Teacher Appreciation Week 2022 Gifts and Offers May 2-6 :: WRAL.com

Teacher Appreciation Week in 2022 runs from May 2-6, and restaurants and retailers are giving away freebies and discounts!

My personal thanks to all the great teachers (including my brother and sister-in-law)!

Read on to see the growing list of offers available at participating properties. There should be a number of additional restaurants announcing deals, so check back as May 2 approaches.

Barnes & Nobles

On Tuesday, May 3, Barnes & Noble Cafés will be offering a complimentary cup of freshly brewed hot or iced coffee or tea upon presentation of your valid teacher ID. Valid at participating locations. Additionally, teachers who sign up to become B&N educator will receive 20% off Publisher’s List Price on purchases intended for classroom use and discounts of up to 25% off Publisher’s List Price during Educator Appreciation Days. See the details on their website.

Wild Buffalo Wings

From Monday May 2 to Friday May 6, Wild Buffalo Wings will offer a 20% discount for teachers and school staff, available only for payment on site or in store + pickup. Teachers and staff will be required to show valid school ID to redeem the offer. Available at participating branches.

Custard Cream and Frozen Steakburgers Freddy’s

Teachers will receive a free mini sundae when they present a valid school ID for in-restaurant or drive-thru orders during Teacher Appreciation Week at attendees. Custard Cream and Frozen Steakburgers Freddy’s locations from Monday May 2 to Friday May 6, 2022. No purchase necessary.

Laffy Tire

To share their gratitude during Teacher Appreciation Week and celebrate the launch of LAFF BITES TROPICAL, the first 100 teachers each day from Monday May 2 through Friday May 6 who share their favorite joke and sign up on LaffyTaffyTeacher.com will receive a free Laff Bites Tropical Care Bundle with the new candies and a Laffy Taffy Tropical Joke Book. Daily giveaways begin at 6 p.m. EST, while supplies last. Teachers can register themselves, and parents and students can join in the fun and show their appreciation by nominating a fun teacher to receive a care package. All teachers who receive care packages from Laffy Tire will also be entered for a chance to win the ultimate R&R – a grand prize of $5,000 to be used for a vacation to a tropical destination.

Select McDonald’s in Durham and Louisbourg

Select Welburn McDonald’s family restaurants in Durham Region and Louisburg will honor local teachers by offering a free McCafe coffee shop May 2-6 from 6-10 a.m. each day. Offer is only valid at participating Welburn McDonald’s restaurants in Durham and Louisburg with school ID.

Participating McDonald’s locations include:

1010 N. Miami Blvd. Durham, North Carolina 27703

4717 Apex Highway. Durham, North Carolina 27713

3117, boul. of the tower. Durham, North Carolina 27707

1708 New Raleigh Highway. Durham, North Carolina 27703

3533 Hillsborough Road. Durham, North Carolina 27705

3844 S Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27713

United States 401 Bickett Blvd. Louisbourg, North Carolina 27549


To celebrate Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week, PDQ is offering $1 off every lunch box purchased when you purchase 10 or more May 1-15. This offer is available online when purchased through the PDQ catering site at pdqcateringsfl.com.

Sonic drive-in

On May 3, teachers, professors, and staff at K-12 schools or degree-granting universities in America are eligible for a free cheeseburger with purchase when they sign up for the Circle of SONIC teachers, a free rewards program exclusively available to educators through the SONIC app (iOS, Android). Available at participating branches.

Additionally, on Tuesday, May 3, “SONIC Drive-In will match up to $1.5 million in donations to DonorsChoose, a national nonprofit that allows individuals to donate directly to school class requests. public submissions by teachers”, according to their press release.


Staples offers a week of teacher appreciation offers from May 1-7, 2022, including a free gift box with school supplies, 20% back-to-school rewards on your in-store purchases plus an additional up to 5% back in rewards and more.

Tijuana Apartments

On May 2, 2022, teachers will receive free admission to Tijuana Apartments with a minimum purchase of $2.79 in-store, online and through their app when you use promo code TYTD2522 at checkout. Limit of 1 per check with valid ID. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Maximum free item value is $9.99 plus tax. Valid only on 02/05/22.

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