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Panera Bread: Free Unlimited Coffee (Up To 6 Months)

Panera Bread is offering free unlimited premium coffee! This includes hot drip coffee, iced coffee, and hot tea when ordering at a Panera Bread cafe, online on their site, or in the app.

Ninja Update 4/1/22: The 3-Month promo has been extended while the American Express offer has expired.

MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription

Panera Bread has a coffee subscription called MyPanera+ Coffee that normally cost $8.99 a month. The monthly subscription gives you:

  • Unlimited slow-roasted coffee made from premium 100% Arabica beans; any size, any flavor (every 2 hours)
    • Hot coffee
    • Iced coffee
    • Hot tea
  • Free refills while in a Panera Bread cafe

Additions such as Milk, Skim Milk, Almond Milk, Half & Half, Sweeteners are included in the monthly subscription price.

Customizations including but not limited to added Espresso and added Syrups (Vanilla and Caramel) are not included in the Coffee Subscription monthly price (upcharges apply).

Panera Unlimited Free Coffee Offer

6 Months Free Offer (American Express Customers)

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Enjoy 6 months free subscription to MyPanera+ Coffee with American Express!

To be eligible for this offer, you must be located in the U.S., have a U.S. American Express Card, be a MyPanera Member at least 18 years or older and be a new MyPanera+ Coffee subscriber. 

Offer expires on January 31, 2022.

Not an Amex cardholder? New MyPanera subscribers can still get 3 months free with the deal below.

3 Months Free Offer (New Subscribers)

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Apparently, Panera Bread asked its Twitter followers if they wanted “free unlimited premium coffee all summer” as part of the company’s #FREECOFFEE4SUMMER Twitter challenge. If 500,000 people votes yes, then Panera Bread would do so:

Panera Bread #FREECOFFEESUMMER Twitter challenge
(Image from Twitter)

Shockingly, the tweet received 500,000 “yes” within 3 days of it being posted with 87.4% of the Twitter universe voting for free coffee.

Panera Bread is keeping its promise. If you sign up for a MyPanera+ Coffee subscription now through March 29, 2022 – you’ll receive free coffee through the end of the year.


MyPanera+ Terms & Conditions

Amex Offer (6 Months):

  • No purchase required.
  • To be eligible for this offer, you must be located in the U.S., have a U.S. American Express Card, be a MyPanera Member at least 18 years or older and be a new MyPanera+ Coffee subscriber.
  • Offer expires on January 31, 2022.
  • To redeem the offer, you must click through this webpage from a US IP address, verify eligibility by logging in to your American Express Card Account, have or create a MyPanera account and then sign up for a MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription on the Panera Website.
  • You may cancel at any time. If you do not cancel at the end of the free six months period, your credit card will automatically be charged $8.99 plus tax for the monthly subscription and will be charged on a recurring monthly basis every thirty (30) days thereafter until you cancel your 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.
  • Subscription program registration and redemption available at participating U.S. bakery-cafes only.

New Subscribers (3 Months):

  • Registration available online only except for Kiosk.
  • No purchase required.
  • For new subscribers who sign up for a MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription from 10/01 through 4/13/2022 (“Subscription Sign Up Period”), you will receive a free coffee subscription for 3 months from the date you sign up during the Subscription Sign Up Period (“New Free Subscription Period”).
  • If you do not cancel before your next renewal date, you will be charged $8.99 plus tax on your next renewal date (based on the date you signed up during the Subscription Sign Up Period).
  • You may cancel at any time. If you do not cancel, your credit card will automatically be charged $8.99 plus tax for the monthly subscription and will be charged on a recurring monthly basis every thirty (30) days thereafter until you cancel your 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.
  • If you cancel, your free subscription will end 30 days after your renewal date.
  • Offer limited to hot coffee, hot tea and iced coffee plus unlimited refills. Excludes cold brew iced coffee and espresso and cappuccino beverages.

The Bottom Line

This would have been a screaming hot ninja deal in a “normal world”. Many people work near a Panera Bread and would’ve had multiple opportunities every day to enjoy coffee that is surprisingly good for a fast casual restaurant.

Still, it’s a great deal all things considered now with the world slowly opening back up. The fact that the unlimited free coffee is available until December 31 (or for six months if you’re eligible for the Amex offer) makes it more valuable.

Be sure to cancel the subscription after the free period is over or you’ll be charged the $8.99 monthly fee.

H/T to The Money Ninja reader Vir H. for letting me know of this deal!

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