Here’s How To Get A Free Cup Of Panera Soup Today

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Save yourself some valuable time and cash. If you haven’t packed lunch yet, Panera Bread is offering a free cup of soup to celebrate the huge expansion of its delivery service.

And they’ll bring it right to you! But you have to order today, May 9, to take advantage of the deal. 

Panera Bread just announced the expansion. Delivery drivers will now bring food to you from about 1,300 locations across the country.

Those locations are in nearly 900 cities in 43 states. In most cases, delivery orders must be a minimum of $5 and there is a $3 delivery fee.

To get that free mouth-watering cup of soup, place your order on Panera Bread’s website or app, and enter the code “PANERADELIVERS.”

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You can click here to find out for sure if Panera will deliver to your home or office. Fingers crossed!

One more catch — you have to buy another food item in addition to the soup. Artisan pastries anyone? Here’s a promotional video for inspiration:

Aside from being super convenient, the delivery option is also helping the company create hundreds of jobs because it’s using its own drivers — not a company like Uber Eats.

To date, Panera has added an additional 13,000 jobs for the delivery service alone!

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Getty Images | Scott Olson

Those drivers will be busy! The service is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in most markets seven days a week. Unfortunately no morning coffee, but lunch and dinner will have to do.

Why free soup? According to a company spokesperson, soup happens to be the best-selling product. Not that anyone is surprised.

Missed the deal? Stay home and try this copycat Panera broccoli cheese soup recipe at home instead!

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Flickr | tanjila

Even More Ways To Save At Panera

Love Panera? Here are even more genius ways to save money at the delicious restaurant!

Get Half-Priced Pastries With Meals

Always save room for dessert. When you order a drink and a meal, you can nab yourself 99-cent pastriesMmm. Chocolate chip cookies. Deals Plus also says that you might get lucky if you make a late-night visit to Panera and they just so happen to be getting rid of some of their pastries.

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Stack Your Rewards

Your friendly Panera cashier will tell you when your rewards will “expire.” You can also check this by logging into your account or by looking at the bottom of your receipt. I recently let my “rewards” accumulate and cashed in on two, $2 off “You Pick Two” rewards. Sure, there’s no such thing as a free lunch; but that was a pretty heavily discounted one.

Load Up Veggies On Your Salad

Yes, you know, avocado costs extra. But, there are some veggies and extras that you can add to your order and that Panera won’t likely charge you for, according to the Krazy Coupon Lady. We’re talking crunchy apple chips and wontons or veggies like cucumbers and onions.

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Flickr | Shoshanah

Share Your Birthday

When your birthday rolls around, you’ll get a sweet treat as a reward. Since several retailers and restaurants have rewards program, consider sharing your half birthday so you can spread that birthday loving out throughout the year.

Give Your E-Mail Address

In addition to accumulating rewards, you can get extra deals in your inbox, like discounts on delivery.