Whether you’re a student looking to get a special token of gratitude for your favorite educator or a teacher hoping to score a discount, there are plenty of deals to be had on and around Teacher Appreciation Week 2019, May 5-11, with extra deals on Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7. Some businesses even give out free stuff to teachers. Here’s where to find the best deals and freebies to celebrate these important professionals.
Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 Freebies, Discounts, Deals and Coupons
Teacher Appreciation Week gives teachers a variety of options for saving on all kinds of purchases. Here’s where educators can save money:
- A.C. Moore: Teachers can save 15% on crafting supplies every time they shop at A.C. Moore with a valid ID.
- Adobe: Teachers and students don’t need a coupon code to take 60% off a Creative Cloud purchase.
- Apple: College students and faculty, staff and home-school teachers of all grade levels qualify for special pricing on Apple products year-round.
- AT&T: Employees and students at certain colleges and universities are eligible for AT&T’s Signature Program, which offers savings on qualified AT&T wireless service.
- Avis: Teachers can save 25% on car rentals when making a reservation with Avis Worldwide Discount number D134120.
- Banana Republic: Through Jan. 31, 2020, students and teachers with a valid ID can take 15% off full-priced in-store purchases.
- Barnes & Noble: Receive 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days, and 20% off year-round.
- Bonobos: Teachers can get a 20% discount when they verify with Bonobos through SheerID.
- Bose: Educators can receive up to 15% off of Bose products, including headphones and speakers, through the company’s Educators’ Program. Savings are available only by phone.
- Budget: Teachers can enjoy savings of up to 25% off Budget base rates when renting a vehicle from a participating location in the contiguous U.S. and Canada. To receive the discount, use Budget Customer Discount number Z408915.
- Caesars Palace: Teachers are one of the groups to receive 10% off when staying at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
- Cole Haan: You can apply a 15% discount to these stylish shoes when you create a Cole Haan account with a valid “.edu” address.
- Costco: U.S. teachers who sign up for a new membership online will receive over $60 in exclusive savings.
- GelPro: The spirit of teacher appreciation gets educators 25% off online purchases of GelPro floor mats.
- GM Vehicles: The GM Educator Discount gives current employees of a public school, private school, college or university special pricing below MSRP on the purchase or lease of an eligible new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle.
- Hanes: Teachers and retired educators can save 10% on purchases from Hanes.com, Champion.com, OneHanesPlace.com and JustMySize.com.
- J. Crew: Students and teachers save 15% on in-store purchases. No coupon code necessary.
- Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store: Join Jo-Ann Teacher Rewards and save 15% on purchases every day both in-store and online.
- Karen Kane: After a short verification process, students and teachers can take 20% off all purchases at any time.
- Kayla Itsines: Teachers are among the select groups that are eligible for discounts on exercise membership purchases.
- Lakeshore Learning Materials: Teacher’s Club members can take 15% off hundreds of in-store items, plus special offers every month.
- Lenovo: Teachers, professors, school administrators and college students can receive 20% off “Think” products and 15% off “Idea” products when shopping online.
- LOFT: Sign up for the LOFT’s teacher discount program to receive access to special discounts, including 15% off all full-priced purchases.
- Madewell: U.S. teachers receive an exclusive 15% discount on in-store purchases with a valid teacher ID at checkout.
- Michael’s: Throughout the year, receive 15% off purchases. Valid in-store only.
- Microsoft: Educators can score Microsoft Office 365 freebie by using a valid school email address to fill out an online form.
- Party City: Schools fall among the organizations that can receive discounts from Party City — up to 20% off — provided the teacher has an official letter signed off by the school.
- Roxy: Teachers are among the select occupations that can take 15% off all Roxy orders.
- SeaWorld: All active teachers in California and Arizona are eligible for a Teacher Fun Card, which includes two free single-day tickets that are good for entry through Dec. 31.
- Sprint: Teachers, administrators and other school employees can receive special discounts on Sprint products and services through the Sprint Works Program.
- Summitsoft: Teachers save 50% on all products.
- The Container Store: Sign up for the free Organized Teacher program to get special discounts all year.
- Verizon: Education employees can save money on their monthly plans through Verizon’s discounts.
- West Elm: Get 15% off your West Elm online purchase when you sign up with a “.edu” email address.
These teacher appreciation discounts can add up to some sweet savings for educators.
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Flowers, Chocolates and Gifts for Sale
You can’t go wrong with traditional gifts like chocolates and flowers during Teacher Appreciation Week.
- 1-800-Flowers.com: Use coupon code SEM15 to take 15% off flowers and gifts.
- FromYouFlowers.com: Save $10 on select arrangements when you shop online now.
- Lindt: Right now at Lindt, you’ll 25% off any two boxed chocolates through May 12.
Teacher Appreciation Week Deals and Freebies on Food and Drink
Molding young minds is exhausting, hunger-inducing work. Teacher Appreciation Week restaurant deals, discounts and free food promotions can help teachers satisfy their cravings. Here are some restaurants to keep an eye out for, according to GimmieFreebies:
- Applebee’s: Teachers get free lunch or dinner on May 6 with proof of ID.
- Food Lion:
- Freebirds: Teacher and school administrators can enjoy the taco bar for only $10 per person.
- Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: If you’re an educator, take 15% off for both dine-in and take-out orders from May 6 through May 10. And, students can nominate their teacher to win a Grimaldi pizza party.
- McDonald’s: Nab a free six-piece chicken McNuggets meal with valid teacher’s ID.
And here are some confirmed deals teachers can enjoy:
- Chipotle: Multiple outlets reported a BOGO deal for educators on burritos, bowls, salads and orders of tacos. Guac, as always, is extra.
- Edible Arrangements: Save 20% on the So Very Thankful Swizzle Trio with promo code THANKS.
- Food Lion: The grocery store chain is offering a 5% discount for teachers on Teachers Day.
- Pizza Hut: Create your own large two-topping pizza for just $7.99.
- Red Robin: Teachers who sign up for the Red Robin Royalty program can expect year-round deals on yummy burgers, including a free birthday burger.
- Sonic: Slurp down shakes, which are on sale at Sonic for 50% off after 8 p.m.
Deals on Beauty, Luxury and Cosmetics
Your favorite teacher deserves to be pampered, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay top dollar. These stores and websites are offering deals that any educator will love:
- Bath and Body Works: Current top offers include hand soaps at five for $23 and two-for-three bundle deals on body-care products.
- Bed, Bath and Beyond: Take 20% off any one purchase online or in stores when you sign up for the email list.
- Sephora: Save up on some of Sephora’s best-sellers via its weekly sales.
If you have an education, you have a teacher to thank. And if you’re an educator, you deserve a week of teacher appreciation deals. Get your favorite educator a gift to show your appreciation or, if you’re a teacher, treat yourself. Either way, make sure you don’t pay full price.
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Sean Dennison contributed to the reporting of this article.
Deals and offers are subject to change.