If you’re a fan of Panera Bread and find yourself dining in or ordering to-go from the restaurant often, the Unlimited Sip Club membership might be of interest to you. If you want to receive free refills of your favorite beverages from Panera, read on to learn more about Panera Bread’s Unlimited Sip Club program and the rules you’ll need to follow should you decide to join.
Saving money is important, especially with inflation tugging at our wallets. Whereas Panera Bread’s Unlimited Sip Club membership won’t exactly give you a free meal, it will comp select beverages when you dine in, order out, or place an order through a Panera kiosk.
How does Panera Bread’s Unlimited Sip Club program work?
For just $10.99 per month (plus tax), the Panera Unlimited Sip Club membership allows you to receive any size of the following beverages once every two hours:
- Drip hot coffee.
- Iced coffee.
- Hot tea.
- Charged lemonade.
- Any fountain beverage.
- Bubbler drinks.
Additionally, you can refill your drink as many times as you’d like while dining at your local Panera Bread bakery.
*If you decide to opt-in to the Unlimited Sip Club, you’ll be charged $10.99 on a recurring monthly basis every thirty (30) days. Memberships can also be canceled at any time.
How to become a Panera Unlimited Sip Club member
To become a Panera Unlimited Sip Club member, you must be at least 18 years of age and a member of the MyPanera rewards program. The program is free to join and gives you access to plenty of perks, including a free sweet treat just for signing up. Once you’re signed up, you can subscribe online to the Unlimited Sip Club Subscription or at a kiosk at any participating U.S. Panera Bread bakery-cafés.
While the subscription-based program does cost $10.99 per month plus tax, Panera is offering you the option to join for free now through May 6, 2022. Beginning on July 21, 2022, however, if you haven't opted out of the program while using your free trial, you’ll then incur a $10.99 fee every month.
How to redeem your Panera Unlimited Sip Club benefits
Whether you’re placing an order at PaneraBread.com or inside a café, you can redeem your Unlimited Sip Club subscription upon checking out. All you’ll need to do is add an eligible beverage to your cart and do one of the following to ensure your rewards are applied to your purchase:
- Swipe your MyPanera Card.
- Enter your phone number.
- Log in to your MyPanera account to pull up your rewards.
What to be aware of when redeeming your Unlimited Sip Club benefits
If you buy an eligible beverage and dine in at Panera Bread, you can only request free refills of that particular beverage. You should also be aware that the following beverages are excluded from the Panera Unlimited Sip Club subscription plan:
- Cold Brew beverages.
- Espresso drinks.
- Cappuccino beverages.
Panera also stipulates that adding espresso and syrups isn't included in the subscription plan, but additions of milk, skim milk, sweeteners, almond milk, and half-and-half are included.