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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.


Basecamp

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.


Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop

Ben Franklin gives teachers a 10% discount on the purchase of classroom materials. Teachers must show proof of certification/school identification to be eligible for the benefit.


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Books-A-Million

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, Sprint, and AT&T may offer discounts for teachers. 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 email address and Cole Haan account. Visit the Cole Haan website for more details.


The Container Store

The Container Store offers educators special discounts to help organize their classrooms! Now through December 31, 2020, teachers can register to join the Organized Teacher Program, which will qualify them for these special offers and discounts.


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Costco

Educators can purchase Costco Membership Activation Certificates to join Costco as a new member and receive a $30 Costco Shop Card! 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.


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 Hanes.com, Champion.com, OneHanesPlace.com, and JustMySize.com. 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!


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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. This discount can also be used online. For more information, visit J. Crew’s website.


JOANN Fabrics

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 Fabrics 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!


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LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND California Resort offers Free admission for California resident teachers. LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Madame Tussauds Orlando, and SEA LIFE Orlando also offer 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.


LOFT

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.


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Madewell

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!


Michaels

Teachers can save an additional 15% off your entire in-store or online purchase every day with 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 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!


Samsung


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Saucony

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

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.


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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.


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!


Zappos

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.


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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Comments 21

  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.

    • 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. Lop3z001

    Samsung gives 10% off for teachers and students

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! We’ll get that added!

  4. jennifer

    when i click on the apple link, the prices are shown in malaysian ringgit values instead of US dollars. Is this legit, bc that seems weird.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks or commenting! That link has been updated!

  5. beachmamma5

    Has anyone used Basecamp for homeschooling? I was wondering if it’s anything like Google Classroom. I still have 2 homeschooling and looking for better ways to organize their schedule.

  6. kellyfornia

    Zappos.com also offers a 10% discount for teachers and students.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the heads up! We’ll be sure to check it out!

  7. Raina

    We are choosing to do Virtual Learning through school this year. Are we eligible for any of these discounts?

    • Nicole

      Homeschooling parents are considered teachers at some of these places, because they chose the curriculum, make the lesson plans, grade the work, etc., just like a regular teacher. In most virtual learning set ups, your child will have a teacher (not the parent) who does all the lesson plans, gives tests, etc.

    • ksteele293327

      Homeschool and virtual learning are not the same thing. Like the other comment said, homeschool is when a student is withdrawn from the school system and the parent is required to do all of the planning, prepping, and decision making. With virtual, certified educators do all of that- just in an online format.

  8. Netty hert

    Just called T-Mobile and they do NOT offer any discounts for educators 😭😭

  9. Katie

    Target is having a teacher discount right now too. 20% off one purchase online or in-store.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the reminder! We have the Target teacher discount posted here.

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