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257 sandwiches later, 300 sandwiches lady gets engaged

You can't put a number on love, put you can put a number on a book deal. 


Audra Schroeder


Posted on May 20, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 6:59 am CDT

The woman who vowed to make 300 sandwiches for her boyfriend in exchange for vows has somehow become engaged before finishing her 300 sandwiches. Surprise!

But, really, it’s not much of a surprise. Stephanie Smith, the New York Post writer who became known as the “300 sandwiches lady” last fall, after vowing to make 300 sandwiches for her boyfriend in hopes they’d get engaged, then documenting it on a blog, announced on her website today that they’d gotten engaged:

“The day after I arrived in Barbados, E had a big shocker for me: he asked me to marry him.

I was working on sandwich #257. I guess neither one of us could wait until #300.

I said yes, by the way.

Words cannot express how extraordinarily happy I am. Not because I have a engagement ring, but because I’m going to spend the rest of my life having ridiculously amazing adventures with my soul mate.”

Back in November, Smith added fuel to the Internet’s infinite rage machine when it was announced she’d gotten a book deal off her sandwich blog. The book is scheduled to be published in February 2015, right around Valentine’s Day, possibly even right around the time they might be getting married.

Her boyfriend romantically detailed his “surprise” proposal plans on Twitter, and tried to make the hashtag #greatestproposalever happen. Smith hinted that the proposal was coming in a May 18 blog post. Excellent synergy, you two!

I found the most incredible, beautiful thing while spearfishing the other day … A diamond ring, size 5.25

— Mr. 300 Sandwiches (@mr300sandwiches) May 20, 2014

Scene is set. Let’s do this @HowHeAsked #greatestproposalever

— Mr. 300 Sandwiches (@mr300sandwiches) May 20, 2014

Guess true love trumps sandwich love. However, Smith’s not off the hook just yet!

@andybcampbell @300sandwiches we’re still planning on finishing :)

— Mr. 300 Sandwiches (@mr300sandwiches) May 20, 2014

Best of luck on your brand synergy, Mr. and Mrs. Sandwiches.

Photo via 300 Sandwiches

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*First Published: May 20, 2014, 3:01 pm CDT