Retailers and restaurants nationwide are recognizing hardworking teachers and nurses this week in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurses Week. What freebies are available this year? While some big chains, such as Dunkin’ Donuts, are not participating, there are several freebies available in 2015.


Cool Beans

The North Carolina-based coffee shop Cool Beans - Coffee, Custard And More is giving nurses and teachers a free cup of coffee this week. They’re also selling discounted lattes, frappes, smoothies, milkshakes and sundaes for $2.99. 


The West Coast burger chain Larkburger is giving away a small free burger to teachers on Tuesday, May 5, and nurses on Wednesday, May 6. There is only one free burger allowed per order. The offer is valid for dine-in orders only and cannot be combined with any other promotions. A valid nursing badge and a “district issued” teacher ID is required to redeem this offer.


Some nationwide Cinnabon locations will be giving away one free Cinnabon Classic Roll or MiniBon roll to nurses who present their healthcare ID badge. The promotion runs from May 6 through May 12 and is valid only while supplies last. Contact the Cinnabon nearest to you to find out if they’re participating in the Nurses Week promotion.


J. Estella NY

If you’re looking for a new cell phone purse, now is the time to buy! The Etsy store J. Estella NY is offering nurses free shipping. The promo code is: Nurse2015.

Vinyl Eloquence

Nurses with a sense of humor can enjoy a new shirt from Vinyl Eloquence. The online site, which sells comical shirts that say phrases such as, “Safety First: Always Drink With A Nurse,” is offering free standard shipping on two of more items using the coupon code: FREE2LOVE. 

Johnson & Johnson

The retailer offers nurses free promotional items year-round, such as motivational posters, coloring books, podcasts, book covers and more. There are also “We Dare To Care” pins available free of charge. 

New York & Co.

Nurses and teachers who shop in store and online at New York & Co. on Tuesday can receive 30 percent off their purchases. A valid ID or proof of employment is required for in-store purchases. Online shoppers can use the promo code 9818 at checkout.

Check out the full list of Teacher Appreciation Week 2015 freebies here.