It’s a well-known fact that every year, teachers spend their own hard-earned money on their classrooms! We buy everything from tissues and pencils to decorative posters and board games so that our classrooms are perfect for our students. But did you know that there are many companies and organizations out there that think teachers deserve a little appreciation and want to help them save money? Believe me, there are! You just have to know where to look! So read on to find 10 awesome discounts for teachers and get ready to splurge for less!
1. Target Teacher Discount
Ahhh… Target! When looking for discounts for teachers, Target will be the perennial favorite for many of us!
Each year they have a seasonal Teacher Prep Event. It usually runs from mid-July through the first week or two of September. Make sure to check their website for the exact dates.
This promotion allows teachers to save 15% on classroom decorations, school supplies, and other items for classroom use! Any K-12 teachers can use valid school identification to enjoy this discount. If you need to stock up on Flair pens, buy colorful organizing bins, or add a cute new border to your walls, check out Target!
2. Michael’s Teacher Discount
When you think of “teaching supplies”, Michael’s may not be the first store that comes to mind. But they do carry a nice selection of classroom materials and supplies, as well as teaching resources created specifically for the classroom! And the best part is they also give discounts to teachers!
Michael’s Teacher Discount offers 15% off your entire purchase (including sale items!). Simply create an account, get verified after supplying your school’s information, and get to shopping!
Be sure to check out their cheerful classroom decor and the wide variety of arts and crafts supplies. They are, after all, an art supply store! They also have lots of great organizational items that are perfect for a classroom.
3. Office Depot/Office Max Teacher Discount
Nothing screams “office supplies” like a store with the actual word “office” in its name! Office Dept / Office Max is a teacher desk’s best friend. They carry everything that you could possibly need to get all that paperwork done like pens, pencils, file folders, and whiteout. They even have a nice assortment of classroom decor.
When looking for discounts for teachers, join their Star Teacher Program by creating a Rewards account. Through this program, teachers get:
- 10% back in Rewards on Ink, Toner, and Paper
- 1% back in Rewards on most other purchases
- 15% discount from their Design, Print, & Ship Depot
Sometimes you will also find special teacher discount coupons too! The best way to learn about these is to join the Star Teacher rewards program.
If you are looking for good discounts for teachers, Naeir should be on your list!
NAEIR’s Teacher’s Program helps teachers spend less money out of pocket by offering classroom supplies and a variety of other items at a very reduced cost – and free shipping on your order! They work with a variety of well-known companies that provide items for their teacher store. You can find everything from books to housekeeping supplies on this site. It’s a great place to look before heading to the store.
Sign up for the program by filling out the application with your school’s information. Once approved, you can load up your cart and enjoy deep discounts on some nice items!
5. Epic! Free Teacher Account
When it comes to getting reading materials into the hands of your students, money can be a real issue! Books are not cheap and it takes a lot of money to bulk up your classroom library.
Enter Epic! Epic! is an online resource filled with books that students can read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction chapter books and picture books. Some books are an electronic version of their paper counterpart, while others are audio! Students who struggle to read on their own can have books read aloud to them while they follow along with the text!
This discount is so epic (pun intended!) that the price for teachers is free!
Simply sign up for an Educator’s account using your school email, and the subscription fee of $5 a month is waived!
6. Free WWF Animal Tool Kits
Are you teaching your students about animals this year? Perhaps you want them to do a little research on their own?
If so, then these free Animal Tool Kits from the WWF are exactly what you need!
These ready-to-go resources include printable packets, Teacher Resource guides, beautiful presentations, and fun activities!
They are even available in Spanish! Engage your students with quality resources without you having to spend a single dime!
7. Free Izzit Educational Resources
Prepare to have your socks knocked off, teacher friend! The wealth of educational videos and accompanying resources (for all content areas!) from Izzit.org is a gold mine for your classroom lessons!
With your free subscription, you have streaming access to:
- Hundreds of educational videos (with quizzes)
- Professional Development videos
- Learning Modules
- Current Events
- Substitute lesson plans
You won’t believe what is available to you until you see it for yourself! This is truly a can’t miss opportunity for teachers of all grade levels!
8. Office 365 Education Free Software
Microsoft is offering teachers its suite of Office 365 Education products for free! This offer includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams!
This is an incredible value and all it takes is creating a free account (using your school email) and being verified through your school!
9. Canva for Education
If you are a teacher who loves making their own resources to use in their classroom, then this Canva Teacher Discount is for you!
Canva for Education* is a free plan for teachers that allows you to create resources for your students such as presentations, worksheets, posters, etc. They even have templates that are ready to go, and all you have to do is put in your information! *Please note that this plan is not for commercial use.
Through your account, students can create their own projects as well!
You will need to sign up for an account using your school email and will then be verified through your school. When you receive your verification email, you are ready to begin creating resources as well as your class space. It truly is an amazing deal as this discount saves you over $100!
10. Teachers Pay Teachers Free Resources
Who better to help out teachers’ wallets than teachers themselves? If you need budget-friendly teaching resources for your classroom, look no further than Teachers Pay Teachers!
Every store is required to upload at least one freebie, but many store owners want to help teachers as much as they can and post plenty of amazing free resources!
From Pre-K to 12th grade, in areas such as Reading, Science, Music, Classroom Management, and more, you can find quality free resources to supplement your curriculum or add some fun to your classroom.
All it takes to find your free TPT resources is to type what you are looking for in the search bar (you can also narrow your search by subject and grade level) and click the “Free” option in the Price section. Now look through your results and download the resources that best fit your needs. Pretty awesome, right?
Another helpful hint? When you download paid products on TPT, leave a review! Your reviews earn you TPT credits that can be used to get more paid products for free!
That’s Not All!
These are just a few of the amazing teacher discounts you can find. As you shop, especially during the Back to School season or around Teacher Appreciation week, ask your local retailers and restaurants if they offer a teacher discount. Many times you will find out that they do!
Another great place to look for teacher discounts is ID Me! This website is used by tons of businesses to verify that you are a teacher. Once you have been verified there are teacher discounts available for all types of things, including travel! It’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to get yourself verified.
Be sure to save these awesome teacher discounts to your favorite teacher Pinterest board so you can come back for amazing deals all year long!