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, especially in 2020-2021, 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. We did your homework for you and found these Teacher Appreciation Week deals and freebies for Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Teachers, we hope you treat yourself to something nice this week. Parents and students, make sure your teachers know about all the discounts and free stuff available to them this week.
Teacher Appreciation Deals 2021
We expect restaurants and retailers to announce 2021 Teacher Apprecation Day deals in late April. Check back to see how businesses are thanking teachers for working so hard during a difficult year. Or, see our list of discounts for teachers that are available all year long.
Teacher Appreciation Deals 2019
While we wait for 2021 Teacher Appreciation Day deals to be published, here’s a look back at 2019’s deals.
A.C. Moore: Get 15% off your entire purchase by showing your teacher ID.
Barnes & Noble : You can receive 20% off school supplies all year long, but every Saturday and Sunday in April teachers receive 25% nearly everything. Get 10% off Cafe treats, and receive a free freshly-brewed hot or iced coffee. Watch for more specials during Teacher’s Appreciation Week.
Chipotle Mexican Grill: On May 7, from 3 p.m. to close, educators, including teachers, faculty and staff, can purchase a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos and get a second entrée (of equal or lesser value) for FREE.
Dairy Queen: Not just for teachers – mix or match two medium dip cones or sundaes for $4. Limited time offer.
Dollar Tree: Get 10% off with a valid school ID.
Einstein Bros. Bagels : Celebrate your favorite teacher and grab a box and go. Get a baker’s dozen for $8.
Food Lion: Food Lion is offering teachers a 5% discount on their total bill on May 7.
Häagen-Dazs: This deal is not just for teachers, and it happens a week later. But we believe teachers work as hard as honeybees. The ice cream company is dedicating Free Cone Day, May 14 from 4 pm to 8 pm, to the honeybee. Be part of the buzz by tasting some cool goodness at one of the shop locations.’
Harkins Theatres: Teachers are in for a truly blockbuster deal at the movies. Educators can see any movie for only $5 and receive a FREE small popcorn on May 7. The offer includes all films in any format — 2D, 3D, IMAX, Cine Capri and Cine 1.
Nando’s: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day Nando’s will offer teachers free flame-grilled chicken at all Nando’s 42 U.S. restaurants. Teachers and educators must present a valid school ID to receive a free 1/4 chicken entree. The promotion is good from open to close on May 7th. Sides are sold separately.
Norwegian Cruise Lines: Nominate your favorite teacher to be one of 30 teachers to win a cruise.
Potbelly: Show your educator’s or nurse’s ID and you can buy one get one free sandwich, salad, or pick your own pair. Valid from May 6 to May 12.
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers : Participating restaurants are offering a special deal for teachers on May 7th. Call your local restaurant for details.
Sandals: Sandals is giving away a 7-day, 6-night vacation for two in honor of Teachers Appreciation Week, Nurse’s Day, and Mothers’ Day. Check out the details here.
Ziggi’s: Receive one free 16-oz drink of your choice on May 8, 2019. You must show your educator’s ID to receive the offer.
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