Giveaway: $100 Panera gift card to enjoy this summer!

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We recently met the marketing director at Panera Bread, a local mama of two daughters, and in the course of conversation, we asked her if she’d give us some Panera bucks to offer the mamas of NWA.

She gave us gift cards to pair with several recent Walton Arts Center giveaways and today we’re making the gift card the giveaway. The winning mama will receive $100 worth of Panera gift cards to enjoy the rest of the summer! That will buy you a whola lotta salads, croissants, flatbread sandwiches, sweet iced tea and pastries (or whatever you like there)!

In case you missed the big announcement, Panera is on a journey to remove all artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners, and flavors from the food in its bakery-cafes by the end of 2016. You can find out more here:

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win this $100 gift card, throw your name in the online hat, mamas!

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Mmmmm. Baked goodies at Panera.

To enter, just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us your favorite thing to eat at Panera. (If you have somehow never eaten there, here’s a menu!)

You can also email your answer to us at

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck!


  1. I LOVE their caramel latte. I could easily drink 2 a day if money weren’t a concern.

  2. I love their Chicken Cobb salad with avocado and the Bacon Turkey Bravo sandwich. I follow on Twitter, Pinterest, get your newsletter and commented on FB.

  3. My favorite things at Panera are the French Onion Soup and the Chai Tea. They use more ginger in the chai than other places do.

  4. This would be AWESOME! My favorite thing is their Caesar salad w/ a bowl of French onion soup! Yum!!

  5. I love their cinnamon crunch bagels, pumpkin muffies and chicken&strawberry salad, plus iced green tea. Can’t just pick one thing!!

  6. You’ll laugh when I say my favorite thing is the bacon, egg, and cheese souffle they sell in the morning. Absolutely love this. For lunch it’s the panini’s. I’m a sucker for a good panini – a kind just give me that grilled bread with melty cheese. 🙂

  7. Love their Greek salads and ALL their soups!! Follow on Twitter, fb, pintrest and email 🙂

  8. You pick two! Half of a Sierra turkey sandwich and a bowl of French onion soup!!! So good!!!

  9. I love all of their salads! But my favorite is probably the Fuji apple chicken !!!! Their cookies and pastries are heavenly!!!!

  10. Believe it or not…I have not eaten at Panera, but I see they have Baked Potato Soup. I haven’t found a potato soup yet that I don’t like! I follow you on Pinterest & commented on your Facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Not to much I won’t eat at that place. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! The B green smoothie is the bomb dot com

  12. I love the pick two with tomato soup and chicken caesar salad, it’s my favorite lunch spot!! Yummy!!

  13. Turkey Bravo on sourdough with a chicken noodle soup and Green tea. – Great for watching your waistline.

  14. The Smokehouse Turkey Panini is amazing!! The sun-dried tomato ale mustard really sets it apart.

  15. I absolutely LOVE the spinach breakfast quiche (not sure what it’s called). FANFREAKINTASTIC!! 🙂

  16. I love their broccoli and cheese soup! It’s the best!! I follow you on twitter and Pinterest and I commented on Facebook!!

  17. I love the frontega chicken sandwich and the cinnamon crunch bagel with hazelnut cream cheese! I know, the bagel isn’t healthy, but it’s so good!!

  18. I love doing the pick two with the Turkey Bacon Bravo sandwich and tomato soup! And maybe one of those scrumptious cinnamon scones for dessert 🙂 Also commented on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. I love almost everything at Panera, but I love the breakfast power sandwich and the chicken salad sandwich for lunch!!

  20. Panera is the best! Everything is good. I specifically like the chicken salad sandwich and the chicken Thai salad. And the broccoli cheddar soup. But have never had anything bad.

  21. Tomato soup- butternut squash soup in the fall & Fuji Apple chicken salad !! Oh, and Mac & cheese!!! Yum!!

  22. SOMETIMES a mama is tired? Sometimes this mama ISN’T tired. 🙂 I love the broccoli cheese soup. The evidence is that I drive 30 miles into “town” to get it. How many broccoli cheese soup trips could I get with $100? A LOT!

  23. This would be so great!! I love Panera and I love what they are doing with getting rid of artificial colors & sweeteners!! I love their soups and bagels & cream cheese. 🙂

  24. Love panera. Their grown up grilled cheese and cesear salads. Sometimes I just love to grab a baguette and butter and chow down haha 🙂 hope I win! 🙂

  25. My favorite thing at Panera is the creamy chicken and wild rice soup with a large green tea.

  26. I have lots of favorites. Their chocolate chip cookie, Fuji Apple chicken salad, soups, love their sweets for breakfast- any of them and the kids meals for my girls! Panera is my 2 kids favorite place to eat! They’d eat there every day if I’d let them.

  27. I love the morning bun they sell- I forget the name but it has EVERYTHING tasty inside.
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  28. Frontega chicken panini with broc cheese soup! And of course coffee in the morning! Ok I hope I win!! 🙂

  29. Our family LOVES Panera! My favorite thing to eat is the seasonal Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, my daughter always does the pick two and orders the Turkey Bacon Bravo with Brocolli Cheddar Soup and my son always orders the Brocolli Cheddar Soup bread bowl. We also love a good bagel, pumpkin muffin or smoothie from Panera.

  30. I love Panera!! From their French Onion soup the their salads and sandwiches! What I am most excited about however is that they are transitioning to a much healthier option in eliminating all preservatives and artificial things! Thank you Panera for not only making delicious food but for being health conscious on behalf of all your customers!!

  31. Mediterranean Egg White Sandwich & All of the Egg Soufflés…my 4 & 2 year old girls love to have morning dates there☺️

  32. I absolutely love their napa almond chicken salad sandwich, I get it often when I am there which is a lot.

  33. I haven’t eaten at Panera, but, from the looks of the menu, once I’ve tried them, I’ll never get enough.

  34. I love the bagels and hazelnut cream cheese. I also love the turkey, bacon, avocado sandwich, soups and salads.

  35. Yum! I love their soups and salads.. I dont think I’ve ever had anything bad from Panera. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  36. Hands down the black bean soup. On the days it is not available, I resort to the staple broccoli and cheese soup!!!

  37. You pick two! Half of a Sierra turkey sandwich and a bowl of French onion soup!!! So good!!!

  38. I’ve tried a cinnamon roll and liked it. I’d like to try the cherry pastry and the broccoli cheddar soup.

  39. This would be great for when the new baby arrives and time is so limited. The breakfest power sandwich, I also love there chicken noodle soup!

  40. Love the soup and sandwich combos, they are all delicious! I almost commented on your FB page, and follow you on Pintrest and Twitter, and subscribe to the weekly newsletter! 🙂

  41. I love the Roasted Turkey and Avocado BLT! It’s SOOOO delish! I follow ya’ll on PInterest and Twitter. 🙂

  42. My favorite thing to eat at Panera (and possibly in the world…like I am going to get it right now!) is the broccoli cheddar soup and the bacon turkey bravo YOU PICK TWO. I love it!!

  43. I have had some grilled cheese there which was amazing – I am trying to remember which kind of cheese it was – it was not your typical grilled cheese. There were two cheeses and they are white. Sorry I can’t remember, I don’t get to go there very often, but it was an amazing sandwich. With tomato soup!

  44. love panera! would love to win the $ so we could eat there more! please, oh, please, oh please…

  45. I love almost anything there but especially love their French onion soup and the power kale Caesar salad with chicken and all of their bread! The sierra turkey sandwich is awesome too!

  46. I love Panera’s Sierra Turkey Sandwich and Chocolate Chip Bagel with Hazelnut Cream Cheese!!!

  47. I love the Cobblestone sweet roll!!!!! It’s one of my comfort foods. I like taking my kiddos to eat at Panera because of their selection of healthy foods that they like.

  48. I love the Bacon Bravo Turkey and the iced shortbread cookies! Yumm! I follow on Twitter @SBAbernathy . I follow on Pinterest @sarabetha. I receive the emails. I commented on FB

  49. My favorite thing to eat is their broccoli cheddar soup. I love to dip the bread into that!

  50. I love the Strawberry Poppy Salad with chicken. Love the broccoli cheese soup and I can’t forget their yummy muffins and cookies!

  51. Have yet to find something I DON’T like there, but I LOVE their Frontega Chicken Panini – mmm.

  52. The cinnamon crunch bagel is the best. It’s better than all the rest! You take one big bite; savor with all your might. Will there be any left by tonight? NOT!

  53. I love Panera Bread. Everything I have ate there is delicious. One of my favorite meals is the Kale salad with Lemon Chicken Orzo soup. Oh, don’t forget the sweet tea, it’s very refreshing, especially on these hot days. This is where one of my friends and I meet to have girl time and good food.

  54. I just love the cinnamon crunch bagel with honey walnut cream cheese and of course broccoli cheese soup!!! pastries and breads yummy & so is the breakfast. What don’t I like? I don’t know!

  55. I love the cinnamon crunch bagel with walnut cream cheese and of course Broccoli cheese soup!! all pastries and breads are yummy and so is breakfast as well!! I guess i just like it all!!

  56. I love all their soups, but I really love the Asian sesame salad, the Cobb salad with avocado, or the classic chicken Caesar salad. Then again it may be the bread bowls, no the bagels…. I guess that is why they have the pick two, it is too hard to choose one thing.

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