Teacher discounts are not just a perk; they’re a necessity

As parents, we know the importance of teachers and think it’s pretty awesome that tons of companies and organizations offer freebies and discounts as a thank you. We know just trying to organize the school year is a huge task for our favorite educators, so we’ve put together a list of some of the best teacher discounts out there. Whether you’re a teacher yourself or want to share this list with your kiddo’s school, these are some great options for saving money. It’s the least we can do for our teachers, right?

Teacher Discounts on School Supplies

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Container Store: When teachers join the Organized Insider program, they’ll get special discounts throughout the year.

For Teachers Only: Various discounts on school supplies and decorations.

Home Depot: Teachers can apply for a Home Depot Tax ID to get discounts on eligible purchases for the classroom.

Jo-Ann: When teachers sign up for the Teacher Rewards Discount card, they’ll receive 15% off every purchase.

Kiwi Crate: Teachers receive bulk discounts on single crates or subscriptions for the classroom.

Lakeshore Learning: Teachers can take 15% off hundreds of in-store items after joining the Lakeshore Learning Teacher’s Club.

Michael’s: Teachers receive 15% off every in-store purchase.

Sheetmusicplus.com: 8% rebate on classroom materials for teachers.

Staples: When educators join the Classroom Rewards program, they receive 5% back in Classroom Rewards + 5% back in Staples Rewards.

Office Depot: Members of the Office Depot & OfficeMax Rewards Program get rewarded on school supplies + teacher-only discounts throughout the year.

Teacher Discounts on Books

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Thrift Books: Verified teachers earn free books.

Scholastic Books: Teachers can receive free books and discounts when joining the Scholastic Book Club.

Half Price Books: Educators can take 10% off their entire purchase with an Educator Discount card

Barnes & Noble: Educators can sign up for an Institutional Purchaser Account for curated content.

Teacher Discounts on Computers & Electronics

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Apple: With Apple’s Education Offer, teachers and students can get special education pricing on select products.

AT&T: Teachers can save up to 25% off wireless plans.

Garmin: Teachers can contact Garmin to apply for an educational discount.

HP: Join the HP Education Store Program and save up to 40%.

Lenovo: Save up to 10% with verification through ID.me

T-Mobile: Wireless plans starting as low as $35/mo for talk, text, data, and hotspot.

Verizon: Teachers can receive a monthly service discount.

Microsoft Store: Teachers can receive 10% or more off select electronics and software.

Teacher Discounts on Software & Subscription

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Academic Superstore: Teachers, faculty, and students can score special education pricing on software.

Adobe: Teachers and schools can get 60% off Creative Cloud, plus discounts on Student and Teacher Edition software.

Enotes.com: Teachers can get the Teacher’s monthly plan starting at $24.99.

Shmoop: Teachers can take advantage of lesson plans and support subscriptions starting at $24.68 month-to-month or $150 annually. 

Snagit: Up to 40% off with education pricing for students and teachers.

The New York Times: Teachers can take advantage of The Times digital access for schools.

USA TODAY: Educators can set up USA Today's Digital All Access Plan for $4.99/mo.

Teacher Discounts on Apparel & Other Retail


Girlfriend Collective: 20% off for verified teachers

Adidas: After verifying their status through ID.me, teachers get 30% off.

J.Crew: With a valid ID, teachers get 15% off their purchases when shopping online.

Keds: Take 20% off after registering as a teacher with ID.me.

Pro Teeth Gaurd is offering a $40 store credit for all elementary, middle, high school, college and homeschooling teachers.

Champion: Current and retired teachers get 10% off.

Zenni Optical: Teachers can get 10% off.

Costco: Teachers can get a $30 Costco Shop card when they sign up as new members for a Costco membership online.

Madewell: Teachers can show their I.D. to receive a 15% off online and in-store.

Bed Bath & Beyond/Overstock: Teachers can get a free Club O Membership. Membership includes benefits like free shipping and early sales access. (Note: Overstock and Bed Bath and Beyond have merged!)


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