WTAJ — In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, some chains in our region are participating by giving teachers discounts at their favorite restaurants or retailers.

Teacher Appreciation Week runs from Monday, May 2 to Friday, May 6, with National Teacher Day being celebrated on May 3.

The following places will offer discounts for teachers in our central Pa region:

  • Applebees – Free appetizer with purchase of any entrée and valid ID (May 2-May 15 in Altoona, Ebensburg, Johnstown and State College locations)
  • Barnes and Noble – Free cup of coffee or tea with valid teacher ID (May 3)
  • Chick-Fil-A – Free breakfast meal with valid teacher ID (during breakfast hours on May 3)
  • Staples
    • 20% Back in Classroom Rewards for your teacher or school: Staples is helping to thank teachers for everything they do just by stocking up on the supplies you need. Download the Staples Connect™ app and join Classroom Rewards to earn 20% back in Classroom Rewards on in-store purchases from May 1 – May 7 to give to a local registered teacher or school. Plus, get up to 5% back in Staples rewards*.
    • Teacher gift boxes: Teachers can stop into their nearby Staples store for a free gift box of supplies, exclusive coupons and a handful of surprises from Staples’ print team, plus they receive 20% back in Classroom Rewards on their purchases as well. Available while supplies last.

Additionally, while it’s not during Teacher Appreciation Week, Chipotle partners with Kids in Need Foundation Supply a Teacher program each fall to help bring supplies into teachers’ classrooms.

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Since 1984, the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) has dedicated a week in May as a time to honor those who educate children across the country.