Teacher Appreciation Deals, Freebies & Discounts for 2015

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Teacher Appreciation Deals, Freebies & Discounts for 2015!

I am so excited and proud of my daughter who will be graduating in just a few weeks with her master’s degree and teaching credential. She is going to be an educator for deaf and hard of hearing children.

My Dad, now in heaven, was a teacher for decades. I know he would be bursting with pride to see his grand-daughter continuing his legacy.

As the daughter of a teacher, so I know firsthand the sacrifices they make and how oftent hey dip in to their own pockets to buy supplies for the classroom.

If you are thinking of buying a teacher appreciation gift, I asked my daughter what she would want and she said a gift card from Target or Walmart. Then she could use it for classroom supplies or something personal.

Be sure and share this list with your favorite teachers. Did I miss any? Send me a comment so I can keep this updated for everyone to enjoy!

Food Freebies for Teacher Appreciation Week

Chick-fil-A – Select locations offer a freebie on May 7th to teachers who present a valid teacher ID. Free offer may vary by location.

Cici’s Buffet – on Tuesday, May 5th education professionals get a FREE adult pizza buffet at participating locations from 4 PM to close.

Participating Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations
On May 5, the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf invites teachers and faculty members to present their school ID’s to receive any regular (16 oz.) beverage for $2. This special promotion is available all day at participating store locations.

Retail Store Discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week

AC Moore – From 5/3 to 5/9, teachers receive 20% off all purchases instead of the regular 15% off. Thanks Devyn!

Ann Taylor Loft -LOFT Loves Teachers Program  sign up and get 15% off  full price purchases every day with ID. May not be combined with other offers.

Apple Store special pricing for K-12 and higher education faculty, college students, and homeschool teachers.

Banana Republicoffers a 15% discount off full-priced purchases in stores only with a valid school ID. Not valid at Factory Store or online and cannot be combined with other offers.

Barnes & Noble Educator Program 20% off  get a free Barnes & Noble Educator Card in stores  and present it at checkout with valid proof of employment and a photo ID. You can get more details here.

Crayola – Artful lessons, classroom resources and the latest information regarding special programs and offers.

FedEx Office – get 15% off most products and services when you fill out an online application. Your card will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 business days.

Hancock Fabrics – get 10% off in store when you show your Red Apple card. You can get the card in any Hancock Fabric store.

J.Crew – 15% off with employee ID, in-stores only on full-priced items only and valid at J.Crew Outlet Stores too. Some exclusions may apply.

J. Jill – 15% off all full-priced styles with valid teacher ID, in stores only.

Jo-Ann Fabric– “we appreciate the hard work and dedication of teachers and home school educators. We are proud to offer the Teacher Rewards Discount Card. You’ll receive 15% off every purchase you make, both in our stores and at Joann.com®. Sign up for one today!”

Lakeshore Learning – Join the free Teacher’s Club and save 15% off purchases everyday and receive special offers every month!

Michaels– 15% off entire purchase with teacher ID. Some restrictions may apply, see store for details.

New York & Company – get 30% off on May 5th with valid ID in stores or with promo code 9818 online.

Office Depot/ Office Max – We love rewarding Star Teachers like you! Get 10% back in rewards every day on paper, ink, toner & more. Join Rewards program here.

Staples– register for the Teacher Rewards Program to get 10% back in rewards points on many products from art supplies to ink and paper.

Talbots get 15% off in stores on full priced merchandise. Call you local store for details.

The Container Store – get 15% off purchases, after filling out this form You will get an email with your discount code. The offer expires on 12/31/15.

The Limited – 15% off with school ID for in-store purchases only and cannot be combined with other coupons.

West Elm – register with your .edu email and get 15% off.

Check with your insurance company and cell phone providers too, ask for an educator’s discount.

Curriculum Discounts and Freebies for Teacher Appreciation Week

[a big thanks to SimpleeThrifty for these!]

Educents Gift Pack- Gift basket worth over $40, which includes a FREE $10 Educents Gift Card & 3 months of Peekapak lesson plans (3 digital storybooks, 12 in-class lessons & 12 at-home activities) that teach Character Education and Language Arts.

FREE Bully Free Poster and Pin – Take the Pledge and receive a Free Poster & Pin from the National Education Association

Free DVD of “Good Things gone Wrong” From Stossel in the Classroom

FREE What would you do when you grow up Kit – Download this free kit for grades K-8th. Free Lesson Plans and PDF Downloads available.

Junie B. Jones Book – Sign up for the Junie B Jones Newsletter and get the first book in the series for FREE!

My Skoobi Notebooks for Teachers – Request for free notebook

**According to a recent study, teachers spent an average of $398 out of their own pocket on supplies for the classroom. Many parents and parent organizations are already trying to offset this, but if you can donate supplies or remember the teacher with a gift card for supplies, I am sure it would really be appreciated!

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teacup garden two Goodwill

If you need an easy (and lovely) last minute gift for a favorite teacher or for Mom, we are getting lots of complements on our DIY Teacup Herb Garden that we made for Goodwill of Orange County. View the easy directions here.



Dena Anderson

The chipotle offer was for last year 2014. They aren’t offering it this year.

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