Best Teacher Discounts
We have all heard the saying, "money isn't everything". While many of us teachers hold that saying to be true (let's face it, our salary won't get us on the Forbes list of richest people), we can still appreciate some good discounts, right?
Many companies recognize that teachers spend a lot of their own time and money on classroom supplies. Did you know that many retailers and service companies offer special discounts just for teachers? Most teachers don't! We believe that teachers work hard enough in the classroom - you shouldn't need to work hard at finding discounts. With that said, we have made a list for you.
Please keep in mind that most of these discounts will require proof of valid school identification or proof of certification. Although most discounts will be given with proof of a valid school ID card, some may even require a membership to a teacher union or the NEA (National Education Association). Others may ask for an International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC).
If you know of more nationally based teacher discount programs from retailers and organizations please let us know.
Discounts on Teacher Supplies
Below, you will be able to find out the discounts you can receive on classroom and teaching supplies, organization resources, and much more. These stores really do appreciate what you do. With that said, they have created special discounts just for teachers.
At the Container Store, the free Organized Teacher program offers special discounts throughout the year to help teachers organize their classrooms. Fill out the form to begin receiving your discounts. Make sure to have your school ID ready to receive your in-store discount.
Learn More Here: http://www.containerstore.com
The National Educators Discount Program from FedEx offers teachers 15% off almost all products and services at all participating FedEx Office locations nationwide.
Learn More Here: http://www.fedex.com/
With the Staples Teacher Rewards program, teachers will be able to earn rewards for classroom purchases and more, including up to 5% back in rewards on everything and 10% back on teaching and art supplies.
Learn More Here: http://www.staples.com/
Teachers can receive 15% off on many in-store items using the Lakeshore Learning Teachers Club. In addition, teachers can enjoy special monthly offers.
Learn More Here: http://www.lakeshorelearning.com/
Discount School Supply
Discount School Supply has tons of great deals for teacher supplies from classroom essentials to curriculum materials. Be sure to check out the clearance section for special offers.
Learn More Here: www.discountschoolsupply.com
At Dollar Tree, teachers may get 10% off their purchase with a valid school ID. This discount is only available at participating stores - so make sure to ask. Plus, Dollar Tree online has a Teacher Ideas section to help you set up your classroom on the budget you have.
Learn More Here: http://www.dollartree.com/
Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts
With Jo-Ann's Teacher Rewards Program, teachers can receive 15% off every purchase every day. In addition, you will receive a 20% off total purchase bonus coupon when your discount card is mailed to you.
Learn More Here: http://www.joann.com/
At Michael's, teachers can receive 15% off their purchase. This offer is only valid in-stores, so ask a sales associate.
Learn More Here: http://www.michaels.com/
Register your school with Dick Blick to receive discounts on art supplies. Other than receiving fine products at low prices, Blick for Educators has other ways to help teachers and schools, like free lessons plans and more.
Learn More Here: http://www.dickblick.com/
Office Depot/Office Max
Office Depot/Office Max allows teachers to reward themselves. Teachers can receive 10% back in rewards everyday, including paper, ink, toner, copy, and ship services. They also have an online section dedicated to teachers resources, including videos on positive learning environments and parent communication.
Learn More Here: http://www.officedepot.com/
Discount Dance Supply
At Discount Dance Supply, dance educators will be eligible to receive discounts and earn rewards through the Dance Educator Program.
Learn More Here: http://www.discountdance.com/
In order to say thanks to America's teachers, Big Lots designates a special day each year to recognize our hard work. Big Lots Teacher Appreciation Day brings discounts to all teachers.
Learn More Here: http://www.biglots.com/
Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop
At Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop, teachers receive 10% off purchases of classroom materials. You will also be able to find many useful craft and project ideas for kids and teachers!
Learn More Here: http://www.bfranklincrafts.com/
Party City offers discounts to special organizations, including schools. To receive a discount, provide Party City with a letter, signed by an officer of your school or organization on official letterhead. All purchases must be paid by check or credit card in the name of the company or organization.
Learn More Here: http://www.partycity.com/
Texas Instruments has a Pre-Service Teacher Discount Program allowing math and science teachers to receive discounts on qualifying tech products.
Learn More Here: http://www.ti.com/
At Target, teachers with an International Teacher ID Card (ITIC) have been eligible for up to 15% off their entire purchase. This is a deal that Target has been known to roll out seasonally, so it's worth checking to see if they make it available again as we head into the new school year!
Learn More Here: http://www.target.com/
Ellisi Gifts is a domestic provider of personalized gifts. At ellisigifts.com, customers can find great gift ideas for students, parents, teachers, and all occasions. Use discount code TEACHERORG10 at checkout to receive a 10% discount on purchased items.
Learn More Here: https://www.ellisigifts.com/
At SimplyStamps.com, teachers registered as AAE members can save 20% by using the AAETEACH coupon code.
Learn More Here: http://www.simplystamps.com/
Because A.C. Moore loves teachers, they can receive 15% off their entire regular price and sale price purchases. Don't forget about the Weekly Craft Deals and Projects to Inspire.
Learn More Here: http://www.acmoore.com/
BJ's Wholesale Club
BJ's Wholesale Club has partnerships with many teacher unions and school districts. If your teacher group has a partnership with them, you will be able to get a discounted membership to the wholesale club.
Learn More Here: https://www.bjs.com/
The Get More Club at Raymond Geddes is a rewards program for teachers and schools. A promotion code will be emailed to you at the end of each calendar quarter for use on your next order.
Learn More Here: http://www.raymondgeddes.com/
Clothing is very important to many teachers. Why not save some money while shopping? Several well-known clothing retailers appreciate teachers and their selfless giving in the classroom each day. For that reason, the following stores want teachers to take advantage of these great discounts.
Teachers can receive 15% off any footwear item priced $39.99 or higher at Aerosoles stores! All you have to do is show your teacher ID or paystub to a sales clerk at checkout. You can also place your order by phone by calling 800-798-9478.
Learn More Here: http://www.aerosoles.com/
Ann Taylor Loft
Ann Taylor Loft offers teachers some great perks. Perks include 15% off all full-priced purchases, exclusive sweepstakes, teacher appreciation nights, and more.
Learn More Here: http://loft.com/
Banana Republic has an exclusive offer for teachers and students. Teachers get a 15% discount off all full priced purchases. This offer is only valid in stores and not at any factory stores.
Learn More Here: http://bananarepublic.gap.com/
Bunion Bootie realizes that teachers are on their feet all day. With that said, they offer 10% off to all teachers and administrators.
Learn More Here: http://www.bunionbootie.com/
When shopping at Charlotte Russe, teachers may get 10% off their purchase after showing a valid teacher ID. Ask sales associate to see if their store participates.
Learn More Here: http://www.charlotterusse.com/
If you are still enrolled in a college - studying to become a teacher- Club Monaco will give you a 20% discount on all merchandise. This discount is valid on all full-price and sale merchandiser in store and online!
Learn More Here: http://www.clubmonaco.com/
Teachers may enjoy 15% off when shopping at participating Coldwater Creek stores. Simply ask a sales associate to see if the discount applies at your local store.
Learn More Here: http://www.coldwatercreek.com/
Teachers can receive a specialized discount of 20% because Dr. Scholl's understands the weight teachers lift on a daily basis. Keep those feet comfy and fashionable. Enter promo code "TEACHFOR20" when purchasing. PLEASE NOTE: Excludes Original & Work collections.
Learn more here: http://www.drschollsshoes.com/
J. Crew offers a special discount for teachers and college students. They offer 15% when you show a valid school ID at checkout. The offer is not available online, so be sure to use this discount in store.
Learn More Here: https://www.jcrew.com/
J. Jill knows that teachers give so much to their students. That's why they offer teacher-exclusive discounts of 15% off all full-priced items. The discounts are only valid on in-store purchases after you show your valid teacher ID.
Learn More Here: http://www.jjill.com/
Kate Spade loves teachers! With a valid school ID, teachers can receive 15% off all purchases at any Kate Spade store. Happy shopping!
Learn More Here: https://www.katespade.com/
At Macy's, Teachers with International Teacher Identity (ITIC card) can receive special discounts on purchases made in Macy's stores.
At Madewell, teachers can receive 15% of in-store purchases. The offer is not valid online, so be sure to show your valid teacher ID at checkout. The discounts cannot be combined with other coupons.
Learn More Here: https://www.madewell.com/
New York and Company
New York and Company stores offer great benefits to teachers. With their Big Apple for the Teacher program, teachers can receive 15% off any in-store purchase. In addition, you will be able to receive special discounts offers emailed to you throughout the year.
Learn More Here: http://www.nyandcompany.com/
Old Navy loves to appreciate teachers. That's why they offer great savings during Teacher Appreciation Week even May. Teachers can get up to 20% off their total purchase.
Learn More Here: http://www.oldnavy.com/
When shopping at The Limited, teachers can receive 15% off every purchase made in-store after showing a valid teacher ID at checkout. The offer cannot be combined with other coupons.
Learn More Here: http://www.thelimited.com/
At Talbots, teachers can get 15% off all full-priced merchandise. Discounts will be applied at checkout once a valid teacher ID is provided. Offer is not valid on items that have already been discounted. Discount cannot be honored at outlet or clearance stores.
Learn More Here: https://www.talbots.com/
Discounts on Books
Books and teaching seem to go hand in hand. Whether you need to buy books for the classroom or books for your own enjoyment, there are wonderful discounts available for you.
Barnes & Noble
At Barnes & Noble, teachers can receive 20% off when they sign up for the B&N Educators Program. Teachers receive 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days and 20% off the publisher's list price on all purchases for classroom use. In addition, teachers will receive special email offers and information on exclusive educator events.
Learn More Here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
First Book empowers educators. If you are a teacher or school administrator, and at least 70 percent of your students come from low-income families, they can help. First Book offers new books at 50-90% off retail prices.
Learn More Here: http://www.firstbook.org/
Half Price Books
As part of their commitment to literacy, Half Price Books gives educators 10% off their purchase all year round. The discount card can easily be renewed every year - just show valid teacher ID or paystub to verify employment.
Learn More Here: http://www.hpb.com/
The Scholastic Teacher Store offers great items for 25% off and up to 50% off with other sales and deals. Also, Scholastic hosts some book fairs and warehouse sales where teacher can purchase items at marked-down prices!
Learn More Here: https://shop.scholastic.com/
Schuler Books & Music
As part of their commitment to literacy, Schuler Books gives K-12 educators in Michigan an opportunity to receive 20% off their purchases of educational materials for classroom use.
Learn More Here: http://www.schulerbooks.com/
At Book Warehouse, teachers can receive 15% off their purchase. Even more, they can work our additional discounts with you if you are placing a particularly large order!
Learn More Here: http://www.book-warehouse.com/
Many magazine publishers offer special discounts just for teachers and schools. Use the following list to help you get the best prices for your magazine purchases.
Educators qualify for the educational discount price of $1 per issue for a digital subscription of National Geographic magazines. The digital subscription of NAtional Geographic magazine is ready for iPad, iPhone, and Kindle Fire. You will also have access to the online archive.
Learn More Here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
MagazineLine has special agreements with several magazine publishers to allow them to offer subscription prices at discounted rates for college students and educators. You will be required to provide current school employment information during checkout.
Learn More Here: http://www.magazineline.com/
The New York Times
The New York Times offers discounted home or school delivery to K-12 teachers. You will be asked to submit your school's name as well as a current school e-mail to qualify. As a print subscriber, you will also get digital access, which can be shared with a family member at no cost!
Learn More Here: https://homedelivery.nytimes.com
With Magmall, educators can receive up to 50% off regular subscription rates depending on the publisher offers. Many publishers offer teachers special subscription rates. You will be required to provide the name of your school and your position.
Learn More Here: http://www.magmall.com/
Time Magazine for Kids
When ordering Time Magazine for Kids, schools can receive discounts when they place large orders. In addition, a Time Magazine for Kids subscription comes with many resources designed to help teachers and engage students.
Learn More Here: http://www.timeforkids.com/
NEA Magazine Service
Teachers who are also NEA (National Education Association) members will be able to receive great savings (up to 85%) off cover prices. They have a variety of magazines to choose from.
Learn More Here: http://www.neamb.com/
Phone & Internet Discounts
Phone and internet have become such an important part of all our lives. Many service providers offer discounts for teachers. Browse through the list below to see how you can get the best deals on your phone and internet service plans.
AT&T Wireless and AT&T High Speed Internet
Many schools are associated with AT&T's Government employee discounts program. Teachers and faculty can find out if they are eligible for AT&T discounts through their employer or school.
Learn More Here: https://www.wireless.att.com/
Educators can receive a discount on their monthly Verizon Wireless bill. To see if you qualify, enter your work email address to check your eligibility status.
Learn More Here: http://www.verizonwireless.com/
If you are a teacher, you may be eligible for a teacher discount on your monthly bill from Sprint! Follow the link above to look up your school by typing in your school email address. You can also check by calling 1-866-639-8354 or by visiting a Sprint retail store. Eligibility will depend on the agreement established between Sprint and your employer, school, or organization.
Many teachers will be eligible to receive a discount on their monthly T-Mobile bill. To check your eligibility, you can use your work email address. If you are not a T-Mobile customer, call 1-877-269-1054 to check if your company is eligible for discounts.
Learn More Here: http://www.t-mobile.com/
Discounts on Technology & Gadgets
As we aim to teach 21st century skills to our students, technology and gadgets have become essential. Whether you are shopping for yourself or for your school, the following companies give discounts to teachers on their technology and gadget purchases.
Students and teachers can receive special discounts when purchasing items from Adobe. Students (13 years and older) and teachers will need to provide the name of the school and indicate whether they are a student, educator, or administrator upon completing the order. The best way to purchase from Adobe is through the website or by calling 800-585-0774. To show proof of eligibility, teachers can use a school email address or provide a school ID card.
Learn More Here: http://www.adobe.com/
Apple Store for Education allows teachers to receive discounts on purchases. Find your school to begin shopping with great discounts. Don't forget to click on the K-12 option.
Learn More Here: http://www.apple.com/
When making Dell purchases, teachers can receive discounts through the Member Purchase Program. This will allow you to receive discounted prices on electronics and accessories, member-exclusive offers, and Dell Advantage.
Learn More Here: http://www.dell.com/
Most Best Buy stores will price-match Apple.edu's discounts. Check with your local store to see if discounts apply. Also, if you are still in college - perhaps studying to become a teacher - you can receive special College Student Deals.
Learn More Here: http://www.bestbuy.com/
Bose offers special prices only available to US teachers, so you can enjoy their sound at school or at home. For questions about pricing and placing orders, call the BOSE Sales Solution Team at 1-800-353-4207.
Learn More Here: http://worldwide.bose.com/
HP Academy allows teachers to receive discounts of up to 20% off. Teachers, register as a member to begin saving. You can also receive free shipping on all orders.
Learn More Here: https://www.hp.com/
Journeyed.com offers special faculty pricing for teachers. Pricing is varied by product.
Learn More Here: http://www.journeyed.com/
Lenovo is dedicated to the transformation of education through smart, thoughtful technology. To find out about the specific discounts available to you, contact a Lenovo representative.
Learn More Here: http://www.lenovo.com/
PrintPal gives teachers 10% off on all orders over $100. This offer applies when ordering for a school.
Learn More Here: http://www.printpal.com/
College students, teachers, and staff can save up to 10% at the Sony Education Store. Just register as a teacher to start saving.
Learn More Here: http://www.sony.com/
Home & Hardware Discounts
The discounts below can help you save money on home repairs, appliances, paint, and more.
At Home Depot, teachers can show their tax exempt paperwork to pay no sales tax on their Home Depot purchases. This offer is only valid in-store.
Learn More Here: http://www.homedepot.com/
Teachers pay no sales tax at when shopping at Lowes with their tax exempt documents. This offer is only valid in-store.
Learn More Here: http://www.lowes.com/
Sherwin Williams wants to help teachers with their painting needs. You may be able to receive a discount on your purchase, deepening on the location. Be sure to speak to an associate or a store manager to see what benefits you can get for being a teacher.
Learn More Here: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/
If you are looking to purchase a Whirpool Corporation product, be sure to ask about the teacher discounts for NEA (National Education Association) members. Keep in mind that Whirpool Corporation includes brands such as Maytag, KitchenAid, and Amana!
Insurance is a necessary part of our lives. The following insurance companies offer special discounts for teachers to help you save money.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance offers special auto insurance coverage for teachers. The benefits include $0 deductible if your car is damaged while you are driving on school business, $0 deductible if your vehicle is vandalized on school property or during school-related events, and personal property coverage if your teaching material is stolen or damaged while in your vehicle.
Learn More Here: https://www.libertymutual.com/
With Horace Mann Auto Insurance, teachers and administrators may qualify for a discount just for being an educator.
Learn More Here: https://www.horacemann.com/
At Farmers, teachers can receive discounts on their auto and home insurance. College professors and school teachers may qualify for this discount. Farmers has also developed GoFarmersEd.com, an educational program designed for use in the classroom. In addition, they have started ThankAmericasTeachers.com, in their continued endeavour to thank teachers.
Learn More Here: http://www.farmers.com/ and https://www.farmers.com/thank-americas-teachers/a>
Esurance offers discounts for certified educators. To see if you qualify and to get a quote, call 1-800-ESURANCE or visit the Esurance website.
Learn More Here: https://www.esurance.com/
Discounts on Travel, Entertainment, & Attractions
Be sure to check out these discounts before planning your next trip. Take advantage of these teacher discounts on attractions, hotels, and much more!
Universal Studios Hollywood
At Universal Studios in Hollywood, teachers can receive special discounts with the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC). See our STA Travel post to find out how to sign up for the ITIC card.
Learn More Here: http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Teachers can receive special rates on rooms at the beautiful Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. When reserving your room, make sure to tell a staff member that you are a teacher.
Learn More Here: http://www.swandolphin.com/
Teachers can receive 10% off their room rates when using their International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC). To find out more about ITIC, see our STA Travel post.
Learn More Here: https://www.motel6.com/
Teachers are encouraged to travel and learn through Explorica. Teachers can get discounts when traveling with Explorica by leading tours or referring friends/colleagues to the program.
Learn More Here: http://www.explorica.com/
Get your International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) through STA Travel! STA Travel offers great deals for teachers, including discounts on flights from top airlines. The ITIC card opens you to discounts all over the globe. Even more, the ITIC allows teachers to receive all sorts of discounts from shopping and food to travel!
Learn More Here: www.isic.org
With Student Universe, teachers and faculty members can get special group airfares for destinations all over the world when booking for groups of 10 or more.
Learn More Here: https://www.studentuniverse.com/
StaySky Hotels & Resorts
Whether it's for a vacation, family event, job training or an academic conference, StaySky's 25% teacher discount is permanent and will never expire. Each staff member would just need to book their stay using one of the links below and show proof of employment through a school at check-in. The discount is available to all of their properties seen below.
Vacations To Go
Vacations To Go is the "world's largest cruise agency". They keep track of special offers and deals that cruise lines offer to teachers. This applies to active or retired teachers. Teachers will be required to submit proof of teacher's certification, a union card, or a letter from the school principal on school letterhead.
Learn More Here: http://www.vacationstogo.com/
Teachers Travel Web
Teachers Travel Web members can stay with other members in bed & breakfast style or exchange homes - for free! There are no accommodation costs or booking fees. However, a yearly membership fee will apply.
Learn More Here: http://www.teacherstravelweb.com/
Park Ride & Fly
Teachers with an NEA (National Teachers Association) membership can receive 10% off on standard rates at the airport.
Learn More Here: http://www.parkrideflyusa.com/
Warner Bros V.I.P Studio Tour
With an International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC), teachers can receive 20% off their ticket for a V.I.P Warner Bros Studio Tour. Learn more about the ITIC through sic.org.
Many Mariott family hotels offer discounts for federal, state, county, and local government employees. Teachers may be able to qualify for these discounts, depending on their district and local area government.- To find out specifics, call the Mariott of your choice.
Learn More Here: http://www.marriott.com/
Legoland loves K-12 classroom teachers! Legoland California offers free admission to teachers on specific dates throughout the year. Family and friends can enter for $52.
Learn More Here: http://california.legoland.com/
Legoland Florida Resort, The Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, and SEA LIFE Aquarium offer Florida teachers (K-12) one year of free admission with the Florida Teacher Pass.
Learn More Here: http://florida.legoland.com/
Calling all teachers who love Elvis! It turns out that Graceland loves you too! Teachers can tour Graceland for free.
Learn More Here: http://www.graceland.com/
Car Rental & Repair Discounts
These companies really do appreciate teachers. The next time you need to rent a car, be sure to get the most for your money by benefiting from the teacher discounts available to you.
Sixt Rent A Car
Sixt Rent a Car offers teachers, students, and school employees a 5% discount! This offer is valid for rentals only in the USA. You will be asked to show a valid school ID at the rental counter.
Learn More Here: https://www.sixt.com/
Alamo Rent A Car
If you are an NEA (National Education Association), you will be able to receive special offers through Alamo Rent A Car, including discounts, unlimited mileage, and roadside assistance.
Learn More Here: https://www.alamo.com/
Enterprise Rent A Car
With an NEA (National Education Association) membership, you will be able to receive a member discount on everyday low rates at participating Enterprise locations.
Learn More Here: http://www.neamb.com/
At Firestone, teachers with an International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC) can receive special savings on Firestone services, including maintenance and car repair. Contact your local Firestone to find out more.
Learn More Here: http://www.firestone.com/
Unofficial Discounts (Worth a Try!)
Although these discounts are not advertised, they seem to work! Many teachers have reported receiving discounts at the following locations. It's worth a try!
Many teachers have reported receiving discounts on their Starbucks purchases. Although Starbucks does not have a formal teacher discount program, some teachers say they were able to receive one after they asked nicely. This is worth trying out!
Learn More Here: http://www.starbucks.com/
Although Pizza Hut does not openly advertise it, they often offer discounts to teachers - up to 20% off when ordering at school! To find out specifics, you can contact your local Pizza Hut.
Learn More Here: https://www.pizzahut.com/
Here is another company that loves teachers. It has been said that Panera Bread will give you their left over baked goods for free! This would be great for Back to School Night or Parent-Teacher Conferences!
Learn More Here: https://www.panerabread.com/
Dunn Brothers Coffee
If you live near a Dunn Brothers Coffee, you might want to try this one out. Although they do not advertise a special discount for teachers, many teachers have claimed to receive a special discount on their order just for being a teacher!
Learn More Here: http://dunnbros.com/