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How Starbucks helps celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

Eve Edwards May 2, 2022
American multinational chain Starbucks Coffee store seen in
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Tuesday, 3 May 2022 marks National Teacher Appreciation Day and a week of celebrating hard-working educators across the US. Joe Biden’s recent presidential proclamation states Appreciation Week will run from 1 to 7 May.

As a way to thank teachers during the first week of May, many companies are giving away freebies ranging from food items to stationary and office supplies.

If Starbucks is on your mind this week, you may be curious to know whether the drinks company has anything in store to mark Teacher Appreciation Week 2022.

Starbucks Coffee logo seen in Merida. On Friday, February 4, 2022, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

How to celebrate your teachers via Starbucks

While the foodservice company isn’t giving away freebies during Teacher Appreciation Week, there are still ways students can show their appreciation via a Starbucks gift voucher.

It’s one of the most popular gift ideas to give a teacher, as noted by some of them on Twitter. What teacher doesn’t need a coffee to get through those early morning classes?

To make the gift even more special, Starbucks offers teacher-themed gift cards on its website. There are four scholastic-inspired cards that allow the gift-giver to celebrate their teacher.

The cards feature slogans such as: “You get an A+”; “Teachers shape the world”; “Thank you, teacher”; and “Best teacher ever”. You can view and purchase the gift cards here.

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Is Starbucks offering giveaways?

You might be disappointed by the news Starbucks isn’t offering any freebies for teachers throughout Teacher Appreciation Week, but there are ways to get free items from the company throughout the year.

If you have a Starbucks Rewards card, you can get points with every purchase that add up to a free item. With 50 star points you can get a free brewed hot coffee, bakery item or hot tea. With 150 stars, you can get a handcrafted drink, hot breakfast or parfait. The more stars you earn, the greater the rewards.

If you are part of Starbucks Rewards, you can get any drink or food item free on your birthday. You will just need to have signed up to the programme more than seven days before your birthday. So, all you May babies are in luck this month with a birthday freebie around the corner!

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Foodie freebies to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2022

If you’re a teacher, you might be looking for ways to treat yourself this Teacher Appreciation Week. And there are companies that are keen to help.

Although Starbucks isn’t giving away freebies during the week, several other food companies are. Throughout the first week of May 2022, teachers will be able to get a free cookie or free regular-sized fountain drink with the purchase of an entree at Potbelly. From 2 to 6 May, teachers will also be able to get a free mini sundae from Freddy’s.

All freebies will require valid school ID to claim the gift.

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Eve spends her days writing about everything culture-related. From celebrity news to music, film and television, Eve covers all bases. When she’s not writing you can find her making music or mastering the art of homemade pasta.