Both Teacher Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week happen in May. Usually, it’s the first week of May. However, for 2023 it is happening the second week of May.
So, May 8-May 12 is Teacher Appreciation Week this year.
On the other hand, Teacher Appreciation Day is supposed to be the first Tuesday of the first full week of May, which would be May 2, 2023.
Deals for Teacher Appreciation Week
One thing I wanted to point out: this educator holiday is a bit of a misnomer. I’ve found that, over the years, really anyone who works in education (teachers, staff, etc.) can benefit from freebies, deals and thanks during this educator-centric week.
In the meantime, I wanted to let you know where teachers and those who work in education in Southern Maine can go for special appreciation. This includes stores and restaurants that not only celebrate on Teacher Appreciation Day or Week but throughout the year with teacher discounts.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Thanks to my colleagues at Living on the Cheap, I learned that last year Buffalo Wild Wings gave educators at 20% discount. Hopefully, they’ll offer this again in 2023.
FYI, there is a single Buffalo Wild Wings location in Maine. It’s in Scarborough.
Chipotle BOGO for Educators
In the past, Chipotle has offered a BOGO (buy one, get one) freebie for teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day, May 2nd. I’ll keep checking the Chipotle Facebook page to see if this offer will be good again this year.
FYI, five of the six Chipotle locations in the state are in Southern Maine. They are:
- South Portland
Great Wolf Lodge Teacher Appreciation Discount
Photo courtesy of Great Wolf Lodge
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12, 2023), Great Wolf Lodge has introduced a special offer that teachers can use to book a vacation at a discount.
That is, educators who book a reservation between May 8-14, 2023 and use the code TEACHER when making their reservation can save up to 40%. Discount varies based on Great Wolf Lodge location and time of the year you visit.
Note: This offer is valid for stays through Sept. 21, 2023. So, get your calendar out now.
Finally, the nearest Great Wolf Lodge to us is the Great Wolf Lodge New England in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
JOANN Teacher Discount
JOANN stores don’t wait for Teacher Appreciation Week to give back to educators. The JOANN teacher discount is 15% off everyday.
Plus, from time to time throughout the year, JOANN stores will hold additional savings days for educators.
Joann’s has three Southern Maine locations. They are:
Also, JOANN is a pet-friendly store.