You guys know I love my coffee. I could drink it all day every day. And it’s getting to the point where I have a favorite coffee shop in every town we visit more than once. Coffee is a big deal to me, to you, to Panera Bread because it just rolled out the MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription.
Introducing Panera Bread’s MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription
Drugstore Divas has no association with Panera Bread or this coffee subscription. This information is as accurate as we can find, but check with Panera Bread online or your local store before purchasing if you have additional questions.
Panera Bread’s MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription: Frequently Asked Questions
For $8.99 a month, you can get unlimited coffee at Panera.
It’s actually pretty unlimited, honestly. You can get one, any size cup of drip hot coffee, hot tea, or iced coffee every two hours. If you’re sitting in the cafe drinking it, you can get unlimited refills of the same beverage during the same visit.
Cold Brew, espresso drinks, iced tea, and other beverages are excluded, so it’s nothing fancy. But if you don’t drink those fancy drinks on a regular basis (and honestly, who can afford those calories?), it’s not a big deal.
You need to be a MyPanera member (it’s free to join). Then, you subscribe via Panera’s website. Coffee will show up as a reward. When you’re ordering, just add the reward to your order.
It’s a subscription service, so you will need to keep a credit card on file in your MyPanera account. That card will be charged monthly for your MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription.
Let’s start mathematically. A small coffee is $1.89 at my local Panera. So if you get five small coffees a month, your subscription is worth it.
But what about logically?
Pete makes us coffee at home before he leaves for work, so we’re not the people who stop by the coffee shop every day for coffee.
If we are out for a coffee date, I usually will get a caramel iced coffee or a caramel macchiato — drinks I don’t make at home, drinks that Panera doesn’t sell, and drinks that aren’t a part of the MyPanera+ Coffee Subscription.
So for me, even though we have a Panera close, it wouldn’t make logical sense.
But, if you do live or work near a Panera, and you go more than once a week for coffee or some down time, this is great.
Every time I’m in Panera, there are at least a half dozen people on laptops, drinking and using Panera’s free WiFi. For those people, this is a great deal. They can sit all day, work, get their free refills, and (if they’ve hit the two hour mark) grab a different drink to go.
Are you planning on subscribing to MyPanera+ Coffee? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.