Best Teacher Appreciation Week Freebies & Deals of 2021

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Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with these freebies & deals for educators! 🏫🚸📚

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 is happening now – Monday, May 3 through Friday, May 7. Many restaurants and retailers are showing their appreciation for hard-working educators everywhere by offering up some great Teacher Appreciation freebies and special deals.

Note that the availability of these offers can vary by location, and many of them will require educators to show their school ID. If you have questions about redeeming any of these special offers, you may want to call ahead before heading out.

THANK YOU, teachers, for all you do – especially during this past year. 💖

Keep reading for this year’s BEST Teacher Appreciation Week freebies and other offers!

bowl of lasagna on red plaid tablecloth

Get 20% off your dine-in order at Buca di Beppo.

Now through May 7, teachers can dine in at Buca di Beppo and receive 20% off their meal! This coupon and a valid ID are required to claim this offer.


Buffalo Wild Wings Boneless Wings in restaurant

Take 20% off your order at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Now through Friday, May 7, teachers and school staff can get 20% off their Buffalo Wild Wings order when they dine-in or place their order over the phone. School ID is required to redeem this offer.


Costco shop card on counter for teacher appreciation week

Snag a $30 Shop Card from Costco.

For a limited time, teachers can join Costco as a new member and receive a $30 Costco Shop Card. Just head on over here to verify your eligibility through SheerID.


Score 15% off at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Now through May 7, teachers can get 15% off at participating Grimaldi’s locations. Just call or come into your local Grimaldi’s and mention that you’re a teacher to claim this discount!


6-pack of Insomnia cookies next to notebook for teacher appreciation week

Enjoy a free 6-pack of cookies from Insomnia Cookies.

Now through May 10 at 3 AM, teachers can get a free 6-pack of cookies with any $5 purchase at Insomnia Cookies. Valid teacher ID is required to claim this offer.


3 seafood plates from Joe's Crab Shack

Receive 15% off at Joe’s Crab Shack.

Now through May 7, teachers can show a valid school ID to receive 15% off their meal at Joe’s Crab Shack.


Get 15% off at participating Landry’s Restaurants.

Educators can get 15% off when they dine in at participating Landry’s Restaurants now through May 7. This offer requires a valid school ID and will be applied to your entire check (up to 4 people).


tea from McAlister's Deli

Score a free tea from McAlister’s Deli.

Now through May 6, head on over here to nominate your favorite teacher (or yourself!) for a chance to win a FREE catered meal from McAlister’s Deli. Every nominee will also receive an email with a reward code that can be redeemed in-store, online, or via the app for a free tea of the recipient’s choice.


Office Depot Basket

Earn 25% back in rewards from Office Depot and Office Max.

Now through May 8, teachers who are Office Depot and OfficeMax Rewards members will receive 25% back in rewards on a qualifying purchase when they present the coupon found here at checkout. This offer is valid both in-store and online at OfficeDepot.com.


Get 10% off your entire check at Outback Steakhouse.

Now through May 7, teachers get 10% off their entire check at Outback Steakhouse when they show a valid school ID.


burger and fries

Score a FREE Garden Bar or Cheeseburger from Ruby Tuesday.

On Tuesday, May 4 only, educators can enjoy a FREE Garden Bar entree or Cheeseburger with fries or tots from Ruby Tuesday. School ID is required to claim this offer.


holding a red Sonic slushie

Get a free large drink or slush at Sonic Drive-In.

Now through May 9, enter promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the app to unlock a free large drink or slush with any purchase at Sonic Drive-In. This code can be used by anyone to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week – not just educators!


Zaxby's Chicken Sandwich Meal

Bring a friend and get a BOGO meal from Zaxby’s.

On Thursday, May 6, teachers AND nurses can get a BOGO Big Zax Snak Meal at participating Zaxby’s. Valid ID is required to claim this offer.

Do you know of any other freebies or special offers for teachers?! If so, please share them with us below!


These educator discounts are available all year long!

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Comments 10

  1. kayjayc

    I got a 10% off one purchase coupon in Target Circle.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    • Wendi

      Thanks for letting us know…I just checked and my 10% discount is there on my account too!

    • dawnh49ers

      Thanks so much for posting! Just checked my Target account and I had the 10% off too! I would’ve totally missed this discount. Now I’m heading to Target in the morning…I guess I needed a little push incentive. ☺️💗 Thanks also to Hip2Save for these awesome educator discounts!

  2. Beca Morgan

    Papa Murphy’s May 5. & 6
    50% off with showing of ID

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome deal! Thanks for commenting! I don’t find that as I search through now. I wonder if that may vary by location.

  3. cheryl

    Im a teacher, and I love these! I also love that Zaxby’s is offering the deal to teachers and nurses! So cool!

  4. CW

    Through May 9, 15% off at Landry’s restaurants with teacher ID.

    10% off at Outback restaurants through May 9 with teacher ID.

    • CW

      Correction- both deals are only good til May 7

  5. Jill

    Free Hot Fudge Cake at Frisch’s with your teacher ID through 5/16!

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