These Are The Best Deals & Freebies For Teachers Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is the annual time teachers get the extra credit they deserve year round. 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2023, and several restaurants and businesses are offering deals or freebies to say thank you. Some are also celebrating Teacher Appreciation Day on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Here is where teachers can receive a special thank you this month: 


Apple offers education pricing for teachers (and students) on some of its products all year round, including Macs and iPads. 

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Teachers can sign up for unlimited plans costing just $27/month if you get at least four lines. 

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Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is once again offering teachers a free tall hot or iced coffee during Teachers Appreciation Week. 


Costco doesn’t offer free or discounted memberships, but teachers who join Costco as a new member will receive a $20 gift card. 

More information here

Great Wolf Lodge

Teachers and the education community can save up to 40% off reservations booked between May 8-14, 2023, using the code TEACHER. This offer is valid for stays through Sept. 21, 2023. 

And, through a partnership with DonorsChoose, Great Wolf Lodge will donate $10 from every reservation booked as part of this Teacher Appreciation Week initiative, up to $100,000, to the nonprofit. 


Headspace offers free account access to K-12 teachers and supporting staff. Headspace is a mindfulness and meditation app that can help students focus and build stress-relieving habits. 

You will use your school district email to sign up. Get more information here


Teachers can enjoy an additional 15% Off Entire Purchase Including Sale Items promo at Michaels. 

Your teacher status can be linked with a Michaels Rewards account. More information here

MOD Pizza

On Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 2, teachers can show their work ID and receive a BOGO MOD-sized pizza or salad. 

This in-store deal will be available at all locations across the U.S.


During Teacher Appreciation Week, Potbelly will be giving teachers a free cookie or regular-sized soft drink when they purchase an entrée. 

Teachers will just need to show their work ID or badge at the counter. 


Teachers are included in Reebok’s discount program, among medical workers, military and first responders. You can get 50% off with verified ID. 

More information here


Samsung’s Education Offers Program has special pricing and offers year round. 

You can become a verified user with your school email ID. More information here

TGI Fridays

On Teacher Appreciation Day, May 2, from 5 p.m. until restaurant closing, local time, teachers who dine in at participating TGI Fridays can receive a free meal from the below selections:

  • Cheeseburger with Seasoned Fries
  • Crispy Chicken Fingers with Seasoned Fries and Coleslaw
  • 6 oz. Center-Cut Sirloin with Mashed Potatoes and Garlic-Butter Broccoli
  • Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

To redeem the deal, teachers should present a valid school ID.

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