Last month, we told you about Dunkin’ Donuts plan to hand out free Metrocards around New York City. Now, DD tells SUBWAYblogger that they plan to hand out gift cards to rail riders! Some may even get $99 gift cards.
Here’s the details:
Hello Subway Blogger,
Hope all is well! I really appreciated you blogging about Dunkin’s MetroCard promotion last month, and wanted to let you and your readers know about another program where Dunkin’ is making the morning commute a little brighter for New Yorkers during these tough times.
On February 10th and 12th, Dunkin’ Donuts “Latte spies” will roam the New York metro area handing out loaded $5.00 gift cards to anyone they see holding a Dunkin’ Donuts bag or cup on their morning commute. Four lucky commuters will also receive $99 gift cards.
These giveaways are a component of Dunkin’s newly launched promotion where all stores in the tri-state area are now offering Lattes for only 99-cents, reinforcing that customers can still indulge in a high-quality beverage without blowing the lids off their budgets.
The “Latte spies” will travel on foot, as well as the LIRR, Subway, NJT and Hoboken Ferry in search of loyal customers at these locations:
Hicksville, Long Island and Penn Station/Herald Square (Tuesday, February 10th)
Iselin, Secaucus and Hoboken, NJ and NYC (Thursday, February 12th)
Now I’m just saying…SUBWAYblogger is a regular Dunkin’ Donuts coffee drinker. By regular I mean DAILY. I many not get spotted by a Latte Spy. Sooooo I’m just saying…HINT HINT. Wink Wink. Wouldn’t kill them to send some of those cards my way.
NYMag decided to find out.
You can take a ride on the nostalgia train yourself this Sunday and next along the V line. If you go, let us know how your trip was. Send us some pics and we’ll post them.
You know, this isn’t even one of the more shocking things you’d see in the subway. It probably wouldn’t even create much of a commotion.
However, walk your naked ass into the middle of a super crowded train car, and you’d have some issues. The last thing any New Yorker would allow is some naked dude rubbing up against them.
The music is good and everything, but I’d tip them more if they were handing out margaritas. I’m just saying.
If those kids can sell candy bars for their “basketball team,” these guys should be able to shake one up on the rocks for me.
No, that’s not a typo. Here’s some footage of the NYPD’s youngest officer. No joke, that station is probably safer than if an adult cop were patroling it.
You never really know what you are going to see on the subway. That’s why I think everyone should carry a camera at all times when riding the train. You never know what you might find.
I guess the same goes for the Internet. Found this video on Scuzzy TV. Never heard of this site before, but I like it.
Turnstile 1 Tourists 0
This is the stuff that drives us all insane. Swipe your damn card, then walk through. No green light, no go. That simple.
If you’re too slow to figure it out, then you’re a hazard and shouldn’t be on the train.
For those of you (and there are many) not fortunate enough to visit Washington, DC and ride the Metro, here’s what you’re missing.
Granted, it doesn’t go everywhere like the NYC subway does. And you have to pay based on how far you ride. Otherwise, the Metro is beautiful.
Just look in this video at things like the platform that lights up and blinks when a train is arriving. The clean stations. The clean trains.
I’m just saying. We should demand better for New York.
Feel free to link to other nice subway videos in the comments. We’d love to see them.
The Kia Motors and NBA Tip Off Celebration Event in Union Square is this week. They’re setting up a basketball court, have a DJ, yadda yadda. There will be current and former players there too apparently.
It’s all coming up on October 28th.
A publicist for the event says, “To say the least, it-is-going-to-be-insane.”
Kia paying for this kind of publicity is definitely insane, that’s for sure.
I know I’m a big subway geek and all. I mean, this is a three year old blog about the subway. So I’d say I’m ranking up there in world of subway geekdom.
Some people are on a whole different level, though.
Kinda cool, right? Somehow this cam was mounted on the front of a 7 train or just inside a front window.
But then notice that it’s something like 48 minutes long. Wow. That’s dedication. Scary, but dedicated.