We all agree that improving how we educate our next generation is the factor in continuing to effectively compete in a global economy. Teachers and other educators are on the front lines, but local budget cuts conspire with their generosity to cause them to make an estimated $1.3B in out-of-pocket expenses each year to supply their classrooms.
Brad’s Deals wants to do our part to solve this problem by spreading the word about the wealth of teacher discounts that are available, but not properly organized elsewhere. Here are more than 90 top teacher discounts at bookstores, retail, school supply stores and more that any teacher can start taking advantage of today to cut their out-of-pocket back-to-school expenses.Of course, there are thousands of general online coupons and printable coupons that teachers can use, as well. Please spread the word via Facebook, Twitter or Email to any teachers you know immediately!
1. Barnes & Noble - B&N Educator Program: 20% off list price & up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days. See our Barnes & Noble Coupons page for other savings.
2. Book Warehouse – Educators’ Book Club: 15% discount.
3. Books-a-Million (in-store only) – 20% off for faculty
4. Borders - Classroom Discount Card: 25% off. See our Borders Coupons page for other savings.
5. Half Price Books - Teacher & Librarian Discount Card: 10% off
Online School Supply & Teacher Discount Stores
1. Academic Superstore - Discounted classroom supplies. See our Academic Superstore Coupons page for other savings.
2. Creative Teaching Press - Sales on various products
3. Discount School Supply - Discounted classroom supplies. See our Discount School Supply Coupons page for other savings.
4. ETA/Cuisenaire - Outlet Store – up to 75% discount on classroom supplies
5. Software Express - Discounts of up to 75% from a variety of publishers, requires a teacher ID and email from the principal
6. Teacher Deals - Teaching supplies at 20-50% off everyday
7. Teachers’ Discount - Discounted classroom supplies
8. Teacher eBooks Now - Features a “deal of the day,” discounted downloadable e-books
9. The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com - Up to 50% off deals and sales
10. TeacherStorehouse.com - Gain credits toward future purchases, get 2% of all purchases made by people you refer to the site.
11. ThinkEDU - teacher discounts on software, hardware, textbooks, Apple products more
Retail School Supply Discounts
1. A.C. Moore - Teacher Discount Program: mail in information to get discount card
2. Big Lots - Teacher Appreciation Day on August 11, 2012. See our Big Lots Coupons page for more savings.
3. The Container Store - Organized Teacher Discount Program: 10% off. See our Container Store Coupons page for other savings.
4. Crayola - Gold Star Teacher program: Discounts from CrayolaStore.com & opportunities to test/provide feedback on new products & lesson plans. See our Crayola Coupons page for other savings.
5. FedEx Office - National Educators Discount Program: 15% off
6. Hancock Fabrics - (in-store only) Show your school ID for 15% off. See our Hancock Fabric Coupons page for more savings.
7. Home Depot (in-store only) – Teachers pay no sales tax with tax exempt paperwork
8. JoAnn Fabrics – 15% off with school ID
8. Kmart - Various teacher-exclusive savings. See our Kmart Coupons page for other savings.
10. Lakeshore Learning – Teacher’s Club Members can save 15% and monthly specials.
11. Lowe’s (in-store only) – Teacher’s pay no sales tax with tax exempt paper work
11. Michael’s – 15% off with school ID
12. MPM School Supplies – 10% off for teachers on their first purchase.
13. Office Depot - Star Teacher Program: 10% back in rewards on ink, toner, & paper; 1% back on almost everything else; 15% off copy & print orders. See our Office Depot Coupons page for other savings.
14. Office Max - MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers: $10 reward for every $75 spent. See our Office Max Coupons page for other savings.
15. Staples - Teacher Rewards Program: 10% back in rewards on most purchases. See our Staples Coupons page for other savings.
16. Room Store Furniture (in-store only) – 10% off with school ID
1. Aerosoles – Members of the National Education Association can get 15% off with proof of membership.
2. Ann Taylor Loft - Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off. See our Ann Taylor Loft Coupons page for other savings.
3. Banana Republic (In-store only, *call store to confirm)- 10% off with employee ID. See our Banana Republic Coupons page for other savings.
4. Club Monaco (In-store only): 20% off for students
5. Eddie Bauer - 15% off on regular priced merchandise in-store with valid student ID
6. J. Crew (In-store only) – valid at outlet locations as well: 15% off with employee ID. See our J. Crew Coupons page for other savings.
7. NY & Co. (In-store only, *call store to confirm)- 15% off with employee ID. See our NY & Co. Coupons page for other savings.
8. The Limited (In-store only) – 15% off with pay stub or teacher ID card. See our The Limited Coupons page for other savings.
9. Aerosoles - 15% off for teachers who are members of The National Education Association. See our Aerosoles Coupons page for other savings.
Tech and Computer Discounts
1. Adobe - Heavy Discounts (25-75% off retail) via Adobe Teacher & Student Store. See our Adobe Coupons page for other savings.
2. Apple Store - 5-10% via Apple.com’s Edu Store for Faculty, Staff, Students. See our Apple Store Coupons page for other savings.
3. AT&T - Usually around 19% off your monthly bill. Varies by educational institution – need to enter work/school email address for discount eligibility
4. Best Buy (in-store only) – Will honor other manufacturer discounts; up to individual store. See our Best Buy Coupons page for other savings.
5. Bose - Educators Direct Group: special pricing for US Educators only on certain items; have to call the Customer Focused Development Team (1-800-353-4207). See our Bose Coupons page for other savings.
6. CampusTech – Discounts on software & technology products
7. Dell - Dell University – savings vary by college (offer high school discounts too). See our Dell Coupons page for other savings.
8. Gradware - Discounts vary, good for student or teachers, just online
9. HP - Up to 10% off via Academic Purchase Programs. See our HP Coupons for other savings.
10. JourneyEd.com - Faculty pricing – varies by school
11. Lenovo - 5% off. See our Lenovo Coupons page for other savings.
12. PBS - PBS Teachers program: sign up to receive 10% discount on next purchase at ShopPBS for Teachers
13. PrintPal.com - School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100
14. Sony - Eye on Education Program: various pricing discounts, financing solutions, & trade-in programs. See our Sony Coupons page for other savings.
15. Verizon - Employee Discount Program: varies. See our Verizon Coupons page for other savings.
16. AT&T - Offers a 15% teacher discount on monthly bills in most states. This discount, however, varies state to state, so be sure to call your local AT&T store to confirm.
1. Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network - Members can get discounted travel at $40 per night for 2 people; Home Stays with other members of the EBBN
2. Explorica - Book trips & join Extra Rewards program: chance to attend an international teacher convention for free
3. Sta Travel - Discounts vary
4. Student Universe - Discounted group airfares for students & faculty members (groups of 12+)
5. Teachers Travel Web - B&B and home exchange for members worldwide
6. Vacations To Go - Cruise discounts – vary by cruise line & availability
7. Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels - Teacher/education staff discount – have to check rates & availability. See our Disney Coupons page for other savings.
8. Magmall.com - Educator Subscription Discounts: up to 50% off regular magazine subscription rates.
9. National Geographic - Teachers are eligible for discount on Geographic Project kits; Have to email info to receive additional info about discounts
10. Time Magazine for Kids - School-wide volume discounts (from 10-99 to 300+)
11. Marriott Hotels - Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee.
12. National Park Service – Show a valid school ID to receive 15% off park purchases. This is not valid on park entry fees, camping fees or Smoky the Bear Petting Zoo fees.
13. Marco Island Marriott – Show a valid school ID to receive 20% off the lowest rate Sunday through Thursday.
14. Jupiter Beach Res0rt – Show a valid school ID to receive 20% off the lowest rate, plus 20% off spa treatments and 50% off valet parking.
15. San Juan Marriott Resort – Show a valid school ID to receive 25% off the lowest rate
1. Art Institute of Chicago - Free admission for teachers with valid ID
2. Boston Children’s Museum- Free admission for teachers with valid ID; discount at museum store
3. Field Museum of Chicago- Free admission for teachers with valid ID
4. Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida- Free admission for teachers with valid ID
5. Izzit.org- Free educational DVD to teachers grade 6-12 on their birthday.
6. My Corporate Logo - 15% off custom logo design (code: bWNsMDAx)
7. NEA (National Education Association) - Various NEA member benefits & discounts
8. Regal Theaters: in-theater only, *depends on theater, usually 25% off
9. Replace My Contacts - 5% off an order of $100 or more
10. TeacherDisCount.biz - Various discounts for NEA members/AFT members/Non-Union teachers
11. Teachers’ Insurance Plan - Special savings on car insurance for active & retired education professionals
12. U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development - Good Neighbor Next Door Program: up to 50% discount on the list price of homes
13. PETCO - Free aquarium for select teachers with application (PETCO only gives this aquarium to a set number of teachers each year)
14.Pets in the Classroom – Teachers of pre-K-8th grade students in both public and private schools can apply for a hassle free grant that will refund them the costs of having a small classroom pet (Up to $150).
15. Pizza Hut (in-store only): 10%-20% off depending on the store with a teacher I.D.
16. Schlotsky’s (in-store only): 10% off with school ID
17. Visible Changes – 10% off with school ID. Just show your ID the first time you get your hair cut there.
18. Ben Franklin Crafts- 10% off every Tuesday with teacher ID.
19. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago - Free general admission with teacher ID. On the Shedd Aquarium page that is hyperlinked here, scroll down to “Other Discounts” to find out more information.
20. Life’s Little Favors – Call customer service at 1-800-406-9985 to find out how you can get 10% off at this online favor boutique.
21. Dallas Museum of Art – Call the Member Services desk at 214-922-1247 to learn about discounted single-day tickets and annual memberships.
22. Mote Aquarium in Florida – Present a recent pay stub at the admissions desk for one free ticket.
23. Museum of Science in Boston – Register for the Teacher Partner Program to receive special benefits and discounts.
24. New England Aquarium – Current teachers can get 10% off in the store and on family memberships.
25. John Mable Ringling Museum of Art – A valid school ID will get you a discounted day pass.
Do you know of any additional discounts for teachers? Please comment below and we will add them to our list.
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Last updated 8/6/12