The week of May 2-6, 2022, is designated as “Teacher Appreciation Week,” and businesses around the country are celebrating with freebies and discounts.
Please accept our heartfelt gratitude to all of the wonderful educators (including my brother and sister-in-law) out there!
Check out the ever-expanding list of specials available at participating locations. As the day approaches on May 2, more establishments are expected to announce specials, so be sure to check back.
Laffy Taffy: Teachers who contribute their best joke and register at LaffyTaffyTeacher.com from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6 will get a free Laff Bites Tropical Care Package, which includes the new candy and a tropical Laffy Taffy joke book, to commemorate the debut of the new candy. Giveaways begin each day at 6 p.m. EDT and are only available until supplies run out. A care package will be sent to a teacher who is nominated by students, parents, and other members of the community. Teachers who receive care packages from Laffy Taffy will be placed into a drawing for a chance to win $5,000 towards a tropical getaway as part of a grand prize.
Buffalo Wild Wings: To honor teachers and school personnel, Buffalo Wild Wings is offering a 20% discount for dine-in or in-store pay + pickup only from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6. Teachers and other staff members must provide a valid school ID in order to take advantage of the promotion. Participating sites have access to this service.
Barnes & Noble: Barnes & Noble Cafés are giving out a free tall cup of freshly brewed hot or iced coffee or tea on May 3rd to teachers who present a valid ID. This offer is only available at certain locations.
Select McDonald’s in Durham and Louisburg: From May 2 through May 6, Welburn McDonald’s shops in the Durham and Louisburg areas will recognize local teachers by giving a free small McCafe coffee every day from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Only students with appropriate school identification are eligible for the promotion at the participating Welburn McDonald’s outlets in Durham and Louisburg.
McDelivery locations that have agreed to participate include
In Durham, North Carolina (zip code 27703), at 1010 N Miami Boulevard
4717 Apex Highway, Durham, NC 27713
North Carolina 27707 3117 Tower Blvd.
Durham, North Carolina 27703
Durham, NC 27705 3533 Hillsborough Rd.
Located at 3844 S Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27713
Louisburg, North Carolina, 27549
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers: During Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers’ Teacher Appreciation Week, from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6, 2022, teachers who dine in or drive-thru with a valid school ID will get a free single-topping small sundae. Purchases are not required.
Staples: Free gift boxes of school supplies and 20% back in classroom rewards are just some of the bargains available during Staples’ Teacher Appreciation Week from May 1 to 7, 2022. You can also get an extra 5% back in rewards.
PDQ: May 1-15 is Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week, and PDQ is providing a $1 discount for every 10 boxed lunches ordered. PDQ Catering’s website, pdqcateringsfl.com, is where you can get this discount.
Sonic Drive-In: Educators who sign up for the SONIC Teachers’ Circle, a free rewards program for educators, will get a free cheeseburger on May 3rd when they make a purchase at a participating SONIC restaurant (iOS, Android). Participating sites have access to this service. They’re also matching contributions made to DonorsChoose, a national non-profit that lets people give directly to classroom requests made by teachers themselves, dollar for dollar, on May 3rd.