Teacher Appreciation


It’s finally May! You are nearing the end of the school year, and undoubtedly, you are experiencing some degree of relief as you imagine days with no meetings, unlimited bathroom breaks, pleasure reading, and summer vacations. These days are drawing nearer and nearer, but they’re not quite within reach.

That’s why we’re glad that National Teacher Appreciation Day is in May. It’s the perfect time to recognize all of the hard work you’ve done this year, and it’s just enough to get you through the rest of the year. As students, parents, and the community around you share their appreciation with you, it can remind you of why you went into teaching; not for the thanks or recognition, but the daily opportunities you have to make a difference in the lives of young people and in the world.

While we know that the best gifts in teaching are the success stories and those handmade/hand-drawn/hand-decorated gifts from the most unexpected students, we have compiled a list of restaurants, businesses, and websites that are offering special deals and discounts for teachers.


  • Bruegger’s Bagels - Free medium coffee with any purchase, $10 off a group order of $75 or more - with valid ID (May 6-10)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings - 20% off your dine-in check (May 6-10)
  • Chipotle - BOGO FREE burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or tacos. (May 7 from 3pm to close)
  • CiCi’s Pizza - One free adult buffet (May 7)
  • McAlister’s Deli - Free Tea (May 6-10)
  • Metro Diner - 20% off check (May 6-10)
  • MOD Pizza - BOGO FREE pizza and salad - with valid ID (May 7)
  • PDQ - 50% off entire meal - with valid ID (May 7)

Check these local restaurants for deals

  • Applebee’s
  • Arby’s
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Golden Corral
  • IHOP
  • McDonald’s
  • Subway
  • TGIFridays

Other businesses with teacher deals/discounts

  • Food Lion - 5% discount off total purchase - with valid ID (May 7)
  • A.C. Moore - 15% off entire purchase - with valid ID (year round)
  • Banana Republic - 15% off full-priced purchase - with valid ID (year round)
  • Barnes&Noble - 20% off regularly priced items for school - join educators program (year round)
  • CheapCaribbean.com - 50 free round-trip prizes will be given out - sign up (May 6-10
  • Crayola - 15% off online order - code: THANKYOU (10am May 6 - 10am May 13)
  • Hilton Orlando - 20% off lowest rate plus a $50 resort credit (Before May 10)
  • J. Crew - 15% off purchase - with valid ID (year round)
  • JoAnn Fabrics - 15% off with reward card (year round)
  • Kennedy Space Center - FREE admission - with valid ID (year round)
  • LegoLand (CA) - Free Admission on Saturday and Sunday (year round)
  • LegoLand (FL) - Free Admission on Saturday and Sunday (year round)
  • Loft - 15% off with LOFT Loves Teachers program (year round)
  • Marriott Hotels - special rate - with valid ID (year round)
  • Michael’s - 15% off in-store - with valid ID (year round)
  • SeaWorld - Free admission for a day - CA and AZ certified teachers (year round)
  • Also, be sure to check with your cell phone carrier. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have discounts for teachers with verified identification.