Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2010 ]
Origins: From the folks who brought you the phony Facebook sites advertising free Olive Garden gift cards comes this latest offering, a site (subwaysfootlongdeal.com) touting free gift cards for the Subway chain of sandwich shops to everyone who participates in a "market research" program:
Like the earlier Olive Garden pranks, this purported Subway offer is nothing more than a web-based version of a long-running Internet
In early July 2010, the subwaysfootlongdeal.com domain began redirecting visitors to starbuckspromotion.com, a similar site offering yet another phony "free gift card" promotion with the Starbucks coffee chain as its target.
Last updated: 5 July 2010