The other day I was at Panera and the cashier asked me if I had a Panera Rewards card yet. A Panera rewards card?!  You've got to be kidding me! This is so awesome.

I.love.free.stuff. Seriously--I am kind of a nerd when it comes to it. I'll be the first to grab that free pen you're offering, even if I have a million at home. So, naturally I am excited about racking up free stuff for one of my favorite places!! What's awesome about their system too is that you don't have to print off the coupons and rewards you get...it's all loaded automatically to your card and all you have to do is swipe! So easy!

And guess what? Just for signing up, my account read:

You have the following
reward waiting for you:

Free Espresso Drink/Smoothie
redeem by 02-01-11

Absolute pure delight. You better go and get yourself signed up for your MyPanera card. You know you want to.

P.S. My two besties actually worked at Panera together and of course they have some pretty hilarious stories about that too. Icy Mochie anyone? :)


  1. i didn't know about this, han! it's been so long since i've been to panera (i know, crazy, right?!), so will have to pick up one of these next time i'm there. thanks for the tip!

  2. I got a card when I was there the other day but haven't gone online to activate it yet. Is it too hard to do for a computer challenged person?

  3. I was just there and no one mentioned this to me! Gosh, Panera employees have really gone down the tubes lately:)

    I will have to sign up right away- thanks for sharing Hannah!