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Here are some Teacher Appreciation Week deals you can check out to claim your freebies and savings.

Explore all of the discounts and cost-savings programs available to TCTA members year-round.

Barnes and Noble

On May 3, for National Teacher Appreciation Day, Barnes & Noble Cafés across the country will give teachers a free tall cup of hot or iced coffee or tea when they show their valid teacher’s ID.

Educators also save 20% off the publisher’s list price on materials purchased for classroom use. This offer is valid at all Barnes & Noble Booksellers, B. Dalton Booksellers, Bookstop, Doubleday Book Stores and Scribner’s Bookstores. Just show your current TCTA membership card or school ID.

ThriftBooks 4 Teachers

Teachers, faculty and staff members can qualify for a new educator program, ThriftBooks 4 Teachers! Every time you buy 4 used books, you get a 5th one free (valued at $7 or less) using the teacher-only promo code at checkout. Learn more and get verified at https://www.thriftbooks.com/teachers/.

Anyone who purchases a teacher or school themed gift card from ThriftBooks.com from May 2-6 is eligible to win between 100-500 books (up to $2500 value) to be donated to the winner's chosen educator or school. Learn more or buy now: https://www.thriftbooks.com/b/education-resources/#giveaway


During Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2-6, teachers across Whataburger’s communities can enjoy a free breakfast item from 5-9 a.m. with presentation of a teacher school ID. Thirty teachers in Whataburger’s communities who were nominated by their peers will win $1,000 each for their schools. And all week long, teachers across Whataburger’s 14-state footprint can enjoy breakfast items free and a 25% discount on all retail items in the Whatastore with the code WHATATEACHER22.


While McDonald’s doesn’t have a national Teacher Appreciation Week deal this week, some locations have regional or local deals for teachers. Check with your McDonald’s to see if there is a local offer and check the app for other deals including free fries.


Chick-fil-A doesn't have a nationwide deal but several locations are offering teachers a free item or meal, most on May 3. One way to find out if your local restaurant has an offer is by checking its Facebook page.

Sonic Drive-In DonorsChoose donation match

Sonic Drive-In will match 50% of each donation to teachers’ requests on DonorsChoose.org, a national nonprofit that allows individuals to donate directly to public school classroom requests submitted by teachers. The match is up to $1.5 million total.

The fast-food chain also is giving away free cheeseburgers with purchase to all enrolled in the Sonic Teachers’ Circle, a free rewards program for educators available through the chain’s app. Teachers had to be fully verified by Monday and can redeem a reward for a free cheeseburger through May 17.

Raising Cane's

Raising Cane's will award 100 teachers a Raising Cane's Gift Basket and $500 for their classrooms in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Register here by May 8 for your chance to win.

Zaxby’s BOGO meal

Zaxby’s has a buy-one-get-one deal for teachers and nurses May 3. Buy a boneless wings meal and get a boneless wings meal free, while supplies last, at participating locations.

The company said this deal can be redeemed online, in-store and through the app. Order two of the boneless wing meals and one will be discounted when checking out.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is offering teachers and school staff a 20% discount through Friday for dine-in orders as well as “in-store pay” pickup orders. To get this deal, teachers and staff will need to show a valid school ID.


Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is giving teachers a free one-topping mini sundae May 2-6 at participating locations. To redeem, teachers must present a valid ID for dine-in or drive-thru orders. No coupon or app offer is needed but the chain said there's a limit of one sundae per person with a valid ID.

Marble Slab Creamery

Marble Slab Creamery is treating teachers and nurses with a buy-one-get-one-free small ice cream through Friday for its Heroes Week initiative. A valid ID is needed.

Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies is giving teachers and nurses a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie through Friday with any purchase and a valid ID as part of the Heroes Week initiative.

At co-branded Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery locations, one freebie must be selected.


Staples is increasing its Classroom Rewards through Saturday and giving away free teacher gift boxes, while supplies last. Teachers will receive 20% back in rewards and get up to 5% in rewards for themselves. Exclusions apply. Learn more at Staplesconnect.com/teacher-appreciation-week.

Office Depot

Office Depot and OfficeMax have two discounts for teacher appreciation but the savings last after the school year is over.

Now through June 25, teachers can get 20% off their qualifying regular-priced purchases and can get 20% back in Bonus Rewards on a qualifying purchase, up to $50 in rewards.

To redeem either deal, teachers must present a valid teacher ID, a coupon and rewards member number. Coupons are available at Officedepot.com/cm/rewards/exclusive-savings.

Dollar General

Dollar General is giving teachers 5% off each month for a limited time. To get this discount once a month, teachers need to sign in or create a Dollar General account and verify their teacher credentials. Then they'll need to add the "exclusive teacher-only DG digital coupon" through the retailer's app.


Third-party verification service SheerID, which collects information that assists in verifying eligibility, has partnered with several brands to offer exclusive teacher deals for Teacher Appreciation Week and beyond, including AT&T, Xfinity, Michaels, Levi's, J. Crew, Vineyard Vines and Crocs. Find deals at Sheerid.com/shoppers/teacherdeals.


ID.me, another verification service, also has partnered with brands to confirm eligibility for teacher discounts. See the list of businesses at Shop.id.me/teacher.

Check out more savings from RetailMeNot for Teacher Appreciation Week.