Teacher Appreciation Week acknowledges educators’ efforts with specials

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After the past year, parents are even more aware that Teacher Appreciation Week deserves  special attention. Educators can be the unsung heroes that are the support system that gives children the willingness to strive for more, to keep that curiosity alive, and to celebrate the accomplishments both big and small. Although one week may be just a token of gratitude, the effort is always appreciated.

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is celebrated May 3 through May 7, many brands and businesses are looking to honor, support and celebrate educators. From special promotions to free food, there are a wide range of offerings this week.

And, anyone can celebrate a teacher in their lives. From a child’s teacher to a former mentor who inspired a lifelong career, there is always a reason to say thank you.

Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations, promotions and events


Do you know a teacher who has “Let the Joy Shine Through?” Outshine is asking everyone to share a story about a teacher who has made a difference in their lives on Instagram. By commenting with “a minimum of two sentences” on the brand’s Instagram page, everyone is encouraged to share why their teacher deserves a “$10,000 classroom makeover.”

From the teacher who stayed connected to students even when classes felt totally distant to the educator to just listened as a children struggled to find their confidence to achieve, there are many people who were that beacon of light during difficult times.

While only one teacher will earn the ultimate prize, all the teachers recognized in the comments deserve their moment to shine. Hopefully, these words of gratitude inspire others to share a word of thanks.

Angry Orchard

Some people might remember the stereotype image of giving a teacher an apple. This year for Teacher Appreciation Week, Angry Orchard is taking a different approach to that apple gift.

In partnership with NIPYATA, a personalized greeting platform, Angry Orchard is offering special Teach Appreciation Day cards. Each card comes with an ice-cold Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Sometimes a virtual cheers to end the week might be just what a teacher (or friend) needs.

Available now through May, the special greeting cards are $14.99 plus shipping.

McAlister’s Deli

Want to give a teacher drink? Head to the McAlister’s Deli website and nominate a special teacher in your life. With the completed nomination, the teacher will receive a free tea. Or, if you are a teacher, simply show a teacher’s ID at a participating location to receive a free tea offer now through May 7.

Insomnia Cookies

During Teacher Appreciation Week, Insomnia Cookies will offer a free cookie to teachers. Simply visit an Insomnia Cookies store for the offer. No additional purchase is necessary.

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These food offer and deals are just a small sampling of the way brands are celebrating teachers. If you know about a tasty treat for educators this week, please add it to the comments section.