Latest Apple Pay promo nets free drink at Jimmy John's

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in General Discussion edited September 2020
Apple on Tuesday publicized a new Apple Pay promotion that allows users to earn a free drink at fast food chain Jimmy John's.

Jimmy John's Apple Pay


Apple Pay users who spend $10 or more when they order ahead through the Jimmy John's app are eligible to receive a credit for a free drink on an associated Freaky Fast Rewards account. The deal arrives as an increasing number of people place takeout orders due to coronavirus restrictions on local businesses.

In addition to in-app ordering, the promo offer applies to customers checking out with Apple Pay through JimmyJohns.com and at participating stores. The reward period runs through Sept. 27.

A Freaky Fast Rewards account is required to redeem the free drink, with one reward available per account.

Apple routinely runs promotional campaigns to boost adoption of Apple Pay, now a major player in the digital and mobile payments space. This summer brought a spate of deals to users of the payments service, though things have slowed down considerably over the past few weeks.

In July, Apple Pay customers were treated to a deal that took 50% off Snapfish orders.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    Can't believe Apple is in cahoots with this world-class jerk - Jimmy John, a name that will live in infamy: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/jimmy-john-liautaud-hunting-photos/
    lightvox88DogpersonchasmStrangeDays
  • Reply 2 of 10
    Oh great! The closest Jimmy John’s to me is only 52 miles away and a one hour and 13 minute drive! Considering I’ve never eaten there, have to join the rewards program and the promo ends in 5 days this may not be for me. LOL.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 10
    Yea, I would never eat at a Jimmy John's. I don't think Apple is in "cahoots" with them. Apple Pay is a service, and they are trying to grow that business and incorporate rewards and loyalty deals in the mix. It's not like they went to Jimmy John's. I'm sure it was probably the other way around, and Apple can't discriminate against a particular business even one owned by evil Jimmy John.
    chasmuraharawatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 10
    chasmchasm Posts: 2,345member
    Yeah, I would wager this promo is being run by Goldman Sachs, not Apple. That said, probably worth dropping a line to Tim about it (not this specific promo, but that Apple needs to monitor what partners GS works with on these promos).
  • Reply 5 of 10
    Yea, I would never eat at a Jimmy John's. I don't think Apple is in "cahoots" with them. Apple Pay is a service, and they are trying to grow that business and incorporate rewards and loyalty deals in the mix. It's not like they went to Jimmy John's. I'm sure it was probably the other way around, and Apple can't discriminate against a particular business even one owned by evil Jimmy John.
    What are you talking about?  Apple doesn't have to do business with Jimmy Johns.  They can do business with, or not, whomever they choose.  A more likely scenario is Apple may have been unaware of JJ's issues.  You can't make this into a "they didn't have a choice" sort of thing.  That would be silly and unrealistic.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    chasm said:
    Yeah, I would wager this promo is being run by Goldman Sachs, not Apple. That said, probably worth dropping a line to Tim about it (not this specific promo, but that Apple needs to monitor what partners GS works with on these promos).
    Confused.  Why would Goldman Sachs have anything to do with this promo, or any Apple Pay promo for that matter?  I thought GS was the bank for the Apple Credit Card.  That's an entirely separate service from Apple Pay.  
    GeorgeBMacctt_zh
  • Reply 7 of 10
    macguimacgui Posts: 1,990member
    chasm said:
    Yeah, I would wager this promo is being run by Goldman Sachs, not Apple. That said, probably worth dropping a line to Tim about it (not this specific promo, but that Apple needs to monitor what partners GS works with on these promos).
    I dunno... I can't imagine Apple not having final approval on with whom they're partnered.  Either way, I don't see sufficient blowback anywhere near enough that this partnership was a bad idea.

    And it's entirely possible that JJ came to an Apple rep and said 'Sign me up!' I doubt Apple would have said 'No, you're a heinous big game hunter and we won't let you use our service, even though you're doing nothing illegal'.

    People are free to follow wherever their politics take them. Hunting doesn't bother me though I don't hunt, but I've never been a fan of trophy hunting. 

    But if there were a JJs near me and they made food I liked, I'd buy. When going to the shops I look for Apple Pay first. But there's no JJs around here so it doesn't matter.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 10
    Jimmy John is a pig and Apple should have nothing to do with him. Before I knew what he was I got a sandwich at a new outlet that opened nearby. Tasteless and bland. Made Arby’s sound good. 
  • Reply 9 of 10
    macgui said:
    chasm said:
    Yeah, I would wager this promo is being run by Goldman Sachs, not Apple. That said, probably worth dropping a line to Tim about it (not this specific promo, but that Apple needs to monitor what partners GS works with on these promos).
    I dunno... I can't imagine Apple not having final approval on with whom they're partnered.  Either way, I don't see sufficient blowback anywhere near enough that this partnership was a bad idea.

    And it's entirely possible that JJ came to an Apple rep and said 'Sign me up!' I doubt Apple would have said 'No, you're a heinous big game hunter and we won't let you use our service, even though you're doing nothing illegal'.

    People are free to follow wherever their politics take them. Hunting doesn't bother me though I don't hunt, but I've never been a fan of trophy hunting. 

    But if there were a JJs near me and they made food I liked, I'd buy. When going to the shops I look for Apple Pay first. But there's no JJs around here so it doesn't matter.
    Subsistence hunting doesn’t bother me, killing anything for fun does. Posing naked in pornographic poses with your “trophies” is a bridge too far. 
    CloudTalkinStrangeDays
  • Reply 10 of 10
    Free sugar water, oh goodie...just what americans need, more empty calories to get even more obese with. 

    Also, the owner of JJ is scum. Killing rare exotic animals with a high powered rifle from far away so he can take some selfies is the definition of bored cowardice. 
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