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It’s no secret that teachers work hard. That’s why we’ve done all of our homework to find the best teacher discounts and freebies. There’s something for every educator here. You’ll find teacher discounts on items for the classroom, including technology and software. Plus, free school supplies for teachers and more. With Teacher Appreciation Week deals kicking off Monday, May 8 until May 12, 2023, we’re rounding up all the freebies and discounts teachers can get throughout the year, not just during Teacher Appreciation Week.
Keep in mind that you will need your teacher ID and/or your school email to secure most of these offerings. So make sure to have that on hand to make any transactions smooth and simple.
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Limited Time Teacher Discounts and Freebies
Applebee’s has a special discount for educators for a limited time. Teachers can enjoy 20% off their order when they show their work ID from May 8th – May 12, 2023 at participating Applebee’s locations. We suggest contacting your local Applebee’s ahead to ensure they’re offering the discount. Dine-in only.
McAlister’s Deli: Teachers who show a valid educator ID May 3 – 10, 2023 at participating McAlister’s Deli locations will receive a free 32 oz. tea. Offer is not valid on flavored shots or other drinks. Limit one offer per person. For in-person ordering for dine-in or take out only.
Potbelly has a freebie for educators who show their work ID at their local Potbelly restaurant between May 8 – May 12, 2023. You’ll get a free regular-sized soft drink or cookie with an entree purchase. In-restaurants orders only.
Amazon Deals for Teachers: May 2023
Back-to-School Freebies for Teachers
- You can get access to free school supplies through the Kids in Need Foundation if you teach at a school that’s at least 50% qualified for the National School Lunch Program. The foundation offers eligible teachers up to 24 boxes full of school supplies like pencils, notebooks, erasers, and more.
- Adopt A Classroom provides schools with funds to buy school supplies. The money is provided by a large network of donors.
- Create a crowdfunding campaign through Donors Choose in order to get free school supplies. You’ll make a list of items you’d like — it can be anything from basic school supplies to technology or furniture for the classroom. Then once your donation goal is reached, Donors Choose will ship the items to your school or home.
- All K – 12 educators are eligible to get free access to Canva for Education design tools.
Year-Round Teacher Discounts
You find year-round teacher discounts for clothing, computers, a Caribbean vacay, and more. We will update this list whenever possible so you might want to bookmark this post so you don’t miss the latest deals.
ABCmouse allows you to take your K – 2 students on a virtual field trip or prep a whole month of lesson plans with a free account on ABCmouse.
Adobe offers 60% off of their Creative Cloud All Apps plan (which includes Photoshop!) for qualifying students and teachers.
Amazon has Kindle e-textbooks teachers can get for free on the Amazon website.
American National Parks
American National Park visitor centers give teachers 15% off any purchases in stores and online. This is for the gift shop, not entry/camping fees. Check with the park you want to visit to see if they offer this.
Apple gives educators 10% discount on Apple computers, iPads, and software with their Education Pricing program.
Asics offers 20% off all regular-price products.
AT&T has a discount if your school has a partnership with them (sometimes as much as 25% off). Check your eligibility and discount level here.
Aveda Get 20% off hair and skincare products at Aveda.
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble Educator Program offers 20% off the publisher’s list price on books for your classroom. Look out for the 25% off Educator Appreciation Days on sporadic weekends throughout the year.
Birdies gives teachers a 20% off regular price shoes.
Books-A-Million has an Educator Card that provides a 20% discount on all items purchased in store and free shipping on all eligible purchases from booksamillion.com. They also have an annual Educator Week with more discounts.
Bonobos, a men’s clothing company gives 20% off their apparel and accessories for teachers who get verified.
Bose will give you up to 15% off their speakers, headphones, and other audio-tech products when you sign up for the Bose teacher discount. (You must spend at least $199 to use the discount.)
Cheap Caribbean gives teachers $150 off their next beach vacation booking through their website, CheapCaribbean.
Cole Haan has a 20% off coupon you can use during checkout once you register your school email.
Colgate offers the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program that donates classroom kits to help teach good oral care. The free kits come with Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush samples for 24 kindergarten or first-grade students. Simply visit Colgate.com and fill out the request form.
Crocs gives teachers a 15% discount on all full-priced styles.
Dell provides special teacher discounts on their computers and accessories throughout the year, including a 10% off coupon during Teacher Appreciation Week in May and again in early August.
Dick Blick Art Supply
Dick Blick Art Supply offers teachers a 10% off discount on all purchases once they sign up for Blick Art Materials’ free Preferred Customer program.
Eddie Bauer offers 10% off all full-priced items in-store to educators. Just show your ID in store.
Farmers Insurance: Educators may be eligible for the Farmers Insurance “Affinity” discounts (which include teachers) of up to 10% depending on your location. Visit their website and get a quote and check your eligibility.
Half-Price-Books has a free Educator Discount Card that’ll get you 10% off purchases in store, year-round.
Hanes, which includes Hanes.com, Champion.com, OneHanesPlace.com, and JustMySize.com, gives teachers (even retired ones) 10% off.
Headspace provides a free meditation account for educators when they use their school email.
Hello Bello offers ID.me verified teachers 20% off their purchases.
J.Crew has a teacher discount that gives college educators and students a15% off everything in-store and online. The catch? The 15% discount for J.Crew is only valid in-store at J.Crew Factory and J.Crew Mercantile locations (not regular J.Crew or online).
JoAnn has a free Teacher Rewards program you can join that offers 15% off every single purchase, online and in store.
Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center offers teachers throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands a free complimentary Educator Study Pass to their visitor complex. Teachers must prove their position by bringing an active teaching certificate from the U.S., Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands, a photo badge showing the title teacher or educator, or a dated and signed (by the school principal) letter on school letterhead.
L.L. Bean provides teachers a 10% discount on all regular priced items.
LensCrafters offers teachers 50% off on lenses (but not frames).
Lenovo: Take 10% off computers, tablets, and more with the Lenovo Academic Purchase Program. Select your state and school for a list of deals.
Levi Strauss & Co. offers a 15% teacher discount regular priced items.
Liberty Mutual: If you’re an educator looking for extra insurance protection visit their website LibertyMutual.com. They offer additional coverage on auto insurance to teachers for free, including vandalism loss protection, personal property coverage, and collision coverage.
Madewell offers a 15% teacher discount on everything in-store and online for college educators and students.
Marriott offers special educator rates at select locations. Tell them you’re a teacher when you book and plan to have your ID at check-in.
Mattress Firm offers teachers and other school employees a 10% – 20% discount once you verify your eligibility through ID.me. You’ll get a one-time use discount code. Every 90 days, you can reverify for another code.
Michaels offers a 15% off Teacher Discount you can use on your purchases, anytime. Heads up — you can’t combine this discount with any other coupons, but you can combine it with Michaels Rewards (and you can qualify by becoming an in-store instructor, too.)
Microsoft gives teachers Microsoft Office 365 Education for free (which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Teams). Microsoft also offers teacher discounts of 5% – 10% off all devices, plus free software upgrades.
Office Depot & Office Max
Office Depot & Office Max periodically send teacher-only coupons throughout the year, particularly around Back-to-School season — these can be as high as 50% off!
Puma offers 10% off shoes, apparel, and everything else verified teachers order online.
Reebok gives a 50% “Heroes Discount” online for teachers (and other civil servants).
Samsung gives educators up to 15% off PCs and tablets, and up to 7.5% of mobile phones, accessories, and smart home devices. They also offer up to 12.1% off appliances and up to 25% off vacuums and home appliance accessories. Verify eligibility through ID.me.
Sea World for free when you register for the Teacher Study Pass. (Valid through Setp. 7, 2023 for teachers in Florida and through Dec. 31, 2023 for Southern California instructors.)
Staples has a Teacher Rewards Program that gives you 5% back on Staples purchases and up to 10% back during the month of August.
Steve Madden offers teachers up to 25% off.
T-Mobile: Educators get 15% off their Magenta Max cell phone plans and has a whole page dedicated to their teacher discounts.
The Home Depot
The Home Depot allows teachers to avoid paying tax on all Home Depot purchases they use for the classroom. Make sure you qualify before you head to the checkout counter.
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal offers college professors complimentary access to digital subscriptions if you’re a college or university partner with them.
The Washington Post
The Washington Post offers an academic rate of $1 per four weeks of issues.
Thrift Books gives teachers get every fifth book free.
Under Armor has a big group of people they give 20% discounts to at their online store, and that includes teachers.
USA Today offers free articles and resources through their USA Today Educate program.
Verizon offers a Verizon Teacher Discount, that allows teachers to get the Welcome Unlimited plan for $20 a line based on the eligibility of your school/employer. Enter your information on Verizon’s discount page, or visit your local Verizon store to see if you qualify.
Vineyard Vines give educators a 15% discount off everything, once verified through SheerID. Discount codes are good for one use. You can reverify for a new code every 30 days.
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World offers a special 25% discount for teachers booking a stay at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels in Florida. Call 1-888-828-8850 and give them the “TEACHERS RATE” code verbally.
Western Digital offers 15% off their hard drives, flash drives, and other storage options with their Teacher Discount.
Whirlpool offers up to 15% off most products site-wide on Whirlpool.com.