Panda Express Just Launched a Rewards Program—Here’s What You Need to Know

Updated: Jun. 06, 2023

Get ready to enjoy all of your Panda Express favorites at a discount!

Rewards programs can be a game changer. We’re thinking of all those times we’ve saved big at Starbucks, Dunkin’, Wendy’s, Target and so many other go-to favorites thanks to the magic of customer rewards programs. And now, that magic is coming to another favorite chain—Panda Express!

That’s right, get ready to save on all the orange chicken you can imagine. The chain has announced the launch of its first-ever customer rewards program. Here’s how to become a member of the program that will help you get your favorite Panda Express goodies for free.

How Does the Panda Express Rewards Program Work?

Customer Places order at counter at a Panda Express Restaurant in Garden Grove, CAMediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

The program is a points-based rewards system. That means, through purchases, customers can earn points to redeem “free food and unlock surprise gifts and exclusive benefits,” the chain writes on its website. These gifts and benefits include upgrading meals and free plates, family plates and more!

To redeem points, customers must log into their rewards account and place an order through the chain’s app or website. Customers can also purchase items to earn or redeem points in-store or at any Panda Express drive-thru, as long as they scan their app at checkout. Then, for every dollar consumers spend on qualifying purchases, members will receive 10 “Panda Points.”

Here’s What You Can Earn Through the Rewards Program

There are a variety of benefits and rewards members can unlock through the free rewards program. Not only can fans redeem points for discounted and free products, but they can also “jump the line in-store and check out faster” along with “get[ting] Panda delivered.” Major perks!

For even more “good fortune,” fans can pick up a free gift from select options on their birthday. More specifically, though, members can redeem points for the following rewards deals:

  • 200 points: Upgrade to Premium Entree
  • 250 points: Upgrade Bowl to Plate
  • 250 points: Upgrade Plate to Bigger Plate
  • 300 points: Free Small Appetizer
  • 350 points: Free Medium Drink
  • 650 points: Free Medium A La Carte Side
  • 750 points: Free Small A La Carte Entree
  • 850 points: Free Cub Meal
  • 1,250 points: Free Bowl
  • 1,500 points: Free Plate
  • 1,750 points: Free Bigger Plate
  • 5,000 points: Free Family Meal

How Do I Sign Up for the Rewards Program?

Food Rests under a glass countertop at a Panda Express Restaurant in Garden Grove, CAMediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

You can join via the Panda Express website or app. Customers just need to provide their first and last names along with their email addresses.

Once customers join the Panda Express party, they’ll receive a Welcome Gift of 25% off their first order, which can be as much as $10 off. Plus, the first purchase of each month will unlock a Good Fortune Gift that allows customers to access bonus points, special discounts or free food along with a digital fortune cookie message. A total bargain!

If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s a ton of “good fortune [that] awaits,” so there’s no better time than now to join. While dreaming of all things Panda Express, you can also enjoy it in the comfort of your own home thanks to these copycat recipes.

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