Iced or hot: Amex cardholders can now get free coffee through Panera

Nov 3, 2021

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Have an American Express card in your wallet? Starting Nov. 3, all U.S. consumer and business Amex cardholders will enjoy a complimentary subscription to MyPanera+ Coffee for six months — good for hot or iced coffee and hot tea.

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Cardmembers who are 18 years or older can register for the offer through this link, no later than Jan. 31, 2022. Note that you’ll also have to be a MyPanera member (join here for free) and be a new MyPanera Coffee+ subscription member — meaning that you’re ineligible if you’ve participated in Panera’s coffee membership in the past.

Once you activate this promotion, you can pick any size and flavor of coffee or tea once every two hours with unlimited refills at U.S. Panera locations. While you can get free sweeteners, extras such as milk or syrups will come at an additional cost. Unfortunately, drinks like iced tea, cold-brew iced coffee, and espresso and cappuccino beverages are excluded from this promotion.

After your six-month trial is over, you’ll be charged the monthly subscription cost ($8.99 plus any applicable taxes), so be sure to set a reminder to cancel if you’re not interested in the membership after the promotional period.

Over the past year, American Express has been piloting all sorts of partnerships that seem to go astray from their traditional wheelhouse, whether it’s the new annual Walmart+ credit or the digital entertainment credit on The Platinum Card® from American Express (enrollment required).

But this is one partnership that applies to virtually all Amex cards. No matter if you have the ultra-premium Amex Platinum, a cobranded card like the Delta SkyMiles® Gold American Express Card or the no-annual-fee Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express (see rates and fees), you can now register to get complimentary Panera coffee for six months.

For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Everyday card, click here.

Featured photo by American Express.

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