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Panera Bread giving away free bagels through the rest of the year

There’s an easy way to get round after round of free bagels through the end of the year.

By joining  Panera Bread’s MyPanera Rewards program this month, you can get one free bagel a day. Sign up at  www.panerabread.com.

No purchase is required to get the daily freebie, which is only for new members and is available through Dec. 31. Cream cheese and other spreads aren't included with the free bagel.

According to the fine print, the reward will automatically be loaded to your MyPanera account and is not available with online or kiosk orders. There's a limit of one bagel per member per day and offer is for same-day ordering only.

However, it is possible the free bagel won't be loaded to your account immediately but you can still start the freebie fest with a "Free Pastry or Sweet Welcome Reward" that will be loaded to your account.

Some current members of the loyalty program may have also been gifted with bounds of bagels. Offers vary by account but an easy way to find out is by logging into your account.

More signup offers

Sign-up offers, exclusive discounts and more freebies are popular reasons to join rewards programs. Be aware that sometimes the sign-up offer can take a couple hours to days to arrive in your inbox. 

Baskin-Robbins: Download the app for a free scoop of ice cream. 

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: New members of the chain's rewards program also get a coupon for a free Pizookie for signing up www.bjsrestaurants.com

Bruster's Real Ice Cream: New Sweet Rewards loyalty club members get a $3 reward to use toward ice cream purchases at participating shops. Sign up at  www.brusterssweetrewards.com or download the app.

Captain D's: Join the chain's VIP Rewards Program and receive a free dessert. Sign up at  www.captainds.com/d-club-and-deals.

Carvel: Join the Fudgie Fanatics email club for savings.

Cinnabon: Sign up for Club Cinnabon and get a coupon for a free Minibon. 

Coco's Bakery: Join the West Coast  chain's eClub for a free slice of pie.

Cold Stone Creamery: Join My Cold Stone Club Rewards and get a buy one, get one free Creation coupon loaded to your account.

Corner Bakery Café: Get a free dessert for signing up for the eClub at  www.cornerbakerycafe.com/eclub.

CREAM: Join CREAM Rewards at   www.creamnation.com/rewards for savings. The chain's name stands for Cookies Rule Everything Around Me.

Culver’s: Create a  MyCulver’s account and get a free scoop.

Dairy Queen: Find deals in the chain's mobile app and for a limited time, download the  Dairy Queen app and register for an account and get a free small Blizzard treat at participating locations. Limit one offer per person per visit.

Dippin' Dots: Join the  Dot Crazy! Email Club for coupons and promotions. 

Ikea: Join Ikea Family and get a free coffee or hot tea when you visit the Swedish retailer's U.S. locations. Also get price protection and other perks.

Jack in the Box: Sign up for offers at   www.jackinthebox.com/offers.

Krispy Kreme: Join the chain's reward program and get a free doughnut of your choice.

Marble Slab Creamery: Get free ice cream at Marble Slab or MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream for downloading the Slab Happy Rewards app.

McDonald’s: The fast-food chain’s app has ongoing coupons. Download the app at  www.mcdonalds.com.

Mimi's Cafe: Get a free, classic two pack of Mimi's muffins or croissants when you join the e-Club. Sign up at www.mimiscafe.com/eclub.

Olive Garden: Get a free appetizer or dessert with purchase of two entree and a coupon you'll get for  signing up for emails.

Panera Bread: Earn rewards for your purchases and get a birthday freebie with the MyPanera loyalty program. Sign up at  www.panerabread.com.

PDQ: Join the chain's Fan Club for coupons and a birthday freebie at  www.eatpdq.com.

Pizza Inn: Choose a free medium Chocolate Chip Pizzert or pepperoni twists when you sign up for the rewards program.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Download the Potbelly Perks app and get a free cookie.

Rita's Ice: Join Rita's Rewards at  www.ritasice.com/ritas-rewards and the birthday club at  www.ritasice.com/connect/birthday-club.

Scooter's Coffee: Download the mobile app at  www.scooterscoffee.com/mobileapp to start earning rewards.

Shake Shack: Sign up for exclusive offers at  www.shakeshack.com.

Sonic Drive-In: Find deals at  www.sonicdrivein.com/deals and download the Sonic app for a free slush or drink at www.sonicdrivein.com/app. Also with the app, get drinks and slushes for half price when you order ahead.

Starbucks: Earn free drinks with the Starbucks Rewards program and get perks including free in-store refills and a birthday freebie. Learn more and register at  www.starbucks.com.

Steak 'n Shake: Find savings, learn more about half-price happy hour and join the rewards program at   www.steaknshake.com.

sweetFrog: Join the chain's loyalty program at  www.sweetfrog.com/loyalty for discounts.

TCBY: Download the TCBY app at www.tcby.com/loyalty to start earning rewards.

TGI Fridays: Join the rewards program and choose a free appetizer or dessert.

TooJay's: Get a free dessert for joining the Delicious Rewards program at  www.toojays.com/delicious-rewards.

Village Inn: Join  the eClub for a free slice of pie.

Wendy’s: Get special offers with the chain's  smartphone app

Yogurtland: Get three ounces of frozen yogurt for free for registering for  Yogurtland Real Rewards.

More rewards: Many smaller chains and local restaurants also have loyalty programs. 

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