If you’re a teacher, whether in a public school, private school, or homeschool, there are numerous discounts and perks that you may not be aware that you’re eligible for. Anything from furniture to top-notch beds to software to travel discounts is available to you when you show verification as a teacher.
Ready to start cashing in on those killer teacher discounts and deals? Let’s cover some of the best ones.
1. News & Print Materials
If you provide teacher verification to different companies, whether in-store while you’re talking to a cashier or online when you’re signing up for memberships or about to check out, you can get significant discounts from companies like Barnes & Noble and even the New York Times. Books-A-Million also has a 10% discount for teachers. You can use this to get classroom materials and new books to add to your curriculum.
2. Arts & Crafts
Every teacher needs easy access to art supplies. You can visit Michael’s for a 15% discount with teacher verification to help you get supplies and decorations for your classroom. You can also get a 10% discount at Hobby Lobby in addition to whatever sales are going on at the time.
Numerous software companies offer discounts to teachers. This can help both in the classroom and in daily life, as teachers are never really off-duty. Roxio is a company that can be helpful for individuals to transfer VHS to DVD, and CD-ROM to DVD, and anything in between. Ancentry.com has special offers exclusive to teachers. IDM and Intuit also offer significant discounts for teachers that you could be taking advantage of.
4. Activewear and Fitness
Teachers are on their feet all day. Asics knows this, and they offer 20% off on any one item, which includes amazing orthopedic sneakers so that being on your feet all day can be a comfortable experience. Teachers are also eligible for a 30-day free trial with Peloton, and when that expires, the monthly rates are low.
5. Apps & Streaming
Discounts for the Headspace mental health app, Xfinity through Comcast (including WiFi and a $100 prepaid Visa Card), and great discounts with SurveyMonkey are all available to you as a teacher. BritBox, the British TV streaming service, also offers 30% off per month for teachers.
6. Clothing & Accessories
Some of the clothing retailers offering discounts to educators include:
- Karen Kane
- L. Bean
Retailers often recognize that teachers spend enormous amounts of time making their classrooms look pristine and inviting, so they extend that courtesy to the teachers so they can look just as great.
8. Home Goods
The importance of a good night’s sleep, especially for teachers, cannot be overstated. This is why Purple Mattress offers a 10% discount to teachers. Puffy Mattresses generously offers teachers $825 off any mattress as well as free delivery, a three-month trial period, and a lifetime warranty.
Overstock.com also offers discounts to teachers, whether they teach in a school or at home. If you can verify you’re a provider of education, you will receive a 5% discount off every dollar you spend on Overstock.com, complete with free shipping and returns. You can also save 20% on every online order from World Market.
8. Creativity & Design
Autodesk software is available for free to both educators and students, which is exponentially impactful for teaching and learning architectural and graphic design. Pinnacle, a premier video and movie-making software is available to teachers at a 20% discount. These brands utilize identity marketing to reach their target audience. Since so many teachers use software programs, it only makes sense that they offer discounts to improve loyalty and show appreciation.
9. Kitchen & Nutrition
Blue Apron offers teachers $110 off their first subscription fee, as well as free shipping. This is amazing whether you work outside the home and are too busy to purchase groceries, yet still wish to consume healthy and delicious food, or if you’re homeschooling your children.
10. Insurance & Travel
If you’re a teacher, on top of all these benefits and more, you’re also eligible for discounts on vacations, including $150 off your trip with CheapCaribbean.com. You can also save up to 25% with rental car companies like Hertz, Avis, and Enterprise.
Teachers work hard, and they deserve some breaks, especially when it comes to classroom supplies, self-care, and everyday needs. This is only a small portion of what is available to you as an educator—make sure you search everything so as not to miss out on perks you’re eligible for.