Make your way to your local Panera, as Panera Bread stores all over the country are giving away FREE bagels through December 31. If you are a fan of bagels, Panera has this great deal for those who sign up for its rewards program MyPanera. All new customers who join between now and Dec. 31 will be eligible to receive one free bagel, every single day until the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve — or at least until your local Panera closes. Those individuals can get one free bagel a day. No purchase is required, just sign up and the offer is automatically loaded into your MyPanera account. Then, you’ll have to present your MyPanera card to the cashier as your check out. Toppings, such as cream cheese and other spreads, will still need to be purchased. Additional details can be found on Panera’s website.
The fast-casual chain’s latest promotion comes amid an onslaught of different dining deals designed to drive customers to eateries’ apps. Starbucks currently offers free coffee and happy hour deals for those who sign up for its rewards program, and the coffee chain gave away free, red reusable cups (or at least tried to) when customers bought a holiday drink in November. In October, Chipotle handed out free burritos to people who joined its digital program.
However, we’re sorry to inform any devout Panera patrons who have been MyPanera members for years that this deal doesn’t apply to you, as it’s available only to new customers. Those customers will just have to wait until they earn enough points, or until their birthdays roll around, to score a freebie.
Panera’s bagel lineup features several sweet options like Cranberry Walnut, French Toast, Blueberry, Cinnamon Crunch, Cinnamon Swirl & Raisin and Chocolate Chip. For those who prefer something savory, the chain also offers Whole Grain, a Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat, Sesame, Asiago Cheese and, of course, Everything with the works.