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Celebrate the teacher in your life with these 33 deals & freebies!

Celebrate the teacher in your life with these 33 deals & freebies!
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May 9 is National Teacher 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!

Here are 33 deals, discounts and freebies to thank teachers for their hard work on May 9 and all year round.

33 deals and freebies for teachers


  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Teachers (A.K.A heroes) get a free beer or handcrafted soda on the house.
  • Chick-Fil-A: Some Chick-fil-A locations are offering a free sandwich, but this varies by location.
  • Evos: Get a free meal or salad with purchase of a meal or salad and your teacher ID.
  • MOD Pizza: Teachers and staff get a free pizza or salad with teacher ID all day on Tuesday from MOD Pizza — no strings attached!
  • PDQ: Teachers get 50% off their check all day long at PDQ, valid with a teacher ID. Find a PDQ location near you here!
  • World of Beer: According to the World of Beer Facebook page, teachers can get a free Angry Orchard cider or Sam Adams beer on May 9 with educator ID. Offers may vary based on state laws.

Other deals

  • Aerosoles: Teachers can save 15% off footwear items of $39.99 or more with teacher ID. Call to order over the phone or go to a store to redeem!
  • Belkin: Technology company Belkin is offering a 10% discount on for registered educators.
  • Dress Barn: Today only, teachers can receive 20% off their entire regular-priced purchase with coupon code TEACHERDAY.
  • Evan-Moor: Receive a free eBook and save 25% off a purchase at with coupon code TEACHER25.
  • PrimeLending: If you’re a teacher wanting to buy a home, PrimeLending is offering a $500 discount on closing costs when purchasing a new home or refinancing.

Year-round discounts for teachers


  • Aerosoles: Present your educator ID and save 15% off footwear $39.99 and up.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eddie Bauer: Teachers, school staff and students can save 10-15% off all purchases with valid faculty ID.
  • 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: 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.
  • Michael’s: Though some exclusions apply, you can save save 15% off items designed for the classroom.
  • Microsoft: Office 365 is free for teachers with .edu email addresses.
  • New York and Company: Save 15% with show of teacher’s ID.
  • Office Depot/Office MaxThe Star Teacher program gives registered teachers 10% back on ink, toner, paper, and most classroom supplies, plus 15% instant discounts on copy and print services.
  • Staples: Staples offers a special Rewards program for educators. Benefits include 5% back in rewards, and 10% back in rewards on teaching and art supplies.  Plus, get free shipping on every® order.
  • Talbots: Bring your valid teacher ID in-store to receive 15% off your total purchase
  • The Container Store: The Organized Teacher program offers a discount for teachers who fill out this form.
  • West Elm: Save 15% for teachers and students with valid ID.

Fun & travel

  • Alamo Rental Car: If you’re a member of the American Federation of Teachers, you can get discounts on rentals by showing your card.
  • Disney World: Teachers can receive special rates at the Swan and Dolphin hotels starting at $139 per night. Availability varies based on season and demand.
  • LegoLand: Florida teachers can explore LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando with a FREE Florida Teacher Pass. Here’s how to get it.
  • SeaWorld: By registering for the SeaWorld Teacher Card, Florida teachers can get unlimited free admission for the year. You’ll just need a copy of your teaching certificate, a pay stub and ID to obtain a new pass or renew an old one. Also, SeaWorld San Diego is offering a complimentary Teacher Fun Card plus 2 free Single-Day tickets to all active and certified K-12 California and Arizona credentialed school teachers.

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