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 classroom 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?
- School supplies
- Computers, Laptops, and Tablets
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!
Classroom and School Supply Stores on FatWallet:
- Dick Blick Coupons
- Register your school with Blick, and get discounts on art supplies.
The Container Store
- The Container Store coupons
- Teacher discount program: special discount offers throughout the year via email through December 31, 2016. Sign up at containerstore.com/teachers.
Discount School Supply
- Discount School Supply Coupons
- Teachers save on discounted school supplies.
- The Home Depot coupons
- Teachers, show your tax exempt paperwork in the store and pay no sales tax (in-store only).
Jo Ann Fabrics
- Jo Ann Fabrics coupons
- Enroll in their Teacher Rewards Program and receive 15% off with your discount card.
- Hancock Fabrics Coupons
- Home school parent, and teachers showing their Red Apple Card get 10% off discount (in-store only).
- Lowe’s coupons
- Teachers, show your tax exempt paperwork in the store and pay no sales tax (in-store only).
- Office Depot coupons
- Star Teacher Program:
- 5% off all qualifying orders
- 15% back in rewards on qualifying design, print, & ship services
- Earn 5% bonus rewards on qualifying $200+ purchases
The Scholastic Store
- The Scholastic Store Coupons
- The Scholastic Teacher Store offers books for 25% off and up to 50% off with other sales and deals.
- The Book Clubs department offers dollar books.
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!
- 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 an officer at your school and use either a company credit card or check to receive a discount.
- Raymond Geddes – Wholesale school supplies for teachers and parents.
- Teachers’ Discount – Teachers get discounted classroom supplies. Free shipping on orders of $49 or more.
- Teacher eBooks Now – Check out their deal of the day for discounts on their downloadable eBooks.
Book Stores on FatWallet:
Barnes & Noble
- Barnes & Noble coupons
- Sign up for the B&N Educator Program for 20% off list price purchases used for the classroom and up to and up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
Other Book Stores:
- 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.
- Book Warehouse – Educators’ Book Club provides an 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 coupons
- Teachers are eligible for a discount ($140, which includes shipping and handling) on Geographic Project kits, apply online.
- 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 and unlimited online access. 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:
- Charlotte Russe coupons
- Get 10% off in store when you show your ID.
- Club Monaco coupons
- Club Monaco offers 20% off full-price and sale merchandise in stores and online to all college students.
Cold Water Creek
- Coldwater Creek Coupons
- Teachers can get a 15% off discount (in-store only).
Christopher & Banks
- Christopher and Banks Coupons
- Show a valid school ID, and receive 10% off any regular priced item. Not all stores participate, so be sure to ask first!
- Eddie Bauer coupons
- Regular priced merchandise is 10% off in store with a valid ID.
- The Limited coupons
- 15% off with Teacher ID card in store only, and cannot be combined with other coupons.
- LOFT coupons
- Ann Taylor Loft – Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off full-priced purchases. More benefits throughout the year.
- Macy’s Coupons
- Show your International Teacher ID card and get a 10% off discount (in-store only)
- Madewell coupons
- Madewell – Take 15% off in-store purchases. The offer cannot be combined with other coupons.
New York & Company
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).
- 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
- $25 off online orders.
- Savings on your AT&T cell phone bill.
- Enter your school email address for discount eligibility.
- Best Buy coupons
- Best Buy will price-match Apple’s EDU discounts (in-store only).
- Verizon Wireless coupons
- Certain states have discounts for teachers through the Employee Discount Program.
- 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. Get the Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones when purchasing an eligible Mac.
- 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.
- 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 coupons
- Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee (discounts vary).
Budget Car Rental
- Budget Car Rental Coupons
- Save up to 25% when you use Budget Customer Discount number R524700.
Thrifty Car Rental
- Thrifty Car Rental Coupons
- Use the corporate promo code 0010229681 and get preferred rates on your rental.
- Alamo Rent A Car – If you are a member of the NEA, Alamo has special discounts that include roadside assistance, and unlimited milage.
- Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network – $45 per night for 2 people for members.
- Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa – Save 20% off the lowest rate Sunday through Thursday. Must show official school ID.
- San Juan Marriott Resort – Save up to 25% when you show a valid school ID.
- Sta Travel – Get discounts with top airline providers.
- Student Universe – Discounted airfares for students & faculty members (groups of 12+).
- Teachers Travel Web – B&B and home exchange for members worldwide.
- Vacations To Go – Discounts on cruises, vary by cruise line and availability.
- Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels – Teacher/education staff discount when you mention the code DREAMS.
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 at 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 its 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!
- Izzit.org – Teachers of grades 6-12 receive a free educational DVD on their birthday.
- NEA (National Education Association) – Lots of NEA member benefits & discounts.
- Regal Theaters – In-theater only, discount depending on theater with valid ID.