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Aug 09 2017
1 week ago
1:08 PM MDT

TEACHERS: Looking for Discounts? We’ve Got You Covered!

Aug 09, 2017 @ 1:08 PM MDT
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With teachers spending an average of nearly $500 out of pocket for their own classroom materials each year 😦 , we want to help you get the most bang for your buck! Here’s a round-up of the top nationwide stores that offer teachers and homeschooling parents a special discount.

1.) A.C. Moore

Teachers get a 15% off discount every time you shop at A.C. Moore with qualifying I.D. – valid on regular and sale priced items.


2.) Ann Taylor LOFT

Ann Taylor LOFT offers 15% off full-price purchases, as well as special sweepstakes, grants, and teacher appreciation nights.

3.) The Apple Store

Many Apple products are available at a discounted price for academic institutions through The Apple Store. Individual education pricing is available to college students, students accepted to college, parents buying for college students, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers. You can see the full Education Institution Discount Pricelist HERE.


4.) Banana Republic

Banana Republic offers a 15% off full-priced purchase every day to educators and students. This discount is only valid in stores with a valid student or teacher ID.


5.) Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble offers 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use, as well as special Educator Events, and up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.


6.) Books-A-Million

The Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program is a discount card program that is free to all K-12 educators, librarians, and homeschoolers, entitling them to a 20% discount on most items for their classroom (substitute teachers, student teachers, and University Professors are not eligible). The Educator’s Discount Card can also be used to receive free shipping on applicable online purchases.


7.) Cole Haan

Teachers and grad students receive 15% off full-price AND sale items with a valid .edu email address and Cole Haan account. Go here for more details.


8.) The Container Store

The Container Store offers educators special discounts throughout the year to help organize your classroom. Their Organized Teacher Program offers educators 10% off every day.


9.) Farmer’s Insurance (+ Other Insurance Companies)

Farmers Insurance, Liberty Mutual, esurance, and Horace Mann all offer special pricing for educators. Call your insurance agent today to find out if you’re eligible for any discounts!


10.) First Book

First Book is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children in need access to reading materials. If your school is a Title 1 or Title 1 eligible, you might be eligible to receive books at low or no cost for your classroom or library. Click HERE to see if you’re eligible.


11.) GM Educator Discount Program

Looking for a new car? You might have already known that GM offers a special discount just for educators, but did you know that you can use it in addition to most of their other offers and incentives?? Talk about SAVINGS!

12.) Half Price Books

As part of our commitment to literacy, Half Price Books supports educators, school teachers and librarians in the community with an Educator Discount Card to save 10% all year round!


13.) J. Crew

J. Crew offers a 15% discount to all teachers and college students in-store only, with a valid school ID.


14.) Lakeshore Learning Store

Lakeshore Learning Store has new monthly offers for their Teacher’s Club Members, plus 15% off on hundreds of items in-store, including discounts on self-serve lamination. Sign up in your local store, or by texting TEACHER to 39714 on your mobile device to get coupons and event information.

15.) LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND offers FREE admission for California and Florida teachers. Be sure to check the respective websites for details and restrictions as the programs are a little different between states.


16.) Jo-Ann

Save 15% on every purchase, every single day by signing up for Jo-Ann’s Teacher Rewards Program. Discount valid in-store and online. Sign up HERE and a 20% off your total purchase bonus coupon will be e-mailed to you. Don’t forget to go to joann.com and print other coupons. My Jo-Ann store also lets me use the coupons I receive in the mail or on my Jo-Ann app, as well as competitor’s coupons.

17.) Michaels

The Michaels Teacher Discount offers 15% off on all purchases everyday, and is available in-store only.


18.) Office Depot/Office Max

While Office Depot/Office Max doesn’t offer a general discount to teachers, they do have special events offering great discounts (typically around back-to-school time, so it can be paired with those sales to save big!). They also recently began offering 5% back to schools on qualifying school supply purchases through their Give Back to Schools program.


19.) Pets in the Classroom

Did you know that you can get a grant to sponsor a class pet? Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides funding to teachers to purchase and maintain small pets for your classroom. This can be especially beneficial to kiddos who struggle with sensory or other issues.


20.) Scholastic

Scholastic’s The Teacher Store offers big discounts exclusively for educators on a wide range of books and other instructional tools. Find even bigger savings in the clearance section as well as their seasonal specials.

21.) Sea World

If you’re a K-12 school teacher in California or Arizona, you can snag a FREE SeaWorld Fun Card and 2 FREE single-day tickets to get into the Sea World San Diego, CA park. You can also score a FREE Teacher Fun Card at SeaWorld Florida. Go here for more details & resources.


22.) Sesame Place

Teachers of grades K–12 from PA, NY, NJ & DE may apply for a FREE 2017 Teacher Pass valid for an unlimited park admission, redeemable through 12/31/18. Note that you must register online by October 29th, 2017 and redeem your voucher in-park by 12/31/17.


23.) West Elm

West Elm offers 15% off to all teachers, students, and faculty, year round, with a valid college or university ID.


24.) Verizon Wireless (+ Other Cell Phone Carriers & Internet Providers)

Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T all offer discounts for teachers. You may need to check with your school to see if you’re eligible.

PLUS, more! Many local museums, hotels, restaurants, and many other businesses offer unadvertised discounts and teacher appreciation events! It never, ever hurts to ask! If you know of other stores that offer discounts, please share in the comments!


Written by Mary for Hip2Save. Mary is a proud mom to 3 kids in Austin, TX, who thrives off running long distance, bargain shopping, warm weather, a yummy latte…and a little Candy Crush from time to time. She loves quality time with family & friends and sharing great deals with others.

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