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Teacher Appreciation Week 2021: Freebies, deals and discounts


(NEW YORK) — For Teacher Appreciation Week, select restaurants and retail stores are honoring their educators with discounts and freebies.

Here are businesses that are offering special deals for teachers May 3-9:

Check with local retailers near you to make sure they’re participating, too.

Sonic Drive-In

Use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the Sonic app for a free large drink or slush with any purchase.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Monday through Friday, teachers will receive 20% off an order if dining indoors or placing an order over the phone.

McAlister’s Deli

Teachers can enjoy a free tea until May 7 with a teacher ID. Or, nominate your favorite teacher to win free catering for them and their colleagues. Every nominee also gets a free tea.


While it’s not specific to Teacher Appreciation Week, McDonald’s is offering a free McFlurry through its mobile app Tuesday. Some local restaurants are reportedly advertising other deals specifically to teachers this week.

Taco Bell

Taco Bell also has a deal for teachers and non-teachers. The chain’s early Cinco de Mayo giveaway offers free crunchy tacos on May 4 when ordering online or through the app. If ordering in-store, it’s available until 11:59 p.m.

Other deals:

Office Depot

Office Depot is celebrating teachers by giving 25% back in OfficeMax Rewards on qualifying purchases. Just present the coupon and rewards number at checkout. The coupon is available online at officedepot.com.


Costco is offering an exclusive teacher membership. Those who join as a new member are eligible to receive a $30 shop card. This exclusive teacher offer is only available online.


SheerID, a company which provides deals to verified teachers, students and first responders, has a list of retailers offering discounts in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.

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