COLUMBUS -- Tuesday is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and some businesses are offering deals and "freebies" for our country's educators.
Many of these deals are happening all week and all year long. Check the links for specifics.
Some deals may not be available at all locations, so confirm the details with your neighborhood businesses. And be prepared to verify that you are an educator.
Adobe: Teachers can take 60% off a Creative Cloud purchase.
Alamo Car Rental: Get a $25 car rental discount if you are a member of the American Federation of Teachers.
Apple Store for Education: Get discounted rates on Mac, Ipad, and other Apple accessories.
AT&T: Get discounts on monthly phone service plans through AT&T’s Signature Discount Program.
Academic Superstore: Teachers get year-round discounts on school supplies.
Ann Taylor LOFT: Teachers get 15% off all full-priced items.
Banana Republic: Get 15% off full-priced in-store purchases.
Barnes & Noble: Get 20% off the publisher’s price for books purchased for classroom use, and 25% off the publisher’s price for certain “Educator Appreciation” days.
Bookmans: Get 20% off all purchases after signing up for the “Project Educate” program.
Budget Truck Rental: U.S. teachers get 20% off truck rental discount on local moves and 15 percent off on one-way moves, using the code “TEACH."
Champion: Current and retired educators get a 10% discount on purchases.
Chick-fil-A: Teachers, educators and administrators can get a free Chick-fil-A sandwich on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at participating Chick-fil-A restaurants. Teacher ID required.
Chipotle: BOGO on burritos, bowls, salads or tacos on Teachers’ Day from 3 p.m. to close.
Container Store: Get discounts through the “Organized Teacher” discount program.
CoolFrames.com: Get an extra 5% off on all online orders. Get $20 off purchases over $200. Verification through ID.me. is required.
Costco Wholesale: U.S. teachers get more than $60 in savings if they sign up for a new membership.
Crayola Experience: U.S. educators get in free and their families get 25% off general admission rates until May 31.
Dell: Get various discounts on computers and software.
Hanes: Get a 10% discount on purchases.
Hewlett Packard: HP Academy offers a 20% discount to U.S. teachers. You can also get free shipping.
Hobby Lobby: Get a 10% discount on in-store purchases. Must use a check or bank card provided by the school.
Home Depot: Home Depot offers a tax-free exemption on classroom purchases made at Home Depot. Public school teachers must apply for the exemption.
Intuit Quickbooks: Intuit offers free online materials through the Intuit “Education Program.”
JoAnn Fabric: Get a 15% discount both in-store and online.
J.Crew: Get a 15% discount on in-store purchases.
JustMySize: Get a 10 percent discount on purchases.
K12 School Supplies: Get 30-80 percent discounts on closeout and clearance school supplies.
Karen Kane: U.S. teachers get a 20 percent discount on online purchases.
Lenovo: Get a 10% discount on Thinkpad Laptops and 5 percent off Idea pad laptops. You also get free shipping.
Michaels: Get a 15% discount on in-store purchases every day.
Microsoft Store: Get Office 365 free, and 10% off Windows devices.
OneHanesPlace: Get 10% off purchases for current and retired U.S. educators.
Overstock.com: Get free Club O Gold memberships.
Oriental Trading: Get discounted teaching supplies.
PBS: Get free access to digital curriculum-based resources.
Pencils.com: Get 10% off all orders.
Roxio: Get 20% off select Roxio products.
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers: From 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, teachers and faculty get one free Box Combo when they show current school ID at all U.S. locations.
Sprint: Special offers for school employees, teachers, and administrators are available from Sprint.
Talbots: Get a 15% discount on regular-priced items.
T-Mobile: T-Mobile offers education discounts on monthly phone service plans.
TOMS: Get 10% off on purchases.
Verizon Wireless: Get phone service discounts at Verizon.
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