On the eleventh day of Christmas Panera gave to me, a bagel for free! The company has announced that any new customers who sign up for the Panera Bread Rewards program will receive a free bagel every day for the rest of the year.
To get this reward, customers must sign up for the MyPanera reward card by December 31st. Time is of the essence however, because the sooner customers sign up, the more free bagels they can eat. After sign-up is complete, a reward will be loaded for the free bagel every day on the customer’s MyPanera account. To redeem, simply walk into any Panera Bread location and scan the reward.
Of course there are some stipulations. The redemption counts only for one bagel, and does not include any bulk packs, or cream cheeses/spreads. Additionally, the free item must be a bagel and cannot be transferred to a different bakery item. Online and kiosk orders are not supported by the program, so a trip into the store or drive-thru is necessary. All orders must also be same-day, so customers can’t order their breakfast the night before.
All in all, this is a pretty sweet deal for Panera customers, provided they remember to pack their own spreads. The bakery currently offers 13 different varieties of bagels, which means if customers sign up today they can still try every flavor before the promotion ends on January 1st.
The flavors include:
I know that this baked goods enthusiast will be enrolling in the rewards program right away! I am particularly looking forward to free food for my morning commute, and will be first sampling the cranberry walnut. Head out to a local Panera today, and you just might see me (Sarah) from Deli Market News!