Cinnamon Crunch bagels from Panera Bread are, without a doubt, one of my favorite treats. Depending on the location, a single Signature bagel can cost as much as $1.50, so I don’t indulge often. Unless it’s a Tuesday.
A Baker’s Dozen of bagels is normally $9.99. But visit Panera Bread on a TUESDAY and you’ll pay only $6.99 for 13 bagels (that’s $0.54 each!) You’ll see the special Tuesday price on the menu board if your location is participating. For $6.99, you can mix and match any 13 bagels of your choice, including Signature flavors (some flavors vary seasonally):
- Sweet Onion & Poppyseed
- Asiago Cheese
- Cinnamon Swirl & Raisin
- French Toast
- Chocolate Chip
- Cinnamon Crunch
- Whole Grain
While this might sound like a sponsored ad, I can assure you it’s actually not (though Panera Bread is more than welcome to pay me in bagels if they’d like to make me a spokesperson!). I just wanted to share this great Panera Bread Bagel Tuesday price in case you ever find yourself in need of a dozen or so bagels on a Tuesday. You can always treat friends, family or coworkers to a freshly baked treat even on a tighter budget.
Here are a few more tips I’ve learned along the way:
Join the MyPanera rewards program before you grab your Tuesday bagel special. When you join, you may receive surprises and gifts, including discounts on Panera menu items (and maybe even a treat on your birthday). It’s free and easy to become a member and you’ll get a special surprise just for joining!
BAG and FREEZE
Bagels are nice and soft when fresh, but they can harden quickly if you leave them out. I like to freeze any bagels we’re not likely to eat within the first day after purchase. Place each bagel in its own zippered sandwich bag, then into a gallon size (or larger) freezer bag. To reheat from frozen, remove one bagel from the bags, then wrap in a paper towel and microwave for around 30 seconds. If you prefer your bagels toasted, slice them before freezing and pop them in the toaster while still frozen.
While some bagels are sweet, there are plenty of savory varieties as well. Plain, whole grain, sesame and Asiago cheese bagels make delicious breads for sandwiches. Top a plain bagel with cream cheese or spread nut (or nut-free) butter on a whole grain bagel for a change of pace when packing lunches.
What’s your favorite bagel flavor?