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Here's How Rothy's Teacher Discount Works

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Rothy’s are the perfect shoes for teachers. They’re not only comfortable but also environmentally friendly. All their shoes are made from post-consumer water bottles. To date, they’ve repurposed more than 146,641,500 single-use plastic water bottles into Rothy’s products.

Their flats, sneakers, and boots are all comfortable enough to wear around the classroom, and they can be machine-washed. Yes, even the boots can go in the washing machine. That means you don’t have to worry about keeping your shoes clean during recess.

As a thank you to teachers, Rothy’s offers a teacher discount to all educators, faculty, and staff at K – 12 schools and universities. Of course, there are some rules and exceptions — but we’ve done all the research so you don’t have to.

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What Is Rothy’s Teacher Discount?

Rothy’s offers 20% off one pair of shoes for all educators, faculty members, and staff at K – 12 schools, colleges, and universities. And pretty much any pair of shoes applies! (Non-eligible shoes will be marked online.)

Here’s how it works: first, you’ll need to verify your school credentials on the Rothy’s website. You’ll have to provide your name, your school name, and a valid school email address. Once Rothy’s verifies the information, they’ll email you a 20% off coupon that you can use on any pair of shoes. The shoes do have to be purchased from rothys.com or in a Rothy’s retail store — you can’t use the deal to buy Rothy’s on Amazon or from another retailer.

You can use the coupon online or in store, but be aware that they don’t combine with other promotions or coupons. So if a pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing is already on sale for 20% off, buy them for the sale price. Save your coupon for a pair that’s full price.

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How Often Can You Use the Rothy’s Teacher Discount?

The only downside to the Rothy’s teacher discount is that you can only use it one time. Once you sign up on the Rothy’s site and receive your coupon, you aren’t eligible for another. (The only work-around to this is if you switch schools. Then you can sign up again with your new school email address.)

All discount codes expire at the end of the calendar year in which they were issued, so be sure to use it in time.

At certain times of the year, Rothy’s offers additional promotions. So once you’ve used your 20% off coupon, you may still be able to save money by using your school credentials. In May 2022, teachers and healthcare professionals received a 40% off coupon. Rothy’s usually posts about these on their Instagram account, so keep tabs on that for information about sales.


How to Save Even More on Rothy’s Shoes

After using your teacher discount, there are more ways to save on Rothy’s. For one, they have free shipping and returns on all orders, so you can try new pairs risk-free.

You can also use the referral offer on the Rothy’s website to get $20 credit towards your next purchase. If you refer a friend and they buy something, you both get $20 off your next order.

If you have a pair of worn-out Rothy’s and you’re ready for another pair, take advantage of their shoe recycling program. Bring your old shoes to any Rothy’s location and they’ll recycle the materials into new shoes. In exchange, they’ll give you a $30 discount code (for adult shoes) for a new pair. Rothy’s will also give you a $15 discount code for each pair of Rothy’s kids shoes you recycle.

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