Tuesday, May 2, 2023, has been named Teacher Appreciation Day. However, May 8 to 12, 2023, has been named Teacher Appreciation Week, so you can expect to see various days for Teacher Appreciation deals. Also, several businesses are offering special deals and freebies to educators just during this time, and some offer deals all year long.
Make sure to click each link to get all the details. As always, participation might vary, so if the deal is from a chain make sure to verify with your location.
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Teacher Appreciation Day/Week Deals in 2023
Some of these deals are available all year.
Apple offers Apple education pricing on a new Mac or iPad to college students and their parents, plus faculty, staff and homeschool teachers of all grade levels. This discount is around 10%. If you go into an Apple store to make a purchase, make sure to ask about the discount.
Burn Boot Camp Tega Cay
Teachers can work out for free at Burn Boot Camp Tega Cay, 1736 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill, SC, from May 8 to 13, 2023, from 5 to 10 a.m. Bring your badge and show up 10 minutes early. Contact them for more information. The same deal is available to nurses for Nurses Week. This offer was announced in their Facebook event.
Teachers get 10% off their in-person order at participating locations of Caribou Coffee from May 8 to 12, 2023. Show your badge to redeem. Announced on Facebook.
Teachers who join Costo get a free $20 Costco shop card. Info here.
“Teachers are Amazing: The ABCS of Teachers”
This isn’t a freebie or a discount, but it is a great gift for a classroom or a teacher. North Carolina educator Tierney Fairchild’s book Teachers are Amazing: The ABCs of Teachers spells out 26 reasons why teachers should be appreciated.
From May 8 to 12, 2023, teachers throughout the U.S. can enjoy a free medium sub at Firehouse Subs with the purchase of an additional medium (or large) sub, chips and drink at participating locations. Any medium sub is eligible, including the sub shop’s limited time Smokin’ Triple Stack sub.
The offer is only valid in-shop — not online or for delivery.
Teachers must show a school ID or other proof of employment at the register to redeem. Limit one per customer.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is offering a Teacher Appreciation Week discount to everyone in the educator community. The discount, which could be up to 40%, is valid for bookings made from May 8 to 14, 2023, for stays through September 21, 2023. Use the code TEACHER.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving offers teachers 20% off first time flyer packages. This deal is good all year long. iFLY is at 7840 Lyles Ln NW, Concord, NC.
Insomnia Cookies has announced on Facebook that teachers get a FREE 6-pack of classic cookies with a $5 in-store purchase from May 5 to 12, 2023, when you show proof of employment. Availability varies by location. We suggest that you call Insomnia Cookies in advance before heading out, to confirm the details, because some readers have encountered employees at some locations unaware of past promotions. This deal was announced on Facebook, and you can find more details about the promotion there.
Teachers and students can save an extra 5% sitewide at Lenovo. The discount excludes doorbusters and select clearance products.
Teachers who show an educator ID at participating McAlister’s Deli locations from May 3 to 10, 2023, will receive a free 32 oz tea. Must order in person for dine-in and takeout orders only. The same deal is available for Nurses Appreciation Week, on the same days.
Teachers get 10% off at Metro Diner from May 8 to 11, 2023, when they show valid ID. In-restaurant dining only.
Teachers get a 15% Teacher Discount at Michaels online and in-store. Teachers need to verify educator ID online through Michael Rewards. The discount is valid even on sale items.
At Pilot Brewing, 1331 Central Avenue. Every Monday (not just Teacher Appreciation Week), from 2 to 9 p.m., if teachers buy a drink they get a free snack, including locally made popcorn, peanuts and pretzels. Info in Facebook event.
Teachers get 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 Samsung.com.
From May 9 to 16, 2023, every teacher, faculty or staff at a K-12 or degree-granting university in America can enjoy a FREE cheeseburger with any purchase at participating locations of Sonic Drive-In. The offer is valid for one-time use.
To get the offer, qualifying customers must enroll in the Sonic Teachers’ Circle — a rewards program exclusively available for educators through the Sonic app. Look for “I’m a teacher” under the Account Settings on the app for registration.
Verizon offers Welcome Unlimited to teachers for $20 per line for four lines. Not including taxes and fees. Eligibility needs to be confirmed on ID.me. Limited time offer. Details here.
Zaxby’s is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with a Buy One, Get One Boneless Wings Meal offer on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, all day. The offer must be redeeded on the Zaxby’s app. The deal is also available for nurses on the same day, for Nurses Week.
Some of this information originally appeared on Living on the Cheap and is used with permission.
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Deals offered by national chains are usually "participating locations only." We can't generally verify participation with a particular location, so we encourage you to contact the location to make sure. In addition, limited time offers can end without warning. Deals may not be available when you order from a 3rd party delivery service.
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