Teachers don’t always get the recognition they deserve. They take care of and educate our kids, work long hours often for little pay and have been known to reach into their own pockets to help a student or improve their classroom.
While educators should get accolades year-round, National Teacher Appreciation Week (the first full week of May) and Teacher Appreciation Day (the first Tuesday in May) are the official times to offer words of thanks and gifts to our nation’s teaching staff. Local and national businesses join the teacher fan club by offering Teacher Appreciation Week deals and freebies every year.
Retailers, restaurants, even vacation providers all give teachers a little something extra during the first full week of May. Teachers, we hope you treat yourself to something nice. Parents and students, make sure your teachers know about all the discounts and free stuff available to them.
And be sure to review our list of discounts for teachers available all year long.
The offers are available at participating locations. Limit one per person, while supplies last.
Teachers must present a valid school ID for redemption.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Just wing it, teachers! Through May 30, Buffalo Wild Wings is offering six boneless wings for just $1 with the purchase of any BBW Burger. The offer is open to all customers.
Hungry educators can feel appreciated for more than just one week by taking a bite of Burger King’s current special. Teachers (and all customers) get FREE fries with any purchase every week through June 30. The offer is only available to Royal Perks members.
Teachers definitely deserve a vacation, and there’s no better place to relax than in a tropical locale. Cheap Caribbean offers an exclusive Hero Discount for teachers, healthcare workers, first responders and members of the military.
Teachers can enjoy $150 off their next vacation package with a special promo code. (The discount is valid on package bookings of 5 or more nights.)
Teachers (and students!) can take a study break with 20% off online at Cole Haan. Just use a valid school e-mail address.
National optical retailer Eyemart Express is recognizing all teachers with 20% off on all prescription eyewear, along with 2,000 frames, lens upgrades and accessories. The offer is also extended to school administrators and school district employees, including janitors, counselors, and bus drivers.
Simply present a valid school ID badge to take advantage of these savings. Eyemart Express offers the discount all year.
Teachers can take a break from grading papers and enjoy some “sub”-stantial savings. From May 8 to 12, Firehouse Subs is offering teachers a FREE medium sub with the purchase of an additional medium (or large) sub, chips and drink.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Teachers are so sweet! From May 8 to 12, teachers enjoy a FREE single-topping Mini Sundae. The offer is valid for dine-in or drive-through orders.
Teachers and nurses can get six FREE Classic Cookies with a $5 in-store purchase. The sweet giveaway starts May 5. Check Insomnia Cookies’ Facebook page for more details.
Computers are a necessary educational tool in every classroom, so any savings are helpful. And both teachers and students can save an extra 5% sitewide at Lenovo. (The discount excludes doorbusters and select
Teachers can start planning for summer fun now. Live Nation’s Concert Week lets fans purchase $25 All-In Tickets for more than 3,800 concerts nationwide the summer and fall. The special includes all fees upfront in the $25 ticket price. The sale runs from May 10 to 16.
Take a “road trip” for savings at Logan’s Roadhouse. The restaurant is offering teachers 20% off their tab — from May 8 to 12. The offer is also available to nurses. Customer just need to present a school (or hospital) ID. There are 150+ locations nationwide.
Sip on savings! From May 3 to 10, teachers (and nurses!) get a FREE 32-oz. tea at McAlister’s Deli. The offer is not valid on flavored shots or other beverages.
National Education Association
If you’re one of the millions of members of the National Education Association, enjoy lots of ongoing deals and discounts exclusive to members. The member benefits are wide- ranging, from discounted vacations to credit cards with lots of rewards. Look under “Benefits & Discounts.”
Office Depot / OfficeMax
Teachers with an Office Depot / OfficeMax Rewards membership can enjoy 30% back in Bonus Rewards on a qualifying in-store purchase. The bonus is available through July 1. Teachers must present a valid school ID and this required coupon at checkout.
Teachers can enjoy a FREE bowl at Panda Express. From April 24 to May 14, the popular eatery is giving customers a FREE bowl with the purchase of a $30 gift card online.
Potbelly Sandwich Works
From May 6 to 12, teachers (and nurses!) enjoy a FREE cookie or fountain drink with the purchase of an entrée at Potbelly Sandwich Works. The offer only applies to regular size drinks.
No red, shiny apples here, just juicy burgers. From April 24 to June 19, Red Robin is giving all customers $5 Bonus Bucks with the purchase of a $25 gift card online. (The bonus card is valid June 19 to Aug. 23.)
Teachers, administrators and parents can get plugged into big savings through Samsung’s Education Offers Program. Join Samsung’s Education Offers Program and unlock extra savings by signing up with an eligible email ID and completing the ID.me verification process.
Teachers can shake it up for Teacher Appreciation Week. From May 8 to 12, teachers enjoy a FREE shake at Shake Shack. The offer only applies to Mini Shakes, but excludes any limited-time flavors.
Teachers can bite into a big deal at Sonic Drive-In. From May 9 to 16, every teacher, faculty or staff at K-12 or degree-granting university in America is eligible for a FREE cheeseburger with any purchase. To get the offer, educators need to enroll in the Sonic Teachers’ Circle, an awards program exclusively available for educators.
Staples is supplying teachers with lots of savings for Teacher Appreciation Week. From May 7 to 13, teachers earn $30 back in rewards, when they spend $100 or more in-store.
In addition, through May 27, the office supply store is offering $15 off signs, banners and posters when you spend $75 or more and $10 off document printing when you spend $40 or more.
Teachers can take advantage of Subway’s latest special. From May 1 to 12, the sub shop is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE Footlong sub special online. In addition, enjoy savings all year long with these Subway deals and specials.
Plus, Subway is giving teachers (and nurses!) a FREE Footlong sub through a daily online giveaway — from May 8 to 12.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
The iconic Southern California favorite has always taken pride in fueling both teachers and nurses for 60 years now. To show its appreciation, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is offering any large drink for $5 with a valid a teachers faculty ID — from May 6 to 15. The special is also open to nurses.
The Parking Spot
Teachers will soon be able to enjoy a much-deserved summer vacation, so the nation’s largest near-airport parking company is helping them travel affordably by offering 25% off parking. The Parking Spot operates 38 parking lots — serving 22 cities across the country. To get the discount, teachers need to register here.
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