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
Restaurants and retailers are thanking teachers for their hard work with their 2021 Teacher Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week deals. Or, see our list of discounts for teachers that are available all year long.
Barnes & Noble: Get 20% off publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use at Barnes & Noble. Plus, enjoy discounts of up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days. Watch for more specials during Teacher’s Appreciation Week.
Burger King: Hungry educators can take a bite of Burger King’s current promo — buy-one-get-one for $1. Choose from five select menu items.
Cheap Caribbean: 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.)
Curry Up Now: May is spicier for teachers at Curry Up Now. On Teacher Tuesdays in May, teachers and school staff can pick up a FREE bowl or burrito with school ID. The offer is available every Tuesday in May. The Indian street-food restaurant has locations in California, Georgia, New Jersey, Texas and Utah.
Dollar Tree: Teachers can always find easy and affordable items for just $1 each at Dollar Tree, including classroom decorations, fun prizes, educational workbooks, flashcards and more.
Cole Haan: Teachers (and students!) can take a study break with 20% off online at Cole Haan — just use a valid school e-mail address.
Insomnia Cookies: Teachers can take a study break with a sweet treat from Insomnia Cookies. From May 3 to 10, teachers can enjoy a FREE Classic Cookie (no purchase necessary) — just show a school ID.
Even better, teachers can pick up a FREE 6-pack of cookies with any purchase. Both offers are only available in-store.
Lenovo: Both teachers and students save an extra 5% sitewide at Lenovo — excludes doorbusters and select
Michaels: Enjoy a 15% Teacher Discount at Michaels — online and in-store. Teachers need to verify educator ID online through Michaels Rewards.
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.
Norwegian Cruise Line: The cruise line’s Norwegian’s Giving Joy contest opens for submissions on May 3. Nominate your favorite teacher, and the top 100 teachers will win FREE weeklong cruises, valid for departures through summer 2023. You have through June 4 to send in your nomination and vote for your favorite educator.
PDQ: From May 4 to May 13, celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week at PDQ. With the purchase of 10 or more boxed lunches, get $1 off every box.
Quick Quack Car Wash: On May 4, teachers can get their vehicle all cleaned up at Quick Quack Car Wash. Get a FREE car wash on Teacher Appreciation Day. The chain has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas and Utah.
Red Robin: Educators can celebrate at Red Robin with a 15% discount on all catering orders — use promo code TEACHER15. The deal is available from April 26 to May 7.
Sonic Drive-In: Celebrate teachers with an offer open to all customers at Sonic Drive-In. From May 2 to 9, use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the Sonic app for a FREE large drink or Slush with any purchase. Find more great deals at Sonic Drive-In.
For more articles about teachers and year-round deals and discounts:
- 30-plus discounts for teachers all year long
- 12 great gifts for teachers
- Free and low-cost resources for homeschooling