You work hard enough — that’s why I’ve done ALL of my homework to find the best discounts for teachers and even some freebies for your classroom, from technology and software to school supplies and more.
Keep in mind that you will need your teacher ID and/or your school email for most of these.
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Teacher Tools (in and outside the classroom)
1. Michaels Teacher Discount gets you 15% off your purchases, anytime.
Get 15% all online and in-store purchases with Michaels Teacher Discount. Michaels sells a variety of classroom supplies and teaching tools, like calendars, stickers, children’s books and really anything you could ever want to organize your classroom.
Plus, Michaels’ teacher discount extends to those who sign up to be a Community Classroom instructor and host classes that teach sewing, jewelry making, knitting, or anything else in the art of crafting and DIY at a Michaels location. So fun!
Sign up for Michaels Rewards online to make your discount automatic at check-out. Find a Michaels near you.
2. Get 20% off books with the Barnes & Noble Educator Program.
The Barnes & Noble Educator Program gives Pre-K through Grade 12 teachers, homeschool instructors, and librarians 20% off all purchases of school-appropriate hardcover and paperback books, toys, and games.
The discount applies in store and online, and goes up to 25% off on Educator Appreciation Days. (In 2019, those were every Saturday and Sunday from July 20 until Sep. 15.)
Plus, you’ll get 10% off at the cafe. Find a Barnes & Noble near you.
3. Take a virtual field trip via a free trial of the ABCMouse app.
The ABCMouse app is a digital learning tool that all teachers, caretakers, and parents will love. The online classroom has more than 8,000 educational games for kids ages 2 to 8 years old that teaches them core subjects like reading, math, science, and art.
Lessons are fun and using the app is easy. The price of ABCMouse is $9.95 a month or $79.99 per year, but you can easily sign up for a 30-day free trial of ABCMouse and have your students try it out for free.
Don’t forget to look for an ABCMouse Groupon, too, where we’ve seen a four-month subscription for just $19.95 (that’s 49% off and six weeks free!), or a year’s subscription for just $59.95. Whether you’re a nanny, daycare or elementary teacher, it’s definitely worth looking for ABCMouse deals. Kids will learn via interactive games and, hey, you might just get a couple minutes to yourself out of it too.
4. JOANN Fabrics offers a 15% discount for teachers.
JOANN Teacher Rewards Program offers 15% off every single purchase, online and in store. You’ll find kids’ art supplies, cute decorations for the classroom, games, and even science and STEM kits. Find a JOANN near you.
5. Have Office Depot send 20% off coupons to you.
Office Depot shows its teacher appreciation through teacher-specific perks that are sent through email around July or August for back-to-school season. They’re usually 20% off coupons, though I’ve seen as high as 50% off in the past. Make sure you sign up for the free Office Depot / Office Max reward program to get the coupon in your inbox.
6. Stay organized like a boss with the Container Store teacher discount program.
Need a place to put all those paper clips and markers? The Container Store’s Organized Teacher Program offers various discounts throughout the year. Just fill out the form online to get exclusive deals in your inbox. Holler.
7. Teachers can have Microsoft Office 365 for free (really).
Eligible teachers and institutions can get Office 365 Education compliments of Microsoft. That’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams software for free (and not just a trial). Microsoft also offers teacher discounts to the tune of 10% off all devices, plus free software upgrades.
8. Apple offers teachers 10% off computers, iPads, and software.
9. Win up to $10,000 in school supplies from Staples.
In 2019, Staples ran a #ThankATeacher campaign for students to enter educators that made a difference in their life into a sweepstakes. There were 10 winners, and each got $10,000 in school supplies for their school!
Staples also has annual Teacher Appreciation Days in August and September, when they run a separate sweepstakes that teachers can enter to win freebies. It is totally free to sign up for the Restock Your Classroom Giveaway. The grand prize winner will get shipped a box filled with $500 worth of school supplies, like pens, planners, paper, and a Scholastic subscription. Another four runner-up winners will snag $250 worth of school supplies.
Year-round, Staples’ Teacher Rewards Program gives you 5% back on Staples purchases, and up to 10% back during the month of August.
10. Get free educational materials and resources from National Geographic.
National Geographic offers quite a few resources — think maps and virtual expeditions — for free.
11. Buy the latest Bose products for 15% less.
12. Teachers get more than 60% off Adobe Creative Cloud programs.
Adobe offers 60% off of their Creative Cloud (which includes Photoshop!) for qualifying students and teachers. A subscription to all Creative Cloud apps is usually $52.99 a month, but teachers can get it for just $19.99 a month (for a year; then it spikes to $29.99 per month). Not bad for high school and higher ed teachers those who use the programs in their curriculum.
13. Take 5% off computers, tablets, and more at Lenovo.
Lenovo offers up to 10% off all items for educators and students. In the past, we’ve also seen as much as 20% off Think brand and 15% off Idea brand products. Visit the website to see what current offers they have, and don’t forget to click on the “verification” button in your shopping cart to get your discount.
Retail and Clothing
14. Find perfect-for-the-classroom clothing at LOFT for 15%.
LOFT gives you 15% off everything — including its elegant work shirts! — AND access to exclusive sweepstakes and grants if you sign up for the LOFT teacher-specific newsletter.
15. And 15% off all the things at Banana Republic.
Banana Republic offers 15% off anything — as long as it’s full price — for teachers and faculty with school ID. (FYI: The teacher discount won’t work at their factory stores.)
16. Snag J.Crew and Madewell garb for 15% off all year long.
J.Crew’s teacher discount and Madewell’s teacher discount (they’re owned by the same company) gives college educators and students 15% 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). Fine by me, since you’ll find better prices in its outlet stores anyway.
17. New York & Company gives teachers 15% off its polished work attire.
New York & Company offers a discount based on your location, but for most locations it’s 15% in store
18. Shave 15% off your total purchase at Eddie Bauer.
Eddie Bauer offers 15% off all full-priced items in store to all educators.
19. Teachers take 10% off for in-store purchases at Christopher & Banks.
Christopher & Banks will give you 10% off your purchase in stores, though some items are excluded from being discounted. The store carries sophisticated and affordable clothing for women of all shapes and sizes, making it a great one-stop for teachers looking for work clothes.
20. Talbots gives teachers 15% off full-priced merchandise.
Talbots offers you 15% off its wide selection of women’s clothing and accessories in store only. Head straight to the clearance section (and check for Talbot coupons online first) to make the most of your discount.
Experiences and Dining
21. Make use of Marriott’s teacher discount.
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. Let’s face it, you need a vacation. Might as well plan your summer getaways around this hotel discount.
22. Heading to Disneyland? Get a hotel discount.
If you’re planning a Disney vacay, then check out the going teacher rates at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Again, you’ll need your ID at check-in.
23. Teachers can visit the Elvis estate, Graceland, for free.
If you’re a teacher then you can go visit Elvis’ house, Graceland, for free all year long. Whether you teach math or music, it doesn’t matter — the Graceland Education Program offers cool experiences for visiting student groups.
24. Head to Six Flags during Teacher’s Week for free admission.
In the past, Six Flags has given teachers free admission during one whole week in August (in 2019, it was August 19-26). The free pass extends to other school faculty, and invites you to bring up to four guests for 50% off their admission, too. All you have to do is show your school ID or badge at the main entrance.
25. Get free admission to LEGOLAND.
LEGOLAND, which has parks in Florida, California, and New York, offers free admission for teachers on various days throughout the year. Check out the latest information about Teacher Appreciation Days.
Insurance, Subscriptions, and Cell Phone Bills
26. Get up to 20% off AT&T services and products.
27. The Sprint Works program gives educators up to 20% off services.
Sprint offers up to 20% off if your school partners with them. Check your eligibility for the Sprint Works program.
28. Teachers can save up to 20% on your Verizon phone bill.
29. Take up to half-off a subscription to the New York Times.
The New York Times offers up to 60% off digital subscriptions through their Academic Access program. That’s $7.50 per month for unlimited NYT reading instead of $15 — a savings of $90 if you use it all year-round.
30. Get the Wall Street Journal for free.
The Wall Street Journal offers college professors complimentary access to digital subscriptions if your college or university partners with them. That’s great news (get it?), because their digital subscription is normally $39 per month.
31. Save 10% on Farmers Insurance.
32. Teachers get car insurance freebies from Liberty Mutual.
Liberty Mutual offers additional coverage to teachers for free, including vandalism loss protection, personal property coverage and collision coverage.
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