Teachers are rarely paid what they’re worth. Recognizing that, many businesses offer discounts to educators year-round. Teachers can get a percentage off the regular price when they buy books and decorating supplies for their classroom, work clothes, even travel, since they can only vacation during peak and pricey school break periods. Show your school ID badge to get these special deals and discounts.
We’ve compiled a list of discounts for teachers – on electronics, school supplies, clothing, travel, publications and more.
Electronics discounts for teachers
Though Apple isn’t known for great price breaks for the general public, the company does offer varying discounts for teachers, including savings on new Macs and iPads.
Lenovo’s Academic Purchase Program helps teachers, students and parents find discounts on laptops.
The Adobe Education Store offers varying teacher and student discounts. There are versions of Adobe that anyone can download for free, but if you want to get fancy with document editing, you need to buy an upgraded version. You can enjoy 60% off Adobe Creative Cloud, giving you access to all Adobe apps and products. You must prove your affiliation by using a school-issued email address, or by uploading a photo of your ID card.
Cellphone providers give varying teacher discounts; some providers offer special package plans for school districts . Check with individual providers.
Eduporium’s educator discount offers up to a 20% discount on STEM tools in their store, including robotics kits and coding tools.
At Microsoft, students and teachers can get Office 365 Education for free, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more, with a valid school email. You’ll also get 10% off all Surface devices.
Office supply, book and newspaper discounts for teachers
Virtually all office supply stores offer teacher discounts. Staples lets teachers earn 5% back on purchases with the Classroom rewards program. Parents can also donate rewards to teachers by using the app.
Pencils.com offers a 10% discount on all orders, with a Pencils.com account.
Barnes & Noble has an Educator Program that gives teachers 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use and up to 25% off list price during Educator Appreciation Days.
Half Price Books gives teachers 10% off year-round with its Educator’s Discount Card.
Craft and organizing product discounts for teachers
JoAnn’s Teacher Rewards card (sign-up necessary) gives 15% off every purchase, every day. They also offer classes, and teaching resources.
Michaels also gives 15% off purchases (with some exclusions). Verify your teacher ID through Michaels Rewards to access the deal.
Clothing and shoe discounts for teachers
Lots of clothing stores have teacher-discount programs. These are generally only in store and are available by showing proper ID.
Handful offers a 20% discount to teachers as well as students, medical personnel, military and first responders.
Loft offers a 15% discount when you show your ID, and other perks when you sign up for their email list.
J.Crew offers teachers (and college students) a 15% online discount. You’ll need to sign up with a school name and email address.
Hanes, and all Hanes sites including Champion, One Hanes Place, and Just My Size, offer 10% off for teachers every day. The discount is good for retired educators, too.
Karen Kane, which sells perfect “teacher clothes” for women that would also be cute to wear after work, offers a 20% discount. You need to sign up and prove your school affiliation.
Get verified through the gated discount site SheerID, and unlock teacher deals at a number of vendors, including Books-a-Million, BritBox, and Headspace.
Madewell offers teachers (and college students) a 15% discount online and in-store when they create a Madewell Insider account and verify their status.
Attraction and travel discounts for teachers
Many museums, zoos and attractions (like the Kennedy Space Center ) offer teacher discounts.
In Florida, all teachers qualify for a free bronze annual pass to Crayola Experience. You must present a current teaching certificate and a photo ID at the admissions counter to receive the offer. School badges are not valid unless it specifically notes teacher on the badge. The pass allows access to Bronze Pass Perks, including: unlimited visits for 1 year, 20% OFF on-site purchases (food, merchandise & more), discounts on tickets for family & friends, and other deals.
In New York, the Theater Development Fund (TDF), offers deeply discounted theater tickets for teachers.
Vacations to Go offers special teacher (and retired teacher) discounts on select cruise sailings. Submit a photocopy of your teacher’s certification, union card or letter from the principal on your school’s letterhead.
SeaWorld® Orlando offers the Florida Teacher Card to all active and certified K-12 Florida grade school teachers. It is valid for unlimited admission to the park through August 31, 2022.
Other teacher discounts and grants
ID.me is a portal for discounts at companies such as New Balance, Avocado Mattress, Kind, and more. Search on the Teacher Discount page for the stores you love.
My Education Discount lists companies that offer teacher discounts.
A number of insurance companies give discounts to teachers. Liberty Mutual Insurance is one insurance company offering discounts for approved business and professional groups, including teachers. Check the carriers in your state to see what discounts/benefits may be available.
Budget Truck Rental offers teachers 20% off on local moves and 15% off on one-way moves with the discount code TEACH.
General Motors has a new-car educator discount that can be combined with other eligible lease offers on select GM vehicles for an even better deal.
23andMe has an education discount that gives $20 – $100 off select DNA kits.
Passionate teachers with big ideas and small budgets should explore Donors Choose. This website allows teachers to present a classroom idea, lay out a budget and watch as big-hearted benefactors give funds to help support the goal. Projects can range from science and math to art and everything in between.
TeacherLists.com is another site that allow teachers to post a wish list of supplies they need for their classrooms. Parents or other donors can pledge to donate right online.
Another great site is Pets in the Classroom. Simply fill out an application about your class and school, and you’ll find out in three to four weeks if you will receive a grant. Only pre-kindergarten through eighth grade teachers are able to apply.
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week begins the first full week of May every year. Teacher Appreciation Day is the Tuesday of that week, and many local restaurants and businesses offer special deals for local teachers. Check out our affiliate network for deals in your area.
If you are a teacher (or have a teacher in your family) and you have school-age children, you can find some great FREE teaching aids at websites where teachers post/share/sell teaching materials. You will find teaching tips you can use at home, material that can supplement textbooks, picture books that teach simple lessons (like getting ready for kindergarten) and more.
On Teachers Pay Teachers, you’ll find more than 50,000 FREE items and about 300,000 for sale, many for just a couple of dollars.
On Share My Lesson, which is run by the American Federation of Teachers, there are more than 250,000 FREE resources, including teaching games for Halloween and other holidays.
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