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Here are 40+ deals & discounts to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day!

Charis Brown May 8, 2018
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Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, which makes this week Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers are such an important part of our communities and our nation. In fact, according to a survey on which occupational groups people think contribute the most to society, teachers rank #2, behind the military.

But teaching is far from easy work, requiring long hours and dedication to ensure our young people gain the knowledge they need to face the real world. Here’s to you, teachers!

RELATED: 7 ways to get free books for your classroom

Discounts on gifts for teachers

Restaurant deals 

  • Chipotle: Visit any U.S. Chipotle location from 3pm to close and receive a buy one get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos by presenting a valid school ID. This deal is good for teachers, staff, and faculty from preschool all the way to university level!
  • Cici’s Pizza: Teachers eat free with a valid school ID on May 8.
  • Chick-Fil-A: You’ll find various promotions at participating locations, but some restaurants are offering free Chick-Fil-A sandwiches!
  • Evos: For Sunshine State folks, Evos is offering a buy one, get one free meal, salad or bowl from May 7 through May 11, 2018 with valid professional ID for both teachers and nurses!
  • Mod Pizza: Enjoy 50% off a pizza or salad by presenting a teacher ID on May 8.
  • PDQ: PDQ is offering an A+ deal with 50% off meals on May 8 at all locations for teachers AND nurses. Simply show your ID to get the discount.
  • Raising Canes: Participating restaurants will offer one free box combo between 6 and 9pm on Tuesday, May 8. Show your teacher ID to get this freebie!
  • Seasons 52Now through May 10, enjoy a 3-course meal for just $29.90


  • Adobe: Students and teachers save over 60% on Creative Cloud.
  • Anne Taylor LoftSign up for the Loft Loves Teachers program and get 15% off your full-price purchases and perks throughout the year!
  • Apple Store: Through the Apple Education Store, you can receive discounts up to $200 on computers and accessories.
  • AT&T: NEA members receive 15% off cell phone service.
  • Banana Republic: For students and teachers, enjoy a 15% discount off regular-priced, in-store purchases any time when you present a valid teacher or student ID. (Not valid at Banana Republic Factory Stores.)
  • Barnes & Noble: With the Barnes & Noble Educator discount, you can save 20% off the publisher’s list price for all purchases for classroom use, and 25% on educator appreciation days. But, you must complete an educator form from Barnes & Noble to enroll.
  • Ben Franklin Crafts: Enjoy 10% off the purchase of classroom materials.
  • Books-A-Million: Enjoy 20% off with the BAM Educator’s card.
  • BoseReceive up to 15 percent off  Bose products using the company’s “Educators’ Program.” Savings are only available on orders via phone.
  • The Container StoreEducators who sign up for the free Organized Teacher program receive year-round special savings opportunities.
  • Costco: Sign up for a new membership online and receive over $60 in exclusive savings.
  • Dell: Save 12% sitewide with coupon code SAVE12. Other discounts for teachers and staff may apply; contact Dell for more.
  • FedEx: Teachers save 15% on qualifying purchases through the Academic Edge program.
  • Half Price Books: Enjoy a 10% discount year-round!
  • Hewlett-Packard: Save up to 10% on your HP Academy purchase. Call 1-800-88-TEACH for any available discounts for teachers.
  • J.Crew: At J.Crew, you can save 15% when you shop in-store at J. Crew and J. Crew Factory with a valid school ID.
  • JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts: By enrolling in the Teacher Rewards Program,you’ll save 15% on every purchase. (Must present a current teacher ID and a state-issued photo ID.)
  • Lenovo: Get discounts on laptops, tablets and desktop computers through Lenovo’s Academic Purchase Program.
  • Madewell: Save 15% off your in-store purchases with valid educator ID.
  • Michaels: Though some exclusions apply, you can save save 15% off items designed for the classroom.
  • Office Max/Office Depot: Take an extra 2% off with the Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards program.
  • Party CityTake 10 to 20% off purchases made in-store or by phone at Party City. Must be for school use.
  • PBS: Save 10% on select courses.
  • T-Mobile: Save $100 on smartphones and tables for U.S. college students, K–12 staff and college staff.
  • West Elm: Save 15% on online purchases when you sign up with a “.edu” email.

Fun & travel

  • Avis: Save 25% on car rentals on reservations with coupon code D134120.
  • Alamo Rental Car: If you’re a member of the American Federation of Teachers, you can get discounts on rentals by showing your card.
  • BudgetSave up to 25 percent off Budget base rates at participating location in the U.S. and Canada with coupon code Z408915
  • Disney World: Teachers can receive special rates at the seven Disney Springs® Resort Area Hotels for stays May 28 through September 15.
  • SeaWorld: For active K-12 teachers in California and Arizona. Receive a Teacher Fun Card, including two free single-day tickets. Good through December 31

In addition to the discounts offered by being a National Education Association member, you also might want to check out these discounts.

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