Teachers are some of the most underappreciated men and women on the planet. You have to mold the young minds of America and in some cases, spend more time with our kids than the parents do.

It is sometimes a thankless job, but there are some businesses that are located here in New York State that are going to give you a THANK YOU for doing what you do. Ironically, it also is Nurses Appreciation Week as well, so if you see Nurses Week, don't be too confused because it is both.

Here are some of the FREE and DISCOUNT goodies that you can get this week for National Teacher Appreciation Week in New York State:

  • Insomnia Cookies - FREE 6-pack of cookies for both teachers and nurses this week (the catch is that you have to spend 5 dollars in the store to get the free cookies)
  • SONIC - Free Cheeseburger on May 9 (the catch is you have to have to purchase something) There are two locations that are participating, one on Union in Cheektowaga and another in Buffalo on Elmwood Ave.
  • Firehouse Subs - FREE medium sub. There are locations in Blasdell, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls that are all participating this week only.
  • Michaels - You can go to Cheektowaga, Amherst, and Blasdell or any location at Michael's for a discount.
  • TGI Fridays - FREE meals for teachers this week.
  • Applebees - FREE appetizers for teachers this week.
  • There are between 15% and 30% discounts at a lot of electronic and DIY stores as well including Apple, Samsung, Jo-Anns, Staples, Books-a-million, and Crayola.
  • If you are just about ready to be done with the school year, there are also offers on Great Wolf Lodge (40% off certain dates) and Caribbean Vacations ($150 off your vacation)

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