One cold sub, one hot sub: $2 at Subway

One cold sub, one hot sub--$2 at Subway

December is Customer Appreciation Month at Subway, and to celebrate the fast food chain is selling two six-inch subs for $2.

All December long you can get your choice of a 6-inch Cold Cut Combo or a 6-inch Meatball Marinara sub for $2. Each region also has other exclusive deals--for example, in Central Indiana, you get a free regular 6-inch sub for every $25 in gift cards you buy. Check with your local store to see what the deal is for your region.

Is it a good deal? Well, this is embarrassing to admit, but the Cold Cut Combo is an unpleasant childhood memory. I often acted in the high school plays at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, and the day of the matinee the school would spring for lunch--and it was always the Cold Cut Combo. I hated it then and I hate it now, because I hate balogna and ham, and that's two out of the three meats on the sucker. To be fair, Heritage gave us a choice--take it or leave it.

That said, I love the Meatball Marinara. It's warm, with a zesty tomato base and a hint of spice. It's one of the few fast food items I've had that looks like the picture. If you like Italian food, this is a must-try. This, the Spicy Italian and the Pizza sub are my go-to subs when I go to Subway.

What makes these sandwiches shine is the ability to customize them to your liking. For example, I like to get the Meatball Marinara on Italian Herbs and Cheese Bread, with provolone, toasted, and with onions, oregano and Parmesan cheese. You may like something completely different, such as a Cold Cut Combo on Wheat Bread with American cheese, non-toasted, and with cucumbers, green bell peppers and black olives. While there is a core group of breads and cheeses, different regions have specialty breads and cheeses. The same is true with vegetables. There are literally thousands of different ways to make your sub.

So the deal is worth it because your sandwich is truly yours--you choose the bread, cheese, and toppings. It's all up to you.