Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day with these 30+ deals & discounts!

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Tuesday, May 3, is National Teacher Appreciation Day, which makes this week Teacher Appreciation Week! Teachers are such an important part of our communities. In fact, according to a survey on which occupational groups people think contribute the most to society, teachers rank #2, behind the military.

And teaching is far from easy work, requiring long hours and dedication to ensure our young people gain the knowledge they need to succeed. So here’s to you, teachers!

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Discounts on gifts for teachers

  • 1-800-Baskets: Save 20% with coupon code GIVE (expires May 9.)
  • 1-800-Flowers: Coupon code FLWRFFTN with save you 15% until July 3.
  • Harry and David: For an extra 20% off any order, use code SAVINGS through May 31.
  • SendFlowers.com: Get flowers starting at $19.99 with code IR10 until May 9.


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  • Aerosoles: Present your educator ID and save 15% off footwear $39.99 and up.
  • Anne Taylor LoftSign up for the Loft Loves Teachers program and get 15% off your full-price purchases and perks throughout the year!
  • Apple Store: Through the Apple Education Store, you can receive discounts up to $200 on computers and accessories.
  • Banana Republic: For students and teachers, enjoy a 15% discount off regular-priced, in-store purchases any time when you present a valid teacher or student ID. (Not valid at Banana Republic Factory Stores.)
  • Barnes & Noble: With the Barnes & Noble Educator discount, you can save 20% off the publisher’s list price for all purchases for classroom use, and 25% on educator appreciation days. But, you must complete an educator form from Barnes & Noble to enroll.
  • Eddie Bauer: Teachers, school staff and students can save 10-15% off all purchases with valid faculty ID.
  • J. Crew: At J. Crew, you can save 15% when you shop in-store at J. Crew and J. Crew Factory with a valid school ID.
  • JoAnn Fabrics: By enrolling in the Teacher Rewards Program,you’ll save 15% on every purchase. (Must present a current teacher ID and a state-issued photo ID.)
  • Lenovo: Get discounts on laptops, tablets and desktop computers through Lenovo’s Academic Purchase Program.
  • The Limited: Educators, military personal and students receive 15% off in-store with show of valid ID.
  • Madewell: Save 15% off your in-store purchases with valid educator ID.
  • Michael’s: Though some exclusions apply, you can save save 15% off items designed for the classroom.
  • New York and Company: Save 15% with show of teacher’s ID.
  • Office Depot/Office MaxThe Star Teacher program gives registered teachers 10% back on ink, toner, paper, and most classroom supplies, plus 15% instant discounts on copy and print services.
  • Staples: Staples offers a special Rewards program for educators. Benefits include 5% back in rewards, and 10% back in rewards on teaching and art supplies.  Plus, get free shipping on every staples.com® order.
  • Talbots: Save 30% this week with the friends and family discount, but at other times of the year, bring your valid teacher ID in-store to receive 15% off your total purchase
  • West Elm: Save 15% for teachers and students with valid ID.

Fun & travel

  • Alamo Rental Car: If you’re a member of the American Federation of Teachers, you can get discounts on rentals by showing your card.
  • Disney World: Teachers can receive special rates at the Swan and Dolphin hotels starting at $139 per night. Availability varies based on season and demand
  • SeaWorld: For Florida teachers: By registering for the SeaWorld Teacher Card, you can get unlimited free admission for the year. You’ll just need a copy of your teaching certificate, a pay stub and ID to obtain a new pass or renew an old one.

In addition to the discounts offered by being a National Education Association member, you also might want to check out these discounts.

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