Check out this list of deals and freebies for Teacher Appreciation Week. You will also find a list of Teacher Discounts to use all year long too!
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7 this year 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, and some of them are good all year long! PLEASE NOTE- National Teacher Appreciation Day is actually May 4th this year (2021).
Because of COVID (yet again)- some of the traditional Teacher Appreciation offers are not happening this year. Please check the social of your favorite offer from years past to see if they are doing anything this year.
Limited Time Offers for Teacher Appreciation Week
Bibibop – Teachers can get free Bibibop bowl with ID on May 4th.
McAlister’s Deli– In celebration of Teacher & Nurse Appreciation Week, we’re giving away a FREE catering to five nurses & five teachers. How? With your help. Nominate your favorite teacher & nurse for a chance to win, and nominees will receive a promo code for a free tea!
Red Robin– Get a15% discount on all catering orders — use promo code TEACHER15. The deal is available from April 26 to May 7.
Sonic Drive-In– From May 2 to 9, use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the Sonic app for a FREE large drink or Slush with any purchase.
Half Price Books– Free teacher charm set with purchase of “grab bag” while supplies last
Maurices– Thru May 7th Teacher receives 10% off in-store purchases.
Vera Bradley– Teachers & Nurses can take 25% off EVERYTHING from May 3 – May 5 when you register with ID.me! Valid 5/3-5/5
McDonald’s: McDonald’s doesn’t have a national Teacher Appreciation Week deal, but you may find a regional deal. For instance, some restaurants across Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana are offering a free bakery item with any purchase May 3-7 for teachers who show a valid school ID. Check with your McDonald’s to see if there is a local offer. Also… it does have a free McFlurry offer for everyone via its mobile app on May 4th.
Clothes Mentor– May 3- May 8th, show your nursing, teacher or daycare badge or ID at checkout and enjoy a 25% discount. This may be a Columbus area offer only, so be sure to check your location.
Once Upon a Child– May 3- May 8th, show your nursing, teacher or daycare badge or ID at checkout and enjoy a 25% discount. This may be a Columbus area offer only, so be sure to check your location.
Spaghetti Warehouse– From May 3 – May 7, teachers can receive a FREE Lasagna or Spaghetti and Meatball entrée. Tell the staff you are a teacher to receive the free entrée. Limited to one entrée per table, dine in only.
Chicken Salad Chick (Polaris/Westerville)– From May 3 – May 7, teachers can receive 10% off their order.
Sweet Carrott – Teacher Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 6th. Teachers will receiver 50% off their order when they show their school ID at the register at Sweet Carrot!
Kittie’s Cakes– Teacher Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 6th . At Kittie’s German Village or Bexley, teachers will receive one free baked good when they show their school ID at the register.
Piada– Watch for an opportunity to win on Thursday May 6th.
Quick Quack Car Wash- Get a FREE car wash on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 4th. The chain has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas and Utah.
Following not yet updated for 2021
Bruegger’s Bagels– 20% off catering purchase May 6-10.
Cane’s– On May 7th from 6-9pm, teachers and faculty receive one free Box Combo when you present your current school I.D.
Chick-fil-A in 2021 Central Ohio locations are visiting local schools to give staff gifts. Select locations offer a freebie to teachers (staff) who present a valid school ID. Free offer may vary by location.
Cici’s Pizza– On May 7th, Teachers eat FREE (free adult buffet, drink not included) Must show valid ID.
Max & Erma’s– May 6-10, get 20% off your entire table’s bill. Show ID at participating locations.
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.
Year Long Offers and Freebies for Teachers
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.
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.
Half Price Bookstores– HBP Educator Discount Card for teachers and librarians to save 10% all year round!
The Container Store – Offers special discounts to educators to help organize the classroom. This program ends December 31, 2022.
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.
Joann Fabric – Sign up for a free Jo-Ann 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 – (NOT UPDATED FOr 2019) 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. (Looks like they may have discontinued the year-long discount, if you know otherwise- please let me know)
Pets in The Classroom– Check out information on applying for a grant that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom.
Sea World– Several options including complimentary passes and curriculum to use in the classroom.
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.
Have you heard of any other Teacher’s Programs or 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! Use those social media buttons below for easy sharing!
And if you are looking for some gift ideas… Check out my roundup of DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts.