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Teacher Appreciation Week 2025: What Deals You Can Expect Next Year

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During Teacher Appreciation Week, restaurants and stores celebrate teachers' hard work and dedication by showering them with discounts, deals, and freebies.

In 2025, educators can expect a variety of discounts during Teacher Appreciation Week, including free coffee, free desserts, gift card offers, and exclusive discounts. We will likely see teacher-only giveaways and sweepstakes. In every case, teachers have to present valid school ID.

Until we get the deets for next year's deals, here's a look at what restaurants and retailers offered in 2024. Be sure to check back as Teacher's Appreciation Week 2025 (May 5 - 9) nears for the latest freebies, deals, and discounts.

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Offers, prices, and local participation may vary.

Teacher Appreciation Week happens once a year, recognizing teachers with special deals and freebies.

National Teacher Appreciation Week began in 1984 when people successfully lobbied Congress to officially set aside the entire first full week (Monday-Friday) in May to say thank you to teachers for their hard work. It wraps around National Teacher Appreciation Day, which is always the Tuesday of the first full week of May. 

Restaurants, stores, and other businesses observe National Teacher Appreciation Week with discounts, specials, and freebies available only to educators.

The next Teacher Appreciation Week will start Monday, May 5, 2025.

Teacher Appreciation Week always starts on the first Monday in May and runs through Friday of that week. In 2025, that’s Monday, May 5, through Friday, May 9.

Here’s when Teacher Appreciation Week started in recent years:

  • Monday, May 6, 2024

  • Monday, May 1, 2023

  • Monday, May 2, 2022

  • Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Monday, May 4, 2020

  • Monday, May 6, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week Deals and Freebies in 2025


Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant

Look for Abuelo's Mexican Restuarant to offer teachers and school staff a discount on their orders on National Teacher Day (Tuesday, May 6, 2025).

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

In 2025, we expect Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza will have a teacher's discount between May 5 - 9, 2025.


Teachers (with valid ID) who dine in at Applebee’s during National Teacher’s Appreciation Week 2025 will likely receive a free dessert with any purchase. Plus, you can watch for a voucher for a BOGO-free entree for a future order.

Buca di Beppo

Teachers can look forward to a discount next year for Teachers Appreciation Week at Buca di Beppo.

Buffalo Wild Wings

We predict Buffalo Wild Wings will offer teachers a discount for Teachers Appreciation Week 2025.


Watch for a discount for dine-in-only orders at BurgerFi next year.

Chicken Salad Chick

On Friday, May 9, we expect Chicken Salad Chick will offer teachers a BOGO-free deal on their large Quick Chick Salads.


Cinnabon Rewards members can watch for a discount at Cinnabon during Teacher Appreciation Week 2025.


Sign up for a Costco membership and receive a Shop Card. New Executive members will receive a $40 Shop Card, while Gold Star members will get a $20 Shop Card.

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen Rewards members can look forward to an offer at Dairy Queen next year.

Dickey’s BBQ Pit

We predict Dickey's BBQ Pit will again offer teachers a free Big Yellow Cup with a specified purchase during Teacher Appreciation Week 2025.


Dunkin' will likely offer their Dunkin’ Rewards members a daily deal during Teacher Appreciation Week.


Next year, teachers and school staff can look forward to a deal such as BOGO dipped fruit cone at Edible locations.

Eyemart Express

Any school employee (including educators, nurses, custodial staff, food service, and even bus drivers) at an accredited public or private school PK -12, college, or university can get a 20% discount (in-store only) at Eyemart Express with proper school ID. Offer is valid year-round.

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs will offer their Firehouse Rewards members daily deals (through the Firehouse app) during Teachers Appreciation Week 2025.

Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream

Watch for Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream to offer educators a discount next year.

Hat Creek Burger Company

We predict Hat Creek Burger Company will have a freebie for teachers and school staff on National Teacher Day, May 6, 2025.


Look for HTeaO to offer teachers a discount next year.

Huddle House

Huddle House will likely offer educators a free meal between May 5 - 9, 2025.

You can also watch for Huddle House to hold a Teacher of the Year giveaway, with one teacher at each participating location winning free meals for a year (one meal per month).

Insomnia Cookies

Watch for Insomnia Cookies to celebrate teachers with a free cookie and giveaway during Teachers Appreciation Week 2025.

Jeremiah's Italian Ice

Next year, on National Teachers Day, educators will likely see a deal, like a free small Ice or Gelati, at Jeramiah's Italian Ice.

Logan's Roadhouse

In 2025, look for Logan's Roadhouse to offer teachers a discount on an entree.

McAlister’s Deli

We predict McAlister's Deli will have a free tea for teachers deal for Teachers Appreciation Week.

Moe's Southwest Grill

Watch for Moe's Southwest Grill to offer a deal with a promo code on their catering next year.

Mountain Mike's

Mountain Mike's will likely celebrate teachers with a discount on National Teacher's Day (May 6, 2025).

Noodles & Company

Next year, teachers and school faculty who are Noodle Rewards members can look forward to a discount on catering orders.


During Teachers Appreciation Week 2025, teachers will see a deal at O'Charley's.

Peter Piper Pizza

Next year, look for a freebie, such as a free personal pan pizza at Peter Piper Pizza during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Potbelly Sandwich Works

Teachers will likely get a freebie with purchase deal at Potbelly in 2025.

Raising Cane's

Watch for Raising Cane's to hold a giveaway with a prize like an all-expenses paid vacation (domestic travel, accomodations, and gift card).

Rocks & Brews

Teachers will likely see a free entree deal at participating Rocks & Brews locations during Teacher Appreciation Week 2025.

Salad and Go

We expect Salad and Go will offer teachers a free coffee with purchase deal.

Salata Salad Kitchen

Next year, teachers will likely see a discount on National Teachers Day (May 6, 2025) at Salata Salad Kitchen. Other offers may include a catering discount and free delivery through DoorDash.


Educators, who are Schlotzsky's Rewards members, can look for a discount at Schlotzsky's during Teachers Appreciation Week 2025.


Scholastic will have sales at and Scholastic Book Clubs with discounts for teachers.

Shake Shack

Next year, look for a freebie with purchase deal at Shake Shack.

Shipley Do-Nuts

Teachers who are Do-Happy loyalty members will likely see a free half-dozen glazed Do-nuts with any purchase offer at Shipley Do-Nuts on National Teachers Day, May 6, 2025.


Watch for Sonic to offer teachers who are members of the Sonic Teachers’ Circle freebie rewards, like BOGOs and freebies (with purchase), in the Sonic app during Teachers Appreciation Week in 2025.

We have even more ways to save on slushies with our Sonic hacks.


If you're a teacher, watch for Staples to offer a FREE Teacher Supply Kit and a discount off your purchases for Teachers Appreciation Week 2025.

Stitch Fix

We predict Stitch Fix will offer educators a credit they can use at


During National Teacher's Appreciation Week in 2025, Subway will likely offer a BOGO Free Subs deal.

Taco Cabana

Watch for a free Boom Cookie with any individual Lunch Box catering order at Taco Cabana. Plus, they will likely offer a discount on catering.


We expect Target will offer teachers and support staff who are Target Circle members (it's free to join) a 10% discount on a storewide purchase during Teacher Appreciation Week 2025.

TGI Fridays

Teachers will likely get a free meal (from a select menu) at TGI Fridays when they dine-in on National Teachers Day on May 6, 2025.

THB Bagels

Next year, look for THB Bagels to have a teachers discount on catering.

The Greene Turtle

Teachers, faculty and staff will likely see a free meal deal at The Greene Turtle on National Teachers Day, May 6, 2025.

The Halal Guys

We predict The Halal Guys will offer teachers a discount off in-store orders during Teacher Appreciation Week.

The Parking Spot

Watch for The Parking Spot (the near-airport parking company) to give educators 25% off parking when you sign up with an associated education email account.

Tijuana Flats

In 2025, look for Tijuana Flats to offer teachers a free Tijuana How You Wanna entree with a purchase.


Next year, teachers and school employees will likely get a freebie like a Breakfast on a Bun or Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit at Whataburger.


We expect Yogurtland will offer teachers free delivery with a purchase and promo code during Teacher Appreciation Week 2025.


On National Teachers Day (May 6, 2025), teachers who are Zaxby's rewards members can look for a BOGO-free deal.

Zips Car Wash

During Teacher Appreciation Week 2025, watch for Zips Car Wash and Rocket Express locations to offer teachers a discounted Pro Wash with a promo code.

Year-Round Teacher Discounts

Here are several year-round teacher discounts.

Ann Taylor/Loft

Teachers can enjoy a 15% discount year-round at Ann Taylor and Loft. This discount is valid for in-store purchases only.


Teachers at eligible schools can get Canva for Education free.


Crocs offers educators who verify their eligibility through SheerID a 20% discount on full-priced items at You have to reverify with SheerID each time you shop to receive another unique discount code.

Dick Blick

Teachers who join the Dick Blick Preferred program can save 10% every day at Dick Blick.


Educators can save 5% off at every day.

Peacock TV

Teachers can enjoy Peacock TV for only $2.99 (reg $5.99) a month for a year.


Samsung offers educators up to 15% off PCs and tablets, and up to 7.5% off mobile phones, accessories, and smart home devices. They also offer up to 12.1% off appliances and up to 25% off vacuums and home appliance accessories. Verify eligibility through


Willow offers teachers who are also moms a 10% discount on a Willow Breast Pump (not valid on accessories). Verification through SheerID is required for discount.

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