We live in a teeny-tiny town. For a long time, the absolute only "restaurant" in town was Subway. Then, there was another restaurant. It, too, was Subway. I will never figure that one out. Now, we have a plethora of restaurants. We don't need Subway. And it's a good thing too, because Subway is no friend to homeschoolers.
UPDATE: Lorri sent me this explanation from Subway:
"Regarding your concerns about the Subway contest that excludes home
schools from contest eligibility, Scholastic and Subway apologize to
all individuals who have taken offense at this. Our intention was
never to make independent schooled children feel discriminated
against or excluded from this specific promotion.
Throughout the course of the year Scholastic runs a number of
contests and sweepstakes that are open to all teachers and students.
The eligibility of this contest in particular was solely put in place
to award a large group of children with the grand prize of $5,000
worth of athletic equipment. We do however understand how home-
schooled children could benefit from this type of prizing and will
make sure eligibility is open to everyone in future promotions.
We appreciate your feedback and will make sure a similar situation
does not happen in the future.
If anyone has any additional comments to make regarding this contest,
please email Scholastic directly at P&Cconnects@scholastic.com and we
will respond promptly to your concerns. Other email addresses or
phone numbers shown in this blog will not reach individuals who are
equipped to help you. Again, please direct all comments/inquiries to
P&Cconnects@scholastic.com and we would be more than happy to speak
with you regarding this.