Thursday, May 2, 2019

23+ Ways to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

"I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye,
because we ask them to do so much for so little."
-- Phil McGraw

(Updated Monday afternoon, May 6th, with info about special deals from TESOL Int'l Association)

It's time for my annual roundup of special deals for Teacher Appreciation Week!  It's nice that some businesses offer educators discounts during the first week of May but I think it'd be even nicer if teachers were appreciated every week of the year.  I'm publishing a few days earlier than usual so you can take full advantage of as many of these offers as possible.

For flyers, certificates, and social media images to promote Teacher Appreciation Week in your school or community, check out the National PTA materials on their website.  They also link to coupons from OfficeDepot/Office Max for discounts on select items good through May 4th and good through May 11th.

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with These Deals! | The ESL Nexus
Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with these special offers! source: The ESL Nexus
The places listed below are offering special deals this May.  Some of them are nationwide and others are regional but they all have locations in at least 5 states.  Many other businesses offer discounts to educators throughout the year but I did not include them in this round up.  Just click on the green links to go to their websites for more information.  (I looked at all the websites to verify the info and it was accurate at the time I wrote this blog post.)

Food and Restaurants
Breugger's Bagels
What: $10 off any catered order over $75
When: May 6th - May 10th
How: Use promo code TENOFF75 when placing your order

Cheddars Scratch Kitchen
What: Purchase an adult entree and receive a free appetizer
When: Between May 6th - May 10th
How: Show a valid school ID; dine-in only

Chipotle Mexican Grill
What: All educators can take advantage of their BOGO free Burritos, Bowls, Salads, or orders of Tacos
When: Tuesday, May 7th from 3:00pm – Closing
How: Show a valid faculty ID; for in-restaurant orders only

CICIS
What: 1 free Adult Buffet (drink not included)
When: Tuesday, May 7th
How: Show a valid school ID; at participating locations only 

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grill
What: Teachers receive a free meal or $12 off the cost of a meal of their choice
When: Tuesday, May 7th
How: Show a valid school ID; at participating locations only

Giordano's
What:Teachers and nurses receive 20% off their order
When: Between May 6th - May 9th
How: Use the promo code 656-263-214; for dining in and ordering online


Grimaldi's Pizzeria
What: Teachers get 15% off their order and enter here to win a free pizza party
When: May 6th - May 10th
How: Show a valid school ID

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
What: Receive a free small shake
When: Tuesday, May 7th
How: Show a valid school ID


Metro Diner
What: Educators receive 20% off their meal.
When: May 6th - May 10th
How: Show a valid school ID

MOD Pizza
What: Buy a MOS-size pizza or salad and get another one free
When: Tuesday, May 7th
How: Valid with a school ID on in-store orders


MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes
What: Get a free burger when you buy fries and a drink or a shake
When: Wednesday, May 8th
How: Text TEACH to 97455 and show a valid school ID; for dine-in orders


Nando's
What: Educators receive a free 1/4 flame-grilled chicken entree
When: Tuesday, May 7th
How: Show a valid school ID


Roy Rogers Restaurants
What: Receive a free milkshake or dessert
When: May 6th - May 10th
How: Show a valid teacher ID


Scooter's Coffee
What: Teachers and nurses get 50% off any drink
When: Tuesday, May 7th
How: Show a valid school ID


Slim Chickens
What: Students and teachers receive 20% off your order and a free cookie
When: Tuesday, May 7th
How: Show a valid school ID; participating locations only


Sonic Drive-In
What: Teachers and “those who appreciate them as much as Sonic does” get a free Route 44 drink or slush with purchase
When: May 7th - May 31st
How: Order through their app


Wendy's
What: Buy any Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combo and get a free small Frosty
When: On Sundays through May 19th
How: Order through the DoorDash app and use the promos code HOUSEWENDYS

Other Special Deals
Below are more ways teachers are being recognized in May.
  
Heinemann
What: A discount on their materials (the amount isn't specified)
When: Presumably during Teacher Appreciation Week
How: Get 30% off and free shipping on select resources when you use promo code TAW19 and buy online with a credit card


National Council of Teachers of English
What: Get an NCTE resource for free via email and be eligible to win an additional prize
When: May 6th - May 10th
How: Sign up on the website to receive text reminders


Sandals Resorts
What: Win a free 7-day vacation at a Sandals resort
When: 1 winner for each day of the month of May will be chosen
How: Enter online

TESOL International Association
What: A variety of free resources, teaching tips, and discounts on TESOL books
When: May 6th - 10th 
How: Click this link for info

More Discount Roundups
These websites list even more discounts for teachers but they're too numerous to show individually so I'm just including the link to those sites' homepages.  I haven't verified all the links so I can't vouch for their accuracy.
   
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

GimmeFreebies

Wishing you all a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

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