Teacher Discounts: 50 Ways to Save Money

To all of the hardworking educators out there, we salute you. Thankfully, retailers, restaurants and other businesses do, too.

Along with classroom supplies and books, tons of teacher discounts are offered nationwide – everything from Photoshop and clothing to museum entry and cell phone plans. So here’s a list, compiled from Gift Card Granny and My Education Discount, of all the great deals out there. Most offers are redeemable by kindergarten teachers and college professors alike, just make sure to check eligibility as it changes based on where you purchase.

Now go share these great discounts with the teachers in your life. Happy savings.

Arts, Crafts & School Supplies

1. The Container Store
The organizational aficionados at The Container Store provide a 15 percent discount on all items through the Organized Teacher Program. Register online for a free discount card to use for in-store and online purchases. Note: If you visit a store, be sure to have your school ID.

2. Office Depot
The free Office Depot Star Teacher Program grants educators10 percent back in rewards points on ink, toner and paper purchases. You also get 15 percent off the price of all copy and print orders placed online or at any store location.

3. Fedex Office
The handy print experts at Fedex Office give educators 15 percent off nearly all products, including brochures, business cards and photos. Call ahead to be sure your intended purchase qualifies for the discount.

4. Joann Fabric
The free Teacher Rewards Discount Card entitles educators to 15 percent off all purchases. New members receive a 20 percent off bonus for signing up.

5. Hancock Fabric
Flash your valid school ID at most Hancock Fabric retail locations and be rewarded with a discount of 15 percent on all purchases.

6. Michael’s
Apply for The Knack Faculty program to receive discounts on tons of purchases. Offers differ based on item, time of year and store location. Check by phone beforehand or register for e-mail updates on exclusive sales and promos.

7. Izzit.org
Join Izzit.org and receive one free educational DVD every school year for as long as you teach. All they ask for is feedback in return.  The company specializes in videos for older students, so only those who teach grades four to 12 can apply.

Books and Media

8. Barnes & Noble
The bookworms at Barnes & Noble grant a generous 20 percent off hardcover books and 15 percent off soft cover books at every retail location throughout the year. Unlike similar offers, sale items are eligible as well, but discounts vary by location.

9. Borders
Register for the Educator Discount Program, a new program that entitles librarians and teachers to 25 percent off most purchases. Note: The discount is for those who teach preschool to high school.

10. Half Price Books
Sign up for a Half Price Books’ Teacher & Librarian Discount Card and be rewarded with discounts of 10 percent year-round. Visit any Half Price Books location and show your school ID for the free card. Note: The card is only valid for in-store purchases.

11. ShopPBS
ShopPBS is one of the few book and media outlets to offer an online discount to teachers. Register for the PBS Teachers Program to take 10 percent off your first purchase through the stores.

12. Book Warehouse
The perks of flashing that school ID aren’t lost at Book Warehouse. Show your valid school-issued card for a 15 percent discount on most in-store purchases.

Clothing

13. Ann Taylor Loft
Fashion forward educators are rewarded for their posh style through the Loft Loves Teachers program. Register to get 15 percent off all in-store purchases, plus an introductory discount for new members.

14. The Limited
Show a school ID or valid pay stub when you shop at any location and snag 15 percent off your entire order. The offer is good for all items on the racks, walls or tables. In other words, everything.

15. Aerosoles
Are you a member of the National Education Association? If so, show proof of your membership at any Aerosoles store and take 15 percent off any purchase.

16. New York & Company
New York & Company grants any educator with a school ID a 20 percent in-store discount just for signing up with their Teacher program, then 15 percent off in stores all year round.

17. J. Crew
Visit the local J. Crew, flash your school ID, and be rewarded with 15 percent off all full price purchases.

18. Banana Republic
Banana Republic offers a 10 percent off deal to any teacher with a valid school ID. Note: It’s only good at participating locations, so call before you shop.

Electronics and Software

19. Apple Store
The House of Jobs offers 5 percent off all in-store purchases with proof of employment as an educator. This includes librarians, home schoolers and university profs.

20. Dell
Buy direct from the Dell online store and get 2 to 4 percent off the final price of any desktop or laptop, as well as software a peripherals. Call Customer Service at 1-800-999-3355 before paying to apply the discount.

21. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint
This discount is a tad tricky to redeem, but can save loads on a personal cell phone bill, sometimes up to 20 percent a month. Visit your providers’ business or discount portal and input your .edu e-mail address to check if your institution is registered.

22. Adobe
Shop direct from the Adobe Education Store and receive 25 to 75 percent off all software, including bundles and suites. Adobe requires proof of employment as an educator before applying the discount. Scan your school ID and e-mail it to Adobe for a promo code to enter every time you pay.

23. HP
Register through the Academic Purchase Program and take up to 10 percent off nearly any purchase, including computers, printers and ink.

24. Software Express
The online outlet Software Express grants discounts of up to 75 percent on a host of programs, including Adobe, McAfee and Symantec. Submit copies of your valid school ID and state driver’s license to Customer Service before completing your order.

Food

25. Pizza Hut
Get your fix of pizza for cheap when you dine at any Pizza Hut location. Show your school ID for discounts of 10 to 20 percent off any meal.

26. Restaurant.com
Head to this website and get discounted restaurant gift certificates for thousands of restaurants nationwide. At checkout, enter promo code MYEDU to receive an additional 30 percent off.

Furniture

27. School Outfitters
Seriously, you didn’t think we’d leave ourselves off this list, did you?  Our website is your best source for low prices on school furniture and school equipment. Be sure to check out our promo products on the homepage, and the On Sale and Clearance categories on the left. We even have many items that ship today.

28. Room Store Furniture
Show your school ID for 10 percent off all furniture and accessory purchases at all Room Store Furniture retail locations. The business has showrooms in eight states, primarily strewn across the southeast.

Hotels and Attractions

30. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Teachers are eligible for a variety of discounted rates at the Swan and Dolphin hotel, located in the center of Walt Disney World in Orlando. Availability also varies based on season and demand. Mention you’re an educator when booking.

31. Marriott Hotels
Marriott grants teachers a discount at a slew of hotels across the nation. Whether you book on-line or in-person, show your school ID at check-in to receive the special rate.

32. Regal Cinemas
Regal Cinemas regularly have discount tickets for teachers (and students), good for all show times. Call or visit beforehand, as not every location honors the discount or offers the same price.

33. Sea World Orlando
Register for the Teacher Study Passes program, an exclusive for K-12 teachers in Florida, and get unlimited free admission. Bring a copy of your Florida teaching certificate, a current pay stub and photo ID to the Sea World Orlando front gate to obtain a new pass or renew an old one.

34. National Park Service
Show a valid school ID at tons of National Park Service visitor centers across the nation and receive 15 percent off any purchase. The discount doesn’t apply to park entry fees or camping fees.

35. Kennedy Space Center
Registered educators from Florida and Georgia are eligible for a free, full-fledged Educator Study Pass. Show a valid teaching certificate and recent pay stub to any ticket agent for an annual pass.

Museums, Zoos & Aquariums

36. Art Institute of Chicago
Teachers at any level are entitled to free admission with a valid school ID.

37. Boston Children’s Museum
Despite the name, the Boston Children’s Museum isn’t just for kiddos. See for yourself for free with a valid school ID, available year-round.

38. Dallas Museum of Art
Teachers are eligible for discounted single-day tickets, as well as annual memberships by calling the Members Services Desk at 214-922-1247. Inform them of your status for rates and purchasing info.

39. The Field Museum of Chicago
Simply present a valid school ID for free admission at The Field Museum in Chicago, dedicated to all things historic and otherwise dug up.

40. Florida Aquarium
All Florida teachers receive one free ticket with proof of employment, including a current payroll code and pay stub.

41. Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Missouri
Enjoy a free visit at the birthplace of Missouri’s wittiest state treasure when you complete the applicable teacher form before visiting. You must have an active .edu e-mail address to be eligible.

42. Museum of Science, Boston
Teachers of grades K-12 can register for the free Teacher Partner Program at the Museum of Science to receive tons of exclusive benefits, including free individual exhibit passes, discounted annual memberships, and 10 percent off at the Museum Store.

43. John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Present a valid school ID at the box office to snag a discounted day pass at the estate-turned-gallery in Sarasota, Fla.

44. Science Museum of Minnesota
Minnesota teachers can apply for a $60 annual household membership, $35 off the normal price and good for all family members. Present a valid school ID and current pay stub at the box office when purchasing.

45. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago
Teachers are eligible for one free general admission ticket with a valid school ID. Present ID before purchasing at any box office window.

46. The Tech Museum in California
All California teachers can earn a free annual membership with a current California teaching license. Present a copy at the box office before purchasing.

47. Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida
Show your school ID at the ticket office to garner one free admission. Rules don’t specify if the offer is available to all teachers or only those from Florida, so call beforehand if planning a vacation visit.

Other

48. Angie’s List
Find a reliable contractor, doctor, dentist, mechanic, mover, plumber, realtor and more at Angie’s List. Use promo code MYEDU50 during the checkout process to receive a 50 percent discount on monthly memebership. Expires April 15.

49. Magazines.com
Teachers get an additional $5 off select magazines when you use coupon code TEACHER5OFF at checkout.

50. NEA Member Benefits
Are you an NEA member? Check out NEA’s Member Benefits page to find tons of discounts on a wide variety of items and services.Teachers are eligible for one free general admission ticket with a valid school ID.

Do you know of any additional discounts for teachers? Simply reply below and we’ll add them to our list.

 

 

 

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