Teacher Appreciation Deals, Freebies & Discounts for 2016

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Teacher Appreciation Deals, Freebies & Discounts for 2016

Teacher Appreciation Deals, Freebies & Discounts for 2016

I’m so proud of my daughter who is a first year teacher. I hear first hand how she is making a difference every day and pouring herself into the children she adores. 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 often they 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 – a big thank you to Mary at Mission to Save for putting together this great list!

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

It is Teacher Appreciation Week and here is a list of some  of the best freebies and discounts for teachers! Some of these are only valid for a limited time, but most of them are good all year long!

Limited Time Offers for Teacher Appreciation Week

Bibibop – Teachers can geta free Bibibop with ID on May 3rd.  See details here.

Chick-fil-A – Select locations offer a freebie on May 3rd to teachers who present a valid teacher ID. Free offer may vary by location. (See the Chick-fil-A Sawmill Rd offer here for May 3rd)

Chipotle – BOGO for teachers with faculty ID on May 3rd.  See details here. 

Family Video – Free Video Game or Movie Rental for Teachers on May 5th with valid ID. NOT CONFIRMED FOR 2016

IHOP –  Get one free entree from 4-10 pm… all week long! Offer valid May 2nd-7th at participating IHOP restaurants only. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Valid teacher ID required.

New York & Co – Teachers & nurses! Get 30% off in store (show your ID) and 30% off $50 online using code 6223. Plus ask an associate about the Teacher Program and you’ll receive a 15% discount all year long.

Year Long Offers for Teachers

AC Moore – Teachers receive 15% off your entire purchase

Ann Taylor Loft – Enroll in the free Loft Loves Teachers program and save 15% off full-price purchases.

Apple – Apple offers special pricing on Apple products including computers, software and select third party products. This special pricing is available to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels.

Barnes & Noble – Save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use when you join the free B&N Educator Program.

The Container Store – Offers special discounts to educators to help organize the classroom. This program ends December 31, 2015.

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

FedEx Office – Offers teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at fedexoffice.com and the discount will automatically be applied.

Joanne Fabric – Sign up for a free Jo-Anne Teacher Rewards Discount Card and receive 15% off all purchases.

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

Michaels– Get a coupon for 15% off your purchase.

New York & Co – Teachers who show a valid ID can receive 30% off May 1-7 to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Plus ask an associate about the Teacher Program and you’ll receive a 15% discount all year long.

Staples – It pays to be a Teacher Rewards member. When you sign up, you’ll earn 5% back in rewards, and an extra 5% back in rewards on teaching and art supplies. Plus, get free shipping on every staples online order.

Teacher’s Lists – Teachers sign up and submit your supply list and refer other Teachers to get FREE Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes and Westcott Scissors.


**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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