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Teacher Appreciation Week deals & freebies

While educators deserve accolades year-round, Teacher Appreciation Day & National Teacher Appreciation Week are ideal occasions to offer words of thanks and gifts to teaching staff .

Retailers, restaurants, even vacation providers all give teachers a little something extra during the first full week of May. We did your homework for you and found these great deals and freebies. (Teachers: We hope you treat yourself to something nice! Parents and students: Make sure your teachers know about all the discounts and free stuff available to them this week!)

P.S. Click here for list of discounts for teachers that are available all year long.

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Prezzo restaurants are offering a free drink May 2-6 for teachers with identification. No purchase required. Restaurants are in Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens. Eligible drinks include beer, wine or cocktail, up to $14. 5560 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton; 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 

Barnes & Noble: Get 20% off publisher’s list price all year long on all purchases for classroom use at Barnes & Noble. Plus, enjoy discounts of up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days. 

Buffalo Wild Wings: Just wing it, teachers! From May 2 to 6, Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a 20% discount for teachers and school staff, available for dine-in or in-store pay + pickup only. Teachers and staff need to show a valid school ID for the saucy savings.

Burger King: Hungry educators can feel appreciated for more than just one week by taking a bite of Burger King’s current special. Teachers (and all customers) get FREE fries with any purchase every week for the rest 2022. The offer is only available to members of the restaurant’s Royal Perks loyalty program. 

Cheap Caribbean: Teachers definitely deserve a vacation, and there’s no better place to relax than in a tropical locale. Cheap Caribbean offers an exclusive Hero Discount for teachers, healthcare workers, first responders and members of the military. Teachers can enjoy $150 off their next vacation package with a special promo code. (The discount is valid on package bookings of 5 or more nights.) 

Cole Haan: Teachers (and students!) can take a study break with 20% off online at Cole Haan. Just use a valid school e-mail address.

Eyemart Express: National optical retailer Eyemart Express is recognizing all teachers with 20% off on all prescription eyewear, along with 2,000 frames, lens upgrades and accessories. The offer is also extended to school administrators and school district employees, including janitors, counselors, and bus drivers. Simply present a valid school ID badge to take advantage of these savings. Eyemart Express offers this discount all year.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: From May 2 to 6, teachers can get a free single-topping Mini Sundae. Guests must present a valid school ID; offer good for dine-in or drive-through orders only.

Lenovo: Computers are a necessary educational tool in every classroom, so any savings are helpful. And both teachers and students can save an extra 5% sitewide at Lenovo. (The discount excludes doorbusters and select
clearance products.) 

Michaels: Teachers are crafty people! Enjoy a 15% Teacher Discount at Michaels online and in-store. Teachers need to verify educator ID online through Michaels Rewards. 

National Education Association: If you’re one of the millions of members of the National Education Association, enjoy lots of ongoing deals and discounts exclusive to members. The member benefits are wide- ranging, from discounted vacations to credit cards with lots of rewards. 

Office Depot / OfficeMax: For Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2 to 6, teachers with an Office Depot / OfficeMax Rewards membership can take advantage of the following coupons available at 20% back in Bonus Rewards on a qualifying in-store purchase and 20% off a qualifying regular-priced purchase. Must present a valid teacher ID and required coupon at checkout. 

Quick Quack Car Wash: On May 3, teachers can get their vehicle all cleaned up for FREE at Quick Quack Car Wash for Teacher Appreciation Day. The chain has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas and Utah. 

Red Robin: No red, shiny apples here, just juicy burgers. From April 18 to June 19, Red Robin is giving all customers a $5 Bonus Bucks reward with the the purchase of a $25 gift card. (The bonus is valid June 20 to Aug. 21.) 


Samsung: Teachers can get plugged into big savings through Samsung’s Education Offers Program. Teachers and educators can save up to 30% off on laptops, tablets, smartphones and more when shopping on The offer includes many popular electronic products, inlcuding Samsung’s new Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Tab S8 series, Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 and Galaxy Book2 series.??? 

Sonic Drive-In: Teachers can bite into a big deal at Sonic Drive-In. Every teacher, faculty or staff at K-12 or degree-granting university in America is eligible for a FREE cheeseburger with purchase. To get the offer, educators need to enroll in the SONIC Teachers’ Circle, an awards program exclusively available for educators through the chain’s app. 

Staples: Staples is supplying teachers with lots of gratitude for Teacher Appreciation Week, including FREE teacher gift box (including Sharpie highlighters, glue sticks, stickers, 25 thank you cards, 50% off custom stamps coupon and more), exclusive savings and 20% back in classroom rewards. The giveaway runs from April 30 to May 6.

Subway: Teachers (and everyone else) can take advantage of Subway’s latest special. From April 26 to May 21, the sub shop is offering a buy-one-get-one FREE Footlong sub special online. In addition, enjoy savings all year long with these Subway deals and specials.

Whataburger:  Free breakfast item for teachers 5 a.m. – 9 a.m.  May 2-6 at participating restaurants. Present teacher ID.  Receive a 25% discount on retail items in the Whatastore with the promocode WHATATEACHER22

Zaxby’s: Known for its Chicken Fingerz, wings and signature sauces, Zaxby’s is celebrating National Teachers Appreciation Week with a buy-one-get-one FREE Boneless Wings Meal special on May 3. To redeem the offer, order two Boneless Wings Meals in-restaurant or online via Zaxby’s site or app and one meal will be discounted at checkout. The chain has more than 900 locations, largely in the Southern U.S.


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