Did you know that today, Oct.5 is World Teachers Day? Also known as International Teachers Day, the day was established in 1994 and serves to educate the world on the role that teachers play in the development of society and their students. And if you’re a teacher or educator, you can save big today!

As parents, we know the importance of teachers and think it’s pretty awesome that there are tons of companies and organizations that offer freebies and discounts as a thank you. The folks at Offers.com have rounded up tons 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.

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School Supply Discounts for Teachers

A.C. Moore: Teachers will receive 15 percent off their order when they present a state-issued photo I.D., a school I.D., a pay stub, teacher certificate or license.

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.

Sheetmusicplus.com: 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.


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 Educator Discount card

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


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 eligible .edu email address.

Bose: Educators and members of educational associations get 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 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.

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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.

Enotes.com: Teachers can get Teacher’s monthly plan starting at $24.99.

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

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

Alamo Car Rental: Members of the American Federation of Teachers get $25 off car rentals. National Education Association membership also gets you benefits, including discounts (varies by state).

Bush Gardens: $27 off single-day ticket at Bush Gardens Williamsburg for teachers

E-Z Rent-A-Car: School employees and teachers get 10 percent off car rentals. Find details and discount code here.

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

SeaWorld: Teachers in qualifying states can get a complimentary Teacher Fun Card that includes free admission and other benefits.

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

STA Travel: Teachers can take advantage of two offers:

Apparel & Other Retail Discounts for Teachers

Champion: Current and retired teachers get 10 percent off.

Chuck E Cheese: Teachers get a Free Meal & Trip in the Ticket Blaster.

Columbia: Teachers and government employees can enjoy discounted prices.

CoolFrames.com: Teachers can get $20 off $200, plus an extra 5 percent off.

Costco: Teachers can get $60 in savings when they sign up for a Costco membership online.

Banana Republic: Students and teachers enjoy 15 percent off full-price purchases in store with valid ID.

Gaiam: 50 percent off most products for teachers.

Hanes: Current and retired teachers get 10 percent off.

J.Crew: With a valid I.D., college teachers and students get 15 percent off their purchase when shopping online.

Just My Size: Current and retired teachers get 10 percent off.

Loft: In addition to 15 percent off full-price orders, teachers can enjoy exclusive coupons and extra savings at Teacher Appreciation Nights. See program details.

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.

Party City: To get up to 20 percent off, teachers should provide an official letter from a school officer and make purchases with the school credit card.

Saucony: 10 percent off your first apparel purchase, plus early access to sales and a free birthday gift.

Sperry: 15 percent off any order for teachers.

Tommy Hilfiger: Extra 15 percent off any order.

West Elm: By showing valid I.D. or signing up with an .edu email address, students and faculty can get free shipping + 15 percent off.

––Karly Wood



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