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Hey, teachers. We appreciate you SO much that we love looking for all the best teacher freebies and discounts just for you. Well, we found another one. Year-round, the Michaels teacher discount gives you 15% off. But for a few weeks at the end of July, they increased the discount to 20% off — and you could apply it to even more items.

The Michaels discount for teachers makes back-to-school shopping that much cheaper. And during their limited-time promotions, you can use your teacher discount on Cricut accessories and Great Buy items, too. That addition was a game-changer! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to grab this discount.

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How much is the Michaels teacher discount?

A person's hand lifting a sign on a wall display at Michaels that says "We love teachers" offering 15% off every day with a valid educator ID.

Eligible teachers can save 15% off their entire purchase all year long with the Michaels teacher discount. This discount can be used on sale items, and it works both online and in store.

But through July 30, 2022, Michaels increased their teacher discount to 20% off. Plus, they allowed this 20% off discount to be used on Great Buy items and Cricut accessories. This was a huge deal because those items are normally excluded from discounts and coupons at Michaels.

TIP: Consider stacking your teacher discount with Michaels’ sale items and your state’s tax-free weekend to save even more.


What is the Michaels teacher discount valid on?

A The Happy Planner teachers planner box kit in a Michaels cart next to a shelf of more box kits on sale for 50% off at Michaels.

The everyday 15% teacher discount is valid on sale items, but it can’t be used on Great Buy items, clearance, doorbusters, MichaelsPro Packs, custom framing, beverages, candy, books, magazines, gift cards, Lego, sewing machines, craft technology and accessories, Cricut, Glowforge, Silhouette, Christmas trees, or Elf on the Shelf. They also limit you to one teacher discount per day.

But the 20% off teacher discount coupon in July 2022 was valid on Great Buy items and Cricut accessories, too. If you love using Cricut accessories, I would stock up on them when you can get the extra 20% off.

Check out our tips for where to buy a Cricut on sale.



How do I sign up for the 15% teacher discount at Michaels?

A person holding an iPhone displaying the instructions for Teacher Verification on the Michaels website.

You can now sync your teacher status to your Michaels Rewards account. When you sync the two, your discount will automatically be applied in store and online. This verification will usually happen in a flash, but it can sometimes take up to 20 minutes if additional documentation is needed.

If you’re shopping in store and your Michaels Rewards account isn’t set up yet, you can show your educator ID and they’ll give you your discount.

Eligible teachers include:

  • All teachers, staff, and faculty at Pre-K through postgrad schools within the U.S.
  • Teachers who work in daycare centers, early childhood learning centers, and home schools.
  • Instructors and teachers in After School Programs, Boys & Girls Clubs, etc.
Claim Your Michaels Teacher Discount to Save 15% Every Day You Shop