By Holly M., Contributing Writer
Teachers are the underpaid heroes of our local communities. They work long hours, put up with everything and anything that kids can throw at them, and often spend their own time and money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, there are some businesses who recognize their efforts with discounted supplies, admission, resources, and other perks. Here’s a list of some of the national options, but be sure to ask at local shops near you if there’s an educator’s or teacher’s discount available.
A to Z Teacher Stuff – Teacher eBooks NOW
You can get amazing discounts on downloadable eBooks and printables of all sorts. Their products are created by teachers, for teachers, and many are offered at 50% off the regular price! Learn more about the A to Z Teacher Stuff discount.
A.C.Moore – Teacher & Home School Educator Discount
You’ll get 15% off your entire purchase at A.C. Moore when you present a school ID, pay stub, or other form of verification. This discount stacks with sale prices, so you can really save big on all kinds of supplies! Learn more about the AC Moore discount.
Academic Superstore – Academic Pricing
Academic Superstore offers special academic pricing on software packages from big names like Adobe, Microsoft Office, and more! You’ll find great rates on all the software you need, as well as online training courses and hardware like computers and tablets. You’ll need to provide a faculty ID or other verification in order to qualify. Learn more about the Academic Superstore discount.
Adafruit – Educator Discounts
Adafruit offers teachers 10% or more off large purchases of their science and technology products. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get your discount. In addition, they carry special custom packs for educators. Learn more about the Adafruit discount.
Adobe – Education Discount
Adobe offers deep discounts on their Creative Suite software and other programs. You’ll need to provide proof of eligibility like a school paystub or employment verification on official school letterhead in order to qualify. Learn more about the Adobe education discount.
Adorama – Student and Educator Discount Program
Join the Adorama Student and Educator Discount program to get discounts on thousands of products. This program is open to educators at accredited college-level film, photography, video, animation, graphic design, new media, or audio programs, or approved high school programs. Learn more about the Adorama Student & Teacher discount.
Aerosoles – Teacher’s Discount
Present your teacher ID or school pay stub at any Aerosoles store to get 15% off footwear priced at $39.99 or more. Learn more about the Aerosoles teacher’s discount.
Ann Taylor Loft – LoftLoves Teachers
At Ann Taylor Loft, the LoftLoves Teachers program means you can get special discounts like 15% off every day, plus access to grants, teacher appreciation nights, and more. Register on their website to qualify and be alerted about upcoming sales and discounts just for educators. Learn more about the LoftLoves Teachers discount.
Apple Store – Apple Store for Education
The Apple Store offers special pricing for students and teachers alike. Shop for a new Mac, save on AppleCare service, or check out their free workshops and app discounts. Learn more about the Apple Store discount for education.
Art Institute of Chicago – Educator Admission
If you’re a teacher in Illinois, you can qualify for a free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago. Register through their online form to qualify. Learn about the Art Institute of Chicago discount.
AT&T – AT&T Signature Program
You may qualify for a discount on wireless service through the AT&T Signature Program. Enter your school email address in their online form to see if you qualify. Learn more about the AT&T signature program for educators.
Avocado Green Mattress – Teacher Discount
Avacado Green Mattress offers a $150 discount for teachers. Simply upload your ID through their online chat, or email them from your school email address to qualify. Learn more about the Avocado Green Mattress discount.
Banana Republic – Style with Class
Banana Republic offers 15% off regularly priced merchandise every day when you present your teacher ID at any of their stores. Learn about Banana Republic’s discount for teachers.
Barnes & Noble – B&N Educators
The B&N Educators program at Barnes & Noble means teachers can save 20% off list price on all purchases for classroom use. Also, be on the lookout for special Educator Appreciation Days when you can save 25% off the list price. Enroll at your local Barnes & Noble store to qualify.
Ben Franklin Crafts – Local Teacher Discount
Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames in Grass Valley, CA offers 15% off for local teachers. Bring your valid teacher ID or sign up online for the discount program. Get details on the Ben Franklin Crafts discount.
Blick – Blick for Educators
Save on Blick products with the Blick for Educators program. You’ll also get free lesson plans, teacher news, and more!
Book Warehouse – Educators’ Book Club
Show your teacher ID card or similar document at the Book Warehouse to be eligible for their Educators’ Book Club. You’ll receive an additional 15% off their already low prices, plus additional discounts on large orders. Learn more about the Book Warehouse Educators’ Book Club.
Books-a-Million – BAM Educator’s Card
The Educator’s Card at Books-a-Million offers a 20% discount on most books intended for classroom use. Teachers also qualify for free shipping from the online store at booksamillion.com. Apply for your BAM Educator’s Card to start saving.
Bose – Educators’ Program
Bose offers up to 15% off some of their most popular products for educators and members of educational associations. To qualify, you must order by phone and inquire about the Bose educators’ program.
Boston Children’s Museum – Teacher Discount
The Boston Children’s Museum offers free admission for New England teachers (K-8). Be sure to bring your work ID, union card, or paystub along with a valid photo ID to qualify.
Budget Truck Rental – Teacher Discount
Budget Truck Rental offers 20% off local moves and 15% off one-way moves just for teachers. Make sure you use the code TEACH when booking your truck.
Chibitronics – Educator Discount
Chibitronics offers 10% off to teachers and educators. You’ll also get early access to specialized educator products and access to their lesson plans and projects for your classroom.
CoolFrames – Teacher and Student Discounts
Teachers can save an extra 5% at CoolFrames.com. You’ll need to register through ID.me to qualify, and the discount stacks with their $20 off $200 promotion.
Crayola – Creative Champions Program
Crayola supports teachers with their Creative Champions program. On their site, you’ll find a wealth of useful info including lesson plans, professional development, and even access to grant programs.
Dallas Museum of Art – Teacher Workshops
While not technically a “discount”, the Dallas Museum of Art offers special programs just for teachers with its Teacher Workshops. All workshops count as continuing professional education hours, unless otherwise noted, and are accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification.
Da Vinci Science Center – Teacher Rewards Program
The Da Vinci Science Center’s Teacher Rewards Program offers savings and specials like discounted admission, 10% off store purchases, and updates on professional development opportunities. Sign up on their website, then print your confirmation and bring it to the box office to receive a Teacher Rewards Card.
Dell – Dell Teaching and Administration
Dell offers a host of useful solutions for teachers of children in grades K-12. Contact one of their Teaching and Administration experts for details on Student Success Analytics, Learning Platforms, and Teacher Devices and Accessories. And be sure to check out the wealth of resources available in their Learning Library too! Learn more about the programs for teachers from Dell.
Eduporium – Educator Discount Program
Eduporium offers an Educator Discount Program with 20% off most products. Register for the program and you’ll also get access to exclusive content like starter activities and special deals and promotions.
Eyemart Express – Educator Discount
Eyemart Express offers 20% off glasses everyday. You’ll need to show proof of teaching status at their store to qualify.
EZ Rent-A-Car – Teachers & School Employees discount
Teachers & School Employees can get 10% off at EZ Rent-A-Car. Use coupon code 827B9 when reserving your car and be sure to bring your valid teacher’s ID when you pick it up.
Field Museum of Chicago – Educator Resources
The Field Museum of Chicago offers various resources specifically designed for teachers. In addition to their Field Trip planning tools, you’ll find options for virtual visits, learning resources, professional development programs, and innovative partnerships with other museums, universities and schools.
Franklin Institute – Discounts for Educators
The Franklin Institute offers special discounts for educators, including 25% off a membership pass. To qualify, you must work in PA, NJ, or DE schools and show a valid teacher’s ID.
Garmin – Educational Discounts
Garmin offers educational discounts on their fitness trackers, wearables, and handhelds. Contact them through their site for details.
GM – GM Educator Discount
GM offers an educator’s discount on new vehicles when you shop through their site. Build your perfect car on their site, then get an authorization code to take with you to your local dealer.
Half Price Books – Educator Discount Card
Check out with Half Price Books’ Educator Discount Card and you’ll save 10% year round! Sign up for your card online in order to use it in stores.
J.Crew – Teacher and College Student Discount
J.Crew offers a 15% discount for teachers in store. Just show your valid school ID at checkout to claim your savings!
JoAnn Fabrics – Teacher Rewards
JoAnn Fabrics offers 15% off every purchase, every day with their Teacher Rewards Discount Card. Enroll online to start saving.
JourneyEd offers some of the hottest technology around at educational discount prices. You’ll find unbeatable prices on software, hardware, utilities, and more.
Kennedy Space Center – Educator Study Pass
Teachers with active credentials in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands can get complimentary admission to the Kennedy Space Center’s Educator Resource Center. Sign up at the will call desk at the visitor’s complex for an Educator Study Pass.
Lakeshore Learning – Teacher’s Club
At Lakeshore Learning, Teacher’s Club members save 15% in store. Sign up at your local store to start saving today!
Liberty Mutual – Teachers’ Auto Insurance
Liberty Mutual offers special auto insurance for teachers. You’ll save on coverage like vandalism loss protection, personal property coverage, and collision coverage. Call to get a quote today!
MagMall – School Magazine Subscriptions Services
You can save up to 50% off regular subscription rates through MagMall’s discount magazine service. These special education subscriptions are available to educators and teachers. Email or call for details.
Michael’s – Create for Your Classroom Teacher Discount
Michaels offers 15% off all products designed for the classroom, in store only. You can also find resources on their website like learning-inspired crafts and activities.
Microsoft – K-12 education teacher offers
Microsoft has special pricing for K-12 teachers. You’ll get free and discounted tools and resources to help integrate technology into your classroom experience, free Office 365 access, and more!
Museum of Science in Boston – Teacher Partner Program
The Teacher Partner Program at the Museum of Science in Boston is a free membership that offers free admission, discounts on memberships, discounts at the museum store, and more. All K-12 teachers employed in a public or private school in New England can qualify to join.
My Alarm Center – Educator Discount
My Alarm Center offers discounts on installation, monitoring, and subscriptions for home security systems. Sign up through their website to claim your special pricing.
New York Times – Education Rate
Teachers can qualify for an education rate for delivery of the New York Times, whether you have it delivered to your home or school. In addition to a great rate on the print edition of the times, you’ll get free access to their website and apps.
Office Depot/Office Max
Office Depot and Office Max offer Teacher Appreciation Days once a year, but also offer a 5% give back to schools.
Party City – Organization Discounts for Schools
Buying party supplies/decorations for your classroom? Bring a letter on school letterhead to your local Party City and you’ll get 10-20% off your whole order!
Pat Catan’s – A+ Educator Program
The A+ Educator Program at Pat Catan’s is your ticket to 10% off every day purchases, as well as special promotions and events and bulk purchase specials too. Present your school ID at your local store to register.
PBS – PBS TeacherLine
PBS TeacherLine is a professional development series for teachers. They offer both facilitated and self-paced options, from a variety of subjects. You can save up to 30% by enrolling via their website.
Pencils.com – Teacher Discount
Pencils.com offers quality supplies like pencils, notebooks, and more. And teachers can get 10% off everything in their online store, every day. Apply through their site to receive your teacher discount.
Perot Museum of Science and History – Free for Educators
The Perot Museum of Science and History offers free admission for teachers from Texas and its bordering states. To qualify, you’ll need to present proof of status at the box office when you visit.
Petco – Pets in the Classroom
If you’ve thought about getting a classroom pet, but are concerned about the cost, Petco comes to the rescue with their Pets in the Classroom program. They offer grants to cover classroom critters with no out of pocket costs!
Pizza Hut – Book It!
Pizza Hut’s Book It! reading program is free for teachers and provides fun rewards like stickers and free pizza for meeting reading goals. They also provide fun resources like classroom videos to challenge young readers and grammar activities and book giveaways!
Prince Resort – Educator Discount
Prince Resort in Myrtle Beach offers special pricing for educators, teachers, and homeshooling parents too. Check out their special offers online and be sure to bring a valid ID to show at check in.
Shedd Aquarium in Chicago – Educators Discount
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago offers complimentary passes to educators from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Register online to qualify.
Sony – Eye on Education
Sony offers discounts, extended warranties, and even free loaner units to teachers looking for classroom projectors through their Eye on Education program. Check out their site and then schedule an on-site product demo to learn more.
SparkFun – SparkFun Education
SparkFun has created a special site for teachers and educators. You’ll find categories like curriculum, kits & materials, professional development, and plenty of other resources.
Sprint – Discount Program
You may qualify for discounted service from Sprint. Fill out the form online to pre-register for savings.
STA Travel – ITIC Teacher Card
STA Travel offers the International Teacher Identity Card (ITIC), which includes perks like discounted airfare and travel accommodations, as well as the option to purchase STA travel insurance.
Staples – Teacher Rewards Program
Enroll in the Teacher Rewards Program at Staples and you’ll get 5% back in rewards on all qualifying purchases, or 10% back on teaching and art supplies. There are also added benefits like ink recycling rewards, free shipping from their site, and bonus events!
T-Mobile – Campus Exclusive
T-Mobile offers discounts on select smartphones to K-12 and college staff. Call 844-843-3950 and ask about the T-Mobile Campus Exclusive program to order.
Teacher Storehouse – Teacher Rewards Points
The Teacher Storehouse offers rewards points for purchases and referrals. Sign up for their program today to be rewarded for all of your purchases.
The Container Store – Organized Teacher program
The Container Store’s Organized Teacher program offers special discounts for educators to help organize their classrooms. Sign up online to qualify.
ThinkEDU – Educational Discounts
ThinkEDU offers educational pricing on software, computers, iPhone accessories, and more. You can save up to 85% off brand name products from Microsoft, Adobe, and plenty of others.
ThriftBooks – Teacher and Educator Discount
Teachers and educators can receive 15% off all used class sets at ThriftBooks. Just add 20 or more used books to your cart, and use discount code APPLE.
TradeWinds Island Resorts – Teacher Discount
TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach offer teachers 10% off the best available rate, year round. There are special bonus discounts on specific dates, so be sure to check their website before you book your next stay.
US Department of Housing & Urban Development – Good Neighbor Next Door
The US Department of Housing & Urban Development’s Good Neighbor Next Door program offers 50% off the purchase of a home in specific “revitalization areas”. You must agree to live in the house for at least 3 years to qualify.
USA Today – Classroom Subscriptions
USA Today offers over 45% off for educators with their classroom subscriptions program. Minimum order of 20 copies per day for 10 weeks applies.
Vacations to Go – Teacher Discount
Vacations To Go offers cruiseline teacher appreciation discounts for active and retired teachers. Search the available cruises on their site, and be prepared to provide proof of teaching status to qualify.
Wall Street Journal – Faculty Benefits
The Wall Street Journal’s Faculty Benefits include a complimentary 6 month digital subscription when 10 or more of your students subscribe, as well as a $25 Amazon gift card by way of thanks. Contact your Educational Representative to learn more about how to make use of The Journal in your classroom and beyond!
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel – Dreams Unlimited Travel
Dreams Unlimited Travel offers a discount at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin resorts. Call to book your stay and be sure to mention the code DREAMS and that you would like the teacher discount.
West Elm – Students, Teachers + Faculty Discount
At West Elm, students, teachers, and faculty can save 15% off year round. You’ll need to use a .edu address or register through their site to qualify.
Western Digital – WDStore for Education
Western Digital’s WDStore for Education offers up to 20% off for students, teachers, administrators, and staff at educational institutions. You must have a school email address and register through their website to participate in the program.
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