Everywhere You Can Get Free and Cheap Sandwiches for National Sandwich Day

by Cindi SutterChief Communicator & Editor of Spirited Table® - By DUSTIN NELSON Updated On 11/03/2018 at 10:41AM EST@dlukenelson 

Courtesy of Jersey Mike's

Courtesy of Jersey Mike's

Halloween is over. Hopefully, you're still basking in the glow of your excellent Gritty costume or still finding flecks of dried blood from dressing up as Red Miller from Mandy. But a new holiday has arrived. National Sandwich Day is November 3, and there are tons of free and cheap sandwiches just a quick mobile order from where you're sitting this very moment. 

It may seem like nonsense, but National Sandwich Day is a perfect follow-up to Halloween. Both are holidays that kind of make sense, but are mostly celebrated because why the hell not? You get free candy from your neighbors on Halloween, and you get cheap lunch from Quiznos, Jersey Mike's, Potbelly, and more on National Sandwich Day. You dress up on Halloween, and your lunch gets dressed up on Sandwich Day. Sandwiches are named after John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, and Halloween is named after Dale Halloween, the Earl's college roommate. 

The second part of that last fact is a total lie, but sandwiches are named after the Earl of Sandwich who popularized the food. Today, we carbo-load in his honor.

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Free Sandwiches on National Sandwich Day 

Schlotzky's
The deal: For today's episode of "My Name is Earl of Sandwich," the chain is running a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) deal on all medium sandwiches. 
When: November 3

Potbelly
The deal: The sandwich shop is wrapping up its week-long promotion for Potbelly Perks members with a nice deal. Buy a kids meal and get a free sandwich or salad for adults. 
When: November 3

Carl's Jr.
The deal: Sign up for the Carl's Jr. promo club, and you're going to get a free small order of fries and a small beverage.
When: Ongoing

Arby's
The deal: Sign up for Arby's email newsletter and your first email from the Meat Mountain will be a coupon for a free roast beef sandwich.
When: Ongoing

Bruegger's Bagels
The deal: Sign up for the Inner Circle club, because new members get a coupon for a free bagel with cream cheese.
When: Ongoing

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal: Find a similar deal here. Sign up for the Shmear Society and a free bagel is headed for your face. 
When: Ongoing

Quiznos
The deal: Sign up for the Toasty Points loyalty app, and you'll be graced with a free 4-inch sub with any purchase.
When: Ongoing

Courtesy of Schlotzky's

Courtesy of Schlotzky's

Sandwich Deals on National Sandwich Day 

Jersey Mike's
The deal: All 1,500 locations are offering $2 off a regular sub via a coupon you can get from the shop's email club or on the company's social channels.
When: Coupon valid November 3-6

Quiznos
The deal: If you're a Toasty Points reward member, you'll get a coupon for a $5 8-inch sub. 
When: November 3

McAlister's Deli
The deal: Grab yourself a full-size McAlister's club for just $4 at every location in the country.
When: November 3

Penn Station East Coast Subs
The deal: Every location will offer made-to-order grilled six-inch subs for $3.99.
When: November 3, 2-9pm 

Urban Bricks
The deal: The fast-casual chain will upgrade any half panini to a whole in honor of the Earl's holy day. 
When: November 3

Dairy Queen
The deal: Hop into the DQ mobile app for a buy-one-get-one for $0.99 chicken sandwich or artisan-style sandwich.
When: October 29-November 4

Untamed Sandwiches
The deal: The sustainable sandwich shop in New York is offering half sandwiches for just $2 when you order in-store.
When: November 3, 11-5pm

Courtesy of Urban Bricks

Courtesy of Urban Bricks

Other Food Deals for National Sandwich Day 

Dairy Queen
The deal: DQ has deals to get you a cheap Blizzard in its mobile app. You'll find an offer for a buy-one-get-one for $0.99 on any size Blizzard. You can also take them up on an offer for a free small Blizzard with the purchase of any regularly-priced combo meal.
When: October 29-November 4

PintPass
The deal:
 This app asks you to answer a couple questions about brewery taprooms when you stop by for a beer. In exchange for your time, they're buying you a round. Get all the details on grabbing free beers through PintPass here.
When: Ongoing

Baja Fresh
The deal: 
Join the restaurant's Club Baja membership program, and you'll get an offer for a totally free taco, valid for one chicken, carnitas Baja, or Americano taco.
When: Ongoing

Del Taco
The deal:
 Sign up for Del Taco's Raving Fan eClub and get two free grilled chicken tacos for signing up. 
When: Ongoing

Wingstop
The deal: Get a free order of fries when you sign up for "The Club."
When: Ongoing

MOOYAH
The deal: A free order of personal fries are headed your way if you sign up for MOOYAH Rewards.
When: Ongoing

Cold Stone Creamery
The deal: If you're new to My Cold Stone Club Rewards you'll get a BOGO coupon on Creations. 
When: Ongoing

El Pollo Loco
The deal: If you sign up for Loco Rewards you'll bag a free pollo bowl.
When: Ongoing

Mimi's Cafe
The deal:
 Sign up for the e-club, and you get a free two-pack of croissants or muffins. 
When: Ongoing

Maggie Moo's and Marble Slab Creamery
The deal:
 Sign up for the rewards program -- Slab Happy Rewards -- and a free ice cream is headed right for your mouth.
When: Ongoing

Corner Bakery
The deal: 
Get a free sweet when you sign up for Corner Bakery's e-club, which is basically just the email newsletter. 
When: Ongoing

More Sandwich Deals? 

If you know of a National Sandwich Day deal that we missed, feel free to send the details over to news@thrillist.com and there's a chance we'll add 'em here. 

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record but has never met the fingernail lady. Follow him @dlukenelson.