National Teacher Appreciation Week for 2023 runs from May 2 – 12th. There are quite a few great freebies and deals so make sure to share this list with the Teachers in your life!
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2023 Teacher Appreciation Week Freebies & Deals
Buffalo Wild Wings: Teachers get 20% off orders at participating sports bars Monday through this Friday for dine-in or takeout when they show a valid teacher ID.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shops: The chain is looking for nominations of teachers to reward them with a free half or small sub. Send nominations to Capriotti’s through a direct message on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with the name and email address of your favorite teacher and why they are your favorite teacher. Capriotti’s will then load their CAPAddict account with a free sub offer. Nominations will be taken through 11:59 p.m. PT Sunday.
Ford: Teachers and consumers who take a virtual test drive through May 7 will receive a $50 e-gift card that can be used to contribute to teacher requests on DonorsChoose. The company says it will fund $1 million worth of classroom resource requests through the nonprofit that provides teachers a platform to receive funding for their school needs. Learn more and take the test drive at drive4urschool.com/teachers.
Huddle House: Teachers with a valid school ID get a free meal and a beverage on Wednesday at restaurants nationwide.
Insomnia Cookies: From Friday, May 5-12, Insomnia is gifting teachers a FREE six-pack of Classic cookies with any $5 in-store purchase. To get this in-store deal, nurses, teachers, and school staff must mention the deal at check-out and present proper identification, which can include a work ID, pay stub, or other official proof of employment. There’s a limit of one per customer and availability varies by location.
McAlister’s Deli: Teachers get a free tea Monday through this Friday when they show their school badge or ID. Also, through Thursday, the chain is taking nominations for a teacher to win free catering on its website. To submit, you’ll need to include your name, email address, the name and email address of the person you are nominating along with why you are nominating them. Those who submit a nomination will receive a free tea promotion code to use within 14 days but will need to be a member of the McAlister’s Deli rewards program to redeem. Winners will be announced May 7.
McDonald’s: While McDonald’s doesn’t have a national Teacher Appreciation Week deal, it does have a free McFlurry offer via its mobile app Tuesday. There also are some regional deals for teachers. Some restaurants across Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana are offering a free bakery item with any purchase Monday through this Friday for teachers who show a valid school ID. Check with your McDonald’s to see if there is a local offer.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes: From Monday through Wednesday, get $3 off a $10 or more purchase on the MOOYAH Rewards App or online order using coupon code THANKS.
O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar: Teachers get a free slice of pie when dining in Monday through this Friday with a valid ID. One free piece of pie per check, and the teacher’s deal is not valid with any other offer or discount.
The Parking Spot: Through May 7, teachers can get 25% off airport parking and 10% off thereafter at the nation’s largest near-airport parking company with 37 lots across 22 U.S. cities. To take advantage of this deal, teachers need to create an account with a school email address.
PDQ: Starting Tuesday through May 13, with the purchase of 10 or more boxed lunches, customers will receive $1 off every box.
Ruby Tuesday: Get a free garden bar or cheeseburger Tuesday with fries or tots when teachers show their school IDs.
Sonic Drive-In: This deal is in honor of teachers but open to everyone with the Sonic app. From Sunday through May 9, use promo code TEACHERS at checkout online or in the app to unlock a free large drink or slush with any purchase.
Taco Bell: The free taco is available all day Tuesday when ordering online or through the app, and it’s available from 8 to 11:59 p.m. when ordering in-store.
Tijuana Flats: Teachers get a free entrée on Friday by using the code TYVM2575 at checkout. Valid ID must be presented when arriving at the restaurant to pick up the order, and the maximum value of the free item is $9.99 plus tax. The chain says it may have a limited menu online and on the restaurant’s app this week because of “projected high order volume” but said items that appear unavailable online or on the app can be ordered in-person at restaurants.