Today's the day we salute the men and women who mold the minds of our children. It's National Teacher Day and time to #ThankATeacher.

Is there one special teacher you remember fondly when you think back? Maybe it was someone who stayed later to give extra help. IOr a teacher who brightened up a boring school day with their unique lessons. That one person who made a difference. The National Education Association and National PTA want you to #ThankATeacher and share it on social media. Who do you want to thank?


Everyone is also encourage to wear red Wednesday, May 9 to show solidarity with teachers who are fighting for better pay and school funding. Share on social media with #REDforED.

Several businesses are thanking teachers today. Get deals from food to tech and even classroom discounts.

Food Deals

Chipotle - Buy one, get one free burrito from 3 pm to close with faculty ID.

Chick-fil-A - Teachers, educators and administrators can get a free Chick-fil-A sandwich from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cicis Pizza - Free pizza buffet with valid school ID at participating locations.

Tech Deals

Apple - Special education pricing on computers and other products for students and educators.

Dell - Get various discounts on computers and software.

Hewlett Packard - HP Academy offers a 20% discount to teachers with free shipping.

Lenovo - Get a 10% discount on Thinkpad Laptops and 5% off Idea pad Laptops with free shipping.

Microsoft Store - Get Office 365 free, and 10% off Windows devices.

Phone Deals

AT&T - Get discounts on monthly phone service plans through AT&T’s Signature Discount Program.

Sprint - Special offers for school employees, teachers, and administrators are available from Sprint.

T-Mobile - T-Mobile offers education discounts on monthly phone service plans.

Verizon Wireless - Get phone service discounts at Verizon.

Classroom Deals

Barnes and Noble - 20-25% off publisher's list price on all purchases for classroom use.

Hobby Lobby - Get a 10% discount on in-store purchases. Must use a check or bank card provided by the school.

JoAnn Fabric - Get a 15% discount both in-store and online.

Michaels - Get a 15% discount on in-store purchases. - Get 10% off all orders.

Home Depot - Home Depot offers a tax-free exemption on classroom purchases made at Home Depot. Public school teachers must apply for the exemption.

If you can't take it anymore or get a new job, Budget Truck Rental is also offering deals for teachers.

Budget Truck Rental - 20% off truck rental discount on local moves and 15% off on one-way moves, using the code “TEACH."


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