Teacher Appreciation Week Freebies and Deals

The second week of May is typically Teacher Appreciation Week. But there are great FREEbies and deals that happen all year long!

One week out of the year our country joins together to honor those who teach our young ones during Teacher Appreciation Week.

And I agree that our kids’ teachers need to know we appreciate them!

Here’s a great list of FREEbies you can utilize to show some Teacher Appreciation to all the wonderful teachers you know!

For those fellow homeschool Mommies (aka Teachers), there are plenty of fun FREEbies you can take advantage of too!

I spoke about this topic in 2018 (last year) on my Savings Segment on Fox. All the items are still available for 2019, just on a different date (specified in the list below the video). Watch the replay video here: 







Please share this list with any friends and Teachers who love FREEbies too!


FREE Food for Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

You could potentially eat out every day of the week for nearly nothing! (and then get a FREE Ice Cream Con on Tues. 5/14!).

There are 10 completely FREE food items for Teachers on this list (obviously depending if you have those restaurants in your area).

Please Note: Most businesses will require your school ID to get these deals. Also, please call to check your local store to make sure they are participating in your area.

Restaurants Offering Teacher Appreciation Week Deals May 6 – 10, 11, or 12, 2019: 

  • Bruegger’s Bagels – FREE Medium Coffee w/any purchase Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10
  • Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Teachers dining in get a free appetizer with the purchase of an adult entree Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – 20% Off entire order with valid school ID for teachers, faculty and staff Mon. 5/6 – Fri 5/10.
  • Giordano’s 20% off any order with the code 656-263-214. The offer is dine-in and online and for both nurses and teachers but expires on THURSDAY 5/9/19.
  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria15% discount on dine-in or takeout orders with school ID all week Mon. 5/6 – Fri 5/10. Not valid in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Luna Grill: 20% off any order with school ID Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10
  • McAlister’s Deli – Free Sweet Tea Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10 with school ID
  • Metro Diner – 20% Off entire check Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10
  • Pei Wei33% off regular entrees with school ID when dine in.
  • Potbelly Sandwich ShopBuy One Get One Mon. 5/6 – Sun. 5/12 (NOTE: expires Sun. 5/12)
  • Roy Rogers Restaurants FREE milkshake or dessert with any purchase Mon. 5/6 – Fri. 5/10.

Deals on Monday May 6, 2019 ONLY:

  • Applebees – FREE Lunch or Dinner with school ID Mon. 5/6 (NOTE: not all locations are participating in this promotion, call your local store to be sure)
  • Scooter’s Coffee – Teachers get half off any drink Mon. 5/6

Deals on Tuesday May 7, 2019 ONLY:

  • Chick-fil-A – Check your local store as some are offering a FREE Chicken Mini’s 4 ct in the morning and/or a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken sandwich from lunch to closing on Tues. 5/7 ONLY
  • Chipotle – Buy One Get One (BOGO) Burrito, Bowl, Salad or Taco with school ID Tues. 5/7 from 3 pm to closing.
  • CiCis Pizza – FREE Adult buffet – Tues. 5/7 ONLY with this coupon
  • Hopdoddy Burger BarFREE small shake Tues. 5/7 with school ID.
  • MOD Pizza – Buy One Get One (BOGO) Pizza or Salad Tues. 5/7 with school ID.
  • PDQ – 50% Off entire check on Tues. 5/7 with school ID.
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers– FREE Box Combo with school ID from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues. 5/7.
  • Slim Chickens Students and teachers get a 20% discount and a free cookie with dine-in and drive-thru orders on Tues. 5/7.
  • SonicFREE Route 44 Drink or Slush when you order through the app with code TEACHERS (NOTE: good through Fri. 5/31)
  • The Greene Turtle: FREE $14 meal on Tues. 5/7 with school ID. Dine-in only.

Deals on Wednesday May 8, 2019 ONLY:

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes – FREE Burger with purchase of fries and drink with coupon you’ll receive when you text TEACH to 97455. Must present school ID for this dine-in offer.

Deals on Friday May 10, 2019 ONLY:

Salata Salad Kitchen – Buy One Get One FREE on salads and wraps Fri. 5/10 with school ID.

Pluckers Wing Bar – FREE appetizer and half-price glasses of wine Fri. 5/10.

Places we’ve gotten FREE food in the past (you’ll need to check your local restaurant)

McDonald’s – FREE Chicken Nuggets 6 pc Meal (like this event for FREE Ice Cream with School Supply donation at McDonalds in Fort Worth TX on Fri. 5/10)

Everyone (not just Teachers) gets in on this FREEbie on Tuesday May 14th ONLY:

Every year my family loves to head over to our local mall for the Haagen-Daz FREE Cone Day. This year it’s happening on Tues. 5/14.

Plus, you can get another FREE cone when you make a purchase after downloading their app.

Office Depot and Staples Are Also Offering Deals for Teacher Appreciation Week:

Office Depot 20% Off Supplies, Clean & Break room, Copy & Print Services with this coupon (NOTE: expires Sat. 5/11)

Staples – Get 2% back in rewards on all purchases by joining the Teachers Rewards program.

Know of a FREEbie missing from this list? Comment below so everyone can get in on the FREEbie fun!

Year-Round Teacher FREEbies:

Bloomz App

Year-Round FREEbie:
This Free App helps teachers and schools better
engage with parents. Secure and private, it has a “Facebook-like” homepage, 2-way messaging, event planning,
item/volunteer requests, parent-teacher conference sign-ups, and in-class volunteer management. It is brilliant!

Kennedy Space Center

Year-Round FREEbie:
Full-time Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands teachers can receive free access to Kennedy Space Center’s Educator Resource Center (ERC) with an Educator Study Pass. Present valid ID at Will Call at the entrance to the visitor complex.

LegoLand, SeaLife Aquarium, and The Orlando Eye

Year-Round FREEbie:
LegoLand Florida Resort, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando are offering ONE FULL YEAR free admission for Florida teachers for grades PreK-12.

To receive your FREE Florida Teacher Pass, please bring your most recent paystub, current Florida photo ID and valid FDOE Professional or Temporary Certificate to the ticket window at the entrance.

Pets In The Classroom

Year-Round FREEbie:
You can get FREE or Discounted Pets for your Classroom! Simply email a completed application about yourself, your students and your classroom. They will respond back to you with a decision within 3-4 weeks and if you qualify, send you certificates or coupons (depending on grant type) directly to you for the support of your classroom pets within 4-6 weeks from the date of approval. Very easy!

The best part is that they provide funding to pre-k through 9th-grade teachers to purchase and maintain classroom pets! That’s just awesome!

Unfortunately, homeschool classrooms are not considered a classroom environment (I could disagree) so they are excluded from this program, however, they do offer LOADS of wonderful pet care lesson plans organized by grade level!

Sea World

Year-Round FREEbie:
Sea World Loves Teachers and offers a complimentary Teacher Admission to all active and certified K-12 teachers in Florida, Texas and You will need to pre-register online your SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card eVoucher which you bring to the park. They cannot issue the Teacher Pass at the park without the eVoucher.

Teacher Lists FREE App for School Supply Lists

Year-Round FREEbie:
Talk about heading into the “Digital Age”, wow! TeacherLists is a FREE App to help organize and streamline the back-to-school shopping lists at various schools and for all those multiple grades. Plus, the best part? It’s 100% FREE. Free for Schools and FREE for Parent to use!

Year-Round Teacher Appreciation Discounts:

A.C. Moore

Year-Round Discount:
Teachers receive 15% off your ENTIRE PURCHASE! Whoa! And that includes regular and sale price purchases.
A.C. Moore Teacher Discount is phenomenal and it’s not just during this Teacher Appreciation Week, you can use it all year long!

Adobe Education Store

Year-Round Discount:
Save Up to 80% Off Adobe products if you are a student or for personal use by teachers (homeschools included), administrators, and school staff on their personally owned computers.


Year-Round Discount:
Get special 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. Right now you can save up to $200 on a new Mac, and up to $20 on a new iPad.

Banana Republic

Year-Round Discount:
At Banana Republic, Teachers and Student receive 15% Off any full-priced purchases every day.  All you need to do is show a valid student or teacher ID.

Barnes & Noble

Year-Round Discount:
With the Barnes & Noble Teacher Appreciation program, you can save 20% off the publisher’s list price every day on all purchases for classroom use. PLUS get up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days.


Year-Round Discount:
Books a Million gives a 20% off Educators Discount on all items they purchase in store. Plus get additional savings and benefits during special events online & in store.

Crayola Experience

Year-Round Discount:
Teachers receive Free Admission to the Crayola Experience every day with valid ID.

The Container Store

Year-Round Discount:
The Container Store offers educators special discounts throughout the year to help organize your classroom! Complete The Container Store Teacher Appreciation form to receive your first offer, redeemable in-store, online or by phone.


Year-Round Discount:
Teachers can get great discounts on computers, software and more from Dell.

Fed Ex

Year-Round Discount:
FedEx Office appreciates teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide.

Half Price Books

Year-Round Discount:
Half Price Books supports educators, school teachers and librarians in the community with an Educator Discount Card to save 10% off, all year round!


Year-Round Discount:
J.Crew offers a 15% discount to all teachers and college students when they shop with in-store and show a valid school ID at checkout. PLUS you can use your discount at the outlet stores! BONUS!

JoAnn Fabric & Craft Store

Year-Round Discount:
FREE Teacher Rewards discount card that gives you 15% off every purchase when you sign up!  Your card will arrive in 3-4 weeks. You’ll also receive a bonus coupon for 20% off any one total purchase when you enroll or re-enroll in the program. And they also have a FREE Lesson Planner just for fun.


Year-Round Discount:
Teachers get a special discount on their entire purchase. Just use the verification button at checkout.

Lakeshore Learning

Year-Round Discount:
Lakeshore Learning appreciates Teachers all year long. Just join the Teacher’s Club to get 15% off hundreds of in-store items.


Year-Round Discount:
The LOFT Rewards Teachers with a 15% Off Discount they can use every single day. They also offer special teachers-only sweepstakes opportunities and fun teacher appreciation nights! Homeschool Teachers are included too, but the 15% Off Discount is only good on Full-Price Merchandise.

Michael’s Craft Store

Year-Round Discount:
Michael’s Appreciates Teachers with a coupon for 15% off your entire in-store purchase. Must sign up in store with valid ID.

New York & Company

Year-Round Discount:
Teachers receive a 15% Off discount with valid ID.

Office Depot & Office Max

Year-Round Discount:
Teachers receive 10% back on ink, toner, and paper! Sign up for Office Depot Office Max Teacher Appreciation Rewards.

Party City

Year-Round Discount:
All schools can get discounts of up to 20% off (certain restrictions apply).


Year-Round Discount:
Staples Teacher Rewards Program offers great discounts for educators. Benefits include up to 5% rewards on everything and 10% back in teaching and art supplies plus FREE shipping.

STA Travel

Year-Round Discount:
Teachers get discounts on travel world wild with an International Teacher Identity Card.

The Swan & Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World

Year-Round Discount:
Teachers receive a special room discount from The Swan & Dolphin Resort on your next vacation!

West Elm

Year-Round Discount:
Just sign up for the West Elm Teacher, Student or Faculty discount and use your Valid Teacher’s Id card to get 15% Off!

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts:

School Supply Cake And Pencil Vase

Make them a School Supply “Cake!” I can bet your Teacher will absolutely LOVE this super easy and useful gift during this Teacher Appreciation Week. Pull out all those extra new school supplies and plop some glue on the back and glue to a glass bowl and then a Clorox Wipes container. Just when it’s needed as they finish out the year and need replenishments!

Notice the vase in the back left corner of the photo? That’s a drinking glass with straight sides that I hot glued pencils to the sides! Just add some fresh or silk flowers for your teacher to enjoy during these last few weeks of school! This is neat because the pencils peel right off so everything can be used later!

Teacher Appreciation Week Survival Kit Gift

Teacher Survival Kit

Gather some of the Office Supplies you’ve scored for super cheap or FREE over the year and put them inside a see-through paint can you can find at your local craft supply store. Print the adorable Teacher Appreciation Survival Kit Tag today and be ready to go! Easy Peasy

Teacher Appreciation Week Certificate of Appreciation

Thank You Cards & Certificates

I found loads of adorable FREE resources to print and give to teachers to show your appreciation this week!

Teacher Appreciation Week Creative Gift Card Gifts

Discounted Gift Cards

I truly love buying Discounted Gift Cards because they are a quick and easy gift that you can creatively dress up! Getting them at a 20% discount makes me feel like I’m back in school and should get an A for spending my money wisely! You can even “hide” it inside your teacher’s favorite candy snack by wrapping it first and surrounding it with some M&M’s inside a fun Ball Jar.

The two places I trust and use to get Discounted Gift Cards are Cardpool and CardCash (plus you’ll get $5 Off when you use my link!) That means you can get a $10 Starbucks Gift Card for just under $4! {the $10 gift card minus the discount and then minus the $5 bonus for using my link!)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheeseball

In 15 minutes, with only 6 ingredients (plus freezer time), you can whip up a yummy dessert the whole class will love. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheeseball dessert is a favorite every time I make it!

Teacher Appreciation FREEbies – Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8, 2020