Panera Bread: Free Unlimited Hot or Iced Coffee All Summer!

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New “free coffee all summer” promo. Panera is offering their unlimited coffee subscription program for free this summer. New customers that sign up for a MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription by July 4th, 2020 will have it free through September 7th, 2020. Must be 18+ and provide a credit card with the agreement that if you do not cancel, it will eventually revert to the normal fee of $8.99 + tax each month. You could view it as a 2-month free trial; I would set a calendar reminder to cancel online on your renewal date after 9/7. Until then, free coffee! You can even order via app and use their contactless curbside service (or drive-thru where available).

How to cancel your MyPanera+ Coffee subscription:

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

Existing subscribers will also not be charged their normal fee between 6/22–9/7/2020. Nice that they are including existing customers on this promotion. This is a bold move to leverage the power of “free” and change people’s coffee-buying habits during a time of disruption. The details of the program are otherwise the same as before (see below).

Original post:

Panera Bread has rolled out their MyPanera Coffee subscription nationwide, which includes unlimited coffee for $8.99 per month. Here are the details:

  • 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.

This 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. If I had a Panera that was conveniently located to work or home, I would be all over this deal. (If only they had this when I was in college…) What do you think?

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  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) 🙁

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