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May 6-10 has been designated as Teacher Appreciation Week. Falling on the first full week of May, it is meant to show appreciation for the teachers who make an impact in the lives of millions of children.

Aside from teaching the curriculum, teachers are mentors and their work goes beyond the classroom, states an article by Stephanie Pragides at So to give teachers thanks, many restaurants and stores have special deals and freebies going on this week. We’ve always included a list of teacher discounts that are ongoing all year round.

The following is a list of deals during Teacher Appreciation Week. As always, make sure to call your local store or restaurant to double check if these promos are going on as they vary depending on location.

• Applebee’s: Deals vary depending on location so check with yours to see if they are offering anything. Some locations are giving away a free lunch or dinner on May 6, while some are offering discounted prices off menu items

Chick-fil-A: Bring your school ID to your local Chick-fil-A on May 7 and score a free sandwich

Cicis Pizza: Show a valid teacher ID and get a free unlimited adult buffet on May 7.

McDonald’s: There have been reports of the fast food chain offering a free six-piece McNuggets meal to teachers when they present their ID, but make sure to call see if they are participating in this offer.

Sonic: The chain is celebration Teacher Appreciation Month from May 7-31 with a free Route 43 drink or slush when you use the promo TEACHERS when placing your order through their app.

Teacher Year-Long Deals


• Adobe: Teachers can get up to 80% off on Adobe products

• Apple: Educators can save on MacBooks, iPads, and more

• Microsoft: Teachers (and students) can get Office 365 for free with a valid school email, as well as 10% off all Surface devices.


• Barnes and Noble: Sign up for the B&N Educators program and save 20% off the publisher’s price on all classroom use purchases and get up to 25% off on Educator Appreciation Days

• Books-a-Million: Sign up for a BAM Educator’s Card and receive a 20% discount on all in-store purchases

• Half Price Books: Save 10% all year round with your Educator Discount Card

• Thriftbooks: Get a 15% off discount on all used class sets with the code APPLE

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