Teacher Appreciation Week 2013 Freebies & Discounts

Many businesses are showing their deep appreciation for all that teachers do, by offering special freebies and promotions next week, May 6-10!  Here are some of our top picks – I will continue to add to the list as more companies announce their promotions:

Chick-fil-A Chantilly Place
Chick-fil-A at Chantilly Place is celebrating educators during Teacher Appreciate Week. Show your K-12 ID and receive a different FREE offer each day!  On Monday, 5/6, it’s a Spicy Chicken Biscuit.  On Tuesday, 5/7, it’s a Small Lemonade.  On Wednesday, 5/8, it’s 3-Count Chick-n-Mini’s.  On  Thursday, 5/9, it’s  Chocolate Chunk Cookie.  On Friday, 5/10, it’s a Small Waffle Fry.  Offer redeemable only at Chick-fil-A at Chantilly Place. Limit one Free Chick-fil-A offer per person, per day. No substitutions. Must be present and show your K-12 staff ID.

Chick-fil-A Crystal City
In appreciation for all you do, Teachers and Faculty with Valid School Staff ID will receive one FREE item each day from May 6, 2013 – May 10, 2013.  On Monday, 5/6 (6:30 AM – 10:30 AM), it’s a Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit.  On Tuesday, 5/7 (10:30 AM – 10:00 PM), it’s a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich.  On Wednesday, 5/8 (10:30 AM – 10:00 PM), it’s 8-Count Chicken Nuggets.  On Thursday, 5/9 (6:30 AM – 10:30 AM), it’s a 3-Count Chick-n-Minis.  On Friday, 5/10 (6:30 AM – 10:00 PM), it’s a Chocolate Chunk Cookie.

On Tuesday, May 7th, from 4PM to closing, receive a free salad, burrito, bowl or order of tacos with any entree purchase at any US location of Chipotle.  You will need a valid school faculty ID.

McDonalds from the Greater Baltimore Area
Educators and school staff may receive one complimentary small McCafe beverage per visit, between May 6-10, with a valid school ID card.  No purchase necessary.  Limit one per person.  McCafe beverages include: Real Fruit Smoothies, Premium Roast Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Lattes, Shakes, Frappes, Iced Coffee, and more!  This offer is valid in-restaurant or drive-thru at all McDonald’s locations in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, and Howard Counties.

New York and Company
All nurses and teachers receive 30% off in stores from May 2-8, 2013.  Customers must show valid ID for themselves or a spouse at any New York & Company store. Valid forms of ID include but not limited to a business card, an ID badge, pay stub, or any identification that shows this person is a teacher or nurse. Only one certificate, coupon or discount per purchase (pre-tax).  Some restrictions apply.

Staples Penny Deals
Frugal for You alerted us that Staples for Teacher Rewards cardholders can get these items for a penny, through May 11th: Ticonderoga Asst. Erasers, Bic Roundstic Pens, 8pack, Sharpie Markers, 2pack, and Staples School Glue.  Only 1cent, limit 5 per item, after $5 purchase.

And, many businesses offer teacher discounts all year-round.  Many of these companies include homeschool parents in the educator category, so be sure to look into these programs if you’re a homeschooler!  Here is a more comprehensive list of those discounts – please let me know if I missed any.

A.C. Moore
To receive a teacher’s discount, simply present your A.C. Moore Rewards Card along with one of the following credentials at checkout: Teacher Union Card, State Issued Teaching Certificate, Home School Affidavit or IHIP approval letter from School District or your state, Home Schooling Certificate, or State Issued Preschool/Daycare Facility Certificate/License A.C. Moore suggests asking your store or emailing CustomerService@acmoore.com to find out more details about the program.

Ann Taylor Loft
Register as an Ann Taylor Loft teacher to receive 15% off your full-price purchase in-store, everyday!  Offer must be presented at time of purchase and you must show a valid Teacher ID. Offer not valid on already reduced styles . Taxes, shipping and handling fees, purchases of gift cards, charges for gift boxes and payment of a LOFT or Ann Taylor account are excluded from the discount.

Adobe Education Store
Save up to 80% on Adobe products if you are a student or for personal use by teachers, administrators, and school staff on their personally owned computers.

Enjoy 15% OFF footwear items priced $39.99 or higher.  Simply present your teacher ID or a pay-stub in one of their stores, or call 800-798-9478, to place your order.

Apple Store
Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels. Students who have been accepted to college are also eligible.

Monthly qualified wireless service discount (up to 17%) for teachers and faculty – if your address matches their list of qualified education organizations, they will email you with instructions on how to start saving on AT&T wireless services and devices.

Barnes & Noble
All year-round, save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use, get up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days (next event is in October), and receive valuable email offers and information on special Educator events.

Big Lots
Big Lots offers special teacher discounts, contests, and giveaways.  When you sign up for their email, be sure to check the “email me about teacher-only specials” box.

The Container Store
They offer educators special discounts throughout the year to help organize your classroom!  Just complete the form to receive your first offer, redeemable in-store, online or by phone. Program ends December 31, 2013.

FedEx Office is pleased to offer teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at fedexoffice.com and the discount will automatically be applied.

Hancock Fabrics
Teachers & PEAH (Parents Educating at Home) receive a 10% discount when they present their Red Apple Card. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount cards programs or used to purchase gift cards. You can obtain a Red Apple card at any Hancock Fabrics store. To obtain a card you must present a copy of your most recent paystub from the school or PEAH members must present documentation from the state for teaching status or your PEAH card. The cards must be signed by the teacher. This discount is only available in stores, it is not available at HancockFabrics.com.

HP Home and Office
Sign up for their exclusive educator discounts on HP’s most popular products.

All teachers receive 15% off any in-store purchase with a valid school ID.  This applies to full-price items only.

JoAnn Fabrics
Free discount card for 15% off every purchase (excludes remnants, patterns, gift cards, and previous purchases) from September 1 to August 31.  Bonus coupon for 20% off any one total purchase when you enroll or re-enroll in the program.  More of their popular, money-saving coupons as a Jo-Ann Preferred Customer.

Lakeshore Learning
Join the Lakeshore Learning Teacher’s Club and receive 15% off on hundreds of classroom items every day.

All teachers receive 15% off their in-store purchase with valid school ID.  Some exclusions apply – please see store associate for details.

New York & Company
Sign up for their Teacher Rewards program and receive 20% off your next purchase – then, you’ll receive 15% off in-stores year-roundJust show your ID.

Office Max
Office Max offers specials deals for teachers, including exclusive product offers, bonus opportunities, and e-coupons.

Office Depot
Teachers receive 10% back on ink, toner, and paper and 15% instant discount on copy and print services Plus, if you sign up for their program, you’ll be alerted when they offer a Star Teacher Appreciation Event in June – a day of instant discounts, exclusive offers, and free breakfast.

Seaworld Florida
SeaWorld Orlando offers a complimentary Teacher Study Pass to all active and certified K-12 Florida grade school teachers.  The pass is valid for unlimited admission to SeaWorld Orlando through 12/31/2013.

Staples offers a special Rewards program for educators. Benefits include 10% back in Rewards on ink and toner, case and ream paper, Copy & Print purchases, and teaching and art supplies.

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers teachers and all school support staff a very special room rate that starts at just $149.00 per room, per night!

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  1. says

    Saw your list on Money Saving Mom, thought I would add one for Staples:

    Penny deals at Staples for Teacher Rewards cardholders:
    Ticonderoga Asst. Erasers
    Bic Roundstic Pens, 8pack
    Sharpie Markers, 2pack
    Staples School Glue

    Only 1cent, limit 5 per item, after $5 purchase. Plus I think you can get FREE shipping using the Teacher Reward card!

    Available through May 11


    This info was emailed to me by Staples on Friday and I couldn’t find the flyer pictured in their website.

    • sarah says

      Thanks so much for letting me know! I just added it to our list, with a link to your blog! :)

  2. says

    Sorry, but the McDonald’s thing is NOT TRUE! I stopped at two McDonald’s in Howard County, and neither seemed to have any idea what I was talking about. Guess they don’t really appreciate teachers after all :(

    • sarah says

      I’m so sorry, Laurah! I received an email from McDonalds about this promotion – but, I’ll be sure to let them know that the stores are not honoring it. :(

  3. kristine says

    I just went to a McDonalds in Baltimore county and I got a free smoothie. They said there are 133 McDonalds participating in those counties so it sounds like you are lucky if you choose the right one.

  4. Jonathan Yunger says

    Hertz Furniture is having a teacher appreciation contest. You are invite you to recognize a special teacher (even yourself). The winning teacher will get a Nate
    Teacher’s Station from Academia Furniture and the nominator can win an ergonomic Infuse Teacher’s chair, also from Academia. http://www.hertzfurniture.com/contests.html