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Giving Starbucks A Run For The Money March 3, 2020

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor.

Panera Bread has announced a new program in its Bakery Cafes . . . unlimited coffee for $8.99 a MONTH!

MyPanera+Coffee: Unlimited Coffee Subscription for $8.99 per month.


There is a bit of “fine print” involved, but not too much. ~> you must join “My Panera” . . . you can only get a fresh cup of coffee every 2 hours . . . etc.

Bottom line:  If you’re a coffee drinker who lives near a Panera, you might want to stop in and check out this bottom-less cup deal.

Especially if you look like this in the morning:

Or like this:

When you would rather look like this:

Or like this:

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. Jill Weatherholt - March 3, 2020

Sign me up…I need it! Thanks! 🙂

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

I hear you, Jill. Java juice can make waking up a bit less jarring (especially when we have to get up crazy early).

Jill Weatherholt - March 3, 2020

You got that right, Nancy! 🙂

2. Rivergirl - March 3, 2020

I like Panera but don’t drink coffee. You can have mine…

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

Coffee ice cream but not coffee, right? 😀

Rivergirl - March 3, 2020


3. anotherday2paradise - March 3, 2020

I prefer hubby’s brew and I don’t have to drive miles to enjoy it. 😃

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

We brew our own too, Sylvia. This would only work for us if we drove past Panera on our way to work/play/school. Better still, if we lived within walking distance.

4. Tippy Gnu - March 3, 2020

Tapwater is free, nonpoisonous, and conveniently comes out of the faucet. I’m not sure where it comes from, but maybe someday someone will do a documentary on that.

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

I didn’t think this would be the offer for you, TG. I’ve contacted Cheez-Its to see if they’ll come up with a similar subscription plan for you. Thus far, I’ve heard nothing by crunching sounds back.

Tippy Gnu - March 3, 2020

Hmm, so either they were eating the inventory, or crunching the numbers.

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

Well said, TG!

joyroses13 - March 3, 2020

I knew you would weigh in on this post. LOL! I read it and thought Tippy will be all for this deal! 😛

Tippy Gnu - March 3, 2020

Yeah right. Next thing I know, you or Nancy will be sending me a Starbuck’s gift card.

joyroses13 - March 3, 2020

Haha!! That would be a great gift! I will be sure to tell Santa!

Tippy Gnu - March 3, 2020

Thanks. 🙄

joyroses13 - March 3, 2020

Don’t mention it, I am sweet that way. 🙂

Tippy Gnu - March 3, 2020


nrhatch - March 3, 2020

And Santa will LISTEN to JR13 since she gives his elves free publicity on her blog.

joyroses13 - March 3, 2020

LOL! You are right Nancy! Isn’t Tippy lucky he knows us! 😆

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

Yes! He should thank his lucky stars!

joyroses13 - March 3, 2020


joyroses13 - March 3, 2020

Actually Nancy, he should be gifting us with some Starbucks csrds to show his gratitude!

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

NOW you’re talking. But I hope he gifts me with a Panera card instead. 😀

joyroses13 - March 3, 2020

I knew you would agree! And yes Panera would be even better. We actually live very close to one! 🙂

5. Ally Bean - March 3, 2020

I like Panera hazelnut coffee, but the nearest one is so far away that I’d spend more money on gas getting there than I would on my monthly subscription. But nice idea.

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

The hazelnut coffee is included. I’m sure we drive past Panera more than 5 times a month. If we got in the habit of picking up a coffee every time we drove past, we probably wouldn’t lose money on the deal. But most mornings, I’m happy with a quick cup of tea or coffee at the kitchen table.

6. Debra - March 3, 2020

That’s an interesting offer! I do have two Panera’s near me, and I think if I were still working and a bit more mobile in the morning I’d be really tempted. I’m pretty easy to please at home, but I sure need to share this with my daughter. Her Starbuck’s consumption is “impressive.” LOL!

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

For someone who picks up a coffee most mornings, this could be a budget changer! She might free up enough money to take her mom out to lunch every week! 😀

7. L. Marie - March 3, 2020

Ooo! I live near two Paneras! Yay!

nrhatch - March 3, 2020

Yay! Hope it works out for you. We joined “my panera” (no cost) and get rewards from time to time ~ a free pastry or a free bowl of soup. The more you spend, the more rewards you earn.

8. Kate Crimmins - March 3, 2020

Sadly, I doubt that it includes mocha lattes. There aren’t any near enough to me. Good deal for straight coffee drinkers though.

nrhatch - March 4, 2020

It doesn’t include everything ~ but it does cover coffee, tea, iced coffee and hazelnut coffer.

9. Annika Perry - March 4, 2020

A bargain for regular visitors who like coffee drinkers … alas, I fit in neither category! I loved the images accompanying your post, especially the poor bedraggled cat!

nrhatch - March 4, 2020

That cat had a bath . . . and iz not happy!

10. roughwighting - March 4, 2020

That’s quite an amazing offer. If I was a coffee drinker, I’d “perk” up. But I’m a tea drinker. And the nearest Panera to us is 15 minutes away. And it just closed for business. Maybe because they gave away too much free coffee….?

nrhatch - March 4, 2020

The promotion also covers tea . . . but tea is so easy to make at home (so is coffee, imho), why bother making a special trip? 😀

11. Behind the Story - March 4, 2020

I like Panera occasionally–probably a couple of times a year, so this deal wouldn’t work for me. Do they have good coffee? Their pastry always looks tempting, but I usually get a soup.

nrhatch - March 5, 2020

When we go, we usually get soup and a baguette, but BFF has enjoyed a number of their pastries ~ especially the chocolate croissant.

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