Where educators can get freebies, discounts during Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! (Pixabay, Pixabay 2021)

SAN ANTONIO – It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. While many teachers say they most appreciate thoughtful, handwritten notes from their students — let’s be honest, it’s also nice to get some freebies.

There are quite a few restaurants and businesses offering deals for educators this week.

Here is a list of some of the offers:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering 10% off for teachers both in-store and online through May 8. School ID will be verified at checkout.
  • Dollar General is giving teachers 5% off in May. Teachers must create or sign in to a Dollar General account to get the coupon.
  • Evo Entertainment is offering teachers free movies in May. Teachers must show a valid ID. Some studio restrictions apply and the offer is limited to one ticket per ID, per day.
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is offering teachers a free single-topping mini sundae from May 2-May 6. Teachers must present a valid school ID.
  • Great American Cookies is offering teachers, a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie with any purchase May 2 through May 6. Teachers must show valid ID and the offer is good for in-store purchases only.
  • Grimaldi’s Pizzaria is offering teachers 15% off their entire bill now through May 6.
  • Hotel Contessa is offering a 10% discount to faculty and staff of all levels at educational institutions who book a stay at the hotel in the month of May. Educators can call the hotel at 210-229-9222 or book online using the promo code: TEACH. The hotel is also offering a 25% discount for educators who book before May 15 for stays between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2022. The promo code: Educator. Teachers can also receive a free appetizer with purchase of an entree at Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails from May 2-May 6. Proof of faculty ID is required at check in to redeem any of the offers.
  • Marble Slab Creamery is offering a buy one, get one free small ice cream. Teachers must show valid ID and offer is good for in-store purchases only.
  • Office Max is offering teachers a 20% off coupon and a coupon for 20% back in rewards through June 25.
  • Potbelly is recognizing teachers with a free cookie or regular-sized soft drink when they order any entrée all week from May 1 through May 8.
  • Sonic is offering all enrolled in Sonic’s Teachers’ Circle Rewards program a free cheeseburger with purchase beginning May 3.
  • Staples is offering a free teacher gift box, exclusive savings plus 20% back in classroom rewards this week.
  • Whataburger is giving teachers a free breakfast item from 5-9 a.m. from May 2 to May 6. Teachers must show a school ID.
  • Zaxby’s is offering a buy-one-get-one boneless wings meal offer for teachers on May 3.

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