The Ultimate Guide to Teacher Discounts
As you know, your workday doesn’t end when the bell rings. In addition to teaching all day, you spend time before and after school planning, grading, and preparing materials. Unfortunately, you are not paid for this time and you may struggle to make ends meet. Luckily, there are hundreds of businesses that offer teacher discounts. We’ve assembled all the stores, websites, and companies that offer discounts to teachers and school staff to help you save big!
Please Note: To keep your discounted shopping hassle-free, we’ve only included businesses that clearly outline their discount and how to sign up on their website. We’ve also only included discounts that are teacher / educator specific. Many stores also have regular rewards programs available to all customers, and some may “stack” with your teacher discount. Discounts are subject to change per each business’ policies.
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Teaching Supplies & Classroom Decor
Some schools offer teachers a small classroom budget each year, but many teachers end up paying for hundreds of dollars of supplies and materials out of their own pockets. We’ve assembled this list of retailers that offer discounts for teachers and school administrators to help you save when setting up and stocking your classroom.
Teacher Discounts on Classroom Supplies
The Container Store’s Organized Teacher Discount program presents teachers with exclusive offers all year long. You can verify your status easily to shop online, but you will need to present your teacher ID or teaching certificate to receive discounts in store.
Hobby Lobby offers teachers 10% off in stores when they pay with a school check or credit card. For more information, contact the manager of your local Hobby Lobby store.
Home Depot doesn’t offer a teacher discount, but they do allow you to make tax-exempt purchases with a school card or check. You can learn more about who is eligible and how to make a purchase on their website.
The New York Times provides teachers (and students) with 50% off unlimited digital subscriptions.
Party City offers tiered discounts for schools based on how much you spend. Save 10% when you spend $75 to $125, 15% when you spend $126 to $200, and save 20% on purchases $201+. Just keep in mind that to get the discount, you’ll need a letter on the official school letterhead signed by an officer of your school, and you must pay with a check or card in the name of the school as well.
Pencils.com offers teachers and school staff 10% off on all orders. For schools in need of further assistance, their Tools for Schools program can provide a pack of pencils for every student at your school.
Staples’ Classroom Rewards program allows students and parents to give back to their favorite educators when they make purchases. Enroll online as a teacher, encourage parents to enter their receipts, and you’ll receive 20% of their purchases in your rewards account. You’ll also get a $5 Staples gift card for signing up!
Thrive Market offers a number of perks for teachers, including free membership, exclusive offers, and access to their Healthy Hacks video series.
Clothing & Shoes
It can be tough to find affordable clothes and shoes for teaching. Comfort is crucial, especially if you teach a younger grade and spend part of your day criss-cross-applesauce on the floor or crouched over students’ desks. And, you want to look good so you feel confident in front of your class. Here are some of the brands and stores that offer teacher discounts on clothing and shoes.
Teacher Discounts on Clothing and Shoes
Banana Republic offers teachers 15% off regularly-priced purchases. The offer is good in stores with a teacher ID.
Cole Haan offers 20% off all items (including items already on sale) to teachers who register online with a “.edu” email address.
J.Crew offers 15% off all online orders for teachers. You’ll need to verify your identity online, and then you will be sent a unique coupon code to use at checkout.
LOFT offers teachers 15% off in-store purchases with a teacher ID. You can also sign up on their website to receive emails about exclusive perks just for teachers.
Madewell offers teachers a 15% discount, with increases in savings throughout the year as part of special events (like at the beginning of the school year). The discount can be used in store or online with proof of teacher ID.
Puma offers teachers 10% off online purchases through their Everyday Heroes program. You’ll need to verify your identity with ID.me.
Reebok offers teachers 50% off as part of their Heroes Discount. The discount is good online only and requires verification with ID.me.
Sperry offers teacher discounts through their Sperry VIP program. You can sign up at checkout to verify your identity and receive your discount.
Technology & Electronics
Some schools may provide you with a laptop and other technology you need for your classroom. But many teachers have to provide these items on their own. Here are some technology and electronic companies that offer discounts for teachers.
Teacher Discounts on Technology
Adobe gives teachers (and students) over 60% off on Adobe Creative Cloud programs.
Apple offers discounts for both teachers and students through their back to school portal. If you’re looking for bulk discounts on laptops or other equipment for students, you can check out their K-12 price lists here.
Bose offers special discounts and exclusive offers for educators. Contact Bose to get started with your purchase and get a quote on your discounted pricing.
Dell has special deals for teachers on laptops, tablets, and more that vary throughout the year.
HP offers 10% off refurbished computers and printers for teachers and students. You’ll also get free ground shipping on orders over $100 and a one-year limited warranty.
Lenovo offers discounted rates and payment plans for teachers with identity verification at checkout.
Samsung offers discounts for teachers on phones, tablets, and more through their Education Discount program.
Sennheiser offers up to 30% off eligible headphones and other accessories when you verify your eligibility online.
Verizon also offers discount plans for teachers and their families, including bundled plans with Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+.
There are also a number of insurance companies that offer discounts for teachers. Most discounts vary by state and coverage, so consult with your agent to see what discounts are available for you.
Teacher Discounts on Insurance
Farmers Insurance offers teachers exclusive discounts on renter’s insurance. Talk with your local agent about the savings available for you, and what documentation you’ll need to provide.
Liberty Mutual offers exclusive savings and customized coverage for eligible teachers. Their custom coverage includes $0 deductibles for some school-related claims, like if you are in an accident while driving on school business (field trips, school activities, etc.).
Automotive & Car Rentals
If you’re in the market for a new car, or need a rental for travel, being a teacher can save you big! Check out these discounts on new and rental vehicles.
Teacher Discounts on Automotive Needs
Alamo offers teachers discounts on rental cars through the American Federation of Teachers. You can check your eligibility and rates online for a hassle-free rental experience.
Budget Trucks offers teachers 20% off rentals for local moves and 15% off rentals for one-way moves with code TEACH.
General Motors offers special discounts for K-12 teachers. Depending on your eligibility, you may also be able to use this discount on behalf of your spouse or children.
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