WHEN IS TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK?
This week, May 2-6, is Teacher Appreciation Week, an annual national effort to show teachers a little more love with freebies and discounts.
OFFERS, DISCOUNTS, FREE FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Below is a list of some of the best discounts and offers we’ve found – this is not an exhaustive list so if you know of an offer not listed please email us here so we can find it out. add and share love online with the hashtag #ThankATeacher .
For most offers, you will need a school ID card to verify that you are a teacher or staff member.
TEACHER DISCOUNTS FOR RESTAURANTS
SONIC – Teachers registered with the SONIC Teachers’ Circle can get a free cheeseburger with a purchase from May 3-17. The program is a free program exclusively for educators available through the SONIC app (go to settings and select I’m a teacher). Additionally, on May 3, SONIC Drive-Ins will match up to $1.5 million in donations to DonorsChoosea non-profit organization that allows people to donate directly to requests from public school teachers.
whataburger – From May 2-6, Whataburger is offering teachers a free breakfast from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Additionally, 30 teachers nominated by their peers will each win $1,000 for their school. Teachers can also get a 25% discount on Whatastore merchandise using code Whatatacher22. More here.
Coffees – Read Fort Worth partners with local foundations and businesses to offer special drink and candy discounts for teachers at seven area coffee shops, including Black Coffee, Casa Azul Coffee, Cherry Coffee Shop, Fort Worth Coffee Co., HustleBlendz, Love Local Coffee & Art Shop and Race Street Cafe. Details are here.
Wild Buffalo Wings – From May 2-6, teachers and staff can save 20% on restaurant orders and phone orders and does not include alcohol. More details are here.
HTeaO – Teachers get a happy hour rate all week from May 2-6. More here.
At Zaxby’s – On Tuesday, National Nurses and Teachers Appreciation Day, the restaurant offers a meal of BOGO boneless wings in its app (at participating establishments). Details here.
DISCOUNTS FOR TEACHERS ON SUPPLIES
General dollar – Sign up for Teacher Central to get discounts on classroom supplies, arts and crafts, paper, pens, pencils, etc.
Office Depot/Office Max – Both stores are offering teachers 20% off regular priced merchandise and 20% back in rewards on qualifying purchases. See coupons at the bottom of the page here.
Staples – Retailer is offering teachers a free teacher gift box, exclusive savings and 20% back-to-school rewards – all week from April 30 through May 6 at 8 p.m. Details are here.
Adobe – Teachers and students can save 60% on Creative Cloud software for desktop and mobile apps for Photoshop, Acrobat and more. Details are here.
RETAIL TEACHER DISCOUNTS
Barnes & Nobles – Educators who sign up for a B&N Educator account save 20% off the publisher’s list price for purchases intended for classroom use. They also receive 25% discounts off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days. B&N also provides first-time access to helpful educational resources, great email offers, and information about exclusive events for educators. To join the B&N Educator program, you must do so in a store. Details are here.
Joan — Teachers save 15% on every purchase, every day at Joann with their Teacher Rewards program. Qualification criteria and program details are here.
michaels – Once you are a Certified Educator with Michaels, you will receive a 15% teacher discount on most items (Great Buy items excluded). Get the details here and learn more about how best to use the discount.
TEACH FOR AMERICA DISCOUNTS
Teach for America curated a list of dozens of discounts and offers from AT&T, Apple, Party City and more. See the full list here.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
APT – The PTA has created a toolkit to help parents thank their child’s teachers. The free toolkit includes thank you cards, certificates, flyers, social media graphics, web ads and more to show your appreciation. You can download the toolkit here.
Crayola – Use code “Educators” to get 20% off gifts for teachers. See the gifts here.