Teacher appreciation

Teachers in many ways are the unsung heroes of society. We trust teachers with our most precious resource, our children, and count on them to teach children the tools and skills they’ll need to succeed in life. It goes without saying that most teachers aren’t thanked or compensated enough for their efforts, but luckily teacher appreciation week gives us a chance to thank teachers this May 6-10 and honor them on May 7 with National Teacher Day.

Many businesses throughout the San Antonio area are giving back to teachers today with discounts and freebies, so make sure you know where to go if you’re a teacher or other school staff member:

Top Pick

SeaWorld — Texas teachers can get up close and personal with marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio thanks to the Teacher Appreciation Fun Card which offers free unlimited admission to SeaWorld from now through January 5, 2020 for Pre-K through 12th grade active and certified teachers. Teaching status will be verified by an online third-party company (ID.me) for Texas school teachers, and a Department of Education number is required. Sign up online at SeaWorld. Register for this opportunity by May 31, 2019.

Other Teacher Appreciation Deals

Adobe Education Store — Teachers and other educators can enjoy significant year-round discounts on select Adobe products for in or out-of-class use.

Apple — To help teachers perform their best, Apple offers educators discounts on Apple computers, tablets, software, and other products.

Arby’s — Many Arby’s locations are offering a free sandwich to teachers and other school faculty Tuesday with the presentation of a valid school ID. Check with each location for participation.

Banana Republic — Teachers can get 15% off full priced items with a valid teacher ID at any Banana Republic.

Barnes & Noble — Teachers can enjoy a year-round Teacher Appreciation discount that offers educators 20% off the list price on all purchases for classroom use. On Educator Appreciation Days, teachers can get 25% off.

Buffalo Wild Wings — All week long, teachers, faculty, and school staff can get 20% off when dining in.

Chick-fil-A — San Antonio locations are giving teachers a free sandwich between 11 am and 8 pm on Tuesday, May 7 with school ID.

Chipotle — On May 7 from 3-7 pm, teachers, faculty, staff members, and other educators can get a free burrito, bowl, taco or salad with purchase of another full-priced item. Valid ID required. One free item per person.

Cicis Pizza — Teachers and other school faculty and staff can get a FREE adult buffet on Tuesday, May 7 with a valid school ID.

Container Store — Teachers can enjoy discounts all year long on classroom organization and decoration at The Container Store as part of the Organized Teacher Discount Program. Click here to learn more.

Dell — All year round, teachers can save big on award-winning Dell computers, software, and other products.

FedEx — Teachers can get 15% off most FedEx Office services and products.

Half Price Books — Half Price Books always offers teachers 10% off purchases with their Educator Discount Card.

Hopdoddy — Teachers with a school ID can enjoy a free small milkshake Tuesday, May 7.

J. Crew — Teachers can show their ID at J. Crew for 15% off all full priced items.

Marble Slab — From now until May 11 teachers can get $2 off.

McDonald’s — McDonald’s has a variety of discounts and freebies for teachers. Check your local McDonald’s locations to see which Teacher Appreciation Day deals and freebies being offered.

MOD Pizza —  MOD Pizza is offering teachers buy one, get one free pizzas or salads on Tuesday, May 7.

Pei Wei — For Teacher Appreciation Week Pei Wei is offering teachers 33% off entrees for in-restaurant dining with school ID.

Pluckers — Every Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm, teachers can present their ID to get one free appetizer per two people.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop — From now until Sunday, May 12, teachers can enjoy a buy one, get one free deal.

Raising Cane’s — On Tuesday, May 7, teachers and other school faculty can get a free Box Combo from 6-9 pm with their school ID.

Sonic — All month long teachers can get a free Route 44 drink with any purchase. Orders must be placed using the Sonic app and the coupon code TEACHERS.

If you know of any other teacher’s appreciation deals, leave us a comment below to share them with us.