Panera Is Giving You Free Coffee All Summer Long (But You Have to Sign Up by the 4th!)

If there's one rule for being a college student, it's that you can never drink too much coffee. Whether you like it iced or hot, at least you can agree that it’s what keeps you fueled all day long. This summer, Panera wants to help you out. They're giving out free coffee to anyone who registers for MyPanera+ Coffee. Usually $8.99 plus tax a month, Panera has waived the fee for its coffee program, and anyone who creates an account by July 4, including existing customers, will be able to get a free hot or iced coffee or a hot tea until September 7, 2020. 

Say goodbye to sad, at-home quarantine coffee, because once you've registered you can go to your local Panera and redeem a free drink as often as every two hours! To join the #FREECOFFEE4SUMMER campaign, you'll have to put in your credit card information, but you won't be billed unless you decide to keep your membership past the September 7 renewal date. But honestly, unlimited coffee for the price of three cups doesn’t sound like that bad of a deal. If you drink a coffee a day, each cup comes out to around 30 cents, and I call that a steal.

“We asked America if they wanted it, and the answer was a resounding YES — so we’re excited to kick off a summer of free, unlimited premium coffee for our guests through Labor Day,” said Eduardo Luz, Chief Brand & Concept Officer for Panera Bread. “This is our way of sharing the famous Panera Warmth in a new way, as we may be all celebrating summer a little differently this year.”

Afraid to try a different order than your regular? This is the perfect time to experiment with your coffee order! The best part is, if you like what you’re drinking, there are unlimited refills. The only coffees not covered are cold brew, espresso and cappuccino beverages. Panera is offering online ordering, drive-thru and curbside pickup, so no matter where you are, you’ll be able to social distance while you sip. Catch me in line!