48 Best Teacher Discounts To Get Free Stuff

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Teachers are some of the most incredible people in the world. They’re hard-working, basically babysitting 30 kids at a time, and work around the clock.

They’re also paid much lower than other professions, which is why it’s extra beneficial to take advantage of teacher discounts.

I used to work as a paraprofessional (essentially a teacher’s aid in the special education room) and qualified for the teacher’s discount. You don’t necessarily need to be a teacher to qualify for the discount. If you are a librarian, counselor, etc., you probably qualify for the teacher’s discount.

Teachers Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 5, 2020, this year. Many restaurants and stores offer special discounts on this day.

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Here are the best teacher discounts to use! Before we get started, make sure to sign up for my free resource library and get tons of free printables to help change your life. 

When taking advantage of teacher discounts in-person or online, make sure you have your school ID card handy. Most stores and restaurants will ask for this for proof of employment.

School Supplies

The Container Store: Exclusive discounts year-round.

JoAnn Fabric: 15% off the entire purchase.

Michaels: 15% off the entire purchase.

Office Depot: Special discounts and rewards + 10% in rewards on select purchases.

Office Max: $10 in rewards for every $75 spent on select purchases. $2 reward for each ink or cartridge recycled. 

Staples: 5% back in reward points and free shipping.

Related: 8 Real Ways Teachers Can Make Money In The Summer

Books and Media

Barnes & Noble: 20% off the publisher’s list price on purchases specifically for classroom use. Educator Appreciation Day is 25% off. 

Books-A-Million: 20% off in-store purchases.

Books Warehouse: 15% off discount.

Half Price Books: 10% off when you sign up for a Half Price Books’ Educators Discount Card.

PBS: Sign up for PBS LearningMedia program and get free access to lesson plans, games, and videos.

National Geographic: Subscription is only $12 for teachers and receive many other benefits.

Scholastic: Discounts on books, software, programs, and other resources.


Chick-Fil-A: Free chicken sandwich on Teacher Appreciation Day.

Chipotle: Buy 1 Get 1 Free burritos, burrito bowls, and salads after 3PM on Teacher Appreciation Day.

McAlister’s Deli: Free Tea during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Pizza Hut: 10%-20% off at select locations.

Thrive Market: Access to a free Thrive Market membership.


Banana Republic: 15% off the entire purchase.

Champion: 10% discount.

Crocs: Online discounts on select items for teachers.

Dress Barn: 15% off.

Hanes: 10% discount.

Loft: Register to Loft Loves Teachers program and get 15% off full-price items in-store.

J. Crew: 15% off the entire purchase.

Madewell: 15% off the entire purchase in-store.

Reebok: 30% discount on select items online.

Toms: 10% discount on items.

Tommy Hilfiger: 15% off.

Vera Bradley: 15% discount online.


Adobe: Receive discounts on select items.

Apple: Up to $200 discount on computers and accessories through the Apple Education Store.

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon: You may qualify for a discount. Contact your phone provider to learn more.

Bose: Save up to 15% on select electronics and accessories.

Microsoft: 10% off select items.

Sony: Save up to 10% on select items.

Related: 50+ Student Discounts You’re Missing Out On

Travel & Fun

Caesars Entertainment: Save up to 33% on select hotels.

Hilton Orlando: $50 resort credits, 10% off spa, 15% off hotel restaurants.

Marriott Hotels: Teacher discounts at various hotels around the country. Discount works in-person or online. 

MSC Cruises: Up to 10% off select rooms.

National Park Service: 15% off many purchases at National Park visitor centers. Discount does not apply to park entry fees or camping fees. 

Spotify: 3 months free Spotify Premium.


Farmers Insurance: Discounts and special rates for teachers depending on driving record and location. Contact your agent for more information.

GEICO: Special insurance rates for teachers depending on location.

Liberty Mutual: $0 deductible for damage taken place on school property or during school events. 


West Elm: 10% off an online or in-store purchase.

Final Note

Make sure to keep your teacher ID in your wallet at all times to take advantage of discounts.

Certain stores like Michaels will insert your teacher ID info into their system and any future purchases you make there will automatically have a teacher discount. 

If you’re a teacher, thank you for being awesome and impacting lives!

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