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Where to Find the Best Teacher Appreciation Deals of 2019

Where to Find the Best Teacher Appreciation Deals of 2019

Every May, the national business community is eager to shower teachers with appreciation mainly in the form of giveaways, discounts, and contests. 2019 is already shaping up to be a watershed year for teacher appreciation goodies. In addition to the resources we list below, just do a Google search using the strings “teacher appreciation 2019” and “teacher appreciation discounts” to find the latest deals. Some deals may vary by location.


Want to go to Mexico? During Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6–10), is giving away 50 free round-trip flights to Mexico! Here’s how to enter.

Like the all-inclusive life? Sandals Resorts International is giving away a free weeklong stay at one of its Caribbean resorts every day in May. Here are the details.

Have a trip to Orlando coming up? Teachers get 9% off the best available rate plus a daily $50 credit and other perks from the Hilton Orlando for stays through May 29.


As always, Barnes & Noble offers a 20% discount to teachers year-round.

The clothing website Bonobos is offering 20% off for teachers year-round, after verification.

For those in need of art and design software, Adobe offers an ongoing discount for teachers and students of 60% off a Creative Cloud membership.

The Container Store offers special rewards for teachers through their Organized Teacher Discount Program. Just fill out the form and start saving!


McAlister’s Deli is offering teachers in the Midwest a free sweet tea for teachers with a valid ID during teacher appreciation week!

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is giving teachers 15% off during Teacher Appreciation Week in all of its locations.

Chipotle is offering a buy-one-get-one-free burrito deal on Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7) with a teacher ID. 

Chick-Fil-A is offering a free chicken sandwich at participating locations. Be sure to call your local store to see if you can take advantage of this deal!

These are only a few examples of deals for teachers in select categories, so make sure to check these other sources:

  • District websites often maintain a page dedicated to local and national discounts. Make sure that you’re also following the district’s social media for timely deals that may only be available during Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Most unions and associations maintain a discount page as well, some of which aren’t limited solely to members.
  • The local news can usually be counted upon to run a story or two about Teacher Appreciation Week. In print and online, media organizations also post lists of participating businesses, like this one from Raleigh, NC.

Be sure to also enter our Educator Appreciation Giveaway, where we’re giving away one $500 Target gift card to a lucky educator!

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Scott Sterling

Scott Sterling is a former English teacher who worked in Title I middle and high schools in St. Petersburg, Florida who is now a freelance writer who focuses on education. He is also a stay-at-home dad to his 4-year-old daughter Lily, who will soon be starting her own educational journey.