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Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation happens every year during the first week of May. This year it will be from May 2 – 6th. Companies all around the phoenix area and the valley have promotional offers for teachers and staff with valid I.D.

Here are a few places You can find around the valley for promo things: Shane Co. is honoring teachers with free goodie bags during Teacher Appreciation Week.

From May 2-6, teachers who show proof of employment can pick up their free gifts in Shane Co. stores with no purchase necessary.

Shane Co.

Special bags are made of canvas and are filled with a piece of Shane Co. fine jewelry, a Silk + Sonder planner, a sparkling pen, and more. You can find their locations here:

7144 East Acoma Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

1205 S Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ 85286

A few more places offering deals for teachers this week are:


Participating Applebee’s locations have offered teachers and other school staff discounts on their meals with proof of their profession during previous Teacher Appreciation Weeks. This year, the chain is offering 20% off at participating locations. The deal runs May 2-6, 2022.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble is offering 20% off the publisher’s list price all year long on all purchases for classroom use. Educators can also enjoy discounts of up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is offering teachers and school staff a 20% discount when they show their school ID, according to FOX Business. The discount is available for dine-in or in-store pay and pickup only.

Cole Haan

Cole Haan is offering both teachers and students 20% off purchases made online. Customers must verify their teacher/student status with a valid school email address.

Laffy Taffy

Laffy Taffy is doing a giveaway for educators during Teacher Appreciation week. The candy brand will send a care package to 100 teachers each day between May 2 and May 6. To sign up, teachers must share their favorite joke and register at LaffyTaffyTeacher.com. Teachers can enter themselves, and parents and students can also nominate an educator.


Lenovo is offering teachers and students an extra 5% off products online. 


Michaels arts and crafts stores are offering a 15% teacher discount at both in-store locations and online. Teachers can verify their profession with an educator ID online through the Michaels Rewards program. 


Educators, as well as students and parents, are eligible for up to 10% off select products, including certain Surface devices, at Microsoft.


Teachers can get a free cookie or a free regular-sized fountain drink when they buy an entrée at participating Potbelly locations, as long as they show their school ID from May 1-8.


Sonic Drive-In is celebrating teachers by offering a free cheeseburger with any purchase, as long as they are enrolled in the SONIC Teachers’ Circle — a free rewards program for educators on the SONIC App. The restaurant chain is also matching up 50% of donations, or up to $1.5 million, to teachers’ requests using the DonorsChoose nonprofit. 


Staples customers can give their local teachers or schools 20% back in classroom rewards or in-store purchases when they download the Staples Connect app. Staples is also giving teachers free gift boxes of supplies, which include Sharpie highlighters, glue sticks, stickers, coupons and more, while supplies last.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria: Get 15% off May 2-6, valid for dine-in and carryout orders.

Peter Piper Pizza: On May 3, teachers, staff and administration can get a free personal pan pizza at Peter Piper Pizza and Peter Piper Pizza Express locations. A valid ID must be shown.


Teachers can get a free mini sundae from May 2 – May 6. Just present a valid I.D.

Macayo’s Mexican Food

From Monday, May 3, to Friday, May 7, all seven locations of Macayo’s Mexican Food are offering 20 percent off orders for both dine-in and takeout. We’re talking a good chunk taken off entrees like the Harvest Chopped Salad, Chimi de Macayo, hand-dipped Relleno, and more.


On May 3, Zaxby’s is celebrating National Teachers and Nurses Appreciation Week by offering a Buy One, Get One Boneless Wings Meal.

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