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Updated: July 2, 2019

Teachers spend nearly $500 out of pocket annually! We’ve got you covered with the top stores offering teachers and homeschooling parents special discounts.

1. A.C. Moore

paper clips in handmade rainbow container

Teachers can get a 15% off entire purchase discount by presenting any one of the following credentials at checkout: State Issued Photo ID, School ID, Home School Affidavit, or IHIP approval letter from you School District or state, Home Schooling Certificate, or State Issued Preschool/Daycare Facility Certificate/License. Contact your store for more details about the program.

2. Adobe Creative Cloud for Education

Students and teachers can get over 60% off Creative Cloud All Apps. Creative Cloud is a membership that gives you access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Adobe XD, and over 20 more apps designed to help you make your ideas look amazing. Visit Adobe’s website for more details.

3. Apple Store

Faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels – as well as current and newly accepted college students and their parents – can get Apple’s Education Pricing on Mac computers and iPads. See the full Education Institution Discount Pricelist.

4. Banana Republic

Banana Republic is offering 15% off your full-priced purchase when you present a valid student or teacher ID. This offer is valid in-store only with ID.

Barnes and Noble Educator card, pencils, apple, notebook

5. Barnes & Noble

Sign up for the Free Barnes & Noble Educator Program and get 20% off the list price of most hardcover and paperback books, toys, games, music, movies, and more for classroom use! Plus, teachers can save 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days.

6. Basecamp

Teachers at a K-12 school or University who agree to use Basecamp only for classroom work can sign up for a Free 30-day trial. Basecamp organizes all of your projects and internal communication in one place, making it easy to see what needs doing, where to find things, and what’s going on.

7. Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop

To show their appreciation, Ben Franklin gives teachers a 10% discount off their purchases of classroom materials! Teachers must show proof of certification/school identification to be eligible for the benefit.

8. Books-A-Million

stacks of textbooks and a pencil cup on a desk

The Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program is a discount card program that’s 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.

9. Cell Phone Carriers

Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T all offer discounts for teachers. Check with your school to see if you’re eligible, and call your local store for more details.

10. Cole Haan

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

11. The Container Store

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

12. Costco

Costco member savings book

Educators can purchase Costco Membership Activation Certificates to join Costco as a new member and receive over $60 in savings! You must enter your information to validate your status and redeem this special offer. This offer is not valid for the renewal of an existing Costco membership. Membership Activation Certificates are offered online only and are not available for purchase at Costco locations.

13. Eddie Bauer

Teachers, school staff and students may be able to receive an exclusive education discount of 10-15% off in-store purchases at Eddie Bauer. Simply show your school ID or other proof of employment/school enrollment at the register to take advantage of these savings. Discounts may vary by store location, so be sure to contact your local store for more details.

14. GM Educator Discount Program

Looking for a new car? 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? Visit GM’s educator discount page for more details.

15. Half Price Books

As part of their commitment to literacy, Half Price Books supports educators, school teachers, and librarians in the community with an Educator Discount Card to save 10% in-store all year round. Just bring in a valid ID or proof of current employment such as a pay stub or employee ID card.

16. Hanes & Affiliates

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Members of the education community (including retired educators!) can save an additional 10% off at,,, and Verify your Teacher ID to get your unique promo code (limit one coupon code per order).

*Cannot be combined with other promotional offers. $10 maximum discount allowed per order. 

17. 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!

18. J. Crew

J. Crew offers a 15% discount to all teachers and college students when they shop in-store and show a valid school ID at checkout. For more information, visit J. Crew’s site.

19. JoAnn Fabrics

Eligible teachers, homeschool teachers, and childcare providers can sign up for a Free discount card to save 15% off every in-store and online purchase (exclusions apply). Visit the JoAnn Fabrics website for more details.

Eligibility applies to current state-certified, credentialed, or licensed teachers at any K-12 public, private, or parochial school or higher education learning institution, authorized homeschool teachers with current documentation or proof of membership in an official homeschool organization, and current credential, licensed, or certified childcare providers.

20. Lakeshore Learning Store

Join the Lakeshore Learning Teacher’s Club and receive 15% off on hundreds of classroom items every day. Plus, get special offers every month and low prices on self-serve lamination just for signing up!


LEGOLAND family having fun and holding hands with a Lego employee

LEGOLAND offers Free admission for California and Florida teachers. LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Madame Tussauds Orlando & SEA LIFE Orlando are offering Florida teachers for grades PreK-12 one year of Free admission with a Florida Teacher Pass.

Be sure to check the respective websites for details and restrictions as the programs are a little different between states.

22. LOFT

LOFT offers 15% off full-price purchases, as well as special sweepstakes, grants, and teacher appreciation nights when you subscribe to the LOFT Loves Teachers email list.

23. Michaels

Teachers can save an additional 15% off your entire in-store purchase every day with valid educator ID – including sale items (some exclusions do apply). See your store associate for more details.

24. Office Depot/Office Max

While Office Depot/Office Max doesn’t offer a general discount to teachers, they do offer 5% back to schools on qualifying school supply purchases through their Give Back to Schools program.

Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies and provide your school ID at checkout and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for Free supplies!

25. Saucony

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All students, teachers, and military members who sign up for Saucony’s VIP program will get 20% off your first apparel purchase, first access to new products & exclusive offers, a special birthday gift, news about local events, and a chance to win free shoes every month. Visit the Saucony website to sign up.

26. 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.

27. Sea World

If you’re a teacher from a participating school district, you can receive a complimentary pass to SeaWorld Orlando, San Antonio or San Diego to learn how to incorporate marine science education into your curriculum. Click on the location nearest you for registration details and deadlines.

28. Sperry

Join Sperry’s teacher VIP membership program and you’ll get a 15% teacher discount on all orders, a Free $10 e-card after you make your first purchase, Free shipping + returns on all orders, exclusive birthday offers, the chance to win free shoes every month, free gifts throughout the year, and more!

29. Tommy Hilfiger

Students and teachers are eligible to receive 15% off their entire purchase. To receive this exclusive discount, simply add your favorite items to the cart. During the checkout process, select “student discount” or “teacher discount.” This will then prompt you to verify your status. Once you are approved, your discount will automatically be applied to your cart total. Visit the Tommy Hilfiger website for more details.

30. West Elm

West Elm offers 15% off all year long to all teachers, students, and faculty with a valid college or university ID. Just visit the West Elm website and fill out the form to receive your discount.

Hip tip: Many local museums, hotels, restaurants, and 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! And to all of our wonderful teachers…thank YOU! ❤

Join The Discussion

Comments 49

  1. Kelly

    Wow thanks! I didn’t know educators get insurance discounts and we have liberty mutual!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  2. Ms. Bailey

    You can get an alumni discount too for Liberty Mutual. Other retailers who give out discounts are Staples, B& N bookstore, The Container Store & possibly Dollar General or Dollar Tree. I saw signs in the window for the dollar stores offering discounts but have never asked about their programs. Lots of restaurants hosts teacher appreciation days throughout the year such as CFA.

    • lisa

      What do you get at staples?

      • Lori

        They offered teacher appreciation week in July and they honor tax exemptions for educators.

        • Lori

          With a tax exemption letter.

  3. Rebecca

    Books-A-Million also has a free educator card for teachers & homeschoolers, saves you 20% plus free shipping for online orders.

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      Thanks Rebecca!

  4. candace

    Not sure if other cell phone carriers do anything but I get a 15% teacher discount with us cellular (same as employee)

    • Lori

      T-mobile offers government/municipal discounts. If you have an email address with an .edu you can receive their discount.

      • boltsmom

        AT&T Wireless does too. We’ve found that it’s best to compare if more than one person on an account is eligible – my company’s discount is different than my husband’s (he’s a teacher), and has different benefits.

  5. Amy

    What a great list! Thank you

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      You are so welcome Amy!

  6. Rachel

    I’m offering a teacher discount too! I have a polish/gel hybrid product that is brand new! I’m giving $20 off to any teacher who gets the curing lamp and one bottle! It applies like polish but stays like gel! Super easy with no base or top coat! You just soak your nails for 2 minutes and it bubbles off. I’d love to extend this discount to my coupon friends too! Please message me if you would like more information!

  7. Riddick Family

    Levi’s Outlet offers 15% off for Teacher (With ID).

    With Promo and Discount I save $60! 😎

  8. Michelle

    Tijuana Flats you get 10% off! At least in Central Florida we do

    • CW

      South FL too!

    • Patreace

      also North Florida (Duval)

  9. Eni

    I got a good student discount (with a proof of GPA 3.5+) for a car insurance (Nationwide). Sometimes H&M offers a student discount 🙂

  10. Jamie

    My gap does 15% too!

  11. Colleen Brodbeck

    Sesame Place offers teachers a free season pass for the surrounding states.

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      Thanks Colleen!

  12. Karissa DuPuis

    SEA Life Aquarium and LEGOLand Discovery Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan offer free admission to teachers and $10 admission for up to six guests!

    “Calling all teachers! Teacher Appreciation Days are August 1-31. Teachers (including homeschool teachers), school administrators and retired teachers who show their school ID or pay stub will receive free walk-up admission, plus they’ll be able to purchase up to six $10 tickets for their friends and family to visit with them. Offer also available at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan. Tag your teacher pals or share this post with them!”

  13. Glo

    Verizon gives 18% off for public school teachers & lower discount for private school teachers (don’t know why it’s lower)

    • Nicole___

      Verizon told me they don’t do discounts for teachers, only first responders when I switched carriers last month…

      • Christy

        Verizon also has a veteran discount

        • Carrie

          Verizon would not continue my 20% discount when we changed to an unlimited plan when we added our teens to our plan. The rep. said they only honor military/veteran discount with the unlimited plan.

      • Maggie

        It varies — some school districts and universities have arranged for their instructors and staff to get a hefty discount from Verizon. I’m getting one through my university employer — they had to verify employment status, and reverify each year.

  14. Mg05

    Cole Haan outlets give you 15% off for teachers and students. It’s worth it since they have a lot of pricey things.

    • Mary (Stellar Sidekick)

      Thanks! Just added to the post!

  15. Dani

    Could you give more information about the verizon wireless? Has anyone done this that can advise me on the process?

    • LeeAnna

      Go into your Verizon store with your Id they applied the discount off of that for me along with my email address

  16. Ms Bailey

    Your local teacher association should offer you discounts to most major attractions & provide you with a list of codes to get a discount at the movies, museums, hotels, car rental co., & insurance companies- life, health & dental!!! Plus you can get a huge discount on tuition at major universities (50-60 %)!!!

  17. Jodi Beckham

    Forever21 offers a 15 % discount to teachers as well as students. My store said they just started this discount this week!

  18. CJ

    I wish AC Moore would keep a record of my teacher ID card on file (with my rewards card) because my school collects the teacher IDs in June and we don’t get hem back until
    September….so when we do all of our back to school shopping we don’t have it to get discounts.

    • Lo

      Make a copy? Get a letter from your school/district/ principal? A pic of you and your badge? Just suggestions cuz I’d hate to miss a discount.

    • Melissa

      You can take a picture of your ID and keep it on your phone. They will honor that!

    • boltsmom

      Some places will honor a copy of your paycheck. Teacher salaries are public here so it’s no big deal to show. Or maybe a copy of your teaching certificate. Weird (and annoying!) that they take it away!

  19. LB

    Jimmy Johns offers a 5% teacher discount and Columbia stores offer at 15% discount for teachers also!

  20. CW

    Kennedy Space Center gives FL teachers a free annual pass. All you need is your State of FL teaching certificate.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How neat! Thanks for sharing, CW!

  21. fran

    At micheals, do you get the 15% off plus coupon or just one ?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Fran! I don’t find a limit listed on that in the details. It may depend on what coupon you are trying to use. You could always call in to your location to be sure on how they might honor that for you. Hope that helps!

  22. Patti N

    As a teacher, we have our cars and house insured with Horace Mann. I shop around every year to compare prices and Horace Mann is always half what I’d pay with other insurance carriers. They have very good service!

  23. Terri H

    If you live in Michigan MEEMIC is the best insurance company for educators. You don’t have to be a teacher, anything related to the school system such as a bus driver will even count. No other company could come close to their rates and the coverage has been great!

  24. Bethany

    Topgolf has a deal as well

    BOGO Mondays!

    “Teachers receive one (1) free hour of Topgolf game play with the purchase of another hour of game play at equal or higher value. Valid only on Mondays from June 3–August 26, 2019, with a valid teacher school I.D”

  25. Lk

    Tommy john underware gives an online discount for educators.

  26. Suszy P


  27. boltsmom

    Check local attractions for discounts. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa offers teachers a free membership.

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