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Introduction – Teacher Appreciation:

To emphasize teacher appreciation in the community, our team at Panini Kabob Grill decided to run one of our biggest giveaways. However, we decided that one week simply was not enough to celebrate our hard-working teachers fully. As a result, we wanted to give away $500 gift cards to 3 teachers per PKG restaurant for a total of 51 lucky winners!

The results are in…

With back-to-school season rolling in, what better time to announce the winners of our popular giveaway than now? Without further ado, we are excited to confirm that the winners have finally been selected! In other words, we encourage you to keep reading to find out if YOU or the teacher YOU nominated won! Firstly, we’ve broken the winners up by region for your convenience. For example, San Diego, Los Angeles, Inland Empire, etc. Secondly, under each section, you will find a list of all winners in addition to a photo gallery. The photo gallery contains information on who the teachers are and why their nominees felt they deserved to win. In conclusion, it is easy to find your favorite teacher and read their nomination(s) below!

But wait, there’s more!

First and foremost, we truly appreciate the support and participation you have shown us during this giveaway. It would not be possible without your efforts! As we read the countless nominations received, we realized that every teacher genuinely deserves a bit of teacher appreciation. Hence, we decided to reward all runner-up teachers (250 total) with a $50 gift card! That is to say, any teacher not receiving a $500 gift card will receive a $50 gift card. Congratulations from PKG to all the teachers who won!

San Diego County Giveaway Winners

Note: At the giveaway’s launch in May, Panini Kabob Grill’s San Diego locations were in Carlsbad, Del Mar, and Mission Valley.

$500 Gift Card Winners – San Diego County List | Teacher Appreciation

PKG Location$500 Gift Card WinnerSchool
CarlsbadAllison Cukr, 5th Grade TeacherE Hale Curran Elementary School
CarlsbadMonique Combs, ATP TeacherOceanside Unified School District (Adult Transition Program)
CarlsbadBrian Sullivan, Head Coach (Track and Cross Country)Pacific Ridge School
Del MarAndrea Appel, 1st Grade TeacherCarmel Del Mar Elementary School
Del MarJanelle Ruge, AP US Government and Economics TeacherSanta Fe Christian Schools
Del MarMatthew Singley, 5th Grade TeacherSolana Pacific Elementary School
Mission ValleyNikki Kirchner, Special Education TeacherPacific Trails Middle School
Mission ValleyFrank Shadpour, InstructorUC San Diego – Extended Studies
Mission ValleyMelissa Hutchinson, English TeacherValhalla High School
This list contains all teachers who are winners of a PKG $500 gift card in San Diego county.

$500 Gift Card Winners – San Diego County Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation


$50 Gift Card Winners – San Diego County Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation


Los Angeles County Giveaway Winners

Note: At the giveaway’s launch in May, Panini Kabob Grill had the following locations open in Los Angeles County: Burbank, Century City, Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA), Downtown Long Beach (DTLB), Long Beach (LBX), and Woodland Hills. Check out the list of winners and a photo gallery to learn more about which teachers won and their stories.

$500 Gift Card Winners – Los Angeles County List | Teacher Appreciation

PKG Location$500 Gift Card WinnerSchool
BurbankConnie Struyk, 2nd Grade TeacherThomas Jefferson Elementary School
BurbankCarlos Ferreira, Professor of Environmental DesignArtCenter College of Design
BurbankSarah Romero, 2nd Grade and Dual Language Immersion TeacherOld Orchard Elementary School
Century CityJohn Lee, Digital Media Teacher University High School Charter
Century CityJulie Miller, Kindergarten TeacherFairburn Avenue Elementary School
Century CityJackie Yeck, Medical Careers Elective Teacher Northridge Middle School
Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)Karen Cabot, 3rd Grade TeacherArroyo Vista Elementary School
Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)Daniele Della Gala, 5th Grade Teacher Cantara Street School
Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA)Shari Laham, 3rd Grade Teacher Kenter Canyon Elementary School
Downtown Long Beach (DTLB)Mariah Biri, 2nd Grade TeacherMinnie Gant Elementary School
Downtown Long Beach (DTLB)Julie Leon, Special Education and Social Studies Teacher Phineas Banning School
Downtown Long Beach (DTLB)Inga Peterson, 3rd Grade TeacherColin Powell Academy for Success
Long Beach LBXHolly Amore, Culinary Arts TeacherParamount High School
Long Beach LBXJessica Saldana, 1st Grade Teacher Unsworth Elementary School
Long Beach LBXStephanie Kawasami, 3rd Grade TeacherCecil B. Stowers’ Middle School
Woodland HillsJennifer Lee, Art TeacherNewbury Park High School
Woodland HillsBryant Cooper, G+STEAM TeacherChatsworth Charter High School
Woodland HillsDevon Saxon, Math Teacher and Cheer CoachBirmingham Charter High School
This list contains all teachers who are winners of a PKG $500 gift card in Los Angeles county.

$500 Gift Card Winners – Los Angeles County Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation


$50 Gift Card Winners – Long Beach Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation

$50 Gift Card Winners – Los Angeles Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation


Orange County Giveaway Winners

Note: At the giveaway’s launch in May, Panini Kabob Grill had the following locations open in Orange County: Brea, Corona Del Mar, Irvine Park Place, Irvine Los Olivos, Mission Viejo, and Santa Ana. Check out the list of winners and a photo gallery to learn more about which teachers won and their stories.

$500 Gift Card Winners – Orange County List | Teacher Appreciation

PKG Location$500 Gift Card WinnerSchool
BreaJennifer Coto, Dean (Counseling & Student Services)Santiago Canyon College
BreaRosemary Rosales, Kindergarten & Dual Language Immersion TeacherSunkist Elementary School
BreaRyan Stegink, English TeacherRosary Academy
Corona Del MarTaryn Flamson, 6th Grade TeacherHarbor View Elementary School
Corona Del MarLinda Chiao, 4th Grade Teacher Harbor Day School
Corona Del MarStephanie Korotko, 3rd Grade Teacher Our Lady Queen of Angels School
Irvine Los OlivosCindy Adlparvar, 5th Grade Teacher Arroyo Vista Elementary School
Irvine Los OlivosChristina Monroe, 4th Grade Teacher Cypress Village Elementary School
Irvine Los OlivosMonnica Som, Math TeacherNew Horizon School – Irvine
Irvine Park Place Mili Mehta, DMS Instructor Platt College
Irvine Park Place Heather Stragier, 5th Grade TeacherStonegate Elementary School
Irvine Park Place Cynthia Almeida, 2nd Grade Teacher Davis Magnet School
Mission ViejoJonathan Buckman, Special Education & Math Teacher Aliso Niguel High School
Mission ViejoTracy Cargill, 6th Grade Teacher Stoneybrooke Christian School
Mission ViejoKevin Silva, 6th & 7th Grade Social Science Teacher Fred Newhart Middle School
Santa AnaJeffrey West, Math Teacher, Girls Tennis Coach, & Assistant Varsity Baseball CoachCentury High School
Santa AnaGabriela Rodriguez, 2nd Grade & Spanish Dual Immersion Teacher Sycamore Magnet Academy
Santa AnaDanielle Rodriguez, Special Education Teacher Ladera Elementary School
This list contains all teachers who are winners of a PKG $500 gift card in Orange county.

$500 Gift Card Winners – Orange County Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation


$50 Gift Card Winners – Orange County Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation

Inland Empire Giveaway Winners

Note: At the giveaway’s launch in May, Panini Kabob Grill had the following locations open in the Inland Empire: Riverside and Rancho Cucamonga. Check out the list of winners and a photo gallery to learn more about which teachers won and their stories.

$500 Gift Card Winners – Inland Empire List | Teacher Appreciation

PKG Location$500 Gift Card WinnerSchool
Rancho CucamongaMarla Bailey, 6th Grade TeacherVista Grande Elementary School
Rancho CucamongaMitesh Shah, 8th Grade Math Teacher Foothill Country Day School
Rancho CucamongaChristine Urrutia, 3rd Grade TeacherAlta Loma Christian School
RiversideJason Parry, English Language Arts Teacher Badger Springs Middle School
RiversideBarbara Sabatini, 2nd & 3rd Grade Special Day Class TeacherCloverdale Elementary School
RiversideLourdes Ruelas, TK-DI Teacher Pedley Elementary School
This list contains all teachers who are winners of a PKG $500 gift card in the Inland Empire.

$500 Gift Card Winners – Inland Empire Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation


$50 Gift Card Winners – Inland Empire Photo Gallery | Teacher Appreciation

OFFICIAL RULES – PKG Teacher Appreciation Month – $500 Gift Card Giveaway (#PKGThanksTeachers) 2022 – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GIVEAWAY DESCRIPTION: Panini Kabob Grill’s (“PKG”) Teachers Appreciation Month giveaway will be accepted starting May 1st, 2022, and ending on May 31st, 2022, at 12:00 AM PST. By participating in the Giveaway, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission, or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to the Sponsor with any questions, comments, or problems related to the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor may be reached by email during the Promotion Period: [email protected].

ELIGIBILITY: The giveaway is open to those 18 years of age or older as of their entry date. The giveaway is only open to legal U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents in the U.S. and is void where prohibited by law. The giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Teachers who are nominated must currently reside in California (U.S.A.). 

AGREEMENT TO RULES: By participating, the Contestant (β€œYou”) agrees to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of PKG as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

HOW TO ENTER: The giveaway must be entered by:

-Filling out the form located at https://paninikabobgrill.com/teacher-appreciation-month-2022/.

Additional entries may be earned by following Panini Kabob Grill on Facebook or Instagram, posting a photo or video on Instagram, tagging @paninikabobgrill, including hashtag #PKGThanksTeachers, and including information on why this teacher should win in the post’s copy, liking their posts related to Teachers Appreciation Month, and/or leaving a comment on these posts describing why your teacher should win. Although these entries will count as additional entries for consideration, they are not considered official entries. Official entries are only valid by submitting the form in the link above.

PRIZES: The winner(s) of the giveaway will receive a $500 gift card to utilize at any participating PKG restaurant. PKG gift cards do not have an expiration date and may be used online at PaniniKabobGrill.com, online in the My PKG app, or in the restaurant for takeout or dine-in. The prize will either be provided electronically to the winner’s My PKG Rewards account, at the discretion of PKG, or the prize may be claimed in person at a designated PKG Restaurant during business hours, or lastly, the winner will have their gift card mailed to a valid and legal address in California by PKG. In the event a prize is mailed or shipped, PKG is not responsible for the delivery failure of prizes mailed or shipped via any postal company. All unclaimed prizes will be forfeited after 30 days. In the event that the message is for any reason undeliverable, such a winner will be disqualified and an alternative winner will be selected. By participating in this giveaway or accepting a prize, entrants agree that PKG is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, or delayed entries or prizes. PKG reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this contest without notice. 

ODDS, WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION: Three winners will be selected per participating PKG restaurant location (e.g. 3 in Irvine, 3 in Mission Viejo, and so forth). Panini Kabob Grill will notify the winner(s) via email, phone, and/or Instagram direct message. PKG shall have no liability for the Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail, or other security settings or for the Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the winner fails to respond to the initial verification message within 1 week of notification or after 3 attempts (whichever occurs first), the winner forfeits the prize in its entirety and an alternate winner will be announced. PKG reserves the right to promptly announce the winners at its discretion and as time permits, usually within two weeks post-giveaway, however, this time is subject to change at PKG’s discretion.

The potential Winner must accept the prize via Instagram direct message, email, or by phone and provide a legal U.S. address in the lower 48 states as directed by the Sponsor within 7 days of notification. The Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive Instagram account(s), inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email or Instagram account. Receipt by the Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. PKG reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this contest without notice.

RIGHTS GRANTED BY YOU: All contestants acknowledge, as a condition entry, that PKG has the right to publicize and/or broadcast the winner’s name, username, and media, including for use in advertising and marketing, without any additional approval or consideration. PKG reserves the right to make changes to these rules and to any contest and prize at any time.

PRIVACY POLICY: By entering the contest, you grant PKG permission to contact you with promotions and/or newsletters, which you may unsubscribe from at any time. Additionally, you grant PKG permission to share your Instagram account and any other personally identifiable information with the other Contest Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: PKG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond PKG’s control, corrupt, or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such a case, PKG may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by PKG. PKG reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. PKG has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, PKG reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. PKG reserves the right to make changes to these rules and to any contest and prize at any time. 

SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook or Instagram.

This giveaway has closed as of May 31st, 2022 at 12 AM PST.

Teachers deserve more than one week of appreciation.

Teachers Appreciation Week is usually celebrated from May 2nd until May 6th. However, at Panini Kabob Grill (PKG), we believe one week is not enough to celebrate our teachers and their selfless dedication to their students.

So, last year, we decided to hold one of our biggest Teacher Appreciation giveaways yet: $500 gift cards to teachers located in the communities we serve!

At Panini Kabob Grill, we strongly believe in giving back to our community. So, instead of holding a giveaway for one week, we extended this to the entire month of May. Teachers deserve a whole Teacher Appreciation Month, not just one week!

This year, we are back with the SAME $500 gift card giveaway during the month of May!

We want YOU to nominate a teacher deserving of a $500 gift card to our restaurants. Certainly, this is your opportunity to give thanks and show you care by nominating your favorite teacher for a chance to win a $500 gift card. We want to hear how these teachers positively impacted your life, your school, or your student’s life. We will award THREE winners per each Panini Kabob Grill (PKG) restaurant location like last year. For further clarification, this includes three teachers in Irvine, three teachers in Mission Valley, three teachers in Century City, and so forth and so on*. The giveaway ends on May 31st, 2022.

HOW TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER:

Directions:

Please fill out the form highlighted in yellow to nominate your teacher for a $500 gift card. The more details, the better!

Fill out the PKG Teachers Appreciation Gift Card Giveaway form below. – Form has been removed as giveaway is now closed

*Terms and Conditions may be viewed here. Giveaway valid at participating PKG restaurant locations.

How to Earn Extra Entries:

Directions:

First, follow Panini Kabob Grill on Facebook and Instagram.

Next, post a photo or video related to your teacher on Facebook and/or Instagram. Tag @paninikabobgrill, hashtag #PKGThanksTeachers, and share why you believe this teacher should win. Note: Your profile must be public in order for us to view your post.

Click “like” on posts related to Teachers Appreciation Month.

Third, leave a comment on these posts and share why you believe your teacher should win.

Note: These will count as additional entries for consideration but do not count as official entries. Official entries are listed above (must fill out the form or post on Instagram).

We wish all the teachers out there good luck!


Check out the amazing teachers who won in last year’s giveaway.