Teacher Appreciation Week Offers 2020

All Wake & Johnston County educators, teachers and support staff get a FREE McDonald's McCafe beverage or a drink of choice at specific locations through Tuesday, May 12! Read on for the list of participating McDonald's locations.

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McDonald's McCafe coffee (photo courtesy McDonald's)

Teacher Appreciation Week is still taking place and McDonald's is offering a FREE McCafe beverage or a drink of choice to all Wake & Johnston County educators at specific locations through May 12! Read on for the list of participating locations.

The official National Teacher Appreciation Day is on May 5 this year.

My personal thanks to all the awesome teachers out there (including my brother and sister-in-law)! This has been an especially challenging semester during the coronavirus pandemic and you deserve all the thanks in the world for everything you have done to help our kids get through the year with online schooling.

As always, these offers are valid at participating locations. You will also need to verify your school ID to receive most of the offers.

Restaurant Offers

McDonald's: From May 6 - May 12, twelve area McDonald’s will offer free McCafe beverages or a drink of choice to all educators in Wake and Johnston Counties, to show their appreciation during what would, in a normal school year, be Teacher Appreciation Week. Any educator, teacher or support staff with a valid school ID, will receive a free McCafe beverage or free drink of their choice at the following participating Huebner Family McDonald’s.

Zebulon: 141 Wakelon St.

Benson: 27 Crepe Myrtle Dr. and 600 E. Main St.

Raleigh: 6320 Battle Bridge Rd.

Four Oaks: 6163 US 301

Clayton: 11351 Hwy. 70 W.

Smithfield: 884 W. Market St.

Dunn: 1185 E. Cumberland St.

Garner: 1567 Hwy. 70 W.; 50 Glen Rd.; 101 Timber Dr.; 110 Carillon Dr.

Pieology Pizzeria: Pieology Pizzeria is picking 15 'Everyday Heroes' and giving them a Tasty Pizza Care Pack and $250 during National Nurses Week and National Teachers Week. Pieology will pick 15 Everyday Heroes who will each win a 4-6 person Pieology Care Pack, plus $250. The contest prizes are sponsored by Hidden Valley Ranch, who also wants to recognize and thank people who put the wellbeing of others first. Nominate your everyday hero from May 4th to May 16th on Pieology’s Facebook or Instagram. See all the details and directions for making your nomination on their website.

Retail Offers

A.C. Moore: Get 15% off your entire sale and regular price purchase every time you shop with them. You will need to present one of the allowed ID's and there are exclusions. See all the details including the list of ID's allowed at
Barnes & Noble: Teachers get 20% off regularly priced items for their school when they join the educators program on their website. Get 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days. See more details at
Costco: Teachers can join Costco as a new member and receive a $30 Costco Shop Card. See the details and verify teacher ID on their website.
Hill Learning Center in Durham: Teachers receive one complimentary online course (select from five options). Successful completion of the online course will result in a 1.0 CEU award. Offer valid from 5/4/20 – 5/8/20. Visit this link to learn more and take advantage of this opportunity. See more details about Hill Learning Center on their website.
J. Crew: Teachers (and students) get 15% off purchases with ID. Offer valid on purchases made in J.Crew, J.Crew Factory and J.Crew Mercantile stores only. Offer not valid at or or on phone orders. See more details at
JoAnn Fabrics: Teachers get 15% off every day with their rewards card. See more details at
Loft by Ann Taylor: Teachers receive 15% off full-price purchases with their LOFT Loves Teachers program. See more details on their website.
Michael's: Teachers get 20% off your entire sale and regular price purchase from 5/3 - 5/9/20 when you show your teacher's ID. Get 15% off in-store purchases including sale items every day. Must show valid educator ID. See more details at
Microsoft: With a valid school email, students and teachers can get Office 365 Education free on their website.
Office Depot/OfficeMax: In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, now through Saturday, May 9, teachers who are Office Depot® OfficeMax® Rewards members will receive 5X (10%) back in rewards on a qualifying purchase when they present the coupon HERE or enter the online code 25433638 and a rewards number at checkout. They are also offering a number of free teaching resources and ideas on their website.
Verizon: Teachers, nurses, first responders and military get a deal on their personal wireless plans. Get Start Unlimited from $30/line per month with 4 lines. See the details on their website.
Everyday Teacher Discounts: CLICK HERE for a long list of everyday teacher discounts at many retailers from

Expired Restaurant Offers

Bruegger’s Bagels: Get 20% off a gift card from May 4 - May 8, 2020 on their website.
Papa Murphy's: Get 50% off when you use code TEACH50 at checkout through May 8 at participating locations, according to the text they sent to reward members on May 4.
Ruby Tuesday: On May 5 for National Teachers Day, Ruby Tuesday is offering a free burger or chicken sandwich with school ID at participating locations. Plus, all locations offer $6.99 sandwiches on Tuesday. See the details on their Facebook page.
Sonic Drive-In: According to the Sonic website: "SONIC is celebrating teachers a little different this May to recognize the dedicated teachers across the country who continue to work hard to meet their students’ needs through distance learning. On Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5, SONIC is matching every donation on DonorsChoose to help teachers with distance learning, up to $1 million." See the details on their website.
Zaxby's: On May 6, multiple Zaxby's locations in the Triangle (including Clayton, Raleigh on Harvest Oaks Drive and more) are offering a BOGO Big Zax Snak Meal with ID for nurses and teachers. Only one offer per vehicle in the drive-thru. This deal is only valid at participating Zaxby's locations on 5/6/20 while supplies last. Contact your local Zaxby's (or check on their Facebook page) to see if they are participating. See the offer on the Clayton Zaxby's Facebook page.


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