Teacher Appreciation Week 2019: Free food, other deals in Georgia

National Teacher Appreciation Week is here, May 6-10, and many businesses have announced deals and freebies for the country’s educators.

This year, companies are offering discounts up to 25% on such items as books, supplies, apparel and car rentals.

Note: Some of the deals listed may not be available at all locations. Check with local retailers. Also, deals require that you verify you are an educator or, in some cases, a retired educator.

In the metro Atlanta area, educators can head to one of these restaurants for a free or discounted meal.

Applebee’s: Show a work ID, and teacher’s get a free lunch or dinner on Monday, May 6 at participation locations.

Chick-fil-A: Bring your faculty ID to select locations for a free sandwich between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Chipotle: From 3 p.m. to close May 7, educators can get a buy-one-get-one free deal at Chipotle. If you’re a teacher, faculty member or are on staff and have the school ID to prove it, enjoy a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos with the purchase of a regular order.

Cici’s pizza: Teachers get a free adult buffet at the pizza chain Tuesday, May 7, with a valid school ID.

McDonald’s: Some locations are offering a free six-piece Chicken McNuggets meal, and some are offering a premium coffee drink freebie. Check your local McDonald’sto see how they are showing teachers the love. 

MOD Pizza: On Tuesday, teachers get a buy-one-get-one free deal on MOD-size pizza or salads with their school IDs on in-store orders.

Raising Cane’s: Teachers get a free box combo meal 6 -9 p.m. May 7. An ID is required.

Slim & Husky’s: Ahead of its official grand opening May 9 at 1016 Howell Mill Road, Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is offering free pizza to teachers from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. May 6. RSVPs are highly recommended and attendees will be required to show their IDs at the door. 

Sonic Drive-in: This Teacher Appreciation Month deal is for teachers and “those who appreciate them as much as Sonic does,” the fast-food chain says. From May 7 through 31, get a free Route 44 drink or slush with purchase when ordering on the restaurant’s app with promo code TEACHERS.

Check out these other discounts available from retailers nationwide to show appreciation for what educators do. 

Apparel discounts
Ann Taylor LOFT: Teachers get 15% off all full-priced items.
Belk: Teachers can get up to 20% off select purchases at Belk every Tuesday. Exclusions apply.
Banana Republic: Get 15% off full-priced in-store purchases.
Champion: Get a 10% discount if you are an active or retired teacher. Identification must be verified through TeacherID.
Christopher and Banks: Teachers receive 10% off select in-store purchases.
Cole Haan: Get a 15% discount on select orders to teachers. For online orders, register with your .edu email account to receive discount. For in-store purchases, present a valid ID.
Crocs: Crocs offers discounts on select shoes for teachers.
DiscountGlasses.com: Get 30% off with the promo code HEARTTEACHERS. The discount is valid May 6-10.
DiscountContactLenses.com Get 15% off with the promo code HEARTTEACHERS. The discount is valid May 6-10.
Dressbarn: Get a 15% discount on in-store purchases when you sign up for the Dressbarn loyalty program. Present a valid educator’s ID during checkout.
Hanes: Hanes offers a 10% discount to current and retired teachers who verify their identity through TeacherID.
J.Crew: Get a 15% discount on in-store purchases when you present proper ID at checkout. Exclusions apply.
JustMySize: JustMySize offers a 10% discount to current and retired teachers. Identification must be verified through TeacherID.
Karen Kane: Karen Kane offers 20% off online purchases to teachers. School affiliation must be verified.
Madewell: Madewell offers 15% off in-store purchases. Present a valid teacher ID at checkout.
OneHanesPlace: Get a 10% teacher discount if you are a current or retired teacher who can verify your identity through TeacherID.
Reebok: Teachers can get a 20% discount from Reebok when they verify their status using ID.me.
South Moon Under: South Moon Under offers a 10% discount on in-store and online purchases.

Book discounts
Barnes & Noble: Barnes & Noble offers a 25% discount on in-store purchases plus 10% off cafe treats for teachers.
First Book: Get up to 50% off retail book prices.
Half Price Books: Teachers who sign up for an Educator Discount Card get a 10% discount year-round.
Thrift Books: Thrift Books offers a 15% discount on all used class book sets. Use the promo code APPLE. Exclusions apply.

Craft discounts
A.C. Moore: Sign up for the Loyalty Program to get savings and rewards when purchasing crafting materials.
Jo-Ann Fabric: Get a 15% discount on in-store and online orders. Teachers must have a valid ID.
Michaels: Michaels offers a 15% discount on in-store purchases for teachers who present a valid ID.
Printastic: Printastic offers teachers discounts on signs and banners.
Strictly for Kids Store: Strictly For Kids offers discounted learning tools.

Home discounts

E-Z UP: Teachers can get up to 30% off E-Z UP Instant Shelter products.

Overstock.com: Overstock.com offers free Club O Gold memberships to teachers. Verify eligibility through TeacherID.

Supplies and classroom materials discounts
Academic Superstore: Teachers can get discounts on school supplies all year. Valid ID is required.
Apple Store for Education: Get discounted rates on Mac, iPad and other Apple accessories.
AT&T: Get discounts on monthly phone service plans through AT&T’s Signature Discount Program. 
Container Store: Use the Organized Teacher Discount Program to get discounts through Dec. 31, 2019.
Curious Chef: If you teach cooking, Curious Chef offers educator discounts on bulk kitchen products. Restrictions apply, and you must verify the program.
CoolFrames.com: Get $20 off purchases over $200. Verification through ID.me. is required.

Costco: Purchase Costco Membership Activation Certificates to join Costco as a new member and receive more than $60 in savings.

Dick Blick Art Supplies: Dick Blick offers discounts and free lesson plans to U.S. teachers.
Discount School Supply: Get discounted teaching tools and school supplies.
Dollar Days: Dollar Days offers wholesale discounted prices on classroom supplies. For additional discounts, call 877-837-9569 or email sales@dollardays.com.
Dramatists Play Service: Order 20 or more copies of a play and Dramatists Play Service will give you a 10% educator discount.
Home Depot: Public school teachers can apply for a tax-free exemption on classroom purchases at Home Depot.
Izzit: Get one free educational DVD every year school year at Izzit.
K12 School Supplies: Get a 30% to 80% discount on closeout and clearance school supplies for educators.
Kiwi Crate: Buy 10 items or more and get a discount from Kiwi Crate.
LakeShore Learning: LakeShore Learning offers U.S. teachers 15% off in-store purchases after joining the LakeShore Learning Teacher’s Club.
Naked Binder: Naked Binder offers discounts on nontoxic, environmentally safe products. Contact Naked Binder for details.
Oriental Trading: Oriental Trading offers reduced pricing on select teaching supplies and stationery.
PBS: PBS offers teachers free access to digital curriculum-based resources through PBS Learning Media.
Pencils.com: Get 10% off all orders with valid teacher identification.
Silhouette: Get discounts on the Silhouette cutting machine and its products by sending your account address, school name and location, and teaching certificate to education@silhouetteamerica.com.
Speed Stacks: Teachers can sign up to receive one free Speed Stack set for educational purposes. Restrictions apply.
Squiggle Park: Squiggle Park offers discounts on educational resources, printouts and teaching plans.
Yoobi: Yoobi donates Classroom Packs through the Kids In Need Foundation’s network of Teacher Resource Centers. The packs include pencils, crayons, folders and other items.

Travel discounts
Aqua Aston Hotels & Resorts: Teachers get a discount at Aqua Aston Hotels. Use promo code GOV.
Bally’s Atlantic City: Get a 10% discount off your stay. Identification must be verified through ID.me.
Bally’s Las Vegas: Bally’s Las Vegas offers teachers 10% off their stay using ID.me.
Caesar’s Palace: Teachers get 10% off at Caesar’s Palace. Identification must be verified through ID.me.
Cheeca Lodge & Spa: Get 10% off the Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Florida if you are a teacher with a valid ID. Available online.
Contiki: Get up to $75 off trips that last for several days or more with a valid ID. Restrictions apply.
Cromwell: Get a 10% discount at properties in the U.S. Identification must be verified through ID.me.
Enclave Hotel and Suites: The Enclave Hotel and Suites offers an exclusive 25% educator discount.
Flamingo: Flamingo offers a 10% discount for teachers. Identification must be verified through ID.me.
Grande Shores: Teachers can get a discounted room rate at Grande Shores Ocean Resort with valid proof of employment.
Hampton Inn & Suites: Get a discount with a valid educators ID. Available in participating locations only.
Harrah’s Resort: Get a 10% discount with identification through TeacherID.
Hawk’s Cay Resort: Get a 15% discount on accommodations as part of a Teacher Appreciation special package.
Howard Johnson Hotels: Teachers are eligible for government employee rates at participating Howard Johnson hotels.
Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa: Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa offers discounts to teachers. 
LINQ: The LINQ offers a 10% discount to teachers. You must verify your identity through TeacherID.
Mermaid Cottages: Mermaid Cottages offers a 5% discount to teachers who use the code “Educator” when booking a reservation.
MSC Cruises: MSC offers public school teachers with valid ID up to 10% off staterooms at MSC Cruises. Restrictions apply.
Planet Hollywood Resort: Planet Hollywood Resort offers teachers a 10% discount once identification is verified through ID.me.
Stay Sky Suites: Stay Sky Suites Orlando offers teachers a discount with a valid educator identification.
Swan and Dolphin Resort, Walt Disney World: The Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World offers teachers special teacher room rates with a valid teacher identification. Make your reservation online or call 1-888-828-8850.
Tradewinds Resort: Tradewinds Resort offers a 10% discount to U.S. teachers with valid teacher identification.
VacationsToGo: VacationsToGo.com offers limited-time vacation cruise line deals to certain regions to retired and active teachers. Valid educator ID is required.
Wyndham Hotel Group: Wyndham Hotel Group offers special discounted rates to public school teachers. Book online or call 1-800-407-9832. 
 

Vehicle rental discounts
Alamo Car Rental: Alamo Car Rental offers a $25 car rental discount to members of the American Federation of Teachers.
Budget Truck Rental: Use TEACH to get a 20% truck rental discount on local moves and a 15% discount on one-way moves.
E-Z Rent-A-Car: E-Z Rent-A-Car offers a 10% discount to teachers with valid ID. Use the promo code 827B9.
National Car Rental: U.S. teachers can apply for government employee discounts. A valid ID is required.
Sixt Rent a Car: Sixt Rent a Car offers teachers a 5% discount on prepaid car rentals. Restrictions apply.

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