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If you’re anything like me, which must be somewhat true since we share this common interest called blogging, you like free.

It doesn’t matter what it is really, just overhearing the word ‘free’ makes our ears perk up like a chihuahua. (Don’t worry, I pictured the Taco Bell spokespup too.)

Another thing I’m quite positive we all love: coffee. Mmmm…even at 9:30 at night the idea of a fresh, hot cup of joe makes me look forward to heading to work in the morning. Even better is a cup of coffee on a day off.

You may already have your favorite cafe, drive thru, or barista. But let me put a little bug in your ear. (No, not literally. I hate bugs.)

St. Louis Bread Company (aka Panera) has an amazing new program. It’s completely free to sign up and takes only a few minutes to register online when you get your card.  It’s called MyPanera

Here’s how it works and how you earn rewards:

Next time you’re in your local Bread Co, ask for a MyPanera card.  (Wanna know something cool?  The purchase you just made is already helping you earn rewards!)  Now, when you get to the office or back home take a minute to get online and register your card.  This way you can keep track of your rewards!  Just make sure you show your rewards card every time you visit so you’re earning as many as possible. 

Forget your card?  No worries!  Just give the Bread Co associate the phone number associated with your registered card.  So super easy!  The rewards you receive range anywhere from free pastry items and coffee to great recipes.  And the best part, it’s always a surprise!  You never know what your next reward is going to be, but it’s Bread Co, so you know it’s gonna be good.  Another plus, you have 60 days to use your rewards, so there’s plenty of time to reap the benefits of this card.

To date, I have already received a free latte (vanilla, my fav!) and I have another reward just waiting for me.  $1.00 off any beverage…sweet!   

So whether you’re running 10 minutes early or 10 minutes late, Bread Co is the way to go!  Because while you might be buying your coffee and bagel today, tomorrow it just might be on them.