All The Best Teacher Discounts (For Homeschooling Parents Too!)

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Most teachers spend over $500 out of pocket annually so we’ve rounded up all the best teacher discounts and deals!

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We ❤️ teachers!

Teachers work hard, and so many of them also spend their own money on classroom supplies for their students to use every year. We want to help teachers stretch their budgets with this list of the best educational deals and discounts available.

Many of these special discounts are accessible to both teachers and homeschooling parents with proper ID or credentials. When in doubt, call ahead to verify what kind of documentation you’ll need to claim your discount.

Here are all the best discounts for teachers this year:

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Adobe Creative Cloud for Education

Students and teachers can get over 60% off the Creative Cloud All Apps plan. Creative Cloud is a membership that gives you access to over 20 cutting-edge creative tools for desktop, mobile, and web, plus 100GB of cloud storage. Visit Adobe’s website for more details.

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 Education Pricing on Mac computers and iPads. See the full Education Institution Discount Pricelist for more details.

Banana Republic

At Banana Republic, students and teachers get 15% off full-priced purchases with a valid student or teacher ID. This offer is valid in-store only.

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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 up to 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days.


Teachers at a K-12 school or university who agree to use Basecamp only for classroom work can sign up for a free account. 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.

BJ's Wholesale Club teacher discounts

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Teachers can score a BJ’s Inner Circle Membership + $20 in cash rewards to spend at the club for only $25 ($75 total value). Head to their website to verify your teaching ID and join online or visit your local BJ’s location to sign up in person!

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The Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program is a discount card that’s FREE to all K-12 educators, librarians, and homeschoolers, entitling them to a 20% discount on most items for their classroom.

The Educator’s Discount Card can also be used to receive free shipping on applicable online purchases. Substitute teachers, student teachers, and university professors are not eligible.

Cell Phone Carriers

Companies like Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and AT&T may offer special teacher discounts. Check with your school district to see if you’re eligible, and contact your provider for more details.

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Cole Haan

Teachers and students receive 20% off full-price AND sale items with a valid .edu or school email address and Cole Haan account. Visit the Cole Haan website for more details.

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Colorescience is offering a 15% teacher discount on every beauty and skincare order. Simply add the items you’d like to buy to your shopping cart online, then click on the Verify with button to register or sign in to your account. Copy your promo code and apply it at checkout. Easy peasy!

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.

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.

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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.

Hanes & Affiliates

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. 

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Headspace App

Headspace offers free access to all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Just head on over here and select your school’s location to verify your status and get started!

Insurance Companies

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

J. Crew store front teacher discounts

J. Crew

J. Crew offers a 20% discount to all teachers and college students when they shop in-store and show a valid school ID at checkout. This discount can also be used online. For more information, visit J. Crew’s website.


Eligible teachers, homeschool teachers, and childcare providers can register for a free JOANN Teacher Rewards Digital Discount Card to save 15% off in-store and online purchases (exclusions apply). Visit the JOANN website for more details.

Lakeshore Learning Store

Join the Lakeshore Learning Loyalty Club and receive 15% off on hundreds of classroom items in-store 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 Florida Resort, Madame Tussauds Orlando, and SEA LIFE Orlando offers Florida resident teachers (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 the two states. Unfortunately, LEGOLAND California is not offering the Teacher Pass at this time.


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

Madewell jeans teacher discounts


Teachers and college students can enjoy 15% off both online and in-store at Madewell. To receive this discount, you must verify your status through your Madewell Insider account. Your discount will be valid for one calendar year and applied to eligible items in your bag – no promo code needed!


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

Office Depot/Office Max

While Office Depot/Office Max doesn’t offer a general teacher discount, 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!


QVC is giving back to our educators by offering a $10 e-gift card for a future purchase when you verify your credentials with Once you’ve verified, you enter your email address and will receive your gift card code and pin. Enter this information under “add a gift card” at check out, and you’re all set!

They also offer this for healthcare workers, too!


Saucony shoes in purple and blue


All students, teachers, and military members who sign up for Saucony’s VIP program will get 20% off their 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.


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.

Not only does Scholastic offer discounts for educators, they even offer a ClassroomsCount program where teachers can start an online fundraising campaign to raise money for new classroom books. The best part? There are no fees and the money donated to the campaign goes directly into the teacher’s Scholastic account and can be used immediately! Funds can be used towards purchases in Book Clubs, The Teacher Store, The Scholastic Store, and Classroom Magazines. How awesome is that?

Thanks to Hip2Save reader Amber for letting us know about the campaign program!

Sea World San Diego front with rocks and palm trees Teacher Discounts

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. See the location nearest you for registration details and deadlines.


Sonic is now offering extra perks online and in the SONIC app for educators. To sign up, simply verify your eligibility and join the 2021 Class of the SONIC Teachers’ Circle in Sonic’s app. Space is limited, so let the teachers in your life know to sign up ASAP!

Thrive Market

Thrive Market is an online grocery store that delivers organic groceries and other clean, healthy products straight to your door. Not only do they offer an enormous selection of healthy options and diet-specific items that can be hard to find (such as paleo, keto, and vegan items), but you’ll score big savings compared to what you’d pay at brick and mortar store.

What’s the catch? You need to be a Thrive Market member to shop there, but teachers qualify for a FREE membership! This is an awesome perk because a Thrive Market membership would normally cost $9.95/month or $60/year. Head on over here to apply.

Vineyard Vines

Vineyard Vines offers 15% off all year long to teachers both online and at participating retail stores. Just visit the Vineyard Vines website to see if you’re eligible for the teacher discount. If so, you can receive a one-time use code every 30 days!


Students and teachers get 10% off every time they check out! Just verify your information here to get your discount. You’ll need to re-verify your eligibility once a year.


Teachers can verify their educator status with Zulily to enroll in the company’s FREE Teacher Program subscription. This membership unlocks 10% off every order you place for 90 days.

Hip tip: Many local attractions, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses offer unadvertised discounts and teacher appreciation events! It never 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! ❤

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Angela graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and has 20+ years of experience as a writer and photographer with her work being featured in US Weekly Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, and more.

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Comments 13

  1. Jackie

    What kind of documentation can a home schooling parent have? We will be doing homeschooling this year and any help we can get will be greatly appreciate 😊

    • HBee

      Hi Jackie, l’m be starting my 13th year of homeschooling this year. I belong to the HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Assoc.) and I show them my card for discounts, but perhaps there is another local group that you have nearby that has a discount group number that you can use!

      • Chantel

        I live in Alaska and there are homeschool programs through the public schools here. If you are enrolled in the program then you get a teacher identification card. If your state has something similar you could probably get a card through them. With some of these businesses you may not even need the ID. With somewhere like a craft store you may just be able to talk to the cashier or manager nicely and they might honor the discount. That being said I have had the experience of a cashier being very rude at a Lowe’s once when trying to get the military veteran’s discount. I had left my mil ID at home in the reader but had an expired one in my wallet that I had previously lost and then found again. I showed her that and she was really not nice and acted like I was a criminal. She refused to give me the discount. I talked to the manager though and he put it through.

        • Debi J

          Some cashiers act like the money is coming out of their own pockets. If you are eligible or think you might be eligible for a discount, teacher or otherwise, escalate it up the chain. The stores often don’t adequately train the employees for discounts.

          With educational discounts, it’s not just teachers. If you work in education – anywhere – and you have an educational email address and/or an ID that shows a school, including universities, and colleges, you are eligible for the discount. I work in a University Library, and I use Staples, Michaels, Apple, Adobe Creative Cloud (please note that their discount for CC for $19.99 monthly only good for 1 year, and you’re charged $29.99 each month after). You can also get discounts with HP and other places. I always ask if there’s an education discount. (Something I’m going to miss after September this year when I retire.)

    • Becky08

      Our school district gives us a letter of all of the documentation we turn in (affidavit and goals) but I think every state might be different in their requirements. There are also websites homeschoolers can get IDs from that have worked for chipotle teacher appreciation days.

    • Katie

      I made an ID and submitted my former order from the scholastic teacher store and it worked.

  2. Chan

    I just contacted liberty mutual and they said they do not offer discounts for homeschool teachers. Anyone else have success please let me know and I will try again with another representative.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Darn! Thanks for the feedback. I do see the teacher discount listed through the link above.

    • HBee

      Hi Chan, I had Liberty in the past, and they did honor my HSLDA (see comment above) group number for a discount. I cannot remember how much, because we no longer have them.

  3. Melanie Chiappini

    Zulily has a teacher discount too.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much! Good to know!

  4. Debi J

    Sleep Number has a 20% discount for educators. Saw it on their website.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you! We’ll look for that too!

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