Teachers are everyday heroes who foster the desire for learning, enhance creativity, and serve as role models for our youth. Those who quip that teachers get so many breaks, like summers off, have a serious misunderstanding of the extra time and sacrifices teachers make for their students. In addition to working hard, recent studies show that most teachers spend about $800 out of their own pockets every year on supplies for their students. It’s no wonder why companies want to give back to those who give so much. We’ve compiled a list of stores that offer teacher discounts from school supplies to retail to travel and more. Editor’s Tip: Sign up at ID.me and verify your teacher status to earn discounts from various stores and services.

Online School Supply Discounts

Retail Store Discounts

  • Ann Taylor Loft – Join the LoftLoves Teachers program and get 15% off all full-price purchases every day.

  • Colorscience – Take 15% off on skincare and beauty products.

  • Costco – Receive a Costco gift card with membership signup by verifying through ID.me. 

  • Crayola – Discounted and free access to educational seminars.

  • Crocs – Teachers can get 20% off full-priced items.

  • DearFoams – Shop through ID.me to get 20% off.

  • GM – Up to $500 off select Chevrolet vehicles for educators.

  • Goodwill – Take 25% off on select days of the week. Check your local Goodwill for more information.

  • Hanes – 10% off for teachers and retired teachers, up to $10 off.

  • Hawes & Curtis – Teachers can get 15% off menswear, womenswear, and gifts.

  • Home Depot – Teachers pay no sales tax with tax-exempt paperwork.

  • J.Crew – 15% off with employee ID, valid in-store at J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and J.Crew Mercantile stores only.

  • JOANN – Get 15% off with their Teacher Discount Program.

  • LensCrafters – Use ID.me to verify and get 60% off prescription lenses (frames not eligible).

  • Levi’s – Teachers take 15% off their order by entering their school information.

  • Lowe’s – Teachers do not pay sales tax with tax-exempt paperwork.

  • Lululemon – Fitness instructors and coaches can join Sweat Collective and save 25% on full-price items. 

  • Madewell – Get 15% off online and in-store orders.

  • Michael’s – Teachers save 15% every day on products designed for the classroom. Some exclusions apply, so make sure to ask a store associate for details!

  • Modcloth – Verify with ID.me and get 20% off your order.

  • New Balance – Teachers can verify using ID.me for a 15% off discount.

  • Puma – Take 10% off your order by verifying using ID.me.

  • Reebok – Teachers can get 50% off using ID.me verification.

  • Roxy – Use SheerID to verify your educator status and take 15% off.

  • Sam’s Club – Get discounts on a membership by verifying through ID.me.  

  • Saucony – Verify with ID.me and teachers save 20%.

  • Staples – Earn 10% back in rewards on most purchases with the Staples Teacher Rewards Program.

  • Target – Sign up for a Target Circle account and verify your teacher status to get up to 20% off during select times of the year.

  • Thrive Market – Teachers qualify for a one-year free membership.

  • Under Armour – Take 20% off when you verify with ID.me.

Vineyard Vines – Take 15% off everything when you verify your educator status.

Discounts on Tech and Software

  • Adobe – Teachers and students get 60% off the Creative Cloud All Apps plan.

  • Apple Store – Use the Apple Education Discount to get extra discounts on Apple products.

  • AT&T – Usually around 15-20% off your monthly bill for active teachers. Varies by educational institution, you will need to enter your email address and credentials in order to see if you qualify.

  • Basecamp – Educators using Basecamp for classroom work can get a free account.

  • Bose – Up to 15% off for educators and members of educational associations through the Educators Direct Group.

  • HP – Up to 40% off via their Student & Teacher Education Store.

  • JourneyEd.com – Discounts on licensed software for educators. Faculty pricing varies by school.

  • Lenovo – Teachers who verify through ID.me will get access to weekly Lenovo deals.

  • Microsoft – Teachers can get Microsoft Office 365 Education for free.

  • PBS – Teachers can get access to hundreds of free videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more.

  • Verizon – Save up to $25 per month on unlimited plans.

  • Western Digital – Up to 15% off on flash drives, hard drives, and other storage solutions.

Travel Discounts

  • Art Institute of Chicago – Free admission for Illinois teachers who have registered for the Educator Network.

  • Boston Children’s Museum – Half-priced tickets for teachers in the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA).

  • Explorica – Book discounted trips and earn rewards on school-related travel.

  • Field Museum of Chicago – Free admission for Illinois teachers with valid ID.

  • Kennedy Space Center – Free Educator Study Pass for active teachers in the United States of America, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • LEGOLAND Florida Resort – Free admission for FL teachers to LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Madame Tussauds Orlando, or SEA LIFE Orlando.

  • SeaWorld – K-12 teachers in Florida, Texas, California, and Arizona can verify with ID.me for a free Teacher Card. Apply in January of 2023 for next year’s cards.

  • Shedd Aquarium in Chicago – Free general admission with teacher ID for educators in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Register here.

  • Student Universe – Discounted group airfares for groups of ten or more students and faculty members.

  • Vacations To Go – Cruise discounts for teachers (vary by line and availability).

  • Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel – Teachers and school support staff can get up to 25% off bookings. Call 1-888-828-8850 and ask for promotional code TEACHERS RATE or when booking online, make sure Promotional Code ZTC appears in the Corporate/Promo code box.

  • Marriott Hotels – Available at select hotels. Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee when booking.

Other Discounts for Teachers

  • e-File – Educators can file their tax returns for free.

  • Headspace App – This meditation app is free for K-12 (primary-secondary) teachers and supporting staff in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

  • National Education Association – Get access to lots of discounts and member benefits when you become a member.

  • Pizza Hut – Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program motivates children to read by rewarding them with praise and pizza.

  • USA Today – Save 45% on a subscription through the Educator Program. This works out to $0.40 per copy.

  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development – Good Neighbor Next Door Program offers a discount for teachers on the list price of homes.

  • Wall Street Journal – Professors at select universities can get complimentary access to digital subscriptions.

  • Washington Post – Educators qualify for up to 90% off digital subscription prices.

Do you know of any additional discounts for teachers? Please comment below and we will add them to our list.