teacher appreciation dayWe owe teachers so much thanks and gratitude for their daily encouragement and interaction teaching our children. Several Houston businesses are recognizing Teacher Appreciation Day with deals or freebies.

Alamo Drafthouse Houston — Teacher Appreciation Week is back at Alamo Drafthouse Houston, Mason Park. Educators and administrators get free admission to any show at ANY time of the day through May 3 at the Mason Park location. Just show a current ID from your place of employment (including preschools and universities). Homeschooling parents can get in on the freebie with documentation that shows that you’re a teacher. One free ticket per teacher per screening. This must be purchased at the box office for a same-day movie. Alamo Drafthouse Houston is located at 531 S. Mason Road in Katy.

Chick-fil-A — Houston-area locations are spoiling teachers with free chicken menu items May 2, 6 am – 8 pm. Teachers can enjoy free Chick-n-Minis (3-count) or Chicken Biscuit from 6 am – 10:30 am or a free Chick-fil-A sandwich from 10:30 am – 8 pm. No coupon required. No purchase necessary. Valid ID required.

Chipotle — It’s a buy-one, get-one free deal at Chipotle May 2 for teachers, faculty and staff members. From 3 pm to close, educators can get a free burrito, bowl, taco or salad with purchase of another. Valid ID required. One per person.

Houston Astros — Educators can enjoy a freebie at Houston Astros game May 1, 7:10 pm, for Teacher Appreciation Night. The first 500 fans that purchase in the two special ticket sections will receive a chalkboard Astros mug. Ticket packages are available for $26 in Mezzanine 255 and $34 in Bull Pen 154. {This freebie can run out at any time.}

PDQ — Teachers (and nurses) will be celebrated May 9 at PDQ with 50% off your entire purchase all day. Valid school ID required.

SeaWorld — Texas teachers can play at SeaWorld with free unlimited admission through December 31, 2017, thanks to the Teacher Appreciation Fun Card. This is for Pre-K through 12th grade active and certified teachers. A third-party company (ID.me) provides online verification of Pre-K – 12th grade Texas school teachers. A Department of Education number is required. Sign up online at SeaWorld. Register for this opportunity by May 31, 2017.

Society of Performing Arts — Teachers can receive discounts up to 50% off select evening performances year round with the Society of Performing Arts (SPA) Teacher Club. To join, complete the form on the SPA website. Once teachers have received an email confirmation, Teachers can mention the club membership when purchasing tickets by phone to get the deal. Limit two tickets per person, per performance.