Submitted by Ashley Radder-Renter on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 17:53
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Educators Are Awesome! 50 Awesome Educator Specials for Teacher Appreciation:

Every year, we pause and celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week to honor the noble profession which shapes young lives, however now more than ever, it’s important that teachers everywhere know how much they are appreciated each and every day, not just once a year! This year we can say confidently that educators have genuinely given their all.  We believe extra credit is due this year for teaching despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19. After over a year of educating during a pandemic, appreciating educators is more prominent than ever, which is why so many businesses and entities are showing appreciation by offering awesome educators some totally awesome deals this week that you may not be aware of. This week we are listing out 50 of the best deals for educators!  

Check out this awesome list of 50 deals available for educators during Teacher Appreciation week! 

    1. El Remedio: San Antonio's Birria authority is celebrating "classroom heroes" by offering 20 percent off orders on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A teacher ID will be required to redeem the discount. El Remedio is located at 2924 Culebra Road. 
    2. HTeaO: A self-serve sweet tea spot honors teachers by extending happy hour half-price drinks to all day, all week long for them. The offer is available until Friday; a teacher ID is required. HTeaO is located at 22127 Bulverde Road. 
    3. Santikos and Firstmark: These two businesses have teamed up to give out 1,000 "swag bags" with movie tickets, popcorn vouchers, and 30-minute game cards to give teachers a free movie. The bank will release 200 tickets a day until Friday, while supplies last, at Natural Bridge Caverns: is gifting teachers with a valid ID a free Discovery Tour ticket until Sunday. 
    4. Nicha's: One of San Antonio's Tex-Mex go-to restaurants, is giving teachers a 20 percent off deal with the purchase of a beverage (excluding alcohol) on Tuesday.  A valid ID is required. 
    5. Michaels: When you check out with your Michaels Rewards account, you’ll get 15% off your entire order, including sale pieces. The offer is valid in-store and online, and participants must present a valid educator ID or complete the educator verification process through the rewards program to qualify.
    6. Staples: Join the Classroom Rewards program to get 5% back on all purchases made by Staples Rewards members that add their accounts to yours.
    7. BARNES & NOBLE: Join the B&N Educators program to get 20% off the publisher’s list price on all classroom orders, as well as 10% off cafe purchases. Bonus: On Educator Appreciation Days, you can save up to 25% on your purchase.
    8. HALF PRICES BOOKS: Get a 10% discount year-round by signing up for the Educator Discount Card
    9. JOE’S CRAB SHACK: Between May 3 and 7, teachers receive a 15% discount. In addition, some locations offer special promotions, such as a Free Meal for Teachers on 5/4 to commemorate National Teacher’s Day. One of our top picks for Teacher Appreciation Week specials in San Antonio
    10. FREEBIRDS: Over 1,000 meals are being donated to schools and medical centers throughout Texas by Freebirds. From May 3 to May 12, donations will be accepted in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Austin. The Freebirds deal for teachers and nurses week is open to all guests. The famous catered boxed lunches from Freebirds will be available for $10, including a Freebird Burrito with chips, salsa, and a chocolate chip cookie. 
    11. Ann Taylor Loft: Ann Taylor Loft has a Loft Loves Teachers program; with a valid school ID, educators can receive 15% off full-price purchases.
    12. Banana Republic: Banana Republic offers an Education Discount for both teachers and students. With a valid school ID, shoppers can receive 15% off full-priced purchases at Banana Republic stores. The Education Discount does not apply to purchases made online or at the Banana Republic Factory Outlet.
    13. Buffalo Wild Wings: With a school ID, teachers can receive 20% off any order for indoor dining or takeout.
    14. Cole Haan: Cole Haan offers both students and teachers 20% off on online orders. All you have to do is register at this link with a valid school email address, and then you will receive a unique code that you can enter at checkout.
    15. MCALISTER’S DELI: Submit a favorite teacher and nurse for a chance to win a FREE catering (open till 5/6) by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3ee6sPW! Plus, all nominees will receive a free tea.
    16. SONIC: SONIC guests can use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the SONIC App to unlock a free Large Drink or Slush with any purchase from May 2 to May 9th.
    17. CHICK FIL A: Daily specials week of May 3rd, 2021 in participating locations only. Check your location in San Antonio.
    18. EINSTEIN BROS. BAGELS: enjoy 20% off an e-gift card.
    19. HOME CHEF:  Exclusive discount for Teachers, Doctors, Nurses. 50% off first purchase (new customers only) and 10% off subsequent purchases. Max discount $60 per sale. This is one of the deepest discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week in San Antonio.
    20. PIEOLOGY PIZZERIA: Last year, Pieology chose 15 Everyday Heroes to receive a 4-6 person Pieology Care Pack, as well as $250.
    21. RUBY TUESDAYS: In the past, they have offered teachers a free burger with their school ID at participating locations. Check back for an update to the Teacher Appreciation Week deal for 2021. 
    22. Arctic Ape: Located on Walzem Rd in San Antonio, Wednesday is a $5.00 cup day for everyone! The most fun you can have with dessert! Serving soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, Italian ice, custard, and sorbet.
    23. 1800Flowers.com: NEA members can save 20% on flowers and gift baskets.
    24. 23andMe: Teachers save $20 to $100 on select DNA kits.
    25. Adobe Creative Cloud: Teachers save 60% off monthly Creative Cloud subscriptions.
    26. A.C. Moore: Present your school ID, pay stub, or other qualifying identification to get 15% off regular and sale-priced purchases of arts and crafts supplies at A.C. Moore.
    27. Ann Taylor LOFT: Teachers save 15% off full-price purchases.
    28. Apple: Apple Education Pricing is available to teachers on select devices.
    29. A to Z Teacher Stuff: Get low prices on teaching eBooks and ready-to-use classroom activities created and classroom-tested by teachers. Many downloads are free.
    30. Barnes & Noble: Get 20% off purchases for classroom use throughout the year and 25% off purchases during Educator Appreciation Days.
    31. Bookmans: Get 20% off all purchases.
    32. Books-a-Million: Get 25% off purchases for the classroom with a BAM Educator’s card during Teacher Appreciation Week.
    33. Budget Truck Rental: get 10% off local moves and 15% off one-way moves.
    34. Coolframes.com: Teachers get a 5% discount.
    35. J.CREW: 15% off on every purchase 
    36. VINEYARD VINES: Teachers get 15% off their online purchase with a valid ID
    37. COSTCO: Teachers can join Costco as a new member and receive a $20 Costco Shop Card. 
    38. COSTCO: This exclusive teacher offer is only available online. Costco is offering an exclusive teacher membership. Those who join as new members are eligible to receive a $30 shop card. 
    39. PRO TEETH GUARD: Get $40 store credit toward any custom night guard 
    40. ADOBE: Teachers (and students) can get over 60% off on Adobe Creative Cloud all year long.
    41. APPLE: Teachers can get discounts through the Apple Education Store.
    42. Crocs: Teachers Get 15% Off Crocs, educators save 15% off most styles of Crocs sign up and save. 
    43. Toms: Teachers and students get a 10% discount on Toms shoes.
    44. LENOVO: Teachers can save 5% sitewide, including laptops, tablets, and desktop computers.
    45. MICROSOFT:10% discount on Surface devices and accessories, also get Microsoft Teams for free
    46. HEADSPACE: Headspace offers free access to all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
    47. CHEAPCARIBBEAN.COM: $150 off the next vacation. To celebrate Heroes’ Month, they are giving away FREE trips and MORE beachy items through May. 
    48. Zaxby’s: The chain with more than 900 locations in 17 states is offering teachers with a valid ID a buy-one-get-one Big Zax Snak Meal Thursday while supplies last.

    49. EVO: Teachers can snag a free ticket to watch any movie during Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs from May 3-7. Homeschooling parents can even cash in on the freebie by showing documentation, such as a lesson plan or ID card, that proves they're teaching at home.

    50. YES, Your Everyday Style Boutique: We are doing something special in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week too! Come shop at “Your Everyday Style Boutique” YES on Saturday, May 8th at 702 Cincinnati Ave. San Antonio, TX 78201 from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM, for some super great deals on affordable, trendy clothing, shoes, and handbags and so much more just right for your super fabulous teacher superhero wardrobe, including many popular name-brands! By the way, nothing is over $4.99 this Saturday, May 8th! 

We appreciate our superhero educators every day but will celebrate awesome educators all month with our new series on Awesome Educators. This four-week series will highlight and celebrate educators! We decided to start this series by gathering a list of awesome deals available this week because we know the sacrifices and hard work that educators make daily to do what they love and change the world by shaping the minds and character of their students.

We have found that 91% of teachers buy supplies for their classrooms using their own money. All those supplies like crayons, pencils, and paper add up to $1.5 billion spent annually by teachers on school supplies (WOW!)  In addition, an amazing 67% of teachers buy snacks for their students to help with essential nutrition. We also found that 29% of teachers purchase bathroom products for students like toilet paper and toothbrushes. So you see, teaching isn’t just a job, it’s a Noble Profession, and a teacher often changes hats, roles, and superhero capes daily! They are the superheroes in our society!  So because educators are spending countless hours and money from their own pockets to prepare children for the future, we believe that the 3.9 million K-12 teachers who spend 100 billion dollars on their credit cards per year deserve the best deals they can find! 

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