Teacher Appreciation Deals, Freebies & Discounts
I’m so proud of my daughter who is a special education 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 granddaughter continuing his legacy.
This week is teacher appreciation week and many of our favorite restaurants and retailers are offering free or reduced-price deals and discounts to thank our teachers. Be sure to check with your local merchant to make sure they are participating.
A big thank you to Mary from Mission to Save for helping us to compile this list of 2019 Teacher Appreciation Deals.
Limited Time Offers for Teacher Appreciation Week
Bruegger’s Bagels– Get a free medium drip or iced coffee with any Bruegger’s purchase and a valid schoold ID from May 6th – May 10th. Plus get $10 off catering offers of $75 + for order picked up between May 6th and May 10th.
Chick-fil-A Select locations offer a freebie to teachers (staff) who present a valid school ID. Free offer may vary by location.
Chipotle – BOGO for teachers with faculty ID on May 7th.
Cici’s Pizza– On May 7th, Teachers eat FREE (free adult buffet, drink not included) Must show valid ID.
Crayola- Use promo code THANKYOU on Crayola.com to get 15% off from May 6th at 10 am through 10 am on May 13th.
DiscountGlasses.com – Use promo code HEARTTEACHERS to get 30% off from May 6th – May 10th.
DiscountContactLenses.com – Use coupon code HEARTTEACHERS to get 15% off from May 6th – May 10th.
McAlister’s Deli– Tea-riffic Teachers get Free tea. Free tea offer valid all day on Monday, 5/6/19 through Friday, 5/10/19. Must show valid educator ID — current school ID or badge— to receive one free 32 oz. sweet or unsweetened iced tea per educator ID
MOD Pizza– Stop by any MOD location on May 7th, show us your teacher or admin ID, and get a BOGO MOD-size pizza or salad. (Limit one per customer, not valid with other offers or online orders.)
PDQ Restaurants– Tuesday, May 7th at all locations. Teachers and Nurses enjoy 50% off your entire order with a valid ID all day long.
Piada– Teachers (and Nurses), May 6-9 show ID to receive a BOGO free Piada, Pasta or Salad.
Sonic – From May 7-31st, get a free Route 44 drink or slush with purchase when ordering through the Sonic app with promo code TEACHERS.
Year Long Teacher Discounts
AC Moore – Teachers receive 15% off your entire purchase
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.
Banana Republic – Both teachers and students get 15% off full-priced purchases.
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.
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 your purchases every day and receive special offers every month.
Madewell – Teachers and college students can get 15 % off with a valid school ID.
Michaels– Get a coupon for 15% off your purchase.
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.
Talbots – Teachers get 15 percent off their purchases of full-priced items at Talbots.
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.
West Elm – With a valid teacher ID, you’ll receive 15% off your purchases.
Teachers Discounts for Travel and Fun (thanks to The Balance)
Marriott – Teachers are eligible for Marriot’s government discount that will save you on even personal stays.
LaQuinta– Teachers can get LaQuinta’s government rate at more than 800 hotels around the country.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts -Teachers and educators can get 20% off the best available rate at Preferred Hotels & Resorts.Resorts.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin -Teachers get special low rates to these two Walt Disney World hotels.
SeaWorld– Teachers can get into SeaWorld for free when they get a SeaWorld Teacher Card.
And if you are looking for some gift ideas… Check out my roundup of Homemade Teacher Appreciation Gifts.
How You Can #ThankATeacher
Share photos and your activities during the week by using the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!
As the daughter of a teacher, so I know firsthand the sacrifices they make and how often they dip into 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 for something personal.
**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!
Have you heard of any other 2019 Teacher’s Appreciation Deals? Let me know and I will add it to the list. This is a great post to share with your teacher friends on Facebook or Pin it for later!