36 Retailers That Offer Teacher Discounts
by TeachThought Staff
It’s no secret that back-to-school shopping can get expensive for teachers.
If they’re not shelling out money for art supplies and paper, they’re off buying fresh clothes and shoes. Luckily, the retailers below want to help. From Apple to J. Crew, these companies offer teacher discounts on just about everything a teacher could possibly need for the new semester!
As with any promo, do confirm that the deal is still in place before you order. But don’t be shy, either! If you don’t see your favorite big retailer, movie chain, museum, or more listed here, give them a call and ask if they participate in any teacher discounts.
Companies That Offer Teacher Discounts [Updated For 2023]
A 30% discount online and in-store and 20% at factory outlets.
Whether you need Photoshop or Creative Cloud, Adobe offers education discounts you should totally take advantage of.
Apple offers an educator discount. An example? You can upgrade your Mac and save up to $200, or cut up to $20 off the price of a new iPad.
Check to see if you’re one of the many eligible educators who can get discounts on your cellular plan. (All cell providers offer some teacher discounts, so ask yours if you’re not an AT&T customer.)
Barnes & Noble
Take part in the B&N Educators program to receive 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for the classroom. Bonus: On Educator Appreciation Days, you’ll get up to 25% off.
The Container Store
Join the Organized Teacher program to get special discounts throughout the year. Keep that classroom contained!
Dick Blick Art Materials
With a free Dick Blick Preferred Card, you receive 10% off full-price purchases from Blick and Utrecht stores as well as discounts on bulk orders.
Half Price Books
Get an Educator Discount Card to save 10% off all purchases at Half Price.
Are you a member of the National Education Association (NEA)? Then you’ll save up to 25% when you’re renting a car, plus get some other perks if you book ahead.
Show a valid school ID at any J. Crew or J. Crew Factory Stores to get 15% off your purchase.
Get a Jo-Ann Teacher Rewards Discount Card and save 15% off your purchases.
Kennedy Space Center
Florida and Georgia K-12 teachers get free admission to the Visitor Complex and the Kennedy Space Center’s Educator Resource Center. Not from those states? Many museums and science centers across the country offer discounts to educators in the community, so ask!
Find discount laptops, tablets, and desktop computers for your school!
Flash your school ID to get 15% off.
The LOFT Loves Teachers program gets you 15% off full-price purchases, special teachers-only sweepstakes opportunities, and fun teacher appreciation nights!
Teachers get 15% off. Just make sure to show your faculty ID!
Need supplies for classroom crafts? Michaels will give you 15% off your in-store purchases every day.
NEA Magazine Service
If you’re a member of the National Education Association, you can receive more than 900 magazines at up to 85% off the cover price.
Pets in the Classroom
This awesome organization offers grants to pre-K through eighth-grade classes to help buy and support pets or aquariums in the classroom “for the purposes of teaching children to bond with and care for their pets responsibly.” Just apply for a grant to get this lovely experience in your school.
With Staples Teacher Rewards, teachers earn 5% back for all purchases and 10% for teaching and art supplies. Free shipping is always included.
Target offers several discount programs for educators.
Theatre Development Fund
Enjoy theater at great rates via available teacher discounts. Full-time teachers can join the Theatre Development Fund and get access to discount tickets ($9 to $47) to a ton of plays, musicals, and dance performances in New York City.
More Stores And Websites That Offer Teacher Discounts
- Books-a-Million: 20% off for faculty (in-store only)
Retail School Supply Discounts
- Staples: Teacher Rewards Program: 10% back in rewards on most purchases.
- Pencils.com: save 10% on all orders
Tech & Computer Discounts
- Best Buy: Will honor other manufacturer discounts; up to individual store.
- Bose: Educators Direct Group: special pricing for US Educators only on certain items; have to call the Customer Focused Development Team (1-800-353-4207).
- Dell: Dell University – savings vary by college (offer high school discounts too).
- HP: Up to 10% off via Academic Purchase Programs.
- Verizon: Employee Discount Program: varies.
- Explorica: Book trips & join Extra Rewards program: chance to attend an international teacher convention for free
- Marriott Hotels: Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee.
- Art Institute of Chicago: Free admission for Illinois teachers who have registered for the Educator Network.
- Boston Children’s Museum: Free admission for teachers with valid ID; discount at the museum store
- Field Museum of Chicago: Free admission for teachers with valid ID
- Museum of Science in Boston: Register for the Teacher Partner Program to receive special benefits and discounts.
Retailers That Offer Teacher Discounts