Teachers, back-to-school deals aren’t just for your students and their parents. As a “thank you” for everything you do to help kids learn and grow, year in and year out, I’ve put together this list of ways for you to save on everything from classroom supplies to clothing to travel.
And when you’re done reading this list, you’re gonna be feeling the love from these 32 retailers too!
1. Barnes & Noble’s Educator Program gives you 20% off all purchases. That’s 20% off all purchases for classroom use and up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
2. JoAnn Fabrics Teacher Rewards Program offers 15% off every purchase, every day. Start using your discount once you sign up.
4. Office Depot & OfficeMax offers 10% back in rewards on select purchases. This offer isn’t teacher-specific, but the “Give 5% Back to Your School” program sure is. Make sure your students’ parents know they can opt for their school to receive 5% back in credits for school supplies when they make certain purchases.
5. Staples’ Teacher Rewards Program gives you up to 10% back in rewards on every purchase. You’ll get 5% back in rewards, 10% back on teaching and art supplies, free shipping from Staples.com (on orders more than $15), and a price-match guarantee.
6. The Container Store’s Organized Teacher Program offers various discounts throughout the year. Organize your classroom on the cheap! Just fill out the form online, and you’ll get exclusive discounts in your inbox throughout the year. When you buy in-store, be sure to show your school ID.
7. West Elm gives you 15% off everything in stores and online. Access West Elm style for your classroom when you sign up with your “.edu” email address.
8. Ann Taylor Loft wants to give you 15% off everything. Love the Loft? Well, the Loft loves you. Shop with your discount, get access to school grants, and be sure to check out Loft teacher appreciation nights.
9. Banana Republic offers 15% off full-priced items. Make sure you bring your teacher ID into Banana Republic, because you’ll get 15% off every full-priced purchase.
10. J.Crew gives you 15% off everything when you shop in stores. Show your teacher ID in order to get your savings. Unfortunately these savings don’t apply online at jcrew.com.
11. NY & Company offers you a deeper cut into already discounted prices. Based on your location, get a price cut on items marked 30% off, 40% off, or buy one get one 50% off. Show your teacher ID again in order to get your discount.
12. The Limited gives you 15% off everything in stores. Same as J.Crew, The Limited offers 15% off when you show your teacher ID. And the offer doesn’t apply when you shop online.
13. Eddie Bauer offers 15% off all full-priced items. If your style is a bit more casual and practical, Eddie Bauer has you covered. Like other retailers, the discount isn’t applicable online. But in stores, show your teacher ID to get that extra 15% lopped off your total.
14. Christopher & Banks wants to give you 10% off everything in stores. You know the drill: show your teacher ID, and don’t shop online if you want the discount.
15. Talbots offers you 15% off all full-priced items. Flash that teacher ID, and you’ll get your Talbots discount.
17. AT&T averages 15% off services, devices and more. Ask your local AT&T store if they offer discounts, because it varies by store and location. I found the savings average about 15%.
18. Sprint wants to give you up to 20% off your phone bill. Ask your store about their educator discount, but note it varies by state. Fingers crossed the discount applies in your state!
19. T-Mobile’s teacher discount is up to $60 off smartphones and tablets. Dude. Extra money off stuff you’re already buying? Amazing.
20. Verizon offers up to 20% off your phone bill. Not to be outdone by Sprint, Verizon wants to give you a break on your monthly bill too. Again, this is based on where you live. To find out what kind of discount you’re eligible for, visit the Verizon store in your neighborhood.
21. Apple offers a whole array of teacher discounts throughout the year. I found that discounts get up to about $200 off Macs, software and other accessories through the Apple Education Store. Also take advantage of special promotions when you buy a new computer. Like right now if you buy a new Mac, Apple will give you a new pair of wireless Beats headphones, which are more than a $200 value. Unfortunately though, there’s no educator discount for the iPhone.
22. Bose offers up to 15% off music systems and accessories. In the market for new speakers or headphones? Use your discount to shop Bose’s high quality items.
23. Adobe offers various software discounts throughout the year. Get your discounts through the Adobe Education Store. Promotions vary, and you won’t need your teacher ID for this one.
24. Lenovo’s Academic Purchase Program gives various hardware discounts. Discounts vary by state and time of year, but you’ll get deals on computers and tablets.
25. Marriott Hotels offer you various discounts on rooms. Next time you’re traveling, check out Marriott. Discounts aren’t consistent state to state, so make sure to call the Marriott where you’re staying to see if you can save on a room.
26. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels gives you discounted room rates. Every teacher needs a vacation, right?! If your destination is Disney World in Orlando, save at the Swan and Dolphin Hotels. When you’re booking a room, be sure to mention you’re a teacher.
27. The National Park Service wants to give you 15% off nearly everything. And by everything I mean classroom materials, distance learning for you, and anything else the National Parks offer. Plus, with more than 400 NPS sites around the country, there’s sure to be one near you. I found it’s a pretty standard 15% off purchases, but definitely check out the NPS website to dig deeper into whatever interests you.
28. The New York Times offers you 50% off subscriptions. This is a great deal! Give your students the tools to stay up to date on current events for $0.99 a week for the first month and 50% off every week after that.
29. The Wall Street Journal ups the ante with over 50% off subscriptions. As an educator, you can get full print and online access for just $99 a year.
30. National Geographic offers 50% off past issues. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this. Get 50% off past issues and a $12 a year subscription for full print and online access.
32. Liberty Mutual gives you discounts that vary by location. Get special coverage on car insurance at no additional cost to you. Call your agent to find out what’s offered in your state. Keep in mind, your discount also depends on your driving record.
Thank you for investing in children, teachers! Here’s to another amazing school year.