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Local businesses celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with deals for educators

Teacher Appreciation Week

(EL PASO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT -- May 4, 2021) — It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week and people throughout El Paso are showing their gratitude to their favorite teachers. That includes local businesses that are giving away great deals for teachers and other educators.

Here’s a list of local shops and restaurants giving teachers great deals and giveaways to say: “Thank you for all you do for our children.”

  • McDonald’s: Monday through Friday: One Free Breakfast Sandwich or McCafé Bakery item and premium roast iced or hot coffee. 
  • Poker Zaragoza: Monday through Friday 20 percent off entire order  
  • Suegra’s Kitchen: Get half a dozen flour tortillas with any purchase via Facebook messenger. 
  • Chick-fil-A El Paso/Las cruces: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich or 8-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets. ID required.  
  • CostcoTeachers can join Costco as a new member and receive a $20 Costco Shop Card. This offer, which does not note an ending date, is through SheerID, which verifies eligibility.
  • Office Depot:From Sunday through Saturday, teachers who are Office Depot and OfficeMax Rewards members will receive 25% back in rewards on a qualifying purchase when they present a unique coupon and rewards number at checkout. The coupon is available online at 
  • Staples:Teachers get 20% off in-store purchases for Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2-9 when they present a valid school ID at check-out. In-store only and exclusions apply. 
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Teachers get 20% off orders at participating sports bars Monday through this Friday for dine-in or takeout when they show a valid teacher ID. 
  • Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops: The chain is looking for nominations of teachers to reward them with a free half or small sub. Send nominations to Capriotti’s through a direct message on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the name and email address of your favorite teacher and why they are your favorite teacher. Capriotti’s will then load their CAPAddict account with a free sub offer. Nominations will be taken through 11:59 p.m. PT Sunday.
  • Insomia Cookies: From Monday through May 9, teachers get a free classic cookie with their teacher ID, no purchase necessary. Or they can get a free six-pack with any purchase. 
  • MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes: From Monday through Wednesday, get $3 off a $10 or more purchase on the MOOYAH Rewards App or online order using coupon code THANKS. 
  • Sonic Drive-In: This deal is in honor of teachers but open to everyone with the Sonic app. From Sunday through May 9, use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the app to unlock a free large drink or slush with any purchase.
  • Zen Martal Arts and G4 El Paso: Free one month membership or 50 percent off a 3-month membership. 
  • Asylum Comics: 20% off to Teachers with School ID from May 3-7. 

If your local business has a deal for teachers that you’d like to include in this list, email us at

Story by Gustavo Reveles
Art by Martin A. Lopez