15 deals and discounts you can get for Teacher Appreciation Week

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This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 8 through May 12. Although teachers should be appreciated (praised, lauded and lionized) every week, it’s nice to have a number of days where we can really give these people all of the love and attention they deserve. And if you yourself are a teacher, there are plenty of perks that go along with this week. Here are 15 of them, although there are many more floating around the internet.

1. Adobe Creative Suite

This may not sound particularly exciting, but you can save 60 percent on an Adobe Creative Cloud purchase during Teacher Appreciation Week. Programs like Photoshop are as expensive as they are useful, so any savings help.

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2. Banana Republic

Teachers (and students—score!) can take 15 percent off full-price, in-store purchases with a valid ID. Perfect for revitalizing that spring wardrobe.

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3. Barnes & Noble

Teachers receive 20 percent off year-round at Barnes & Noble, but you can get 25 percent off during Educator Appreciation Days. Seems like a good time to stock up.

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4. World Of Beer

If you live near a World of Beer, you can get a free Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider, a Samuel Adams draught or $5 off your check on May 9th. All you need to do is show your educator ID and you’ll be sipping away. This offer may vary at participating locations, so call before you go.

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5. Costco

The happiest place on earth (Disney who?) is offering massive savings for U.S. teachers who sign up for a new membership online. Collect more than $50 in exclusive savings, and don’t forget to grab a jar of peanut butter-filled pretzels when you go!

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6. Kate Spade

In the mood to treat yourself? You can also get 15 percent off with a valid school ID at any Kate Spade store. Everyone loves a good discount, and it’s even sweeter at Kate Spade.

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7. Staples

Every teacher needs classroom essentials. Staples is here to help, offering the chance to earn between 5 and 10 percent in rewards for your classroom purchases. All you need to do is sign up for the Staples Teacher Rewards program. Then you can go buy a stapler so everyone can stop “forgetting” to do it at home.

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8. The Container Store

AKA heaven. Can you just imagine all of those group projects neatly organized in see-through boxes with variegated pull tabs? Excuse me, I’m drooling. Teachers can sign up for the free Organized Teacher program and snag special discounts all year. This will also come in handy when it’s time to store winter sweaters…

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9. The Scholastic Store

Beloved by teachers and students alike, the Scholastic Store is offering 100 free printables and five free posters to download for the classroom. That’s a lot of printables, so do your research in advance.

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10. Apple

There’s no time like the present to buy a new laptop. Apple has amazing savings for teachers (and students, shhh). Through the Apple Store for Education, you can save up to $200 on a new Mac and up to $30 on a new iPad. This special pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, homeschool teachers and staff at all grade levels. These offers are also good even after Teacher Appreciation Week is over.

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11. Aerosoles

Need a new pair of kicks? Go during Teacher Appreciation Week and score 15 percent off any shoes priced $39.99 or higher. Just show your teacher ID in-store and collect your discount. Leave walking on air.

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Posted by Aerosoles on Thursday, April 20, 2017

12. Jo-Ann Fabric

You can save 15 percent in purchases, both in-store and online, when you sign up for a Teacher Rewards Discount Card. Need some new fabric to cover your bulletin board? Head to Jo-Ann and enjoy your discount.

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13. Michael’s

If you don’t live near a Jo-Ann (or just practice craft store brand loyalty), you can also get 15 percent off purchases here, although these are in-store only. New Mr. Sketch markers, here I come.

Fresh pens for a fresh year! And TEACHERS, you can save an extra 15% every day with your valid educator ID. Shop all of…

Posted by Michaels Stores on Sunday, August 7, 2016

14. Kennedy Space Center

If you’re nearby, you can hit up the Space Center for free as long as you have a valid ID. This offer is only good through May 7, so don’t wait around.

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15. Hanes

Need some new undershirts? Hanes is offering teachers AND retired educators the chance to save 10 percent on purchases from Hanes.com, Champion.com, OneHanesPlace.com and JustMySize.com. Sold.

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