Today marks day five of the Oakland teachers strike.

Teachers — with the support of many students and parents — continue to picket for higher pay, smaller class sizes, more student support and fewer school closures.

Several local restaurants have joined the cause by offering support and on-site discounts to Oakland teachers.

Be prepared to show a valid Oakland Education Association ID when ordering to get the offer:
Hawk & Pony (free coffee), Highwire Coffee (free coffee), Julie’s Oakland (free coffee), The Kebabery (free fries), Pizzaiolo (25% discount, free coffee in café), Reem’s (20% discount, free coffee), Tacos Oscar (free Tecate), Tay Ho (20% discount, free coffee), Western Pacific (25% discount, free coffee in café)

Bites: Teacher discounts during strike, FREE In-N-Out hot chocolate for kids, Tamarack opens in Oakland:

Harrogate passengers are to get FREE bus travel in a new offer connected to the all-electric buses of the town.

Bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company is hoping its new deal will help to persuade more residents to support the locally-owned shops and restaurants of the town on Sundays – while at the same time, encouraging locals to leave their cars at home and give the futuristic new buses a try.

A joint investment of almost £4 million has brought eight of the new buses to the town, after operator The Harrogate Bus Company became the only bus firm in Yorkshire to win funding of £2.25 million from the Low Emission Bus Scheme of the government.

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England.

Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens.

13 miles (21 km) away from the town center is the Yorkshire Dales national park and the Nidderdale AONB.

Harrogate grew out of two smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century.

Since 2013, polls have consistently voted the town as “the happiest place to live” in Britain.

New! FREE bus travel for Harrogate passengers:
Harrogate Advertiser


These deals come full circle.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 is both National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day.

Deals and FREEbies for National Pizza Day:

Here are the deals and FREEbies, available at participating locations. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location before heading out. Also, some will require you to have a restaurant’s app or be signed up for emails.

The pizza chain has a Twitter contest to win FREE pizza for a year. Enter by 11:59 PM, ET Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Domino’s is giving Twitter users the opportunity to win Domino’s e-gift cards: One winner will receive a $500 Domino’s e-gift card and 10 winners will each get a $50 Domino’s e-gift card. Just post three unique tweets and include the hashtag #WinDominosPizza to enter.

Also for a limited time, Piece of the Pie Rewards members have an easy way to earn points on any brand’s pizza that can be redeemed for a FREE Domino’s pizza.

The latest version of Domino’s mobile app is needed to “to scan a pizza or an eligible image of a pizza.” Learn more at

H&R Block:
The first 5,000 participants to upload at least one tax document or submit uploaded documents to H&R Block’s Tax Pro Go Saturday, February 9, 2019 will get a $10 Domino’s gift card. Documents need be uploaded between 12:01 AM CST and 11:59 PM CST Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Pilot Flying J:
Through Sunday, February 10, 2019 get a FREE slice of pizza with an offer on the Pilot Flying J app.

Red Baron Pizza:
The frozen pizza brand has a Facebook contest where one family will win a year’s worth of pizza. To enter through midnight Saturday, February 9, 2019, “post a photo on your page alongside a thank you note to pizza for saving parents like you from dinnertime chaos. Posts must tag @RedBaronPizza and use the hashtag #ThankYouPizza to qualify.” Read official contest rules here.

IHOP created this mouth-watering “Pancizza,” just in time for National Pizza Day. From February 8, 2019 to February 10, 2019 you can choose from three types of Pancizza: original pancake, bacon and cheddar, and cupcake.

On Saturday, February 9, 2019, IHOP will also give away FREE slices of Pancizza at its IHOP Pancizzeria in New York City.

More deals:
Smaller chains also will have deals Saturday, February 9, 2019. Search on social media for #NationalPizzaDay

National Bagel Day deals, FREEbies:

Biggby Coffee:
Get half off “Bragels” Saturday, the chain’s bagel sandwiches.

More deals:
Smaller chains also will have deals Saturday, February 9, 2019. Search on social media for #NationalBagelDay

Saturday is National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day. Where to get FREEbies and deals:
USA Today

Here’s where to find pizza deals on National Pizza Day:
Detroit Free Press

Where to Get Free (or Cheap) Pizza on National Pizza Day: