MyPanera Coffee Subscription: Up to 4 Months of Free Unlimited Hot or Iced Coffee

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Updated January 2021. Launched in early 2020, it looks like the MyPanera Coffee subscription has been successful even though it started during a pandemic. They offered it free for many months in 2020, but it must have shown some amount of promise to keep it going this long. Here are the highlights:

  • Valid for any size cup of light roast, dark roast, hazelnut, decaf, iced coffee, or hot tea.
  • Get one cup up to every two hours, with free unlimited refills of the same beverage in-store.
  • Excludes cold brew, espresso drinks, and iced tea.
  • One subscription per person.

The regular price is $8.99 per month. Through 1/31, new sign-ups can get a 3-month free trial when you sign up with a credit card (continues at regular price after the trial ends). If you sign up with Apple Pay as your payment method by 1/27, you can get a 4-month free trial.

How to cancel your MyPanera+ Coffee subscription:

To cancel your subscription online, visit the Subscription section at http:/www.panerabread.com/MyPaneraCoffee or on the Panera Bread app. You can also call Panera Customer Service at 1-855-372-6372 to cancel your subscription.

$9 a month works out to about 30 cents per cup if you got one per day. Panera has admitted that this is a loss leader and they hope you also buy a breakfast sandwich, muffin, etc. while you are there. However, you can always order via app and use their contactless curbside service (or drive-thru where available).

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Comments

  1. Michael DeAngelo says

    Great Deal…been doing it since last Monday. My Panera has a drive-thru so it’s convenient too. A game changer – Dunkin and Sbux look out!

  2. Roger Patel says

    I like they it coffee and I think it’s a great deal if you have Panera close by. I have one 10 mins away and I do work from home 50% of the times.

  3. My experience was that their coffee was bad. We would walk across the street to get coffee at Peet’s, then go back for food.

  4. The Frugal Millionaire says

    I don’t have one near me, so I am just asking out of curiosity…do you still pay sales tax?

  5. Do you have to make a purchase? This is in the terms and conditions: “ Note that zero dollar transactions – transactions in which only a daily coffee and other MyPanera rewards are redeemed – do not count as a “visit” towards purchase-based rewards.”

    • No, that’s referring simply to their rewards program itself. You can’t earn a visit to their rewards by simply picking up free coffee.

      As an aside, you can however earn a visit with a free coffee plus any cheap side or something like a baguette, you know, if you’re desperate to get to the next level and freebie item. 🙂

      Sadly, our Panera closed (apparently permanently) last month due to the pandemic. It was great while it lasted!

  6. This is tempting (or it would be if I could get espresso drinks), but I get a feeling it would just lead to me throwing out a lot of disposable cups (most places aren’t taking reusable mugs right now) 🙁

  7. Funny, initially I had to add special instructions to customize the drink. Although they had room for 40 spaces, the screens the staff saw only showed about 21 spaces. So unless they printed out the order in advance, which they rarely did, they might not see the full custom request which included three pumps of vanilla.

    Last week the server said they had updated the app to allow a customization without making notes. Sure enough I could now specify the cream, syrups, sweeteners and even add whipped cream and caramel drizzle. BUT they now charged 69 cents per pump of vanilla!

    I asked the manager about this and she said the stores were not able to account for their inventory without the customization feature and they were losing TOO much money with the additional items added to the iced coffees!!! love it.

    The last notice said I had saved $140+ since I started the subscription. Not bad with one month to go.

  8. Update on choices

    The latest kiosk app now charges for the caramel or chocolate toppings drizzles. Plus it doesn’t offer whipped cream as an option. You have to put in the notes. Seems they might be learning a price point lesson

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