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Teacher Freebies: Free Admission to SeaWorld With Teacher Fun Card

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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. Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 - 10, 2024) isn’t the only time teachers can get freebies and discounts. Here’s what you can get throughout the year.

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 those on hand to make any transactions smooth and simple.

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Teacher Freebies Offered in 2024

Free admission to SeaWorld with Teacher Fun Card

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SeaWorld offers free admission when you register for the Teacher Fun Card through GovX. Here are the details for each park:

SeaWorld San Diego: Free unlimited admission through Dec. 31, 2024

  • Available to: Active, certified K- 12 California and Arizona school teachers

  • Registration deadline: May 31, 2024 (your first park visit must be on or before May 31, 2024 to activate your card)

  • Blackout dates: May 26, July 7, 13, 20, 27 and Sept. 1, 2024

SeaWorld San Antonio: Free unlimited admission through Jan. 5, 2025

SeaWorld Orlando: Free unlimited admission through Sept, 5, 2024

Free Colgate Classroom Kits for Kindergarten & First Grade Teachers are BACK!

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Colgate is once again offering the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program which donates classroom kits to help teach good oral care. These free kits come with Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush samples for 24 kindergarten or first-grade students. Now is the time to register to receive your kits as soon as they become available for shipping. To register, simply visit and fill out the request form now before they close the registration.

Enjoy a free Margaritaville at Sea Cruise to the Bahamas

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Right now, the cruise line Margaritaville at Sea is offering a special Heroes Sail Free promotion (plus, two complimentary welcome drinks, up to $15 each) on sailings through Dec. 30, 2024, for military, police, first responders, AND educators. Once you verify your status, you’ll get a free 3-day, 2-night cruise to Grand Bahama Island in The Bahamas. Here are all the details, including how to claim your cruise.

Teachers can enjoy a free appetizer at Applebee's through May 11.

Now, through May 11, teachers can get a free appetizer (up to $12) at Applebee's when you purchase an adult entree, mention this deal, and show a valid school ID. Offer is valid for dine-in only orders. One offer per order, per visit through May 11, 2024

For a limited time, teachers can get a free Teacher Supply Kit at Staples for a limited time.

If you're a teacher, head to Staples May 5 - 11, 2024 to get a FREE Teacher Supply Kit and 20% off your purchases when showing your teacher ID at checkout. Please note that there is a limit of 20 kits per store, so stores may run out quickly. While items can change, the free teacher supply kit will include: 2 Expo dry-erase markers, 1 Sharpie permanent marker, 2 Sharpie highlighters, 2 Paper Mate ballpoint pens, 8 Paper Mate Woodcase pencils, 2 Paper Mate erases, 1 Elmer’s glue stick, and 1 Elmer’s liquid school glue.

Teachers can apply for the Pets in the Classroom Grant Program.

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If you want to bring pets into your classroom, here’s your chance to get help with the cost. The Pets in the Classroom Grant Program offers educators various grants, up to $125. You can apply for the pets in the Classroom Grant program until June 1, 2024. Depending on the animal, you can get up to $125 in a one-time rebate grant. We’ve got all the details for the program and how to apply.

Teachers can grab a free appetizer every Friday at Pluckers Wing Bar.

Every Friday, from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. teachers and school staff can enjoy a free appetizer at Pluckers Wing Bar. You’ll need to show your staff badge to a Plucker’s team member for this freebie.

Teachers can enroll your class now for FREE Zollipops.

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To support the Million Smiles Initiative, Zolli Lollipops will donate Zollipops to schools and qualified organizations to help reduce America’s tooth decay epidemic. If you’re an educator or teacher, you can submit an application to receive free Zollipops for your entire classroom.

Zollipops are made with smile-friendly natural ingredients that are actually good for your teeth. Plus, they’re free of most allergens (dairy is listed in their Caramelz, but other candies are vegan), sugar-free, KETO, diabetic-friendly, non-GMO, gluten-free, made with natural flavors, no artificial colors, and kosher.

Back-to-School Freebies for Teachers

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  • 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.

  • will reimburse teachers (who work at min. 900 hours per school year) 50% for school supplies, including books, food supplies, cleaning and safety supplies, classroom and education equipment. Visit for full instructions on how to register and submit receipts for reimbursment of up to $50 per expense.

Amazon Deals for Teachers: April 2024

Year-Round Teacher Discounts

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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 their Adobe Express for qualifying K-12 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 15% off all regular-price products. You must verify your eligiblility through


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 Once you verify your eligiblity through you can get 20% off hair and skincare products at Aveda.


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 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 through SheerID.


Bose will give you up $30 off a $199+ purchase Bose teacher discount when you verify your eligibility through

Cheap Caribbean

Cheap Caribbean gives teachers $150 off their next beach vacation booking through


Crocs gives teachers a 20% discount on all full-priced styles. You must verify your eligibility through

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

Eddie Bauer offers 10% off all full-priced items in-store to educators. Just show your ID in store.

Farmers Insurance

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

Half-Price-Books has a free Educator Discount Card that’ll get you 10% off purchases in store, year-round.


Hanes, which includes,,, and, gives teachers (even retired ones) 10% off. You must verify your eligibility through


Headspace provides a free meditation account for educators when they use their school email.

Hello Bello

Hello Bello offers verified teachers 15% off all their purchases.

J. Crew

J.Crew has a teacher discount that gives college educators and students a 15% off everything in-store and online. The catch? The 15% discount for J.Crew is not valid in-store at J.Crew Factory and or for phone orders.


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

L.L. Bean provides SheerId verified teachers a 10% discount on all regular priced items.


LensCrafters offers teachers 50% off on lenses (but not frames). You must verify your eligibility through


Lenovo: Take 5% off computers, tablets, and more for verified educators.


Levi Strauss & Co. offers a 15% teacher discount regular priced items.


Madewell offers a 15% teacher discount (for a limited time) 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

Mattress Firm offers teachers and other school employees a 10% – 20% discount once you verify your eligibility through You’ll get a one-time use discount code. Every 90 days, you can reverify for another code.


Michaels offers a 15% 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 select devices.


Puma offers 10% off shoes, apparel, and everything else verified teachers order online.


Reebok gives a 50% Heroes Discount online for verified teachers (and other civil servants).


Samsung gives educators up to 30% off when you verify eligibility through

Steve Madden

Steve Madden offers SheerID verified teachers a 25% off appreciation discount.


T-Mobile: Educators can get a educator's cell plan for as low as $35 a month.


Teachers can take 40% off their entire order at Just enter your information to verify your teacher status and enjoy the 40% off savings.

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

Thrift Books gives verified teachers a free book (up to $7 value) with the purchase of four books.

Under Armour

Under Armor has a big group of people they give 20% discounts to at their online store, and that includes teachers. You must verify your eligibility with

USA Today

USA Today offers free articles and resources through their USA Today Educate program.


Verizon offers a Verizon Teacher Discount, that allows teachers to get lines as low as $25 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

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 (888) 828-8850 and give them the “TEACHERS RATE” code verbally.

Western Digital

Western Digital offers 15% off their hard drives, flash drives, and other storage options with their Teacher Discount. You must verify your eligibility through Youth Discount.


Whirlpool offers up to 15% off most products site-wide on

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