MyPanera cards are activated instantly as they are registered online at the restaurant's website. Once Panera Bread customers link their cards to their free accounts, the information is saved and they begin accumulating rewards with each visit.
Cards are available at each participating restaurant, and customers are automatically entitled to a reward during the next visit just for registering. Customers should present their cards at every purchase; a note at the bottom of each receipt indicates how many visits are required to earn the next reward. Members may add missed visits by signing into their accounts and entering the codes located on their receipts.