I can’t believe it has taken me so long to put this teacher discounts article together. Why? Well, my wife is an amazing teacher and my dad was an awesome junior high science teacher for over 35 years. They deserve all of the discounts they get and many teachers aren’t aware of all the incredible savings retailers and service companies offer.
Well…until now that is! I plan on keeping this resource updated and will update it as I get new information. My goal is to make this article the “go-to” resource for teacher discounts on clothing, software, computers, school supplies, and even travel.
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Bookstore Discounts for Teachers
Barnes & Noble: Join the B&N Educator Program for free and get 20% off all items for classroom use. Also, during the specific Educator Appreciation Days educators can get up to 25% off. Check our site for a Barnes & Noble coupon too.
Book Warehouse: Sign up for their Educators’ Club for free and get 15% off in-store purchases. All you have to do to join is bring your teacher ID card.
Books-a-Million: Teachers be sure to sign up for their Educator Discount Card which will get you a cool 20% off in-store and 10% off when shopping online.
Half Price Books: They also offer a Educator’s Discount Card which will get you 10% off all purchases. They’ll offer the same discount to recently retired or laid-off teachers which is very cool.
New York Times: Now this one is awesome, get the special Teacher Rate and pay only half of what a normal subscription costs. As an added bonus you’ll only pay 99 cents for the first four weeks.
Clothing Retailer Discounts for Teachers
Aerosoles: Our teachers need comfy shoes and Aerosoles helps make that happen by offering 15% off all orders over $39.99 to our educators.
Ann Taylor LOFT: The Ann Taylor LOFT Loves Teachers program is pretty cool and includes 15% off all full-priced purchases along with access to over $50,000 in grants every year. Also, check out their Teacher Appreciation Nights.
Banana Republic: Similar to Ann Taylor LOFT, Banana Republic offers 15% off all full-priced purchases when you show your teacher ID. This discount is good for students as well.
Charlotte Russe: The generous folks at Charlotte Russe will give teachers 10% off their entire purchase with a teacher ID.
CJ Banks: All teachers will save 10% off your order everyday at CJ Banks. Valid in-store only.
Eddie Bauer: Just pull out your teacher ID at the checkout register and get an easy 10% off all regular-priced merchandise.
J. Crew: Present your ID at checkout and save 15% off your entire in-store J.Crew order. Also valid at J.Crew Outlet locations.
J.Jill: It comes as no surprise to me that J.Jill has a teacher discount. The discount is 15% off all full-priced items and is valid in-store only with your ID.
New York & Co.: Check out the ‘Big Apple for the Teacher’ program and get 20% off just for signing up and 15% off the rest of the year.
The Limited: No need to sign up for anything, just present your teacher ID when checking out and get 15% off your ENTIRE purchase.
Talbots: Thanks to reader Kathy for letting me know about the 15% teacher discount available at Talbots.
Retail Store Discounts for Teachers
A.C. Moore: They have an excellent discount program for teachers which gives a flat 15% off all regular and sale price orders. Just present your teacher ID or pay-stub when checking out in-store.
Ben Franklin Crafts: They’ll happily give you a 10% discount if you show your ID. They also have a ton of great craft project ideas for teachers.
The Container Store: A good teacher is an organized teacher and The Container Store has an Organized Teacher Discount Program which allows teachers to sign-up for free and receive various exclusive coupons and discounts all year long.
FedEx Office Store: Sign up for the FedEx Academic Edge program and get 15% off all kinds of stuff like presentation materials, brochures, flyers, cards, forms, and memos.
Hancock Fabrics: Show your teacher ID and get 15% off your in-store purchase.
Home Depot: Your discount comes in the form of not having to pay sales tax. Click Here to become a tax exempt customer and you’re good to go.
JoAnn Fabrics: Enroll today in JoAnn’s Teacher Rewards Program and save 15% off your online and in-store order.
Lakeshore Learning: Join the Lakeshore Teacher’s Club and save 15% off your entire purchase. Plus, you’ll get monthly specials and coupons sent to your inbox.
Michaels: They have one of the most used teacher discounts available today. Just flash your teacher ID when checking out and get 15% off your in-store purchase.
Office Depot: By joining the Office Depot Star Teacher Program you’ll get a 5% discount on qualifying in-store purchases, 15% discount on qualifying Design, Print, & Ship Services. Plus, you’ll earn 5% back in reward credit (with no upper limit) when you spend $200+in qualified purchases during a reward period – in-store, by phone, or online.
Office Max: The Office Max MaxPerks Teacher Rewards program will give teachers $10 in rewards for every $75 spent. (Max savings per year is $100)
Petco: Apply for some really cool grants for your classroom and maybe even get a free aquarium for your classroom.
Staples: They have a cool deal called the Staples Teach Rewards Program that gives educators 5% back in rewards, and an extra 5% back in rewards on teaching and art supplies. Probably the coolest perk is free shipping on every Staples.com order.
Talbots: Thanks to Kathy who let me know that they offer a 15% discount.
Tech/Software Discounts for Teachers
Adobe: Teachers can save BIG on popular software titles like Photoshop, Acrobat, and Captivate, up to 75% off.
Apple Store: Check out Apple Education Pricing and save up to $200 off a new Mac.
AT&T Wireless: Teachers can save 15% off their monthly bill. Just check out this AT&T page and see if your school is already in their database. If it isn’t just take your pay stub to your local AT&T store and they’ll hook you up.
Best Buy: Teachers, visit your local Best Buy and they’ll match the price of the Apple Edu website.
Bose: Bose has long been known for their liberal discounts for teachers on their speakers and music consoles. They are constantly changing offers so be sure to call them at 1-800-353-4207 and ask what they have available.
Dell Computers: Check out Dell University for some great discounts for teachers and students on laptops and desktops.
E-File.com: The folks at E-File offer free tax software to all Public School teachers. Just complete some basic info and receive a voucher to file your tax return on E-file.com completely free of charge.
Hewlett-Packard: Save up to 10% off your HP Academy purchase.
JourneyEd: Teachers can save up to 85% off popular software titles from Adobe and MicroSoft.
Lenovo: Click HERE for various discounts for teachers and students.
Microsoft: All teachers can get a free downloaded copy of Microsoft Office.
PBS Store: Teachers can save 10% off at shopPBS.org.
Sprint Wireless: Apply here for a discount up to 18% off your monthly bill.
Verizon Wireless: Just visit their Employee Discount Program page and see if your school is registered. If it isn’t then just bring your pay-stub into any Verizon location and they’ll hook you up. Discount varies by state, but is typically 15% off your monthly bill.
Travel Discounts for Teachers
Student Universe: Check out some great travel discounts for teachers.
Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel: Teachers get a great deal of $139/night at either hotel.
Marriott Hotels: Discounts vary by location. At time of reservation tell them you are a teacher or local government worker.
National Parks: Show your teacher ID and save 15% off all park purchases. (Excludes camping and entry fees)
Randomly Awesome Discounts for Teachers
Art Institute of Chicago: If you are a teacher in Illinois you’ll get in for free with registration.
Boston Children’s Museum: Free admission for active New England teachers (K-8). This includes MA, NH, CT, RI, VT, and ME.
Exploratorium: All California public school teachers get in for free. Just click here to request the form.
Graceland: Visit Graceland, TN, the home of Elvis Presley and get a free tour. God bless Elvis!
Insurance Discounts: Check out Teachers.com to buy discounted home, auto, and renters insurance.
Kennedy Space Center: Be sure to sign up for a free Educator Study Pass to get free access to the center.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: One of my favorite places in the world, and one of the best aquariums in the known universe, offers free Teacher Open House nights where teachers get in for free and get a behind the scenes look at this amazing place.
Seaworld: Be sure to pick up a Teacher Study Pass from Seaworld if you teach in Texas, Florida, or southern California. The pass will give you free admission all year long along with access to their education team.
By Kyle James
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