Get an A+ in Savings: 55 Ways for Teachers to Save Money

It’s only fair. It’s only right. If the students should get a discount, it is even nicer to include the teachers.

Teachers on average, spend about $600 of their own money buying things for their classrooms. Posters, cool office supplies, breakfast bars for hungry kids…the list goes on and on.

Here are some companies that recognize the important work that teachers do and give them a break. You should be sure that you always have that horrible looking school ID, along with a paystub or something. Some stores ask for different things, but usually after they see that picture of you with your head tilted like they told you for the school photo with that awful gray background, they just take pity…

  1. Joann Fabric 15% off
  2. The Loft 15% off, plus other goodies 
  3. Michael’s Crafts 15% off
  4. Party City: The discount runs between 10%-20% depending on what you spend. You have to bring a signed letter on school letterhead. Check local stores for details.
  5. Barnes and Noble has a special teacher program
  6. Half Price Books 10% discount when you sign up for their teacher card.
  7. Aerosoles 15% off shoes $39.99 or higher. In store or on the phone, not online
  8. New York and Co. offers 15% off and other goodies with their Big Apple for The Teacher program 
  9. Crew 15% off (even at the factory stores) with a valid school ID.
  10. Book Warehouse 15% off
  11. FedEx 15% off 
  12. Office Depot: Sign up for Star Teacher Rewards
  13. The Limited 15% with ID or pay stub
  14. CJ Banks 10% off (in store only)
  15. Eddie Bauer 10% full price goods
  16. Jill 15% off (in store only)
  17. The Container Store offers discounts and exclusive offers 
  18. Petco offers special deals, grant applications and a chance to win an aquarium for the classroom 
  19. PBS store save 10%
  20. Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel discount (only good until the end of 2014)
  21. Marriott Hotels offer discounts that vary by location.
  22. National Parks offer 15% off park purchases (not including camping fees etc.)
  23. Kennedy Space Center offers a special packet for teachers in Florida and Georgia 
  24. 1800Flowers offers discounts up to 20%
  25. Pizza Hut offers 20%
  26. Talbots offers 15% off
  27. Madewell offers 15% off
  28. Banana Republic 15% off 
  29. Ben Franklin 10% off on Tuesdays
  30. Hobby Lobby: some stores offer 10%, some offer discounts only if you purchase something with school funds. It doesn’t hurt to ask.
  31. Chevrolet  and its dealers offer special offers to educators 
  32. Free rulers! 
  33. Bose: Teachers can save up to 15% Call the Sales Solution Team at 1-800-353-4207 and ask for the “Educator’s Program” for pricing and to place an order.
  34. A.C. Moore 15%
  35. Graceland. Yes, Graceland. Free Ticket with valid ID. 
  36. Staples: Special rewards cards with cash back and exclusive deals. Don’t miss their Back-To-School sales-teachers get a free goodie bag.
  37. Disneyland offers special deals. 
  38. DOVE Program (Discounts On Vehicles for Educators) 
  39. Book-Warehouse 15% off 
  40. Schuler Books 20% off
  41. Coldwater Creek 15% in store
  42. STA International Teacher Card: For $25 you get membership to all kinds of discounts and deals. 
  43. Aston Hotels and Resorts 10% off 
  44. 1800PetMeds offers deals through My Education Discount 
  45. Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  46. La Quinta (For Texas Teachers Only) 15% off 
  47. The New York Times 
  48. Westgate Resorts, Myrtle Beach 10% off best available rate 
  49. Chicago Tribune e-Edition 
  50. The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh: Free admission for a teacher and 50% off for up to three guests 
  51. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History (website at #50)
  52. The Carnegie Museum of Art (website at #50)
  53. Museum of Science, Boston 
  54. Blue Water Spa, Raleigh, NC (Only for NC teachers) 
  55. Big Lots: Teacher Appreciation Day once a year (usually the fall) 10% off

Note: These offers are updated frequently. Prices, promotions and availability may vary, so check offer provider for updates.