Teacher Discount Guide

Teachers have one of the most important jobs out there. While many school districts are cutting costs and unable to provide classrooms with all of the materials they need, Time Magazine found that almost all teachers purchase their own classroom supplies, spending an average of $500 per year on school necessities! They also discovered that along with staying up late grading papers, teachers spend more than $1 billion of their own money every year on their classroom to make learning fun for their students.

While teachers discounts don't get the attention that student discounts often receive, teachers are certainly deserving of a great deal of recognition for all that they do. Here are dozens of discounts we have compiled for bookstores, school supply companies, computer retailers, and more to cut back on your out-of-pocket expenses.

Don’t forget to provide your school-issued ID or certification to ensure you receive the discounts!

Bookstore Discounts

  • Barnes & Noble - 20% discount on list price through the Barnes & Noble Educator Program and up to 25% during Educator Appreciation Days.

  • Book Warehouse - 15% discount through the Educator’s' Book Club.

  • Books Inc. - 15% discount on small purchases for classroom use and up to 20% off bulk classroom purchases.

  • Half Price Books - 10% discount on used books with the Educator Discount Card.

  • Schuler Books - 20% discount on books for young adults, children, and education for Michigan teachers.


Clothing Discounts

  • Aerosoles - 15% discount off footwear priced at $39.99 or higher.

  • Ann Taylor Loft - 15% discount through the Loft Loves Teachers Program.

  • Banana Republic - 15% discount off full-priced purchases.

  • J. Crew - 15% discount at J. Crew and J. Crew Outlet locations.

  • The Limited - 10% discount with teacher ID or paystub.

  • Tommy Hilfiger - 15% discount online by clicking ‘teacher discount’ at checkout.

Electronic Discounts

  • Adobe - 25-75% discount off retail price through the Adobe Educators Store.

  • Apple Store - 5-10% discount through the Apple Edu Store.

  • AT&T - Various discount available depending on educational institution.

  • Bose - Up to 15% on most products through the Bose Educators' Program.

  • Lenovo - Various discount for teachers at participating schools through the Lenovo Academic Purchase Program.

  • Sprint - 20% off regular rates monthly through the Sprint Discount Program.

  • T-Mobile - $60 discount on select tablets and smartphones for K-12 staff.

  • Toshiba - Various discounts available.

  • Verizon - Various discounts available on wireless products and services.

  • Western Digital - Discount of 20% to teachers and school staff through the WD Education Store on digital storage and protection products.

School Supply Discounts

  • AC Moore - 15% discount on regular and sale priced arts and crafts supplies.

  • Ben Franklin Crafts - Teachers get a 15% discount on regular priced art supplies.

  • Blick Art Materials - Contact Blick's Institutional Sales Department at 1-800-704-7744 for a discount on large quantity art supply purchases for the school. Teachers can also sign up for a Dick Blick Preferred Card for free to receive 10% discounts on most items in store.

  • The Container Store - Receive exclusive discounts through the Organized Teacher Discount Program.

  • Jo-ann Fabric - 15% discount on all purchases through the Joann Fabric Teacher Rewards Discount Card, plus receive a 20% one-time discount when you join. Homeschoolers are also eligible for the program.

  • Lakeshore Learning - 15% discount for Teacher’s Club Members.

  • Michaels - 15% discount off entire purchase in-store only.

  • Party City - 10-20% discount when you present a signed letter on school letterhead and complete your purchase with an organizational credit card or check.

  • Pencils.com - 10% discount through the Teacher and Educator Discount Program.

  • Staples - 5% back in rewards, free shipping on online orders over $14.00 and 10% back on teaching and art supplies through the Staples Teacher Rewards Program.

  • Teacher Store at Scholastic.com - Get up to 50% off many products.

Travel Discounts

  • Alamo - Various discounts if you are a National Education Association (NEA) member including unlimited mileage and roadside assistance.

  • Budget - 20% discount on local moves and 15% discount on one-way moves.

  • Chevrolet - Special discount on the purchase or lease of a 2016 or 2017 Chevrolet vehicle through the Educator Discount Program.

  • Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT - Some teachers may be eligible for discounts through the Affiliate Rewards Program. See if your school makes the cut here.

  • Red Roof Inn - 20% discount for educators and family members with NEA membership.

  • Six Flags - Free admission through the Read to Succeed Program.

Miscellaneous Discounts

  • Farmers Insurance - Special discounts available on home and auto insurance.

  • Gifts.com - 15% discount for teachers using coupon code TEACHER15.
  • Home Depot - Show tax-exempt paperwork in-store and pay no sales tax.

  • Liberty Mutual - Special auto insurance coverage for teachers at no additional cost.

  • National Geographic - Discounted rates on magazine subscriptions.  

  • New York Times - Various discounts for teachers.

  • PETCO - You can apply for a grant with Petco to have a pet in your classroom.

  • Pets in the Classroom - Pre-K to 8th-grade teachers in public and private schools can apply for a grant that refunds the cost of keeping a small classroom pet up to $150.

  • Time Magazine - Free subscription, USB Stick, and English guides through to Time Education Program.

  • USA Today - $.50 per print edition and $.30 per e-Edition

  • US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) - Up to 50% discount on the list price of homes in select areas through the Good Neighbor Next Door Program.

  • West Elm - 15% discount on all items.