Where to Find Teacher Discounts

Janelle Cox
Janelle Cox
M.S. in Education
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It’s no surprise that many companies are now offering discounts to teachers. From deals on classroom supplies and electronics to clothing, you don’t have to wait for teacher appreciation week discounts to save money on all of your wants and needs. Among all of your hard work teaching, partaking in professional development, and going to graduate school, use this compiled list of teacher discounts to help you save on whatever it is you’re shopping for.

Well-Known Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts

Because you deserve every perk you can get, we’ve created a list of some of the most popular companies that offer teacher discounts. Happy shopping!

Classroom Supplies

Did you know that teachers spend an estimated $750 a year of their own money on classroom supplies? To help offset the money you’re spending on your classroom, these companies offer teachers a discount.

Staples

With Staples teacher discount, enroll in the Classroom Rewards program and earn five percent back in classroom rewards and five percent back in Staples rewards. Once you enroll you can let your classroom parents know so when they go shopping for supplies, they can donate five percent of their purchases as long as they use your name as the recipient.

Michaels

Join Michaels rewards program for their Michaels teacher discount and use your verified educator ID to receive a 15% teacher discount every time you shop in-store or online.

Joann

Save 15% on all purchases at Joann’s craft store when you enroll in their Joann teacher discount program. All you need is your current credentials showing you’re a teacher.

Office Depot/Office Max

Purchase qualifying school supplies at either store so your school will receive 5% back in qualifying credits. All you have to do is enter your school’s ID at checkout. Once your school has earned more than $10 in credit (quarterly) your school will get a merchandise certificate to use at the store.

Costco

With the Costco teacher discount, you will receive a $20 Costco shop card when you first join Costco. All you have to do is click the teacher’s offer that’s located at the bottom of the enrollment page when you apply for a new membership.

Books and Subscriptions

These companies understand that educational materials and subscriptions can get costly, that’s why they’ve provided teachers with a special discount.

Barnes and Noble

Once you become a B&N educator you will save 20% as a part of their Barnes and Noble teacher discount on all purchases for classroom use (books, toys, games), and 25% off during educator appreciation days. All you have to do to get the discount is sign up at your local Barnes and Noble store.

USA Today

USA Today has a special offer for educators which is full digital access for just $4.99 a month. This subscription includes full access to subscription-only content for the classroom which can be viewed on all devices. You can try it out for $1 for three months.

Half Price Books

Half Price Books supports teachers by giving them a 10% discount all year long on books and educational materials. Apply for an educator discount card and show your current school ID or paystub to start saving on all of your purchases.

Washington Post

Teachers are eligible to save 90% with the Washington Post’s academic rate. For $1 per month, you will have unlimited access to the website and app. To get this discount, you must go through their online verification process.

Books a Million

To receive a 20% discount, you must apply for Books-a-Million’s educators discount program by filling out this online application. Once approved, you are eligible for a discount and free shipping from Books-a-Million.

Electronics

As a teacher, you can take full advantage of discounts on electronics by simply verifying your teacher status at all of the following companies.

Apple

With the Apple teacher discount, teachers can save on a new Mac, iPad, or accessories with Apple’s special education pricing. However, please note that these prices are only on select devices.

Microsoft

Teachers are eligible for a year-round special discount of 10% off select products and specific surface devices at Microsoft.

Samsung

When you join Samsung’s education program, you’ll receive extra savings as long as you sign up using your educator’s email address. Once enrolled you can get up to a 30% discount when shopping directly on Samsung’s website.

HP

At the HP education store, you can get up to a 40% discount plus free shipping when you register with your educator’s email account.

Canva

If you’re currently a K-12 certified teacher, you can access Canva for free. All you need is proof of employment or certification, and you’ll be on your way to creating lesson plans, infographics, and more. You just have to re-verify your credentials every three years to keep your free membership.

Clothing

Professional clothing can be expensive, especially in the realm of teaching where you’re spending a chunk of your teaching salary on classroom supplies; that’s why these companies wanted to work with teachers by giving them discounts.

Adidas

You don’t have to be in the military or a nurse or medical professional to get a discount, they have an Adidas teacher discount too! All you have to do to get the discount is to get verified through Id.me and you’ll get 30% off online or in-store and 20% at their factory outlet locations.

J.Crew

When you shop with a valid ID that shows you are a credited teacher, you can get a J. Crew teacher discount of 15% off online or in-store up to four times per month.

Under Armour

Under Armour teacher discount has extended 20% off all purchases so that teachers are now eligible. To get this offer you must have your credentials verified through Id.me marketplace.

Columbia

Verify your teacher status at Id.me and you can get a 10% discount at Columbia all year round. However, this discount can’t be combined with other discounts and purchases won’t qualify for their rewards program.

Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley proudly offers teachers a special 15% discount as long as they show proof of their teaching credentials through Id.me.

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