Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 through 11 this year and it’s the perfect time to share some amazing discounts with your fave teachers. There are tons of businesses offering teacher freebies, discounts and deals—many of them all year long. Keep scrolling to see the best offers of the year, and for even more ideas, check out this even longer list!

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Bruegger’s Bagels: During appreciation week, teachers with a valid school ID can get a free medium drip or iced coffee with any purchase. You’ll also be able to get $10 off a group order of at least $75 with the code “TENOFF75.”

Buffalo Wild Wings: Head for some wings and all teachers, faculty, and staff will get 20% off dine-in orders during Teach Appreciation Week!

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

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: Teachers get 15% off their order in all 42 markets of the restaurant chain.

McAlister’s Deli: Stop by a location to get a free sweet tea throughout Teacher Appreciation Week. No purchase necessary, but make sure you bring your teacher ID.

Metro Diner: Teachers and school faculty members get 20% off their check all week long. Visit a location in over 14 states, mostly in the south and on the east coast.

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.

Slim Chickens: Dine in or pick up a drive-thru order on May 7 and all students and teachers with a valid school ID can get 20% off their order. Use your ID and you’ll also get a free cookie!

Überrito: Teachers, faculty and staff with a valid school ID can receive a free burrito, bowl or salad on May 7. Locations are currently in Arizona and Texas.

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School Supply Discounts

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

Crayola: Save 15% off the entire Crayola website from 10 a.m. May 6 – 10 a.m. May 13.  Use the promo code THANKYOU to redeem the discount

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.

LakeShore Learning: Teachers can take 15% off hundreds of in-store items after joining the LakeShore Learning Teacher’s Club.

Michael’s: Teachers receive 15% off every in-store purchase.

Sheetmusicplus.com: 8% rebate on classroom materials for teachers. 

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.

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Book Discounts

Barnes and Noble: Educators can save up to 20% on education, academic administration, teacher training, and special education books. You’ll also save 10% on cafe purchases.

Creative Teaching: Teachers can check out three offers: 25% off any orderup to 79% off teacher resource books and up to 60% off character education books.

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

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

Computers & Electronics Discounts

Apple.com: 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.

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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.

Rosetta Stone: Teachers can get a free three-month subscription by sending an email to expandyourworld@rosettastone.com with the subject line “National Teacher Appreciation Week.” Offer valid through May 10.

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.

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Apparel & Other Retail Discounts

Champion: Current and retired teachers get 10% off

Columbia: Teachers and government employees can enjoy discounted prices

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

DiscountGlasses.com: Use code HEARTTEACHERS to get 30% off at DiscountGlasses.com from May 6 to 10.

DiscountContactLenses.com: Coupon HEARTTEACHERS gets 15% off from May 6 to 10 at DiscountContactLenses.com.

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

Gaiam: 50% off most products for teachers

Hanes: Current and retired teachers get 10% off

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

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

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

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. 

P.volve Fitness: Teachers get an exclusive $20 off monthly P.volve streaming services and 20% off any equipment purchase during the entire month of May.

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

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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

Cheap Caribbean: Join the Beach4Teach Club by May 9, for a chance to win a free flight to Mexico.

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

Hilton Orlando: Teachers can save up to 20% off the best available rate at Hilton Orlando, a daily $50 credit, complimentary transportation on Orlando’s I-Ride Trolly, and more.

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.

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.

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

Share the love with a teacher in your life.


––Amber Guetebier & Karly Wood



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