As parents, we know the importance of teachers and think it’s pretty awesome that tons of companies and organizations offer freebies and discounts as a thank you. (as well as other companies from across the country) has a ton of sales and deals for teachers. Keep reading for our picks of the best deals on everything from travel and gadgets to apparel and more.

School Supply Discounts for Teachers

Container Store: When teachers join the Organized Teacher program, they’ll get special discounts throughout the year.

Five Star: 25 percent off any order for teachers

For Teachers Only: Various discounts on school supplies and decorations

Home Depot: Teachers can apply for a Home Depot Tax ID to get discounts on eligible purchases for the classroom.

Jo-Ann: When teachers sign up for the Teacher Rewards Discount card, they’ll receive 15 percent off every purchase.

Kiwi Crate: Teachers receive bulk discounts on single crates or subscriptions for the classroom.

Lakeshore Learning: Teachers can take 15 percent off hundreds of in-store items after joining the Lakeshore Learning Teacher’s Club.

Michael’s: Teachers receive 15 percent off every in-store purchase. 8 percent rebate on classroom materials for teachers.

Staples: When educators join the Teachers Rewards program, they receive “2 percent back in rewards” on all purchases made by Staples Rewards members who link to their account.

Crayola: Offering 20% off on all products for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7). 

Kiwi Crate: Teachers receive bulk discounts on single crates or subscriptions for the classroom.

Office Depot: Members of the Star Teacher Program can get 15% off design, print and shop purchases in addition to 10% back in rewards on ink, toner and paper — and 1% back in rewards on nearly all other purchases.

Book Discounts for Teachers

Barnes & Noble: Educators can save up to 20 percent on education, academic administration, teacher training and special education books.

Creative Teaching: Teachers can take advantage of three offers:

Half Price Books: Educators and librarians can take 10 percent off their entire purchase with an Educator Discount card

Thrift Books: 15 percent off 20 or more sets of books for teachers.

Scholastic Books: Teachers can receive free books after joining the Scholastic Book Club.

Computers & Electronics Discounts for Teachers

Apple: With Apple’s Education Offer, teachers and students can get special education pricing on select products.

AT&T: Teachers can save on wireless service, devices and more with an eligible .edu email address.

Bose: Educators and members of educational associations get to save up to 15 percent on most products.

Garmin: Teachers can contact Garmin to apply for an educational discount.

HP: Teachers may join HP Academy to unlock up to 20 percent off HP products.

Lenovo: Faculty, staff members, students and parents can access exclusive academic offers.

Sprint: Teachers, administrators and other education staff receive a discount on monthly service.

T-Mobile: College teachers and students can get discounts on phones, tablets and select accessories when they sign up for the educational discount.

Verizon: Teachers can receive a monthly service discount.

Microsoft Store: Teachers, students and parents can receive 10% or more off select electronics and software, plus Office 365 for free.

Software & Subscription Discounts for Teachers

Academic Superstore: Teachers, faculty and students can score special education pricing on software.

Adobe: Teachers and schools can get 60 percent off Creative Cloud, plus discounts on Student and Teacher Edition software. Teachers can get the Teacher’s monthly plan starting at $24.99.

Rosetta Stone: From May 1 to May 31, teachers can sign up for three free months of language learning.

Shmoop: Teachers can take advantage of three offers:

Snagit: Up to 40 percent off with education pricing for students and teachers

The New York Times: Faculty get 50 percent off digital and print subscriptions.

USA TODAY: Educators can take 45 percent off classroom subscriptions.

Travel & Entertainment Discounts for Teachers

Bush Gardens: 11 percent off a single-day ticket at Bush Gardens Williamsburg for teachers

Preferred Hotels & Resorts: Teachers get 20 percent off best rates, plus VIP amenities like breakfast for two, spa treatments and more.

Sixt: Students and teachers alike can get 5 percent off car rentals. Simply show your valid I.D. at the rental counter.

AMC: Teachers can get over 35% off if they confirm their identity through

Apparel & Other Retail Discounts for Teachers

Adidas: After verifying their status through, teachers get 30% off.

J.Crew: With a valid ID, college teachers and students get 15% off their purchases when shopping online. 

Keds: Take 10% off after registering as a teacher with

Pro Teeth Gaurd is offering a $40 store credit for all elementary, middle, high school, college and homeschooling teachers.

Champion: Current and retired teachers get 10 percent off.

Chuck E Cheese: Teachers get a Free Meal & Trip in the Ticket Blaster. Teachers can get $20 off $200, plus an extra 5 percent off.

Costco: Teachers can get a $30 Costco Shop card when they sign up as new members for a Costco membership online.

Gaiam: 50 percent off most products for teachers.

Madewell: Teachers can show their I.D. to receive a 15 percent in-store discount.

Overstock: Teachers can get a free Club O Membership. Membership includes benefits like free shipping and early sales access.

Saucony: 20 percent off any order, plus free shipping.

––Karly Wood with Gabby Cullen

Featured image: iStock 



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