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It’s no secret that teachers work hard enough. That’s why I’ve done ALL of my homework to find the best teacher discounts and freebies. There’s something for every educator here. You’ll find teacher discounts on items for your classroom, including technology and software. Plus, free school supplies for teachers and more.
Keep in mind that you will need your teacher ID and/or your school email for most of these.
Be sure to check out our back-to-school deals to find out how to get more of the latest deals, discounts, and 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, and 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.
- Get a teacher box for free from Velcro.com. Fill out your info on their “contact” page, and select “This is for a personal need” in the first drop-down field. You don’t need the SKU or part number; just leave that blank. In the “comments,” ask them to send you a teacher box to use in your classroom. You’ll get Velcro hangers (both outdoor and industrial strength), sticky back dots, colored wrap rolls, and more. NOTE: It looks like Velcro.com has suspended this offer due to overwhelming demand. However, they stated that they will resume the program again in the future.
- All K – 12 educators are eligible to get free access to Canva for Education design tools.
Verizon Teacher Discount & Related Offers
- AT&T offers discounts if your school has a partnership with them (sometimes as much as 20% off). Check your eligibility and discount level here.
- T-Mobile gives educators 15% off their Magenta Max cell phone plans and has a whole page dedicated to their teacher discounts.
- The Verizon Teacher Discount Education Discount offers up to $25 per month on all Unlimited plans 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.
- Farmers Insurance offers “Affinity” discounts (which include teachers) of up to 10% depending on your location. Visit their website and get a quote to see if you’re eligible.
- Liberty Mutual offers additional coverage on auto insurance to teachers for free, including vandalism loss protection, personal property coverage, and collision coverage.
Apple Teacher Discount & Other Tech Deals
- Apple offers teachers 10% off computers, iPads, and software with their Education Pricing program.
- Sign up for the Bose teacher discount to get speakers, headphones, and other audio-tech products for up to 15% off. (You must spend at least $199 to use the discount.)
- Take 10% off computers, tablets, and more with the Lenovo Academic Purchase Program. Select your state and school for a list of deals.
- Western Digital offers 15% off their hard drives, flash drives, and other storage options with their Teacher Discount.
- Dell offers special teacher discounts on their computers and accessories throughout the year, including a 10% off coupon during Teacher Appreciation Week in April and again in early August.
- Samsung offers educators up to 15% off PCs and tablets, and up to 7.5% off 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.
Retailer and Brand Teacher Discounts
- 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!
- Teachers get 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.
- Year-round, Staples’ Teacher Rewards Program gives you 5% back on Staples purchases and up to 10% back during the month of August.
- Get 20% off and free shipping at Aveda.
- 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.
- Get up to 25% off most products site-wide at Whirlpool.
- LensCrafters offers teachers 60% off on lenses (but not frames).
- Hello Bello offers ID.me verified teachers 20% off their purchases.
Michaels Teacher Discount & Other Craft Store Deals
- Michaels Teacher Discount gets you 15% off 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.)
- JoAnn Teacher Rewards offers 15% off every single purchase, online and in store.
- Teachers can sign up for Blick Art Materials’ free Preferred Customer program to get 10% off all purchases.
Barnes & Noble Teacher Discount & Other Bookstore Deals
- Get 20% off the publisher’s list price on books for your classroom with the Barnes & Noble Educator Program. Look out for the 25% off Educator Appreciation Days on sporadic weekends throughout the year.
- Get Kindle e-textbooks for free.
- Apply for an Educator Discount Card at Half-Price Books to get 10% off purchases in store, year-round.
- The Books-A-Million Educator’s Card 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.
- Teachers get every fifth book free through Thrift Books.
Microsoft Office Teacher Discount & Other Software Deals
- Teachers can have 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.
- Take a virtual field trip or prep a whole month of lesson plans with a free account on ABCmouse (for K – 2 teachers).
- Adobe offers 60% off of their Creative Cloud All Apps plan (which includes Photoshop!) for qualifying students and teachers.
J.Crew Teacher Discount & Other Clothing Offers
- ASICS offers 20% off all regular-price products.
- 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.)
- Men’s clothing company Bonobos offers 20% off their apparel and accessories for teachers who get verified.
- Get 20% off Birdies shoes.
- Teachers get a 20% off coupon for Cole Haan when they register with their school email.
- Crocs is giving teachers a 15% discount on all full-priced styles.
- Eddie Bauer offers 10% off all full-priced items in-store to all educators. Just show your ID in store.
- The Hanes Company — which includes Hanes.com, Champion.com, OneHanesPlace.com, and JustMySize.com — gives teachers (even retired ones) 10% off.
- J.Crew’s teacher discount and Madewell’s teacher discount (they’re owned by the same company) give 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).
- Levi Strauss & Co. offers a 15% teacher discount.
- L.L. Bean offers teachers a 10% discount.
- Puma offers 10% off shoes, apparel, and everything else verified teachers order online.
- Reebok offers a 50% “Heroes Discount” online for teachers (and other civil servants).
- Roxy’s “Rewarding our Heroes” program gives teachers 15% off select online orders.
- Steve Madden offers teachers up to 25% off.
- Under Armor has a big group of people they give 20% discounts to at their online store, and that includes teachers.
Disney World Teacher Discount & Other Travel Offers
- 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.
- If you’re planning a Disney vacay, you can get up to 25% off at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels in Florida. Call 1-888-828-8850 and give them the “TEACHERS RATE” code verbally.
- Get into Sea World for free all year long when you register for the Teacher Study Pass. (Valid for teachers in Florida and Southern California.)
- Get $150 off your next beach vacation if you book through CheapCarribean.
- Many 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.
- Get 15% off at Vineyard Vines.
- Upon verifying eligibility through ID.me, educators can get up to $80 off gate prices at Walt Disney World Resort.
Other Teacher Discounts
- The New York Times offers big savings on digital subscriptions through their Academic Access program. Educators pay only $1 per week (roughly $4 per month) for unlimited NYT reading instead of $17.
- The Wall Street Journal offers college professors complimentary access to digital subscriptions if you’re a college or university partner with them.
- Get newspaper freebies for teachers through the USA Today Educate program.
- The Washington Post offers an academic rate of $1 per four weeks of issues.
- Headspace provides a free meditation account for educators when they use their school email.
- Teachers can get a free Lysol Welcome Back Pack for teachers. The pack includes four educational posters from the CDC covering hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and more. Plus two sets of “HERE” stickers to use for social distancing, along with one set of “germ hotspot” stickers.
- 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.
- The Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program offers a classroom kit that helps teach good oral care, along with Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush samples for 24 kindergarten or first-grade students. Simply visit Colgate.com and fill out the request form. You will receive your kit beginning in January 2023.