Get free coffee from Panera all summer long

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One of the best parts of summer, for me, is frozen margaritas and iced coffee. While I haven’t yet figured out a way to get free cocktails, I can now tell you how you can get free coffee every day until Labor Day!

Now through Sept. 7, anyone with a Panera Coffee Subscription will be able to enjoy free unlimited premium coffee, iced coffee or hot tea. Normally $8.99 a month, Panera is treating new and existing subscribers to free coffee all summer. That means if you already signed up, you won’t be charged this summer, and if you haven’t signed up yet, you still have time to sign up and get your free coffee!

The coffee or tea can be ordered inside your local cafe or via Panera Curbside. You have until July 4 to sign up. Just visit Panera’s website to create an account and then sign up for the coffee subscription.


Guests can get any size, any flavor of coffee once every two hours with unlimited refills in the cafe. The light and dark roast coffee blends are included in the subscription program, along with decaf and hazelnut.

“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,” Eduardo Luz, chief brand and concept officer for Panera Bread, said in a press release. “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.”


Be aware that even though the coffee and tea are free this summer, you must enter a credit card number when you sign up, and if you do not cancel before the next renewal date after Sept. 7, you will be charged $8.99 plus tax on the next renewal date. If you cancel, your free subscription will end 30 days after your renewal date.

Will you be signing up for a Panera coffee subscription to get free coffee all summer long?

Kaitlin Gates

Kaitlin is a freelance multimedia journalist with a background in newspaper and broadcasting. She has a degree in journalism and psychology, enjoys writing, editing, music and movies/TV. When she's not writing, you can usually find her on her yoga mat, whipping up a new vegetarian dish or at a wine tasting with friends. You can email her at or find her on Facebook at

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