It’s no secret that school shopping gets crazy expensive for teachers. If they’re not shelling out money for art supplies and paper, they’re off buying books and pens. And with a pandemic happening, that can mean more of everything or different types of supplies. Luckily, the 48 retailers below want to help. From Apple to J.Crew, these companies offer exclusive teacher discounts on just about everything an educator could possibly need!
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 retailer listed here, give them a call and ask if they participate in any teacher discounts.
Another pro tip: Although not listed below, many regional museums, theaters, zoos and other educational organizations also offer teacher discounts. All you have to do is ask!
Teacher Discounts: Apparel, Home Goods & Wellness
Verify your teacher status and get a code for 25% off trendy modular sofas.
Save 15% on a new organic mattress. Learn more information about how to score your discount.
Catch some better z’s with a 15% discount on any of Helix’s products. Helix is one of the top five mattress-in-a-box companies and uses a color match system to pair you with a mattress that supports your individualized sleep preferences. You can learn more information about Helix’s teacher discount and how to apply for it here.
This health and wellness brand seeks to empower women going through the hormonal changes of peri/menopause. Kindra’s line of estrogen-free essentials lets you care for your body naturally, safely and holistically. Learn more about their special 15% discount to educators.
Mrs. Meyer’s: They have created a special Limited-Edition “Scent-Sational Teacher Bundle” that includes an extra 10% off coupon card with purchase to provide an additional thank you for your teacher this year.
Objective Wellness develops powerful science-based formulas to keep you strong and feeling good. Use the code Teacher15 to receive 15% off any product to maintain your skin, energy and sleep.
Get 15% off full-price purchases in store. You must present a valid teacher ID.
Teacher Discounts: Tech
Nothing fuses technology and creativity like Adobe products—especially in the classroom. Now, teachers and students can save over 60% on a Creative Cloud subscription. This includes 20+ apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat Pro.
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.)
This is a task management app that helps educators stay organized while boosting productivity at school, work and life. Qualifying teachers can get a 25% discount on TickTick Premium ($20.99 after discount). Learn more about how TickTick can help keep you organized, creative and productive this year.
Teacher Discounts: Books & Classroom Supplies
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. You’ll also get first access to helpful educational resources, valuable email offers and information on exclusive Educator events. Bonus: On Educator Appreciation Days, you’ll get up to 25% off.
This Midwest retailer has extended its 15% teacher discount throughout the entire school year! You can use this offer repeatedly on a range of classroom essentials, from spiral notebooks and planners to memo boards and Crayola writing utensils, Sharpies and Elmer’s Glue. To get the coupon for this deal, show your school ID at the Meijer Customer Service Desk.
Spend at least $75, and you’ll get teacher discounts at Party City. The more you spend, the bigger the discount with savings up to 20% off. You’ll need a signed letter on official letterhead from an officer of the school, and you must also complete the purchase with a check or credit card in the school’s name.
Teacher Discounts: Educational Programs
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.
Theatre Development Fund
Get your play on at great rates. Full-time teachers can join the Theatre Development Fund and get access to discount tickets to a ton of plays, musicals and dance performances in New York City.
Teacher Discounts: Travel
Budget Truck Rental
Hauling something across town? Budget offers teachers 20% off on local moves and 15% off on one-way moves, any day of the week.
Preferred Hotel Group
Stay in style and at a discount: Preferred Hotels offers educators 20% off their booking. You can also get VIP amenities such as daily breakfast for two, discounts on dining, spa treatments, valet parking and more.
Teacher Discounts: Food
Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant
From August 8-12, Abuelo’s is honoring teachers and staff during Back-to-School Week by giving them the gift of free queso. Teachers and school staff dining in will receive one Teacher Appreciation key tag for free queso every visit until May 31, 2023, while supplies last.
This blog was originally published on August 8, 2017, and has been updated as of July 1, 2020 for accuracy and comprehensiveness.