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Did you know that as a student or teacher there are many places that offer discounts just for you? Many of these discounts are also available to school staff, home schoolers, and home school teachers as well. Plus, even if a discount isn’t explicitly stated on a website, it never hurts to ask. Many individual places will offer unadvertised discounts to students and teachers with a valid school id. Plus don’t forget those times of the year places may offer discounts on teacher or student appreciation days.
Here are 111 places that offer student and teacher discounts.
School & Art Supplies
- A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts – (select states on the east coast) 15% off entire sale and regular price purchases for teachers when presenting an education id at checkout. In addition anyone can take advantage of their regular rewards program.
- Amazon School Lists – (online) while not providing an actual discount, Amazon does offer a program to allow teachers to share school supply lists with parents through their site. Plus, teachers that publish a list are entered to win a $1000 Amazon gift card.
- Ben Franklin Crafts (select states) individual stores may offer teachers 10%-15% discount on craft supplies in store. Check with your local store.
- Jo-Ann Fabrics – (nationwide) offers 15% off entire in store purchase for educators with their Teacher Rewards Program. They also offer 10% discounts to students through their Student Discount Program.
- Michaels – (nationwide) offers a 15% discount to teachers on their entire in store purchase when presenting their teacher id at check out. In addition anyone can participate in their Michaels Rewards program.
- Naked Binder – (online) offers teachers exclusive discounts on eco friendly binders. Must contact customer service to obtain the discount.
- Office Depot/Max – (nationwide and online) offers teachers 10% back on rewards points on qualifying purchases through their Rewards program.
- Pencils.com – (online) educators can receive a 10% discount on all orders through their discount program.
- Silhouette – (online) offers educator discounts on their paper craft machines and software.
- Staples – (nationwide) offers teachers up to 5% cash back on everyday purchases and 10% back on teaching and art supplies through their Teacher Rewards program. In addition anyone may participate in the regular Staples Rewards program to earn up to 5% cash back on purchases.
- The Container Store – (nationwide) provides exclusive discount offers to teachers on organization and storage materials through their Organized Teacher Discount Program. Offers are redeemable in-store or online.
- Walmart Wish Lists– (online) similar to Amazon, teachers can create an online teacher wish list through Walmart to share with parents.
Books & Educational Services
- Ancestry.com – (online) offers grants for free access to documents from Fold3, Newspapers.com, and the US collection of ancestry for use in the classroom with their AncestryK12 program. They also offer resources including free lesson plans and research guides.
- Barnes & Noble – (nationwide and online) offers educators of grades K-12 20% off publisher’s price on all purchases for classroom use and 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days as well as information on special educator events with their B&N Educators program. Educators must apply in store with this application and once registered may use the discount both in store and online.
- Book Warehouse – (select states) offers educators 15% off your purchase through their Educator’s Club. Educators must apply in store with a teacher id.
- DirecTV – (nationwide) offers qualified schools free DirecTV system geared toward educational enhancement in the classroom through their DirecTV Goes to School program.
- Half Price Books – (select states) offers educators a 10% discount in store with their Educator’s Discount Card. Educators must apply in store.
- Izzit.org – (online) provides teachers with 1 free educational video every school year through their free membership.
- National Geographic – (online) offers teachers discounted copies of past issues as well as discounted rates on subscriptions. They also offer free educational resources as well as a discounted rate on their DNA kits for teachers.
- Rationale – (online) offers up to 50% off their products designed to teach critical thinking and decision making skills to students, teachers, and faculty.
- The New York Times – (nationwide) offers K-12 teachers a special rate on a home or digital subscription to the newspaper. In addition teachers can enroll for a free classroom subscription to the NYT Replica Edition.
- The Wall Street Journal – (nationwide) offers an exclusive discount to college students on a subscription to the newspaper.
- USA Today – (nationwide) offers discounts to K-12 educators on print and digital editions of the newspaper for use in the classroom.
Electronics & Software
- Academic Superstore – (online) offers discounted prices on electronics and software to students, teachers, and parents. Proof of eligibility is required. See accepted proof list here.
- Adobe – (online) offers a 60% discount on their creative cloud suite for students and educators. Proof of eligibility is required. Educators can also take advantage of the Adobe Education Exchange which provides free access to courses, workshops, and teaching materials as well as collaborate with their online community.
- Apple – (nationwide and online) offers special pricing to students, educators, and parents buying for college students on Apple products. They also provide resources and materials for teachers in the classroom with their Inspiration for Teachers.
- AT&T – (nationwide) offers discounted wireless rates to employees and students of participating institutions. Find out if you’re eligible here.
- Best Buy – (nationwide and online) offers college students exclusive savings on current store offerings with their College Student Deals. Sign up must be completed online.
- Bose – (online) offers educators up to 15% off on selected products. Orders must be placed by phone.
- Canon – (nationwide) offers educators and administration discounts on their products for use in the classroom.
- Corel – (online) offers discounted rates on their Education Edition Products to eligible teachers and students.
- Dell – (online) offers discounts on select products to k-12 students, college students, and public school teachers.
- JourneyEd.com – (online) is a website that offers discounted prices on laptops, electronics, and software exclusively to students, educators, and schools.
- Lenovo – (online) provides discounted laptops, tables, or desktop computers to students and faculty through their Academic Purchase Program.
- Logitech – (online) offers college students and faculty up to 20% discounts on products through their Logitech Academy.
- Microsoft – (online) provides 10% discount to students, parents, and faculty on Microsoft products online through their Education Store.
- Sert Data Recovery – (online) offers a 10% discount to teachers and students on data recovery services.
- Sony – (online) offers exclusive discounts to students and teachers on Sony software through their academic resellers. Must provide proof of eligibility.
- T-Mobile – (nationwide) offers students, teachers, and faculty $60 off select smartphones and tablets. Must be redeemed online.
- Texas Instruments – (nationwide) offers discounts on select products to Pre-service and pre-credentialed students who plan to teach math or science in the US or Canada.
Clothing & Shoes
- Aerosoles – (nationwide and online) educators can receive 15% off any footwear items priced $39.99 or higher in store or calling customer service to place their order when presenting a teacher id. In addition anyone can take advantage of their VIP Rewards program.
- Ann Taylor – (nationwide and online) offers students 15% off full-priced purchase in-store and online with the Style for Students program. Register with UNiDAYS to receive the online store code and present student id in store at checkout.
- Banana Republic (nationwide) offers students and teachers 15% off full priced purchases when presenting a valid student or teacher id in store at check out.
- Bonobos – (online) offers teachers and students 15% off online for five orders throughout the year.
- J Crew – (nationwide) offers a 15% discount to teachers and college students in store when presenting a school id at checkout.
- Karen Kane – (online) offers a 20% teacher and student discount on your online purchase.
- LOFT – (nationwide) offers teachers 15% off their in store purchase through their LOFT Loves Teachers program.
- Madewell – (nationwide) a sister company of J Crew provides a 15% in store discount to teachers and college students when they present a valid school id at check out.
- Talbots – (nationwide) offers teachers a 15% discount off full priced merchandise in store when presenting a valid teacher id.
- Tanger Outlets – (select states) offers a special coupon book to college students and faculty when presenting their university id to Tanger Shopping Services.
- The Limited – (nationwide) offers students and educators a 15% discount off any full price in store purchase when showing a valid school id.
- Tommy Hilfiger – (online) offers a 15% discount to teachers and students on their entire purchase when you order online.
- ATGstores.com – (online) offers teachers a 10% sitewide discount by registering here. Likewise, students can also receive 10% off by registering here. In addition anyone can take advantage of their All That’s Good rewards program.
- Overstock.com – (online) offers their Club O Gold Membership for free to students and teachers which offers free shipping, 5% rewards dollars, and extra rewards opportunities.
- West Elm – (nationwide and online) college students and faculty can sign up to receive a 15% discount with a school id while also entering to win $2500.
- Best Western – (nationwide) offers hotel discounts to US government and military employees which includes employees of tax funded universities.
- Colonial Williamsburg – (Virginia) offers special rates to educators on general admission with a valid school id at walk-up ticket sales locations.
- Country Inn & Suites – (nationally) offers exclusive educator rates for stays in their hotel.
- E-Z Rent A Car – (online) offers a 5% discount for educators and students on car rentals.
- Graceland – (Memphis) offers K-12 teachers free tour admission. Teachers must send proof of eligibility to the reservations department to receive a certificate for a free ticket.
- La Quinta – (nationwide) offers discounted government rates to federal and state employees which include public school employees and employees of state-funded universities.
- Legoland – (Orlando) offers K-12 teachers in Florida an annual pass that provides free admission to Legoland, the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, and Sea Life Aquarium.
- MSC Cruises – (online) offers up to 10% savings to teachers on a cruise booked on one of their ships. Educators must call to book.
- National Parks – (nationwide) through the Every Kid in a Park program 4th grade students can receive an annual National Parks Pass that allows them and their families free access to National Parks and other federally funded lands. Paper passes can be exchanged for a plastic 4th Grade Pass at specific Federal Recreation Sites.
- Sea World – (Orlando, San Diego, San Antonio) K-12 teachers from in Florida, Texas, and California/Arizona can receive a complimentary pass to the corresponding Sea World in their state.
- Six Flags – (select states) students and teachers in grades K-6 can earn a free ticket to Six Flags when completing six hours of recreational reading through their Read to Succeed program.
- Sixt Rent A Car – (select states) offers a 5% discount to teachers and students on applicable car rentals. The offer is available online only.
- STA Travel – (online) offers exclusive rates to students on travel deals and products through their website. In addition they offer deals just for teachers.
Museums & Zoos
- Art Institute of Chicago – (Chicago) offers free admission to Pre-K -12 Illinois educators with valid school id.
- Boston Children’s Museum – (Boston) offers K-8 teachers from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine free admission with valid school id.
- Carnegie Science Center – (Pittsburg) offers Pre-K – 12 teachers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, and Maryland free general admission once per year with their teacher preview. In addition, students at Carnegie Mellon University or Chatham college receive free admission when presenting a valid student id. Students from other colleges receive $2 discount off admission with student id.
- Denver Art Museum – (Denver) offers students and teachers a $10 discount off membership when presenting a valid eligibility at a museum welcome desk.
- Discovery World – (Milwaukee) offers educators free admission with a valid school id when they sign up for the free Educator Community.
- Field Museum – (Chicago) Pre-K – 12 teachers in Illinois receive free basic admission to the museum when presenting a valid school id.
- Florida Aquarium – (Tampa) teachers receive free admission to the aquarium when presenting proof of id at the ticket window.
- Kennedy Space Center – (Cape Canaveral) allows K-12 teachers in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands free access to the Visitor Complex and Educator Resource Center through their Educator Study Pass program.
- Milwaukee Art Museum – (Milwaukee) provides K-12 teachers in Wisconsin free admission when presenting a valid school id.
- Milwaukee Public Museum – (Milwaukee) offers an Educator Hall Pass to teachers of schools who bring their students to the museum. The pass provides unlimited free museum visits and Dome theater visits to holders of the pass.
- Museum of Science and Industry – (Chicago) offers Pre-K – 12 teachers in Illinois free admission when presenting a valid school id on site.
- National History Museum – (Los Angeles) offers K-12 teachers in California free admission with a valid school id.
- New England Aquarium – (Boston) offers their Teacher Pass Program which allows K-12 teachers in New England free admission.
- Orlando Science Center – (Orlando) allows Florida teachers free admission with valid school id.
- Perot Museum – (Dallas) offers free general admission to K-12 teachers in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Mexico when showing a valid teacher id at the box office. Discount does not apply on days the museum is sold out. In addition teachers can receive 15% off the purchase of a museum membership when purchased at the box office.
- Philadelphia Zoo – (Philadelphia) offers a Teacher Pass to Pre-K – 12 teachers which provides free admission Monday through Friday during the summer months.
- Science City – (Kansas City) offers free admission to teachers in Missouri and Kansas City through their USKC Educator Program.
- Science Museum of Minnesota – (Saint Paul) offers discounted membership rates for K-12 teachers in the state of Minnesota.
- Shedd Aquarium – (Chicago) provides vouchers for complimentary admission to educators in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin upon registration.
- Tech Museum – (San Jose) offers an educator membership to K-12 teachers in California at a discounted rate.
- Alfa Insurance – (Alabama, Mississippi) offers discounts to educators on auto insurance rates.
- Geico – (nationwide) offers discounts to employees of participating universities. In addition they offer discounts to students.
- Horace Mann – (nationwide) as a company founded by educators for educators, they offer discounts for educators on auto, property, life, and multi-line insurance.
- Liberty Mutual – (nationwide) offers discounted auto insurance rates to teachers.
- Meemic – (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin) offers discounted rates for educators and staff on auto, home, boat, and other types of insurance.
- Plymouth Rock – (New Jersey) offers an exclusive insurance plan for educators in the New Jersey community.
- Bunion Bootie – (online) offers K-12 educators a 10% discount off their purchase online.
- Cascio Interstate Music – (Milwaukee and online) offers students and parents a 10% discount on $69 or more for musical instrument needs.
- Curious Chef – (online) offers 30% off purchases of $100 for food preparation products in the classroom.
- Ford – (nationwide) offers $500 incentives to college students and recent grads on the purchase or lease of a new vehicle.
- GM – (nationwide) offers discounts on the purchase or lease of a new vehicle through their Educator Discount Program. Educators must request an authorization number online. Additionally they also offer discounts to college students and recent grads.
- Hershey’s Store – (online) offers a 20% discount store wide to student and teachers for online orders.
- Lakeshore Learning – (select states) offers teachers 15% off items in-store through their Teacher’s Club. The store provides educational games and supplies to enhance learning.
- Pets in the Classroom – (online) offers an educational grant to Pre-K -8th grade teachers to support having an aquarium or small pet in the classroom. program can also be obtained through Petco or Petsmart.
- Target – (nationwide) offers field trip grants to K-12 schools nationwide to help fund learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
- Woodwind and Brasswind – (online) offers educators exclusive discounts on musical instruments and supplies through their educator website.
Other Memberships & Helpful Sites
- AAE – (nationwide) the Association of American Educators offers its members exclusive discounts in various categories.
- AFT – (nationwide) the American Federation of Teachers provides members with various discounts across several categories.
- Alumni Associations – (nationwide) college students and graduates can take advantage of special discounts offered to them through a membership in their alumni association.
- Florida Educators – (Florida) the Florida Department of Education has obtained various discounts for teachers in the state of Florida.
- ITIC – (online) the International Teacher Identity Card can be obtained through STA Travel for $25 and provides teachers exclusive discounts on travel worldwide.
- MyEducationDiscount.com – (online) a website that provides a comprehensive list of teacher discounts as well as negotiated rates and coupon codes for sites and services especially for teachers and students.
- NEA – (nationwide) the National Education Association provides its members with deals on various attractions nationwide as well as through their Click and Save site.