Teacher Appreciation Freebies and Discounts May 2022


Teacher Appreciation Week is traditionally the first FULL week in May, Teacher Appreciation DAY is the Tuesday of that week.  Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022.  If you are a teacher, here are the places you can feel appreciated this week:


Buffalo Wild Wings

Teachers get 20% off orders at participating sports bars between May 2nd and May 6th for dine-in or takeout when they show a valid teacher ID.


Teachers can get a free mini sundae from May 2 – May 6. Just present a valid I.D.

Johnny Rockets

Teachers and healthcare workers with a valid ID can grab an Original or Deluxe Shake for free with any purchase in-store. May 4th-10th.

McAlister’s Deli

Nurses and teachers, from 5/4-5/11, get a FREE McAlister’s Tea. Must show valid educator or nurse ID to receive free 32 oz tea. Offer not valid on flavored shots or other beverages. Limit one per person. Dine in and takeout orders only. Valid at participating locations. No purchase necessary. No cash value.


Teachers are eligible for a free cheeseburger with a purchase when they enroll in the SONIC Teachers’ Circle through the SONIC app.


Whataburger will  give educators free breakfast beginning Monday. The offer is good from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. through Friday, May 6.  Educators have the choice of a free Taquito with Cheese, Biscuit Sandwich or Breakfast on a Bun. All you have to do is show your teacher school ID.


Zaxby’s is offering ‘Buy One, Get One’ boneless wings meals for teachers and nurses all day long on May 3 only, while supplies last.  Each meal features five boneless wings tossed in one of nine different sauces. It comes with Texas Toast, crinkle fries and Ranch sauce.



Adidas.com  gives teachers 30% off their purchase –  valid on your entire purchase! This discount does work on sale items, but will take the 30% off the original, NOT the current sale price. (So if something is on sale for MORE than 30% off – save it for a separate purchase without the discount!)

Barnes & Noble

Take part in the B&N Educators program to receive 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for the classroom and 10% off of cafe purchases.

Also, on Tuesday, May 3rd, for National Teacher Appreciation Day, Barnes & Noble Cafés across the country will give teachers a free tall cup of hot or iced coffee or tea when they show their valid teacher’s ID.


Teachers can join Costco as a new member and receive a $20 Costco Shop Card. This offer, which does not note an ending date, is through SheerID, which verifies eligibility. Learn more on the SheerID Costco page.

Dollar General

Dollar General is giving teachers 5% off for the month of May. To get this discount through May 31, teachers need to sign in or create a Dollar General account and verify their teacher credentials. Then they’ll need to add the “exclusive teacher-only DG digital coupon” through the retailer’s app.

The coupon will appear 24 to 48 hours after verification and to redeem teachers can enter their phone number at checkout.


Through May 31st, Evan Moor is offering a Free Art e-Book for Teachers (Grades 1-4) – a $16 value! Just head here to enter your email address and your free e-book with over 100 seasonal art projects will arrive in your inbox promptly!

Plus, through May 6th, everyone can score 25% off sitewide on EvanMoor.com when you use promo code TEACH25 at checkout. This offer excludes TeacherFileBox subscriptions, discounted homeschool bundles, Skill Sharpeners bundles and sale page items. Shipping is free on orders over $40.


Teachers save 25% off at Fitflop.com

Great American Cookies

Great American Cookies is giving teachers and nurses a free Original Chocolate Chip Cookie through Friday, May 6th, with any purchase and a valid ID.

Insomia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies is giving teachers a free six-pack of cookies with a $5 in-store purchase through 3 a.m. Saturday, May 7.

To get this in-store deal, teachers need to show a valid work ID or credentials and mention the deal. There’s a limit of one per customer and availability varies by location.

Laffy Taffy

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, and to celebrate the launch of Laff Bites Tropical, Laffy Taffy is sharing “laffs” and giving complimentary candy care packages to teachers.   The first 100 teachers each day who register and share their favorite joke and will receive a LAFF BITES® TROPICAL Care Package. Daily giveaways start at 5 p.m. CT, while supplies last.

Teachers can enter themselves, and parents and students can join the fun and show their appreciation by nominating a funny teacher to receive a care package.  All teachers who receive care packages from Laffy Taffy will also be entered for a chance to win the ultimate R&R–a Grand Prize of $5,000 to use for a vacation to a tropical destination.

Marble Slab

Marble Slab Creamery is treating teachers and nurses with a buy-one-get-one-free small ice cream through Friday, May 6th, for its Heroes Week initiative. A valid ID is needed.


Through Friday, O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar is giving teachers a free dessert with the purchase of an entrée and a valid ID or badge. Dine-in only.


Teacher get 50% off.  All you have to do is register with ID.me to verify your discount.  (College and high school students can register with a school email address)


Rothy’s offers 20% off as a way of saying thanks. Make sure to verify for the special offer !


Stop by Staples between 5/1 – 5/7 to grab your free Teacher Appreciation gift box. It has free supplies, exclusive coupons plus a handful of surprises from our print team. Available while supplies last.

  • Sharpie® highlighters, glue sticks, stickers
  • 25 free thank you cards
  • 50% off custom stamps coupon
  • And more!

Under Armour

Under Armour is offering 20% off their ENTIRE site for teachers and their families.  Plus, shipping is FREE on all orders! To score this discount, you must verify your identity through ID.me by clicking the “Apply a Promo Code or Discount” button at checkout. Then choose your verification – teachers should also choose Responder ID. Click here for all the information!


Teachers can get an unlimited plan discount starting from $10 a month per account to $20 a month per account. Customers can apply online through Verizon’s discount page.

Vineyard Vines

Vineyard Vines gives teachers 15% off with valid ID!  You can get a 15% off code once every 30 days!  You’ll use SheerID to verify your identity!


Zaxby’s has a buy-one-get-one deal for teachers and nurses Tuesday. Buy a boneless wings meal and get a boneless wings meal free, while supplies last, at participating locations.

The company said this deal can be redeemed online, in-store and through the app. Order two of the boneless wing meals and one will be discounted when checking out.

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