Soups, sandwiches, salads, coffee and pastries. There is something better about comfort food done right. Panera Bread is a popular bakery cafe serving up amazingly fresh lunch style comfort foods. But lets face it eating lunch to go or ordering Panera catering can get expensive. Discover 7 amazing Panera Bread hacks to help you save money and get you cheap food and cheap drinks.
Panera Bread Hacks
Saving money at Panera Bread is as simple as signing up for a MyPanera membership or shopping bagel Tuesday. Discover some other amazing money saving Panera hacks below. It’s all about saving money on food and beverages because food is better when shared.
Cheapest Thing At Panera
The cheapest things on the Panera menu would be a bagel and coffee. Skip the cream cheese individual serving and order a tub for $2 and take the rest home.
Free Birthday Treat At Panera Bread
Get great birthday treats at Panera Bread by simply signing up for a MyPanera membership.
Panera Tuesday Bagels
If you love bagels you need to stop by Panera on Tuesday and get a baker’s dozen (13 bagels) for 30% off. Order a tub of cream cheese to take home as well. Cream cheese will last in the fridge for a while and bagels freeze great.
Panera Comfort Food
Soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, pastries, bagels and flat bread pizza are great lunch time, brunch time comfort food sure to cure your hangry cravings.
Free Panera Pastry
When you sign up for MyPanera you get a free pastry when you join. During your membership you will also get free gifts, pastries and coffee.
Free Unlimited Coffee
Life is better with coffee. Get free coffee for the first three months when you activate your MyPanera+Coffee membership.
MyPanera is a benefits membership program through Panera Breads. MyPanera+ is designed to give individual perks. Meaning you will get bonuses based on your purchases. If you like and buy bagels don’t be surprised if you get a free bagel gift.
You can stack your freebies as long as products are in stock and rules apply.
Panera Coupon Codes
If you are ordering Panera online hit the Google search and look for Panera Bread coupon codes. It could help you save up to 30% on your order.
Cheapest Food At Panera Bread
The cheapest food at Panera is something most people love bagels. With dozens of different flavors and toppings like butter, cream cheese, avocado your options are endless.
Value Duets are soup and sandwich combos designed and matched to make a healthy value meal. You can’t go wrong with grilled cheese and tomato soup or caesar salad and chicken noodle soup.
Panera Kids Menu
If you are looking for a small bite menu the Panera kids menu is a great choice. And the meals are cheap. Soups, sandwiches, mac & cheese plus a side all for way under $10. Add a small refillable drink or water and you or your kids are set with a healthy cheap meal.
How To Get Cheap Panera
1. Get all sorts of perks with a MyPanera membership including free pastries.
2. Stock up on fresh bagels on Bagel Tuesday for cheap.
3. Order a small refillable drink instead of a large or bottled beverage.
4. Order off the value duets menu to get variety for cheap.
5. Try the kids menu. Get your meal plus a side and a drink for under $10.
6. Order your bread bowl on the side to get the best of both worlds fresh bread and more soup
7. Sign up for the Panera Bread newsletter to get great deals.
Cheapest Sandwich At Panera
This will depend on your definition of a sandwich. A bagel and cream cheese is technically a sandwich and super cheap. Otherwise the classic comfort food grill cheese has to be the cheapest sandwich on the menu.
If you are looking to DIY your own amazing sandwiches, soups, coffee and treats here are some great recipes:
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Panera Bread At Home
Panera Bread Cheap Food Hacks
Whether you are ordering a baker’s dozen of bagels on Tuesday, shopping the kids menu or adding up the perks on your Panera rewards card you are saving a ton of money.
Panera’s Bread rewards is a benefits program offered by Panera breads and it’s free. You can sign up for the MyPanera+Coffee for a small fee and get free coffee.
Join The MyPanera Rewards Program
Join the MyPanera rewards program and get all the savings on both food and beverages.
Panera Go Late
Just like most bakeries if you go late or really early you can score deals on day old or end of day sales. Stock up because you can freeze pastries.
Panera Ordering Perks
Panera Breads has all sorts of ordering hacks to help you save money if you know what to do. Panera beverages are refillable so order the small size and keep refilling. Add all the veggies to your sandwich at no extra charge.
Order your bread bowl on the side and get your soup in a container to get the best of both worlds – fresh bread and more soup. Order a tub of cream cheese (about $2) and take the rest home after you’ve slathered all the cream cheese you want on your bagel.
Mention it if your order is wrong and Panera will make it right and you may just get an extra freebie.
If you are wanting to save money order the value deals, use coupons, go late and stock up on bagel Tuesday. Bagels are freezable! Learn what else you can freeze to save money.
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Updated June 14, 2023