Teacher Appreciation 2019 Deals, Freebies, & Discounts
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Calling all you awesome teachers!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 (May 6th-10th), businesses all across the country are showing their gratitude by offering up various deals, discounts, and freebies just for YOU! Here’s a round-up of nationwide stores and restaurants offering teachers and homeschooling parents a special discount.
*We’ll update this post with more freebies as they come available, so be sure to check back!
1. A.C. Moore
Get a 15% off your entire purchase discount by presenting any of the following credentials at checkout: state-issued photo ID, school ID, home school affidavit, or IHIP approval letter from the school district or your state, homeschooling certificate, or state-issued preschool/daycare facility certificate/license. Contact your store for more details about the program.
Score over 60% off Creative Cloud All Apps. Creative Cloud is a membership that gives you access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Adobe XD, and over 20 more apps designed to help your ideas come to life! Visit Adobe.com for more details.
Take an extra 15% off your full-price Banana Republic purchase when you present a valid teacher ID. Note that this offer is valid in-store only with proof.
Sign up for the free Barnes & Noble Educator Program and get 20% off the list price of most hardcover and paperback books, toys, games, music, movies, and more for use in the classroom!
Plus, you can save 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days, as well as 10% off Barnes & Noble Café treats, and a free tall, brewed Starbucks coffee from the B&N Café.
So long as you’re a teacher at a K-12 school or university and agree to use Basecamp only for classroom work, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Basecamp organizes all of your projects and internal communication in one place, making it create to-do lists, assign tasks, set due dates, and more – all so you can see what needs to be done, where to find things, and what’s going on.
Receive a 10% discount off of classroom materials at Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shops. Just show proof of certification/school identification to be eligible for the benefit.
The Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program is a discount card program free to all K-12 educators, librarians, and homeschoolers, so you get a 20% discount on most classroom items (please note that substitute teachers, student teachers, and University Professors are not eligible). The Educator’s Discount Card can also be used to receive free shipping on applicable online purchases.
10. Cole Haan
Get The Container Store special discounts throughout the year to help organize your classroom. Their Organized Teacher Program offers you 10% off every day, but note that the program is ending December 31st, 2019.
Purchase Costco Membership Activation Certificates to join Costco as a new member, and receive over $60 in savings! You must enter your information to validate your status and redeem this special offer. (This offer is not valid for renewal of an existing Costco membership.) Membership Activation Certificates are offered online only and are not available for purchase at Costco locations.
For a limited time, receive free admission to Crayola Experience in Orlando, FL, every day with a valid school ID or a recent pay stub and a driver’s license at the admissions counter. Plus, immediate family members receive 25% off general admission!
Looking for a new car? GM offers a special discount just for educators, but did you know that you can use it in addition to most of their other offers and incentives? Visit the GM Educator Discount website for more details.
15. Half Price Books
As part of their commitment to literacy, Half Price Books has an Educator Discount Card, so you can save 10% in-store all year round. Just bring in a valid ID or proof of current employment, such as a pay stub or employee ID card.
Save an additional 10% off at Hanes.com, Champion.com, OneHanesPlace.com, and JustMySIze.com. Visit the teacher website and verify your Teacher ID to get a unique promo code (limit one coupon code per order).
*Cannot be combined with other promotional offers. $10 maximum discount allowed per order.
18. J. Crew
Score a 15% discount at J. Crew when you shop in-store and show a valid school ID at checkout.
19. JoAnn Fabrics
Eligibility applies to currently state certified, credentialed or licensed teachers at any K-12 public, private or parochial school or higher education learning institution, authorized home school teachers with current documentation or proof of membership in an official home school organization, and current credential, license or certified childcare providers.
Join the Lakeshore Learning Teacher’s Club and receive 15% off on hundreds of classroom items every day. Plus, get special offers every month and low prices on self-serve lamination just for signing up!
If you’re a teacher from California or Florida, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando, and SEA LIFE Orlando are offering Florida teachers for grades PreK-12 one year of Free admission with a Florida Teacher Pass.
Be sure to check the respective websites for details and restrictions as the programs are a little different between states.
23. McAlister’s Deli
Visit your local McAlister’s Deli for free McAlister’s Deli Sweet Tea with a valid teacher ID during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6th-10th!
Know a teacher who could use a little recognition? Now through April 21st, customers can celebrate the special teachers in their community by nominating them in the McAlister’s Deli “McAlister’s Loves Teachers” contest.
Three amazing teachers will be selected to receive a $1,000 prize and a catered classroom treat – plus many more teachers across the country will be recognized locally with great prizes from gift cards to free meals. Head here and submit an entry to nominate a teacher!
Save an additional 15% off your entire in-store purchase every day with valid educator ID – including sale items (some exclusions do apply). See your store associate for more details.
Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies and provide your school ID at checkout, and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for free supplies!
Plus, Rewards members get 2% back in rewards on everything, members-only savings, and more.
Sign up for Saucony’s VIP program and get 20% off your first apparel purchase, first access to new products & exclusive offers, a special birthday gift, news about local events, and a chance to win free shoes every month. Sign up on Saucony.com.
27. Sea World
If you’re a teacher from a participating school district, you can receive a complimentary pass to SeaWorld Orlando, San Antonio or San Diego to learn how to incorporate marine science education into your curriculum. Click on the location nearest you for registration details and deadlines.
28. Sesame Place
While the 2019 enrollment period has passed, K-12 teachers from PA, NY, NJ & DE can register for a free Sesame Place Unlimited Admission Teacher Pass during select times of the year. Just fill out the registration form, print your voucher, and then present the voucher along with your teaching certificate and a valid photo ID at Sesame Place to get your free admission pass.
Sign up for Sesame Place emails to be notified of the next registration period.
29. Sonic Drive-In
Sonic is offering a Free Drink to Teachers when they order with the Sonic app and use promo code TEACHERS at checkout.
30. Tommy Hilfiger
Receive 15% off your entire purchase! Simply add your favorite items to the cart. Then, during the checkout process, select “teacher discount.” This will then prompt you to verify your status. Once you are approved, your discount will automatically be applied to your cart total.
31. West Elm
…PLUS, many more!
Many local museums, hotels, restaurants, and many other businesses offer unadvertised discounts and teacher appreciation events! It never, ever hurts to ask! If you know of other stores that offer discounts, please share in the comments! And to all of our wonderful teachers… thank YOU! ❤️