teacher appreciation

The Avengers might be getting all of the press these days, but the real superheroes are without a doubt The Educators: America’s teachers. Day after day, teachers are charged with educating our children and keeping them safe, yet teachers are rarely thanked or compensated enough for all they do.

Luckily, today is May 7: National Teacher Day, and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. To celebrate local teachers, many businesses in the Boston area have special deals and giveaways planned. If you or someone you know is a teacher, don’t let these discounts and freebies pass you by.

Other Teacher Appreciation Deals

Adobe Education Store — Adobe offers teachers year-round discounts on Adobe’s award-winning software.

Apple — Teachers can enjoy year-round discounts on Apple computers, tablets, software, and other products.

Arby’s — This year, participating Arby’s locations are offering one free meat-filled sandwich to teachers and educators on Tuesday, May 7.  Valid school ID required.

Banana Republic — Banana Republic offers teachers 15% off all full priced items with a current school ID.

Barnes & Noble — America’s favorite bookstore chain offers educators a Teacher Appreciation discount for 20% off list prices on all purchases for classroom use. On special Educator Appreciation Days, teachers can also get 25% off.

Buffalo Wild Wings — This week, teachers, faculty, and school staff can get 20% off when dining in any participating Buffalo Wild Wing location.

Chick-fil-A — All locations are giving teachers a free Chick-fil-A sandwich from 11 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, May 7 with a current school ID.

Chipotle — From 3-7 pm on Tuesday, May 7, Chipotle is giving teachers, faculty, staff members, and other educators a free burrito, bowl, taco or salad with the purchase of any other item at full-price. Current school ID required, and each school employee can purchase all they want to enjoy one free item.

Cicis Pizza — CiCis is giving educators one all the pizza they want with a FREE adult buffet on Tuesday, May 7 with a valid school ID.

Container Store —The Container Store offers teachers exclusive discounts all year long on classroom organization and decoration items through their Organized Teacher Discount Program. Click here to learn more.

Dell — Teachers can save on award-winning Dell laptops, desktop computers, software, and other products all year long.

FedEx — FedEx Office offers teachers 15% off most services and products. Copies are no longer unlimited at most schools!

Half Price Books — Half Price Books offers teachers 10% off purchases year-round with their exclusive Educator Discount Card.

Hopdoddy — Teachers can get a free small milkshake at Hopdoddy on Tuesday, May 7 with current school ID.

J. Crew — Teachers with a current ID get 15% off all full priced items at J. Crew for

Marble Slab — Teachers can get $2 off from now until May 11. Nothing beats work stress like ice cream!

McDonald’s — Most McDonald’s locations offer discounts and freebies for Teacher Appreciation. Check with each McDonald’s location to see which deals and freebies are being offered.

MOD Pizza —  MOD Pizza is letting teachers buy one pizza or salad, get one pizza or salad free on Tuesday, May 7.

Pei Wei — Pei Wei is offering teachers 33% off all in-restaurant entrees for Teacher Appreciation Week. Current school ID required.

Pluckers — Teachers get one free appetizer per two people each Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm with valid school IDs.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop — Teachers get a buy one, get one free deal at Potbelly from now until Sunday, May 12,.

Raising Cane’s — Teachers get a free Box Combo on Tuesday, May 7 from 6-9 pm with their school ID.

Sonic — Teachers can get a free Route 44 drink with any purchase during the month of May when orders are placed using the Sonic app and the coupon code TEACHERS.

If you know where any other teacher’s appreciation deals or freebies are, leave us a comment below and we’ll add it to the list.