teacher appreciation week freebies

We owe teachers so much thanks and gratitude for their daily encouragement and interaction teaching our children. Fortunately, there’s a chance to show our gratitude every year during Teacher’s Appreciation Week, which takes place May 6-10 in 2019 and is headlined by National Teacher Day May 7.

Several Houston and other Texas businesses are recognizing Teacher Appreciation Day with deals or freebies. Here are the top Teacher’s Appreciation deals and freebies:


SeaWorld — Texas teachers can play at SeaWorld San Antonio with free unlimited admission through January 5, 2020, thanks to the Teacher Appreciation Fun Card. This is for Pre-K through 12th grade active and certified teachers. A third-party company (ID.me) provides online verification of Pre-K – 12th grade Texas school teachers. A Department of Education number is required. Sign up online at SeaWorld. Register for this opportunity by May 31, 2019.


Other Teacher’s Appreciation Deals

Adobe Education Store — Teachers can get huge discounts Adobe products when purchasing programs for personal use. This deal is available year round.

Apple — Teachers of all grade levels can get special pricing on Apple computers, tablets, software, and other products.

Applebee’s — Teachers can get a free meal – lunch or dinner – Monday at participating Applebee’s locations with ID.

Arby’s — Select locations are offering teachers and faculty a free sandwich Tuesday with the presentation of ID. Check with your location for details.

Banana Republic — Enjoy 15% off full priced items when you show your teacher ID at any Banana Republic.

Barnes & Noble — The popular bookstore chain has a year-round Teacher Appreciation program that gives educators 20% off the list price on all purchases for classroom use. And on Educator Appreciation Days, teachers get 25% off.

Chick-fil-A — Houston-area locations are spoiling teachers with a free sandwich between 11 am and 8 pm on Tuesday. No coupon required. No purchase necessary. Valid ID required.

Chipotle — It’s a buy-one, get-one free deal at Chipotle May 7 for teachers, faculty and staff members. From 3-7 pm, educators can get a free burrito, bowl, taco or salad with purchase of another. Valid ID required. One per person.

Cicis Pizza — Teachers and staff can get a free adult buffet on Tuesday with a valid school ID.

Container Store — Teachers can get discounts all year long at The Container Store, providing a great way to organize and decorate a classroom. Click here to learn more.

Dell — Teachers can save big on computers, software, and other products from Dell.

FedEx — Teachers get 15% off most products and services at FedEx Office locations.

Half Price Books — All year long, Half Price Books gives teachers 10% off their purchases with their Educator Discount Card.

Hopdoddy — Teachers can enjoy a free small milkshake Tuesday by presenting their school ID.

J. Crew — Take your teacher ID to J. Crew for 15% off all full priced items.

Marble Slab — Bring your teacher ID into a participating location by May 11 for $2 off your purchase. More info here.

McDonald’s — Select McDonald’s locations offer a free 6 piece Chicken McNugget meal for teachers. Check your local restaurant for info on any Teacher Appreciation Day deals and freebies being offered.

MOD Pizza — On Tuesday, May 7, MOD Pizza is offering buy one, get one free pizzas or salads for teachers.

Pei Wei — From Monday through Friday, teachers can get 33% off entrees for in-restaurant purchases. ID required.

Pluckers — Every Friday from 3 pm to 7 pm, bring in your teacher ID to get one free appetizer per two people.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop — Teachers can get a buy one, get one free deal Monday through Sunday, May 12.

Raising Cane’s — On Tuesday from 6-9 pm, teachers and faculty can get a free Box Combo by presenting their school ID.

Sonic — Enjoy a free Route 44 drink with any purchase starting Tuesday, May 7 through May 31. Orders must be placed through the Sonic app with coupon code TEACHERS.

Uberrito — Get a free burrito, bowl, or salad on May 7 if you bring in your school ID. This deal is good for all teachers, faculty, and staff.

Know of any other teacher’s appreciation deals? Comment below to let us know.