MyPanera Birthday Freebies
I have been a member of MyPanera for a while now. It works a little differently than other rewards programs. You go in, ask them to swipe your card to see if you have any free surprises on it. I have been surprised several times with free bakery pastries or 50% off meals.
Of all the restaurant programs, it’s actually my least favorite because I never know in advance if I have something on my card. It also appears to be random, so there is nothing I do to earn it. It just kinda shows up there. I keep the account around because Panera is one of my favorite quick-eat places. I absolutely adore their macaroni and cheese. They were also one of the first restaurants in my area to start labeling foods as vegetarian. And I do like the free bakery item for my birthday. That’s a nice touch.
When you register, be sure to give them your phone number. It makes looking up your rewards account a snap if you don’t have your card on you.