Subway contest is not open to home schoolers

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  1. Cutter

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    "Contest is open only to legal US residents, over the age of 18 with children in either elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted."

    Read the rules at the bottom of the link.
    http://www.subwayfreshbuzz.com/kids/contest.aspx
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    Could it be because the prize is $5k of athletic equipment for the school? What homeschool needs that kind of stuff? They want to be sure many kids can benefit, not just one family.
     
  3. KenH

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    I diagree with Subway. However, as a private company it can set its own rules.

    The equipment could be shared among fellow homeschoolers. Subway could require a minimum number of homeschoolers enter together.

    However, like I said, it's Subway's contest and it can do as it pleases.
     
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    The prize seems to be a prize given to a school, not a house. A child enters, and wins the prize for his school. Not for home use, which home schoolers would be.
     
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    I'm sure a homeschooler would be happy to donate their prize to a children's hospital, day care center, church nursery, or even their local public school. I think just the opportunity to enter such a contest is wonderful.
     
  6. Cutter

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    Apology off of Subway's site.

    "We at SUBWAY restaurants place a high value on education, regardless of the setting, and have initiated a number of programs and promotions aimed at educating our youth in the areas of health and fitness.

    "We sincerely apologize to anyone who feels excluded by our current essay contest. Our intention was to provide an opportunity for traditional schools, many of which we know have trouble affording athletic equipment, to win equipment. Parents who home school their children make a tremendous commitment which we greatly respect, and can provide a terrific education. Our intent was certainly not to exclude home schooled children from the opportunity to win prizes and benefit from better access to fitness equipment.

    "To address the inadvertent limitation of our current contest and provide an opportunity for even more kids to improve their fitness, we will soon create an additional contest in which home schooled students will be encouraged to participate. When the kids win, everyone wins!"
     
  7. Martin

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    Personally I think this is a non-issue. If people don't like Subway's policies they need to avoid eating in Subway restaurants.
     
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    That makes complete sense to me. We homeschool our youngest, and I am not the least bit offended...

    Even if my youngest was allowed to enter the contest I wouldn't let him..
    the winner should be a child in a traditional school setting....
     
  9. KenH

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    I commend Subway for its decision. :thumbs:
     

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