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norajean

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Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« on: March 02, 2020, 06:34:15 AM »
Panera bread has a new coffee promotion - $9/mo for unlimited coffee drinks. That is thirty cents a day. If you drink three cups per day, that is ten cents a cup. Not too expensive. If you live around the corner from a Panera and already drink most of your java there, it could save you a fortune.

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2020, 05:40:49 PM »
This just got better. Now it's free all summer if you signup by July 4th. FREE

For this sort of thing I always set a calendar reminder to cancel.

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 06:22:02 PM »
That sounds like a pretty nifty deal for those that just like coffee and don't have food issues.

But if you want more than one cup, you have to wait 2 hours for your "free" refill:

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While guests can get any size or flavor with unlimited refills (while in the cafe), the only catch is they can do so once every two hours.

I myself am all about getting something for nothing, but it would cost me far more pennies if I hung out in a place that smells like fresh pastries for 4-6 hours every day, and I'm not talking just the cost of the food... my butt would force the need for new clothes every few weeks. I am not that strong. :D

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 07:41:17 AM »
You can get any size you want and unlimited refills. If you want a different beverage (or clean cup, I guess), you have to wait two hours.

Best part - you can subscribe today and cancel in September and get free unlimited coffee for about ten weeks!

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 11:30:17 AM »
I'm up to 4 cups of coffee and a free cookie. $0 spent so far. Up until this week I'd never been in this Panera a half mile from my house. Panera is just so expensive that I'm not that tempted. $14 for a half sandwich and soup LOL.

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 06:47:37 PM »
I don't want to get dressed, drive to Panera, and talk to someone before I can have coffee (not sure if I would be safe driving). Maybe it would be worth it if there was one right next to my work, but I would still make coffee at home anyway.

I would rather spend my nine bucks on a bag of beans at Costco, which lasts almost a month. I start the coffee pot and go brush my teeth and it's done before I get back. I drink 2 cups before leaving the house and fill 2 travel mugs to bring with me.

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 05:55:36 AM »
I bought this subscription when it came out.  I get coffee out about twice a month.  Same with my husband.  My daughter also likes to get coffee out sometimes.  So I figured between all of us, it would pay for itself.  With it being free for the past few months and going into the summer, it has definitely been worth it.

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 06:18:04 AM »
I don't want to get dressed, drive to Panera, and talk to someone before I can have coffee (not sure if I would be safe driving). Maybe it would be worth it if there was one right next to my work, but I would still make coffee at home anyway.

I would rather spend my nine bucks on a bag of beans at Costco, which lasts almost a month. I start the coffee pot and go brush my teeth and it's done before I get back. I drink 2 cups before leaving the house and fill 2 travel mugs to bring with me.

I got really excited about this thread but then I realized I don't live anywhere near a panera. And I too am lazy AF and do not want to get dressed to go anywhere these days while I have the chance.

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Re: Unlimited coffee for pennies a cup at Panera
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 09:32:08 AM »
I don't want to get dressed, drive to Panera, and talk to someone before I can have coffee (not sure if I would be safe driving). Maybe it would be worth it if there was one right next to my work, but I would still make coffee at home anyway.

I would rather spend my nine bucks on a bag of beans at Costco, which lasts almost a month. I start the coffee pot and go brush my teeth and it's done before I get back. I drink 2 cups before leaving the house and fill 2 travel mugs to bring with me.

I got really excited about this thread but then I realized I don't live anywhere near a panera. And I too am lazy AF and do not want to get dressed to go anywhere these days while I have the chance.

You aren't missing much.  The coffee is a bit watery.  Ordering consists of saying "I'd like a free large coffee. My phone number is 555-555-1234".  The lady hands you a paper bag with a cup inside including stirrer and you fill up your choice of coffee and cream.  Refills are free and include a clean cup if you want.  You can also order online and they will walk out to your car with it.  I live five minutes away so I stop by if I am in the area (via car, bike, foot).  It is near the outer limit of our dog walking radius.

I'll probably cancel early Sept so I don't ever have to pay.