Semi-Free Sandwich Alert!!!

Thanks to a tipster we have just found out that Pret-a-Manger is discontinuing their “Free Sandwich” Card Program as of today… but if you’ve got a card, you can exchange it for a free sandwich- no matter how many punches you have.  So if you went to Pret once, got your card stamped once, and vowed never to go back again… looks like this free sandwich is going to make you a liar.  (Hope you kept the card…)

The Pret business office said you could exchange your card anytime this week (or even beyond), but our tipster claims that the one in Rockefeller Ctr. said today is the last day to turn in your card for the free sandwich.  It may depend on the location…  If you just started a new card- you totally scored!  If you only needed one or two more punches… well, then all your hard work just went down the tube.  But at least you still get the free sandwich…

Locations in Midtown:

39th and Seventh
530 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
  646 728 0750
40th and Madison
287 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017
  212 867 0400
42nd and 3rd
205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
  212 867 1905
42nd and 5th
11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
  212 997 5520
50th and 7th Avenue
135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020
  212 489 6458
54th and Lexington
630 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017
   646 497 0510
54th and Park
400 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
  212 207 3725
55th and Sixth
1350 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
  212 307 6100
Rockefeller Center (The Rock)
30 Rockefeller Center, Concourse Level, New York, NY 10012
  212 246 6944

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  • I’m sure I saw Pret-a-manger when I was in London, so I guess they must be a multi-national sandwich bar. I wonder if you can cash in your free sandwich card in other countries?

  • I went to Pret today (54th & Park) with my card which did not have enough punches for a free sandwich. The lady behind the counter was not aware of the exchange described above. She first told me that I could take my card and a receipt from today’s purchase to the Rockefeller Center Pret to have it punched. Apparently that Pret is continuting the card program for a few months — the Pret employee thought that they would stop in November. I did end up with a free salad (not a sandwich in this case) in exhcange for my card after she talked with her manager.

    I believe they did not start it until just a year or two ago, well after Pret opened most of its NYC stores. It’s too bad that they’re stopping this program. It’s easier to pay $7 for a sandwich when you know it’s putting you 10% closer to a free sandwich.

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