sandwiches for just $4.99:

  • Black Forest Ham
  • Meatball Marinara
  • Spicy Italian
  • Cold Cut Combo
  • Veggie Delite

Before you head to Subway to grab lunch today, make sure that your local restaurant offers this deal.

While most locations will participate, The Washington Post reported that the cost of giving customers this deal cuts into local franchise owners’ profits, and many are not happy about it. That means the restaurant nearest you may opt out. It wouldn’t hurt to call ahead to confirm your local sub joint’s got it.

Subway says the discounted sandwiches won’t stick around forever, but there are also no details on when the promotion will end.

Desiree Stennett is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.