Sunday, May 2, 2021

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with These Deals & a TpT Sale!

"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, May 3, 2021)

This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is being celebrated while some teachers in the U.S. and throughout the world are still teaching students remotely and some teachers have returned to in-person classroom teaching.  Whatever your particular situation, the 2021-2021 school year has been been like no other.  Hopefully, educators and students can return to a semblance of normality at the start of the next school year.

For flyers, certificates, and social media images to promote Teacher Appreciation Week, check out the National PTA materials on their website.

Only a few of the chain restaurants that used to offer deals during this week did so last year but there are more this year.  Given the huge economic losses restaurants faced (and still face), I think it's really nice they are giving some special deals to educators in 2021.  You can find a list of some restaurants and other businesses offering special deals below.

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with special offers! source: The ESL Nexus

Many businesses offer discounts to educators throughout the year but I did not include them in this round up, except for one which I saw for the first time today.  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.)

Restaurants
Breugger's Bagels
What: a) a free medium drip or iced coffee with any purchase b) $10 off any catered order over $75
When: May 3rd - May 7th
How: Use promo code TENOFF75 when placing your order

Buffalo Wild Wings
What: 20% off dine-in or take-out orders at participating restaurants
When: May 5th
How: Show your school ID

Huddle House
What: Teachers get a free meal an beverage
When: May 3rd - May 7th
How: Show your school ID

McDonald's
What: FREE Regular Size Caramel Brownie McFlurry
When: May 4th
How: Scan the offer code in the McDonald’s app (this freebie is for everyone) 

Sonic Drive-In
What: Free large drink or slush with any purchase
When: May 2nd - May 9th
How: Use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or with their app

Taco Bell
What: Buy-one-get-one Big Zax Snak Meal, while supplies last
When: May 6th
How: Show your school ID

Zaxby's
What: Free crunchy taco
When: May 4th
How: Order online or through the app anytime, or purchase in-store from 8:00 - 11:59pm (for anyone, not just teachers)

Other Special Deals
Below are a few more ways teachers are being recognized.

Carson Dellosa Education
What: 25% off online purchases
When: May 2nd - May 9th
How: Use discount code AWESOME at checkout

Headspace for Educators
What: Free annual subscription for educators in the US, UK, Canada & Australia
When: Apparently anytime, not just during Teacher Appreciation Week
How: Create an account and then access meditation, mindfulness & sleep tools

Michael's
What: 15% off everything, including sale items
When: All the time, not just Teacher Appreciation Week
How: Use your Michael's Reward Card; click this link to enroll

TESOL International Association
What: 20% off TESOL self-study courses; TESOL members also get 30% off all TESOL publications (click here for info about publications)
When: May 3 - May 31, 2021
How: Use discount code LOVE20 at checkout

Find great Spring and End of Year resources at The ESL Nexus
Also, I am pleased to let you know that TeachersPayTeachers is having a sale on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 4th and 5th, 2021.  For the past several years, TpT has had a sitewide sale during Teacher Appreciation Week and this year it is again.  In fact, many of the teacher-authors, including me, have been converting existing resources and creating new ones to try and help teachers out in this new normal.  As usual, all the resources in my store will be 20% off.  Please use the promo code ThankYou21 for an additional 5% off at checkout, which means you can purchase all my resources at a 25% savings.  Other TpT stores will also be on sale for up to 25% off, depending on the store. 

Finally, here's Shonda Rimes' tweet from last year expressing her appreciation to teachers.  I think it's still applicable!

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 with a TpT Sale & these deals! | The ESL Nexus
Got that right!  source: @shondarhimes

Wishing you all a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week!

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