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Back-to-school is just around the corner and teachers can save money using exclusive discounts offered online and in-store from a variety of businesses. From discounts at ModCloth, to free access to Microsoft Office 365 Education, teachers can maximize these year-round deals for the classroom or leisure.
Here are the best discounts exclusive to teachers available now, plus answers to frequently asked questions. For more chances to save, check out our roundup of the best cheap laptops in 2021.
Best deals for school supplies right now
- Barnes and Noble: Get 20% off book purchases for the classroom.
- Calm: Get free access to the mindfulness and meditation app.
- Costco: Get a $20 Costco Shop Card with a new membership through SheerID first.
- Dollar General: Get 30% off school supplies through Sept. 6.
- FedEx: Save 10% on printing when you sign up for the Print Preferred program.
- Half Price Books: Get 10% off purchases in stores.
- Headspace: Get a Headspace subscription for free.
- JanSport: Get 20% off backpacks verified through SheerID.
- Joann Fabrics: Get 15% off online and in stores.
- Michaels: Get 15% off online and in stores.
- New York Times: Get 50% off a basic subscription.
- Office Depot Star Teacher Program: Get 15% off print, ship, and design, 10% back on paper, ink, and toner, and 1% back on almost everything else.
- Pencils.com: Get 10% off purchases when you sign up with your email.
- Party City: Get 10% off when you spend $75 to $125, 15% off when you spend $126 to $200, and 20% off when you spend $201 or more. Discount in stores only.
- PBS Learning Media: Get free access to videos, lesson plans, and more by making an account.
- Scholastic: Save 25% or more on school supplies and books.
- Staples: Get 20% back and free shipping through the Teacher Rewards program on the Staples Connect app.
- The Happy Planner: Save 15% on purchases through ID.me.
Top home deals for teachers
- 23andMe: Save up to $100 on select DNA testing kits.
- Birch: Get 15% off any purchase through VerifyPass.
- Blue Apron: Get $100 off the first five boxes ordered through ID.me.
- Brooklyn Bedding: Get 25% off and free shipping in-store or online through ID.me.
- Curious Chef: Save 30% on orders of $100 or more.
- GelPro: Get 25% off online purchases verified through SheerID.
- GhostBed: Get 30% off mattresses verified through ID.me.
- Leesa: Get 15% off your purchase through ID.me.
- Overstock: Get a free Club O Classroom membership to unlock additional savings when you verify through ID.me.
- Purple Mattress: Get 10% off your purchase through SheerID.
- Ring: Get 20% off select Ring doorbells.
- Saatva: Get $225 off your purchase of $1000 or more through ID.me.
- World Market: Get 20% off plus free shipping over $49 through SheerID.
Best retail deals for teachers
- Adidas: Get 30% off sneakers through ID.me.
- Ann Taylor LOFT: Get 15% off in-store purchases with a valid teacher ID.
- Banana Republic: Get 15% off in-store purchases with a valid teacher ID.
- Chaco: Get 20% off orders of $50+ verified through ID.me.
- Cole Haan: Save 20% on entire purchases using your .edu email.
- Columbia: Get 10% off through ID.me.
- Crocs: Get 15% off through SheerID.
- Dagne Dover: Get 20% off a purchase.
- DC Shoes: Save 15% on purchases verified through SheerID.
- J.Crew Factory: Get 15% off in stores and online with a valid teacher ID or SheerID.
- Madewell: Get 15% off in-store or online with a valid teacher ID.
- ModCloth: Get 20% off dresses, tops, and bottoms through ID.me.
- New Balance: Get 25% off purchases through ID.me.
- Puma: Get 10% off when you verify through ID.me.
- Under Armour: Get 20% off for a limited time through ID.me.
- Ray-Ban: Get 25% off through ID.me.
- Vineyard Vines: Save 15% when you verify your teacher status through SheerID.
Best travel deals for teachers
- Budget Truck Rental: Get 20% off local moves and 15% off one-way moves with promo code TEACH.
- Hertz: Get up to 25% off car rentals.
- Hilton All-Inclusive resorts: Get 15% stays at all-inclusive Hilton resorts verified through ID.me.
- Hotels.com: Get 10% off through ID.me.
- Seaworld Florida Teacher Card: Get unlimited free admission to Seaworld if you are a K-12 teacher in Florida through ID.me.
- Southwest Airlines: Get discounts on Southwest Airlines verified through the American Federation of Teachers.
- Student Universe: Save on flights, hotels, and tours as a teacher or faculty.
- Tradewinds Resorts: Get %10 off stays and up to 50% off your nightly stay depending on travel dates.
- Westgate Resorts: Get 10% off with promo code EDUCATORS10.
- Wyndham Resorts: Get 20% off stays at participating resorts verified through ID.me.
Top tech deals for teachers
- Adobe Creative Cloud: Get more than 60% savings on over 20 apps.
- Apple Education: Get discount pricing on products and 20% off AppleCare+.
- AT&T: Get four phone lines for $27 per month.
- Canva for Education: Get an account for free access to templates, presentations, and more that was designed specifically for classrooms.
- HP: Get up to 35% off and free shipping.
- Lenovo: Get an extra 5% discount through ID.me.
- Microsoft Office 365 Education: Get access for free plus 10% off Surface devices.
- Samsung: Save an extra 15% off all purchases for up to 30% off in total.
- Verizon: Save up to $30 per month with unlimited phone plans.
Frequently asked questions
Are there discounts available year-round?
Most of them are year-round discounts for teachers. It’s important to check, but often discounts will have details available that specify whether it is limited time or not. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about personal or classroom needs with school starting up soon again.
What kinds of discounts are available?
Deals, discounts, and freebies come in a variety of savings and options from businesses. Teachers have access to discounted school supplies, tech, software, clothing, and more. Check out our guide to the best back-to-school sales going on now to save even more.
Is it easy to verify being a teacher to get discounts?
Each business is different when it comes to teacher verification, but it’s easy to look up the conditions of each discount. Usually, when shopping online, teachers may have to use a website such as ID.me or SheerID to verify status, or it will require the use of an education email or state license number. Shopping in-store may require a valid teacher ID to get the discount as well.
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