So Tuesday, April 7, is Teacher Appreciation Day, which fits nicely into this Teacher Appreciation Week, which just so happens to coincide with this being Teacher Appreciate Month. The point is, teachers, we appreciate you. And if we don’t say it enough, there are a lot of folks out there who would like to show you in the best, most meaningful way: discounts.

Today, this week and this month, retailers of all kinds are offering teachers myriad special offers, discounts and fried food. Here’s just a few.

Oh, and thanks!

A.C. Moore

This craft retailer is big in the east where they have more than 140 retail locations. But they also have a website where you can get all manner of crafts, toys, art supplies, etc. And today, to honor teachers, they’re offering a 25% discount on your total purchase. For more information, or to just start shopping, click here.

Barnes & Noble

The retail giant offers a 20% discount, year-round, on qualifying purchases—good on ya, B&N—and during April, it will add additional deals for its Educator Appreciation Days which occurs every Saturday and Sunday. They include: 25% off the list price on most books, toys and games, gifts, music and DVDs for classroom and personal purchase; 10% off select NOOK devices including Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK 7”, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8″, Samsung Galaxy Tab E NOOK 9.6″, as well as NOOK GlowLight 3 and 10% off select tech tools related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. For more information, or to shop, click here.


Is the 64-piece Crayola crayon set still considered the apex of grammar school student supplies? Oh, how we longed for it, its 11 shades of blue—ELEVEN!—as well as its built-in crayon sharpener. Alas, it was not to be, but teachers can get 15% off today on not only the 64-piece grail, but all manner of paints, clay, chalk and educational toys and supplies. To shop, click here.


On Tuesday, May 7, Chick-fil-A will honor every teacher (that presents their valid school I.D.) with a free original Chick-fil-A sandwich or biscuit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 7681 Carson Blvd. location.

Chick-fil-A Long Beach Traffic Circle at 4401 Pacific Coast Hwy. is offering a free original chicken sandwich or chicken biscuit all week May 6-10 as a part of Hometown Heroes Appreciation Week.


From 3 p.m. to closing on Tuesday, Chipotle is offering a buy-one-entree-get-one-free special. The deal applies to in-restaurant orders of burritos, bowls, salads and tacos. Click here for Chipotle locations in Long Beach.


Educators with a valid teacher or faculty ID on Tuesday will be given a free Arby’s sandwich at any Arby’s location. Arby’s in Long Beach is located at 3602 Atlantic Ave.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers

On Tuesday, teachers get a free Box Combo from 6 to 9 p.m. with a current school ID at the Lakewood location; 4634 Candlewood St. The Box Combo comes with four chicken fingers, fries and coleslaw, Cane’s Sauce, Texas toast and a regular drink.