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100+ of the Best Teacher Discounts and Teacher Appreciation Week Specials

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    Edit: This post was created in 2021. While many offers have remained the same, some may have since been removed or changed.

    Below, I’ve curated links — arranged by category — to the best up-to-date discounts available for school workers.  At the end, I’ll share current cash back offers available to all National Education Association (NEA) members. 

    In addition to taking advantage of offers from national retailers, be sure to check your local news for restaurants, shops, and experiences offering discounted rates to educators during Teacher Appreciation Week each year.

    Clothing Discounts for Teachers

    Below, you’ll find generous offers for apparel, shoes, athletic wear, outerwear, brassieres and undergarments, swimsuits, sunglasses, handbags, and other accessories.

    Adidas — Teachers get 30% for in-store and factory outlet purchases

    Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey — Teachers receive 15% in-store full-priced purchases with valid teacher ID

    Banana Republic — Teachers receive 15% in-store full-priced purchases with valid teacher ID

    Belk — Teachers receive 20% off online and in-store purchases every Tuesday

    Bonobos — After verifying teacher status, Bonobos sends a unique 20% discount code that applies to five future orders; codes are redeemable for one full year and are not renewable

    Champion — Teachers receive 10% online purchases after verification

    Cole Haan — Teachers receive 20% off their orders when using a school email

    Columbia — Teachers can receive a 10% discount after signing up for

    Crocs — Teachers receive 15% off full-priced items

    Hanes — Teachers receive additional 10% off online purchases

    J. Crew — Teachers receive 15% online orders year-round after verifying eligibility

    LL Bean — Teachers receive 10% off after using a code to verify eligibility

    Madewell — Teachers enjoy 15% online or in-store purchases after signing up for a Madewell Insider account and verifying employment status

    Puma — Teachers take 10% off their order

    Quicksilver & Roxy — Teachers receive 15% online orders after verifying school details

    Reebok — Teachers receive 30% off purchases

    Rothy’s — Teachers receive 20% off online purchases

    Sunglass Hut — Teachers receive 15% off online purchases

    Third Love — Teachers receive a 15% code for online full-price purchases after verification

    Under Armour — Teachers receive 10% discounted items

    Vera Bradley — Teachers receive 15% off purchases

    Vineyard Vines — Teachers receive 15% off everything

    Zappo’s — Teachers enjoy 10% off orders for a full year

    Entertainment & Travel Discounts for Teachers

    Budget Truck Rental — Teachers receive 20% off on local moves and 15% off on one-way moves, any day of the week with code TEACH

    Caesar’s Entertainment — Teachers receive up to 35% off hotel stays

    Hilton Brand Hotels — Teachers who sign up to be Hilton Honors members receive up to 25% off their stay

    Hyatt Hotels — State-funded higher education employees are eligible for the government rate (10-15% off standard rates)

    IHG Hotels & Resorts offers a government rate to state-funded higher education employees

    TripBeat — Teachers, educators, administrators, and educational support staff receive up to 40% off resort rental stays.

    Walt Disney World — Teachers receive a special rate when they book their stay at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

    Westgate Resorts — Teachers save 10% with code EDUCATORS10

    Home & Appliance Discounts for Teachers

    Costco — New teacher members receive a $20 Costco Shop Card after validating their teacher identification

    Helix — Teachers can save up to 15% off on mattresses, bedding, and other sleep products with a code

    Joann — Teachers save 15% off in-store and online purchases

    Michael’s — Teachers receive 15% off purchases with educator ID

    Overstock — Teachers who join Club O can get up to 40% off in the rewards store, rewards for purchases and reviews, and free returns

    The Container Store — Teachers who join the Organized Teacher Discount Program receive 15% off their purchase

    West Elm — while they don’t advertise online, West Elm offers 15% off in-store purchases

    World Market — K-12 teachers receive 20% off online, curbside, and in-store pick-up purchases and free shipping with orders over $49

    Auto Retailers & Insurance Teacher Discounts

    Teachers who do their research can uncover a host of vehicle offers at a variety of dealerships.  Various insurance companies have created specific programs geared toward educators who drive school vehicles.

    Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram — Employees and spouses of employees at participating colleges or universities are eligible for discounts through the Chrysler Affiliate Rewards Program

    Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Volvo — school, college, and university employees enrolled in Ford’s Partner Recognition Program (X-Plan) may be eligible to purchase a Ford and other Ford Company brands at dealer price, in addition to applicable rebates, discounts, and manufacturer incentives. 

    Geico — Members of nationwide educational organizations can receive a variety of discounts

    General Motors (GMC, Buick, Chevrolet, Cadillac) — Current employees or public or private universities or colleges can receive up to $1,500 off their purchase or lease on a 2020 or newer vehicle or newer (offer expires 1/3/22)

    Liberty Mutual — Teachers are eligible for discounted savings that may include vandalism loss protection ($0 deductible if your vehicle is vandalized on school property or during school-related events), personal property coverage (up to $2,500 coverage per occurrence if your teaching materials or school-owned property is stolen or damaged while in your vehicle, and collision coverage ($0 deductible if your vehicle is damaged in a collision while you are driving on school business)

    Volvo — Current educators are eligible to receive $1,000 off a purchase or $500 off a lease

    Teaching Supplies, Books & DIY

    While many teachers receive an annual stipend for school supplies, it is too often hardly enough to sustain a year’s worth of classroom needs.  It can be particularly challenging to build a substantial classroom library without the help of online fundraising and discounted book stores.

    Barnes & Noble — When teachers sign up for the B&N Educator program, they save 20% off publishers’ listing prices

    Books-a-Million — Teachers who join the Educator Card Program receive a 20% discount off all in-store purchases, free shipping on eligible online orders, and additional savings during Educator Week with teacher ID

    Dick Blick — Educators receive 10% off all purchases

    Half-Price Books — Educators receive 10% off in-store purchases year-round

    Lakeshore Learning — Teachers who sign up for the Loyalty Club can save 15% off hundreds of in-store items

    Meijer — Teachers receive 15% off home and school office purchases with coupon through June 4, 2021

    Office Depot & Office Max — Teachers receive 25% back in rewards during Teacher Appreciation Week May 2 to May 8, 2021 with coupon

    Oriental Trading — Teachers can browse for discounted teaching supplies

    Scholastic — The Teacher Store offers discounted books for educators

    Staples — Teachers are eligible to sign up for rewards through their Teacher Rewards Program

    Food & Beverage Teacher Discounts

    While few of these discounts are offered year-round, all of them are available to educators at some point over Teacher Appreciation Week. Take note of the following establishments and what they had to offer during Teacher Appreciation Week of 2021. Be sure to check with these establishments in the future if you missed their 2021 offers!

    Blue Apron — Teachers receive $100 off their first five boxes after verifying their identification (deal offered year-round)

    Buffalo Wild Wings — Teachers receive 20% off in-house orders all week long with valid educator ID

    Home Chef — Teachers who verify their identification receive exclusive discounts (offer valid year-round)

    Huddle House — Teachers with a valid school ID receive a free meal and beverage on Wednesday nationwide

    McAllister’s Deli — From April 22 to May 6, 2021, nominate teachers for a chance to win a free catering for them and their work family; each nominee receives free tea and catering winners will be announced on May 7, 2021

    McDonald’s — Teacher can try a free Caramel Brownie McFlurry on 5/4

    Red Robin — current teachers are able to receive Royalty Rewards (deal offered year-round)

    Sonic — On 5/4, Sonic will match donations up to $1.5 million for all public school teacher requests on DonorsChoose; teachers can also use the code TEACHERS at checkout or online to receive a free large drink or slush with any purchase from 5/2 to 5/9

    Taco Bell — Teachers and non-teachers can receive free crunchy tacos as a pre-Cinco de Mayo giveaway

    Zaxby’s — Teachers can contact their local Zaxby’s to take advantage of Teacher Appreciation Week offers

    Technology Discounts for Teachers

    Teachers can take advantage of significant savings for cellular, computer, sound, and security devices, as well as software programs.

    Adobe — Teachers save over 60% on Adobe Creative Cloud

    Apple — Teachers can save on a new Mac or iPad with Apple education pricing

    AT&T — Teachers receive best price on Unlimited plans starting from less than $27/month per line with up to four lines

    Bose — Educators can apply a code to receive discounts on orders of $199 or more

    Intuit Quickbooks — Teachers can get free access to QuickBooks Online via the Intuit Education Program (IEP).  After registering, teachers will receive a complimentary license to an account.

    Lenovo — Teachers save an extra 5% sitewide on full-price products

    Ring — Teachers can take 20% off eligible doorbell cameras, security cameras, security systems, multi packs, smart lighting, and accessories

    Samsung — Teachers who join the Student & Educator Discount Program are eligible to access exclusive discounts and offers

    Verizon — Teachers get a Verizon Wireless Unlimited plan for $30/line per month for up to four lines

    Media & News Teacher Discounts

    A plethora of magazine, newspaper, and digital media services offer free or discounted rates to school staff (and students).  In most cases, educators who take advantage of special offers can sign up for a personal or class subscription.

    Canva Pro — Current teachers can access Canva for Education at no cost after registering with a valid school email address

    DiscountMags — Educators can subscribe to popular magazines at discounted prices

    NEA Magazine Service — NEA (National Education Association) members/educators can sign up to save up to 85% on over 800 magazines

    Newsela — Educators can use read news through individually differentiated readings levels on Newsela for free

    New York Times — Educators can take advantage of the academic rate and enjoy 50% off their subscription

    Wall Street Journal — Professors are eligible for a six-month free membership by integrating WSJ in their courses.

    Washington Post — Active K-12 educators are eligible for the academic rate, which includes a standard All-Access Digital subscription

    Wellbeing Teacher Discounts

    Mindfulness is trending throughout the educational and social media domains.  Below, we’ve listed a few mindfulness apps, yoga series, and gym membership discounts for educators ready to reinvest in their physical and mental health.

    Beyond Yoga — Teachers can receive 20% off services

    Calm — Teachers can use the app for free and access a library of guided meditations, mindfulness exercises, and soothing music to relax, restore, or focus the nervous system.

    Gold’s Gym — State-licensed teachers or professors employed by public or private schools, local education authorities, universities, or colleges can join with no contract, $0 enrollment, and $5 off monthly dues.

    Headspace — K-12 teachers, school administrators, and supporting staff receive free access designed to cultivate less stress, more focus, and reduced burnout; the app includes hundreds of guided meditations, sleepcasts, videos, and workouts.

    NEA Member Discounts

    NEA members can receive cash back benefits at the following stores:

    • 1% at Advance Auto Parts
    • 2% at Apple
    • 1% at Bed, Bath & Beyond
    • 1% at Best Buy
    • 3% at Chewy
    • 2% at Dell
    • 22.5% at Green Chef
    • 8% at Groupon
    • $20 at Hello Fresh
    • 10% at H&R Block
    • 7.5% at Intuit TurboTax
    • 6% at JC Penney
    • 1% at Kohl’s
    • 1% at Lowe’s
    • 17% at Macy’s
    • 8% at Nike
    • 2% at Old Navy
    • 3% at Samsung
    • 1% at Target
    • 4% at The Container Store
    • 10% at Ulta
    • $75< at Verizon
    • 3% at Walgreens

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