Teacher Appreciation Week 2019: Freebies, Discounts, and Deals

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week begins this Monday. Falling on the first full week of May (May 6 – 10 this year), it is meant to show appreciation (as the name implies) for the teachers who make an impact in the lives of millions of children.

Aside from teaching the curriculum, teachers are mentors and their work goes beyond the classroom. So to give teachers thanks, many restaurants and stores have special deals and freebies going on this week. We’ve always included a list of teacher discounts that are ongoing all year round.

But for now, here is a list of deals for Teacher Appreciation Week. As always, make sure to call your local store or restaurant to double check if these promos are going on since they vary depending on location.

Teacher Appreciation Week Food Deals

Applebee’s: Deals vary depending on location so check with yours to see if they are offering anything. Some locations are giving away a free lunch or dinner on May 6, while some are offering discounted prices off menu items

Bruegger’s Bagels: Teachers, faculty, and staff with a valid school ID can receive a free medium coffee with any purchase from May 6-10

Buffalo Wild Wings: Deals vary depending on location, but it looks like many are offering 20% off in-dining orders for teachers, faculty, and staff throughout the entire week

Chick-fil-A:  Bring your school ID to  your local Chick-fil-A on May 7 and score a free sandwich

Chipotle: Teachers, faculty, and staff can celebrate with BOGO entree (burrito bowls, salads, tacos) on May 7 from 3pm-close when they show a valid school ID. Offer is only valid for in-restaurant orders and limits one free item per teacher customer

Cicis Pizza: Show a valid teacher ID and get a free unlimited adult buffet on May 7th!

McDonald’s: There have been reports of the fast food chain offering a free six-piece McNuggets meal to teachers when they present their ID, but make sure to call your closest location to check up on that!

MOD Pizza: Teachers get buy-one-get-one-free MOD size pizza or salad on May 7 when they show their school ID

Pei Wei: Teachers can save 33% off regular entrees from May 6-10

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Teachers can get a free cookie or fountain drink with the purchase of a salad or sandwich

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers: Teachers and faculty can score one free Box Combo when they present a current school ID on May 7 from 6-9pm

Sonic: The chain is celebration Teacher Appreciation Month from May 7-31st with a free Route 43 drink or slush when you use the promo TEACHERS when placing your order through their app

Teacher Year Long Deals


Adobe: Teachers can get up to 80% off on Adobe products

Apple: Educators can save on MacBooks, iPads, and more

Microsoft: Teachers (and students) can get Office 365 for free with a valid school email, as well as 10% off al Surface devices


Barnes and Noble: Sign up for the B&N Educators program and save 20% off the publisher’s price on all classroom use purchases and get up to 25% off on Educator Appreciation Days

Books-a-Million: Sign up for a BAM Educator’s Card and receive a 20% discount on all in-store purchases

Half Price Books: Save 10% all year round with your Educator Discount Card

Thriftbooks: Get a 15% off discount on all used class sets with the code APPLE


Banana Republic: Receive 15% off your full-priced purchases when you show a valid teacher ID

J.Crew: Show a valid teacher ID for 15% off

LOFT: Show a valid teacher ID in stores and receive 15% off your purchase

Madewell: Get a 15% off discount when you show a valid school ID


JOANN: Register for a JOANN Teacher Rewards Digital Discount Card to get 15% off your purchase

Michaels: Save 15% off your entire purchase every day when you show a teacher ID


Crayola Experience: Teachers get in for free everyday and immediate family members receive 25% off general admission. Must show a valid teacher ID

Make sure to check with your local museums! Teachers usually receive free admission when they present a valid school ID!

Teachers can enjoy food discounts and freebies throughout Teacher Appreciation Week. With all the year-round discounts on books, crafts, technology, and clothing it is clear that teachers should be thanked for all the hard work they do every day.

I'm Stephanie. Coffee lover, desserts baker, and excessive shopper. Because I love indulging in all three I'm always on the lookout for the best deals out there- and sharing them with people.

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