It’s Teacher Appreciation Week (this year May 7-11) and there’s a host of businesses who are offering teacher freebies, discounts and deals—many of them all year long. Help spread the word and share this post with a teacher you know and love. And for even more ideas, check out this even longer list!

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May 8 Only, Chik-fil-A: (Atlanta metro area): If you live in the Atlanta metro area, you can get a free chicken sandwich between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at participating metro restaurants. To get the deal, show your school ID. The promo is open to public and private school teachers, principals, aides and other educators with ID. See details.

May 8 Only, Chipotle: Chipotle is offering a BOG deal on May 8 for teachers, faculty and staff. Between 3 p.m. and close, your faculty ID will get you a buy-one-get-one-free special on burritos, bowls, salads or orders of tacos (in-restaurant only). See details.

Chuck E Cheese: Teachers get a Free Meal & Trip in the Ticket Blaster. See details.

Plucker’s: Every Friday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., teachers can chow down on free appetizers when they show their school faculty badge.


Bruegger’s Bagels (May 7 – 11): The bagel chain will help students and parents celebrate teachers by offering 20% off catering—and a free egg sandwich of choice with the purchase of a $25 gift card.

May 8 Only, Uberrito: The Texas-based chain will offer a free burrito, bowl, salad or nachos during store hours to all teachers, faculty and staff with a valid school ID. See details.

School Supply Discounts

Container Store: When teachers join the Organized Teacher program, they’ll get special discounts throughout the year.

Five Star: 25% off any order for teachers

For Teachers Only: Various discounts on school supplies and decorations

Home Depot: Teachers can apply for a Home Depot Tax ID to get discounts on eligible purchases for the classroom.

Jo-Ann Fabrics: When teachers sign up for the Teacher Rewards Discount card, they’ll receive 15% off every purchase.

Michael’s: Teachers receive 15% off every in-store purchase. 8% rebate on classroom materials for teachers. See details.

Staples: When educators join the Teachers Rewards program, they receive “2% back in rewards” on all purchases made by Staples Rewards members who link to their account.”

Book Discounts

Barnes and Noble: Educators can save up to 20% on education, academic administration, teacher training, and special education books.. See details.

Half Price Books: Educators and librarians can take 10% off their entire purchase with Educator Discount card. See details.

Thrift Books15% off 20 or more set of books for teachers. See details

Computers & Electronics Discounts With Apple’s Education Offer, teachers and students can get 
special education pricing on select products.

AT&T: Teachers can save on wireless service, devices, and more with eligible .edu email address.

Bose:  Educators and members of educational associations get save up to 15% on most products.

HP: Teachers may join HP Academy to unlock up to 20% off HP products. See details.

Sprint:  Teachers, administrators, and other education staff receive a discount on monthly service.

T-Mobile: College teachers and students can get discounts on phones, tablets and select accessories. See details.

Verizon: Teachers can receive a monthly service discount. See details.

Software & Subscription Discounts

Academic Superstore: Teachers, faculty, and students can score special education pricing on software.

Adobe: Teachers and schools can get 60% off Creative Cloud, plus discounts on Student and Teacher Edition software

CyberLink: Teachers and students can get up to 60% off software.

Microsoft Store: Teachers, students, and parents can receive 10% or more off select electronics and software, plus Office 365 for free. See details.

Snagit: Up to 40% off with education pricing for students and teachers

SourceTec Software: Teachers, students, and non-profit groups can receive educational pricing on software.

The New York Times: Faculty get 50% off digital and print subscriptions.

USA TODAY: Educators can take 45% off classroom subscriptions.

Apparel & Other Retail Discounts

Champion: Current and retired teachers get 10% off. See details.

Columbia: Teachers and government employees can enjoy discounted prices. See details.

Costco: Teachers can get $60 in savings when they sign up for a Costco membership online. See details.

Banana Republic: Students and teachers enjoy 15% off full-price purchases in store with valid ID. See details.

Gaiam: 50% off most products for teachers. See details.

Hanes: Current and retired teachers get 10% off. See details.

J.Crew: With a valid I.D., college teachers and students get 15% off their purchase when shopping online. See details.

Loft: In addition to 15% off full-price orders, teachers can enjoy exclusive coupons and extra savings at Teacher Appreciation Nights. See program details.

Madewell: Teachers can show their I.D. to receive a 15% in-store discount. See details.

Overstock: Teachers can get a free Club O Membership. Membership includes benefits like free shipping and early sales access. See details.

Party City: To get up to 20% off, teachers should provide an official letter from a school officer and make purchases with the school credit card. See details.

West Elm: By showing valid I.D. or signing up with an .edu email address, students and faculty can get free shipping + 15% off. See details.

Travel & Entertainment

Alamo Car Rental: Members of the American Federation of Teachers get $25 off car rentalsNational Education Association membership also gets you benefits, including discounts (varies by state).

Bush Gardens:  $27 off single-day ticket at Bush Gardens Williamsburg for teachers

Caesars Palace: Teachers may reserve rooms at 10% off. See more details

E-Z Rent-A-Car: School employees and teachers get 10% off car rentals. Find details and discount code here.

Paris Las Vegas:  Extra 10% off rooms for teachers

Preferred Hotels & Resorts: Teachers get 20% off best rates, plus VIP amenities like breakfast for two, spa treatments, and more. See details.

SeaWorld: Teachers in qualifying states can get a complimentary Teacher Fun Card that includes free admission and other benefits.

Sixt: Students and teachers alike can get 5% off car rentals. Simply show your valid I.D. at the rental counter. See details.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin: Teachers and education support staff enjoy special discounts on rooms. See details.

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