Teacher Discounts Cheat Sheet

Round up of teacher discounts (Updated 5/2014)

(Updated 5/2014)

Teachers are hard at work and we want to make sure you’re saving on your school shopping with teacher discounts!

Many school districts are cutting costs due to budget constraints, and are not providing the classrooms with proper materials. Then you add that to the plethora of kids across the country coming to school missing basic supplies, and it creates a tough environment for teachers. Teachers above all else want to see these students succeed, and are buying those supplies with their own money.

  • 99.5 % of teachers are buying their own supplies for their classrooms.
  • On average teachers spend around $500, with 10% saying they spend $1000 or more year on school supplies.
  • Teachers spend over a billion dollars of their own money on class room supplies each year.

Stores understand the pinch that teachers are in, and understand over 80% are loyal to brands that offer teachers discounts. What do they offer teacher discounts on?

  • Clothing
  • Books
  • School supplies
  • Software
  • Computers, Laptops, and Tablets
  • Travel

Here at FatWallet, we don’t have the power to change things on a scale that would resolve this issue. However, we can help soften the blow by making sure you can find any store that offers teacher or education discounts. We have reached out to teachers, and also scoured the web to make the list as complete as possible. With a little effort on your part you can save big on all the things you need for your classroom when you flash your teacher ID!

 

Here is Your Cheat Sheet of Stores with Teacher Discounts!

**Please note, cash back amounts are subject to change, so please see the store coupon page on FatWallet for current cash back details.**

Classroom and School Supply Stores on FatWallet:

Blick 

The Container Store

Discount School Supply

FedEx Office

Home Depot

Jo Ann Fabrics

Hancock Fabrics

Lowes

Office Depot

Office Max

The Scholastic Store

Staples

Other Classroom and School Supply Stores:

  • Academic Superstore – Teachers get discounted classroom supplies.
  • A.C. Moore – Earn points towards the Rewards Program on purchases, restrictions apply.
  • A to Z Teacher Stuff Download Shop – Teachers get discounted e-books and free downloads.
  • Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop – Show proof of certification or school identification for 10% off every Tuesday!
  • Big Lots – Teacher Appreciation Day is held in August.
  • Crayola – Offers educators lesson plans, classroom resources, special programs and offers.
  • Creative Teaching Press – Offering teachers sales on various products.
  • Discount Dance Supply – Fill out the teacher registration, and receive 10% off, and special pricing.
  • Dollar Tree – Teachers showing their school ID may get a 10% discount. Not all stores do offer it, so make sure to ask first!
  • hand2mind – Save up to 75% on classroom supplies by shopping their outlet store.
  • Lakeshore Learning – Join the Lakeshore Learning Teachers Club and save 15% on hundreds of items.
  • Michael’s (in-store only) – 15% off, school ID required.
  • MPM School Supplies – Teachers receive discount school supplies.
  • Party City – Show up with a signed letter of a officer at your school, and use either a company credit card or check to receive a discount.
  • Raymond Geddes – Use coupon code WEB1 at check out to save 10% on your order.
  • Simply Stamps – AAE members save 20% when using the coupon code AAETEACH.
  • Teacher Deals – 20-50% off teaching resources.
  • Teachers’ Discount – Teachers get discounted classroom supplies.
  • Teacher eBooks Now – Check out their deal of the day for discounts on their downloadable eBooks.
  • TeacherStorehouse.com – Teachers earn credits they can apply to future purchases, referral program offering 2% on purchases made by people you refer to the site.

Book Stores on FatWallet:

Barnes & Noble

Other Book Stores:

  • Half Price Books – Get a 10% off Teacher/Librarian discount card!
  • Books-a-Millions – Get a 20% discount when you go in store and sign up for their Educator’s Discount Program at the register. You will need a educator photo ID in order to get your discount card. D
  • Book Warehouse – Educators’ Book Club: additional 15% discount off already low prices.
  • Schuler Books & Music – Educators for K-12 can get books at 20% off.

Magazines on FatWallet:

National Geographic

Other Magazines:

  • Magazineline.com – Discounted rates for teachers
  • Magmall.com – Educator Subscription Discounts: up to 50% off regular magazine subscription rates.
  • NEA Magazine Service – If you are teacher who is a NEA member, you can get up to 85% off select magazines.
  • The New York Times – K-12 schools can sign up for the discounted rate. You will need to the school name, and your current school e-mail for the discount.
  • Time Magazine for Kids – School-wide volume discounts (from 10-99 to 300+).

Clothing Stores on FatWallet:

Banana Republic

Charlotte Russe

Club Monaco

Cold Water Creek

Christopher & Banks

Eddie Bauer

The Limited

LOFT

Macy’s

Madewell

New York & Company

Talbots

Other Clothing Stores:

  • Aerosoles – 15% off footwear items $39.99+. Present your teacher ID or a pay-stub in store, or call 800-798-9478, to place your order.
  • Bunion Bootie– Teachers and school administrators can take 10% off purchases when verified.
  • J.Crew – 15% off with school ID (in store only and outlet locations).
  • J.Jill – Teachers get a 15% discount on full priced items using a teacher ID (in-store only).
  • Target – Use your International ID Card and get 10% off at Target.com
  • The Walking Company – If you have a NEA membership card, you can get a 15% discount shoes.

Technology on FatWallet

AT&T Wireless and AT&T High Speed Internet

  • $25 off online orders
  • Savings on your AT&T cell phone bill
  • Enter your school email address for discount eligibility.

Best Buy

  • Best Buy coupons
  • Best Buy will price-match Apple’s .edu discounts (in-store only).

Dell

HP

JourneyEd.com

Lenovo

Sony

Verizon Wireless

Other Technology

  • Adobe Teacher & Student Store – Up to 80% off teacher editions.
  • Apple Store – Get up to $200 off new Mac or $20 off a new iPAd when shopping through Apple’s EDU Store
  • Bose – Special pricing is available only by calling the Customer Focused Development Team. For inquiries, pricing and to place an order, call 1-800-353-4207.
  • BS – Discount at ShopPBS for Teachers: Just by signing up, you will receive a 10% discount on your next purchase at ShopPBS for Teachers.
  • PrintPal.com – School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100.
  • Texas Instruments – Math and science teachers can get discounts on software, graphing calculators, and other qualifying tech products.
  • thinkEDU – Discounts on computers, laptops, software, hardware, and even Apple products.
  • Western Digital Education Store – Create an account using your .edu email, and get 20% off AND free shipping on your order.

Travel on FatWallet:

Marriott Hotels

Avis Car Rental

Budget Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Other Travel

Restaurants and Dining

  • Cici’s Pizza – During teacher appreciation day, Cici’s offers teachers with a school ID a free meal. (Thank you Ms.K @ Teacher Blog Spot for letting us know about this offer)
  • Chic-fil-A – During teacher appreciation day, Chic-fil-A offers teachers with a school ID a free sandwich. It’s not known if all restaurants may participate, so call and ask! (Thank you again for this info Ms.K)
  • Dunn Bros Coffee – Although not confirmed, teachers are reporting getting a discount here, so you might as well check!
  • Panera Bread – Panera has been know to offer it’s leftover baked goods for free to educators planning school meetings and the like. Call your local Panera to see if they can help you out.
  • Pizza Hut – Pizza Hut doesn’t advertise it, but others have said they will discount 10%-20% for teachers. Call your local Pizza hut to get the skinny on it.
  • Uno Chicago Grill – Get 10% off your meal when you use your International Teacher ID Card.

Other Cool Stuff!

Additional Education Resources

Comments

  1. says

    These all the discount sheets for the helping of students are so useful and its very nice you have done for the students. these all products are useful in daily routines and if we students get the discount offer on these products so that will be awesome. Thank for providing us the list of discount products.

  2. William says

    My local A.C. Moore and Michael’s give a 15% discount to educators if you show your school I.D. Im not sure if all stores do, but you may want to check to see.

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