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!
- 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.
- Book Warehouse: Educators’ Book Club: 15% discount.
- Books-a-Million: 20% off for faculty (in-store only)
- Half Price Books: Teacher & Librarian Discount Card: 10% off
Online School Supply & Teacher Discount Stores
- Academic Superstore: Discounted classroom supplies. See our Academic Superstore Coupons page for other savings.
- Creative Teaching Press: Sales on various products
- Discount School Supply: Discounted classroom supplies. See our Discount School Supply Coupons page for other savings.
- ETA/Cuisenaire: Outlet Store – up to 75% discount on classroom supplies
- Software Express: Discounts of up to 75% from a variety of publishers, requires a teacher ID and email from the principal
- Teacher Deals: Teaching supplies at 20-50% off everyday
- Teachers’ Discount: Discounted classroom supplies
- Teacher eBooks Now: Features a “deal of the day,” discounted downloadable e-books
- The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com: Up to 50% off deals and sales
- TeacherStorehouse.com: Gain credits toward future purchases, get 2% of all purchases made by people you refer to the site.
- ThinkEDU: Teacher discounts on software, hardware, textbooks, Apple products and more
- Western Digital Store: 20% off all products when you create an account with a school email address.
Retail School Supply Discounts
- A.C. Moore: Teacher Discount Program: mail in information to get discount card
- Ben Franklin Crafts: 10% off every Tuesday with teacher ID.
- Big Lots: Teacher Appreciation Day on August 11, 2012. See our Big Lots Coupons page for more savings.
- The Container Store: Organized Teacher Discount Program: 10% off. See our Container Store Coupons page for other savings.
- 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.
- FedEx Office: National Educators Discount Program: 15% off
- Hancock Fabrics: Show your school ID for 15% off. See our Hancock Fabric Coupons page for more savings. (in-store only)
- Home Depot: Teachers pay no sales tax with tax exempt paperwork. (in-store only)
- JoAnn Fabrics: 15% off with Teacher Rewards membership.
- Kmart:Various teacher-exclusive savings. See our Kmart Coupons page for other savings.
- Lakeshore Learning: Teacher’s Club Members can save 15% and monthly specials.
- Lowe’s: Teacher’s pay no sales tax with tax exempt paper work (in-store only).
- Michael’s: 15% off with school ID
- MPM School Supplies: 10% off for teachers on their first purchase.
- 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.
- Office Max: MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers: $10 reward for every $75 spent. See our Office Max Coupons page for other savings.
- Staples: Teacher Rewards Program: 10% back in rewards on most purchases. See our Staples Coupons page for other savings.
- Room Store Furniture: 10% off with school ID (in-store only).
- Aerosoles: Members of the National Education Association can get 15% off with proof of membership.
- Ann Taylor Loft: Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off. See our Ann Taylor Loft Coupons page for other savings.
- Banana Republic: 10% off with employee ID. See our Banana Republic Coupons page for other savings. (In-store only, *call store to confirm)
- Club Monaco: 20% off for students (In-store only)
- Eddie Bauer:15% off on regular priced merchandise in-store with valid student ID
- J. Crew: valid at outlet locations as well: 15% off with employee ID. See our J. Crew Coupons page for other savings.(In-store only)
- NY & Co.: 5% off with employee ID. See our NY & Co. Coupons page for other savings.(In-store only)
- The Limited: 15% off with pay stub or teacher ID card. See our The Limited Coupons page for other savings.(In-store only)
- 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
- Adobe: Heavy Discounts (25-75% off retail) via Adobe Teacher & Student Store. See our Adobe Coupons page for other savings.
- Apple Store: 5-10% via Apple.com’s Edu Store for Faculty, Staff, Students. See our Apple Store Coupons page for other savings.
- AT&T: Usually around 19% off your monthly bill. Varies by educational institution – need to enter work/school email address for discount eligibility
- Best Buy: Will honor other manufacturer discounts; up to individual store. See our Best Buy Coupons page for other savings.(in-store only)
- 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.
- CampusTech: Discounts on software & technology products
- Dell: Dell University – savings vary by college (offer high school discounts too). See our Dell Coupons page for other savings.
- Gradware: Discounts vary, good for student or teachers, just online
- HP: Up to 10% off via Academic Purchase Programs. See our HP Coupons for other savings.
- JourneyEd.com: Faculty pricing – varies by school
- Lenovo: 5% off. See our Lenovo Coupons page for other savings.
- PBS: PBS Teachers program: sign up to receive 10% discount on next purchase at ShopPBS for Teachers
- PrintPal.com: School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100
- Sony: Eye on Education Program: various pricing discounts, financing solutions, & trade-in programs. See our Sony Coupons page for other savings.
- Sprint: Up to 18% off for teachers in participating schools.
- Verizon: Employee Discount Program: varies. See our Verizon Coupons page for other savings.
- 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.
- 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
- Explorica: Book trips & join Extra Rewards program: chance to attend an international teacher convention for free
- Sta Travel: Discounts vary
- Student Universe: Discounted group airfares for students & faculty members (groups of 12+)
- Teachers Travel Web: B&B and home exchange for members worldwide
- Vacations To Go: Cruise discounts – vary by cruise line & availability
- Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel: Teacher/education staff discount – have to check rates & availability. See our Disney Coupons page for other savings.
- Magmall.com: Educator Subscription Discounts: up to 50% off regular magazine subscription rates.
- National Geographic: Teachers are eligible for discount on Geographic Project kits; Have to email info to receive additional info about discounts.
- Time Magazine for Kids: School-wide volume discounts (from 10-99 to 300+)
- Marriott Hotels: Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee.
- 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.
- Marco Island Marriott: Show a valid school ID to receive 20% off the lowest rate Sunday through Thursday.
- 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.
- San Juan Marriott Resort: Show a valid school ID to receive 25% off the lowest rate
- Art Institute of Chicago: Free admission for Illinois teachers that have registered for the Educator Network.
- Boston Children’s Museum: Free admission for teachers with valid ID; discount at museum store
- Dallas Museum of Art: Call the Member Services desk at 214-922-1247 to learn about discounted single-day tickets and annual memberships.
- Field Museum of Chicago: Free admission for teachers with valid ID
- Graceland TN: Free tours for teachers with valid ID.
- Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida: Free admission for teachers with valid ID
- Izzit.org: Free educational DVD to teachers grade 6-12 on their birthday.
- John Mable Ringling Museum of Art: A valid school ID will get you a discounted day pass.
- Kennedy Space Center: Free Educator Study Pass to teachers from Florida and Georgia
- 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. (in-store only)
- Mote Aquarium in Florida: Present a recent pay stub at the admissions desk for one free ticket.
- My Corporate Logo: 15% off custom logo design (code: bWNsMDAx)
- Museum of Science in Boston: Register for the Teacher Partner Program to receive special benefits and discounts.
- NEA (National Education Association): Various NEA member benefits & discounts
- New England Aquarium: Current teachers can get 10% off in the store and on family memberships.
- Regal Theaters: in-theater only, *depends on theater, usually 25% off
- Replace My Contacts: 5% off an order of $100 or more
- Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, SC: Free admission for teachers and half off for their guests with valid ID.
- 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.
- TeacherDisCount.biz: Various discounts for NEA members/AFT members/Non-Union teachers
- Teachers’ Insurance Plan: Special savings on car insurance for active & retired education professionals
- U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development: Good Neighbor Next Door Program: up to 50% discount on the list price of homes
- PETCO: Free aquarium for select teachers with application (PETCO only gives this aquarium to a set number of teachers each year)
- 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).
- Pizza Hut: 10%-20% off depending on the store with a teacher I.D. (in-store only)
- Schlotsky’s: 10% off with school ID (in-store only)
- Visible Changes: 10% off with school ID. Just show your ID the first time you get your hair cut there.
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 10/11/13
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