Teachers and educators spend their time investing in others, and often, cash out of their own pockets for supplies and programs. In fact, according to a 2013 national survey, teachers spend a whopping average of $500 out of pocket on supplies for their classrooms each year.
The good news? There are amazing discounts out there for teachers and educators! Check out these 25 ways to take advantage.
School and Craft Supplies
The Container Store: Take part in The Container Store’s Organized Teacher Program and receive special discounts. Program ends December 31, 2017.
Home Depot: Teachers are eligible for tax exemption in stores and online. Apply for a Home Depot Tax ID here.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores: Save 15% with the Jo-Ann Teacher Rewards Discount Card.
Lowe’s: Teachers don’t pay sales tax with tax-exempt paperwork through Lowe’s For Pros.
Michael’s: Receive 15% off products designed for the classroom. Some exclusions apply, so speak with a sales associate for details.
Office Depot and OfficeMax: Rewards members receive exclusive deals, 2% back on every purchase and 10% back on ink, toner, paper, and copy/print/ship services. Check with your local store for teacher discounts.
Staples: Teachers receive an extra 10% back on teaching and art supplies through Staples Rewards.
Books and Resources
Barnes & Noble: Save 20% off of the publisher’s list price on books purchased for classroom use. Get 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
Books-A-Million: Sign up in stores for the BAM! Educators Discount Card. As a cardholder, you receive free shipping on most online orders (no minimum purchase required,) exclusive email offers and a 10% in-store discount. You can also save up to 46% on top bestsellers and up to 20% on thousands of additional items.
PBS: Sign up for PBS Learning Media and gain direct access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources for free!
The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com: Everything you need for your classroom for up to 75% off list prices.
Clothing and Accessories
Aerosoles: Show your teacher ID or pay stub and receive 15% off any footwear priced $39.99 or higher. This offer is available in stores and over the phone.
Banana Republic: Teachers save 15% on full-priced items. Show your teacher ID in stores to receive this discount.
LOFT: Get 15% off whenever you shop in stores! Sign up for teacher-only perks.
The Limited: Receive 15% off in stores when you show your school ID.
Madewell: Show a valid school ID and get 15% off in stores.
New York & Company: Receive 15% off in-store purchases; some exclusions apply.
Talbots: Talbots offers teachers 15% off full-priced items in stores.
Educators Travel Network: For a small annual fee, ETN members can travel for just $45 per night for two people (one room). Members can also host people for “home stays” and receive travel credit.
Teacher’s Travel Web: Free bed & breakfast and home exchange program for teachers.
Adobe: Save over 60% on Creative Cloud All Apps.
Apple: Apple offers special pricing for teachers on Macs, iPads and iPhones.
Dell: Public school teachers can receive discounts through the “state and local government” category of their member purchase program. Members save 5% on Dell brand items in addition to other exclusive discounts.
Sony: Sony makes it easy for educators to put the latest technology in classrooms through their Eye on Education Program.
Did you know some phone carriers such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have educator discounts? Check with your local store to see if you are eligible for a discount on your monthly wireless service!