Teachers have the capacity to make an impact on the lives of countless students. Besides teaching what’s on the school curriculum, teachers also provide guidance, encourage their students, and share valuable life skills. One of the best ways to recognize teachers for their invaluable contributions is by thanking them. Aside from celebrating educator appreciation days—such as National Teacher Day on May 4 and Teacher Appreciation Week on May 3 to 7—you can also show your gratitude for them throughout the whole year.

Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of teacher discounts and offers that will allow educators in the U.S. to enjoy big savings and rewards.

When Is the Best Time to Get Teacher Discounts

One of the best times for teachers to enjoy teacher discounts is during Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs from May 3 to May 7, 2021. During this time, many brands under different categories showcase various offers for educators, from discounts on school supplies to various rewards programs.

How to Qualify for Teacher Discounts

To qualify for teacher discounts, educators should have a valid school ID or proof of certification. Some offers may also require teachers to be a member of a teacher union or the National Education Association (NEA). Moreover, NEA members can have access to the NEA Member Benefits, which provides membership discounts and perks through its partnerships with various brands.

Note that eligibility may change, depending on where you shop. However, most of these offers can be redeemed by faculty members, whether they’re kindergarten teachers or college professors.

Best Teacher Appreciation Week Discounts & Freebies

Below are some of the companies that offer freebies and discounts for educators in time for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Barnes & Noble

Full-time faculty members can save up to 20% off on purchases made for classroom use. Moreover, educators can enjoy 25% off on Educator Appreciation Days.

Dell

Enjoy an exclusive 10% teacher appreciation week discount on select PCs and electronics until July 4, 2021.

L.L. Bean

Save 10% on select orders with code until August 29, 2021. To get the promo code, you must verify your eligibility via SheerID.

Meijer

Teachers can get a 15% off coupon after showing their school ID at the Customer Service Desk. The discount is valid on school and home office orders until June 4, 2021.

Office Depot

Get 25% back in rewards on select items when you shop online and in-store at Office Depot. Offer valid until May 8, 2021.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone provides free 3-months access to language learning for teachers until May 31, 2021.

SeaWorld Orlando

Active and certified K-12 Florida grade school educators can get a free SeaWorld Florida Teacher Card that provides free admission until August 31, 2021. This awesome deal is valid after verifying your eligibility with ID.me.

Under Armour

By verifying through ID.me, teachers and educators can get 20% off on all purchases—limited time offer—from Under Armour.

WonderWork

WonderWork offers free admission for teachers until May 31, 2021. To get the discount code, you must complete the registration form from its website.

Xfinity

Teachers, professors, administrators, or faculty staff can receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card when ordering Xfinity services until June 30, 2021. To qualify, you must confirm your status via SheerID.

Best Year-Round Teacher Discounts & Freebies

Aside from discounts and offers on Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve rounded up some exclusive teacher discounts that are being rolled out regularly. Find out how some brands show their appreciation for educators throughout the year.

Arts and Crafts Discounts for Teachers

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Academic Superstore

Get the lowest academic prices for teachers at Academic Superstore—no code required. Enjoy access to various discounted hardware and software, from PCs and tablets to graphics and illustration software.

Dick Blick Art Supplies

Art educators can download free lesson plans for teachers via Dick Blick. They can also enjoy gift cards and exclusive teacher discounts on art supplies such as paint sets and frames.

Discount School Supply

Discount School Supply provides COVID prevention bundles for teachers and classrooms at the lowest price. Get special offers on PPE, cleaning and sanitation supplies, and No Share supplies.

DollarDays

Enjoy a 10% discount on every order via ID.me when you shop at DollarDays. You can also enjoy free shipping for teachers on bulk orders over $499.

JOANN Fabric

Get a 15% discount online and in-store by joining JOANN’s teacher rewards program.

K12 School Supplies

Enjoy deep discounts and big savings when you shop at K12 School Supplies. It offers generous discounts for educators, ranging from 30% to 80% off. Plus, teachers can enjoy free shipping on orders $99 and above.

KiwiCo

Get up to 44% off when you do bulk orders for your school or group. You may also get additional discounts if your order larger quantities of crates. Using the code SPRINGSTOCKUP can give you up to 25% off when you shop at KiwiCo.

Lakeshore Learning

Lakeshore Learning has an in-store offer for educators who sign up for its loyalty club. Members can enjoy a 15% teacher discount on its wide selection of in-store items.  

Michaels

Sign up for Michaels Rewards, and enjoy a 15% teacher discount in-store and online. Educators must verify their valid school ID online through Michaels Rewards to get the discount.

National School Supply

Save on school essentials and teacher supplies when you shop at National School Supply. Enjoy free shipping for teachers on orders $1000 and above.

Oriental Trading

Get as much as 65% off teaching supplies and stationery when you shop at Oriental Trading.

Pencils.com

Pencils.com offers educators a 10% discount on all orders through its Educator Discount Program.

Silhouette America

Educators can sign up for free to Silhouette America’s Educator Discount Program, and enjoy exclusive offers and direct discounts on products like the DIY cutter.

Staples

Earn up to 5% back in Rewards for teachers on qualifying orders. To be eligible, you have to register for the Staples Classroom Rewards Program.

Book Deals for Teachers

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Books-A-Million

Books-A-Million offers a 20% discount on all items ordered in-store when you use your BAM Educator’s Card.

First Book

Aside from providing access to educational resources, First Book also offers up to 75% off educator supplies, as well as free shipping for orders over $25.

Half Price Books

Educators can enjoy 10% off year-round for in-store purchases at Half Price Books.

Scholastic

Teachers can get up to 30% off the list prices when shopping online at Scholastic.

Clothing and Accessories Discounts for Teachers

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Adidas

As a thank you to teachers, Adidas offers an exclusive 30% discount when you shop online or in-store. If you’re shopping at factory outlet stores, you can get 20% off. To enjoy the discount, you need to verify your status via ID.me.

Alo Yoga

Certified instructors who are actively teaching can get 25% off on select full-price apparel by joining the Alo Pro Program.

BN3TH

BN3TH also offers an exclusive 20% discount for teachers—no promo code needed. To apply for the discount, you must first verify your ID via the ID.me button at checkout.

Banana Republic

As part of its Education Discount, Banana Republic offers 15% off full-priced orders for teachers when you shop in-store. To qualify, you must present a valid teacher ID.

Boden

Get 20% off, plus free shipping and returns on select Boden items over $49, until December 31, 2021. You must verify your teacher status on SheerID to receive the discount.

Bonobos

Enjoy a 20% teacher discount when you shop at Bonobos and verify your eligibility with SheerID. This offer is limited to five orders per year.

Champion

Educators, whether active or retired, can get a 10% teacher discount and buy Champion’s selected sportswear items by verifying with ID.me.

Clarks

Get new kicks while enjoying special discounts when you shop online at Clarks. Teachers need to verify their eligibility via ID.me first before receiving the discount.

Cole Haan

Cole Haan offers an exclusive 20% teacher and student discount. To qualify, you need to have a valid school email address and verify your eligibility on the website.

Crocs

Enjoy a 15% discount once you confirm your teacher status via SheerID.

Dagne Dover

Dagne Dover has an exclusive 20% discount for teachers. Complete the verification process through ID.me to enjoy the discount.

Dockers

Get 25% off on all apparel after you confirm your teacher status via SheerID.

Eddie Bauer

Get an extra 10% off on in-store orders after showing a valid educator ID.

Express

Express offers 5% off for teachers on qualified in-store orders.

Hanes

Hanes offers a 10% teacher discount for active and retired teachers.

Huk Gear

Huk Gear has exclusive discounts for teachers who have a VerifyPass account. They can access the promo code upon signing in.

J. Crew Factory

Get an extra 15% teacher discount when you shop online and in-store at J. Crew Factory. To get the promo code, verify your teacher status via SheerID, and check your email for the single-use code.

JustMySize

Teachers and retired educators can enjoy an extra 10% teacher discount on apparel, shapewear, and legwear after checking their eligibility via ID.me.

Karen Kane

Educators can get a 20% teacher discount for every purchase from Karen Kane. To take advantage of the discount teachers must check their eligibility via SheerID.

Keds

Teachers can get a 20% discount from Keds when they sign into ID.me before checking out.

Levi’s

Levi’s offers a 15% teacher discount on all Levi’s apparel. To unlock the discount you must verify your teacher status via SheerID.

Loft

Enjoy a 15% teacher discount when you shop in-store for dresses, tees, jeans, and more at Loft.

Madewell

Educators get a 15% teacher discount that can be used when shopping online or in-store. They can get the discount by signing up for Madewell Insider and verifying their status.

ModCloth

By verifying with ID.me, you can enjoy ModCloth’s 25% teacher discount and purchase vintage-inspired clothing pieces.

Nobull

Nobull offers special prices for teachers via ID.me.

OneHanesPlace

To thank teachers, OHP is giving an extra 10% teacher discount via ID.me to certified educators and retired teachers alike.

Puma

Enjoy Puma’s 10% teacher discount via ID.me—no code required—and shop for accessories, casual apparel, and sportswear.

Reebok

At Reebok, teachers get a 30% discount. To check for eligibility, you have to verify first with ID.me.

Rothy’s

To get Rothy’s 20% teacher discount—valid on selected footwear—you need to visit its website and confirm your eligibility via SheerID.

Saucony

Saucony offers 20% off orders for teachers after joining their exclusive Saucony VIP program.

South Moon Under

Enjoy South Moon Under’s 10% teacher discount on full-priced items when you confirm your eligibility via SheerID.

Sperry

Sperry offers a 15% off teacher discount after presenting a valid ID.

ThirdLove

Get 15% off all full-priced items after verifying your teacher status via VerifyPass.

Tommy John

K-12 teachers and college faculty can verify their status through SheerID to qualify for Tommy John’s 20% teacher discount.

TOMS

TOMS offers a 10% teacher discount. To qualify, you must first check your eligibility via SheerID.

Ugg

Ugg offers 10% off on full-priced styles. To receive the discount, you must verify your status through SheerID.

Vera Bradley

Enjoy a 15% teacher discount from Vera Bradley. To receive the discount, you first need to verify your eligibility via ID.me.

Vineyard Vines

To show its appreciation for teachers, Vineyard Vines is offering a 15% teacher discount that is available for all orders. To qualify, you must first check for your eligibility on its website via SheerID.

Zappos

Enjoy a 10% teacher discount when you confirm your eligibility via SheerID.

Health and Fitness Discounts for Teachers

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23andMe

Teachers can enjoy special prices on select services: Ancestry Service for only $79 and Health+ Ancestry Service for only $99.

Garmin

Enjoy special discounts for teachers from Garmin by filling out its education information request form.

Headspace

Headspace is offering free access to its platform to all K-12 teachers, school administrators, and faculty members.

Medex Supply

Enjoy exclusive discounts for teachers when you shop at Medex Supply for medical, surgical, and diagnostic supplies.

Home and Furniture Discounts for Teachers

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Big Blanket

Teachers can save $40 on their entire order. To receive the discount they must verify their teacher status through VerifyPass.

Casper

Get 20% off on select mattresses once you confirm your teacher status via ID.me. Offer valid until December 31, 2021.

GelPro

GelPro offers a 25% discount for educators via SheerID for their online purchases throughout the year. You can buy mats and rugs in various colors and styles.

Home Depot

As a way of showing its gratitude to teachers, Home Depot offers tax-exempt purchases for teachers, no code required. This offer is only applicable for educators employed in public schools and only available online.

Lovesac

Make your home look extra cozy, and have everything you need at discounted rates when you shop at Lovesac. Now you can save an extra 5% via SheerID.

Overstock

Overstock offers a free Club O classroom membership for teachers and students. To qualify, you need to verify your eligibility via ID.me.

E-Z UP

With E-Z UP’s up to 30% discount for teachers, you can get instant shelter products and accessories that will come in handy when you go camping, tailgating, and more.

Leatherman

Leatherman offers 40% off on multi-tools. To receive the discount you must verify your teacher status through SheerID.

Purple

Save 10% off on Purple mattress once you confirm your teacher status via SheerID.

World Market

K-12 teachers can get 20% off, plus free shipping on orders over $49 after verifying their status via SheerID.

Museums and Parks Discounts for Teachers

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Adler Planetarium

All pre-k-12 teachers from Illinois can receive a free Museum Entry at the Adler Planetarium. You have to show proper identification at the box office to qualify for this offer.

Art Institute of Chicago

The AIC offers free admission to Illinois teachers who are currently working as K-12 teachers, teaching artists, and homeschool parents.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg offers a 25% teacher discount on an annual pass. The discount is valid at on-site ticketing offices once you confirm your educator status with a valid ID.

Crayola Experience

K-12 teachers can enjoy a free bronze annual pass. To qualify, you need to present a current teaching certificate and a photo ID at the admissions counter.

Field Museum in Chicago

Pre K-12 teachers can get free admission to the museum. To enjoy basic admission, teachers should present their employee ID upon purchasing tickets.

Legoland

All PreK-12 teachers from Florida can get a free standard Teacher Pass. To receive this offer, you must show a valid FDOE Professional or Temporary Certificate, a recent pay stub, and a valid photo ID.

Kennedy Space Center

All active teachers from Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands can enjoy free access to the Visitor Complex with the Educator Study Pass.

Sesame Place

All K-12 teachers from PA, NY, NJ, and DE can get a free Teacher Pass. This pass allows you to get unlimited park admission until January 2, 2022. To qualify, you must register online and present the voucher at Guest Relations in the park.

Travel and Entertainment Discounts for Teachers

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Baltimore Ravens

Enjoy special prices for teachers for Ravens home games at the M&T Bank Stadium.

Caesars

Get up to 35% off teacher discount on select hotel stays. The total discount includes the current sale promotion plus the 10% ID.me verification discount.

Columbia

U.S. educators who sign up for Columbia’s Professional Purchase Program can get access to special discounts.

Contiki

Contiki’s exclusive phone offer lets teachers save $75 dollars on any 7+ days trip when they mention “teacher” over the phone to redeem.

Dollar Flight Club

The DFC offers 75% off Premium Account, for teachers and students, allowing you to save up to hundreds of dollars on your next adventure.

Marriott

To show its appreciation for educators, Marriott is offering exclusive discounts for teachers and school personnel to Gaylord Hotels.

Party City

Party City is offering up to 20% off on in-store discounts to all schools. Visit its website to find a store location near you.

Ripley’s Aquarium

All school employees can get free admission to Ripley’s Aquarium during appreciation days. To receive the discount, you must provide a current pay stub from an educational institution and a valid photo ID.

Swan and Dolphin

Teachers can save up to 25% when booking a room at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. To qualify for this offer, you must provide a valid teacher ID.

Theatre Development Fund

Get a discount of up to 70% off from TDF. To qualify, you must be a full-time teacher or school faculty member. Retirees, those who are no longer working and are 62 years old and above, are also eligible for this offer.

Topgolf

Topgolf offers special discounts for teachers: 10% off Topgolf gameplay, 20% off on select Platinum Memberships, and 10% off on event gameplay and/or room rental when you book an event with a Topgolf Sales Associate. The discounts are not valid online.

GORUCK

Enjoy 15% off full-priced gear and 25% off all events when you sign up to GORUCK via GovX ID.

Westgate Resorts

Get 10% hotel discounts for teachers, educators, and school personnel with code EDUCATORS10.

Teacher Discounts on Technology

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Ableton

Are you looking for software to create music? Ableton offers 40% off Live Standard or Suite for teachers and students after verifying their educational status.

Adafruit

Receive a teacher discount of up to 10% on electronics from Adafruit. It also has volume discounts and other special offers for educators.

Adobe

Educators of accredited schools can enjoy over 60% off from Adobe on its Creative Cloud for Education program. The eligibility process requires uploading valid academic documents.

Apple

Apple has special prices for Mac or iPad for educators and university students via its Apple education pricing.

AT&T

To show its appreciation for educators, AT&T is offering 25% off all its unlimited wireless plans for teachers and their families. You can start saving in just three easy steps: check your eligibility, submit your proof of eligibility, and select the plan that suits your needs best.

B&H

Get special teacher discounts on select laptops, DSLR cameras, videography gear, and many more by joining the EDU Advantage Discount Program. To receive the discounts, you must verify your educator status via UNiDAYS.

Bose

Bose is giving out special prices for educators. Contact Bose for inquiries, pricing, or orders.

Canon

Receive special discounts on select cameras and accessories from Canon. Get in touch with Canon for inquiries on products and special pricing for schools and educators.

Cove Security

To thank educators, Cove Security is offering a generous deal. For $150, you’ll get up to $475 worth of security equipment, six months of professional monitoring, and a 60-day risk-free trial.

Shop at Cyberlink, and receive a 40% teacher and student discount. Uploading proof of eligibility is required to buy various software for Windows or Mac at discounted rates.

Final Draft

Receive a discount of $30 off Final Draft 12 Educational. To qualify, you need to undergo academic status verification.

HELM

Get 50% off HELM True Wireless 5 Headphones for frontline heroes, including teachers. To receive this discount, you must verify your eligibility with ID.me. The offer ends on December 31, 2021, or while supplies last.

HDRsoft

HDRsoft is rolling out a discount of 60% off its Photomatix Pro or Photomatix Pros Plus Bundle License for teachers.

HP

Use your school-issued email address, and enjoy an extra 10% off on refurbished products for teachers when you shop at HP.

T-Mobile

Sign up to T-Mobile Work Perks to access education discounts. Now, you can receive a $10 discount per month on Magenta MAX when you switch to T-Mobile. The deals are valid for employees of eligible schools. 

UltraEdit

Teachers and students can receive 50% off on all IDM products and All-Access subscriptions.

iRobot

Enjoy a special price for the Create 2 Programmable Robot when you request a Create 2 discount.

Intuit

Teachers and students can receive free QuickBooks when they sign up via Intuit’s website.

Lenovo

Lenovo is giving out an extra 5% off for teachers and students via ID.me.

Microsoft Store

Save up to $400 on select Surface items when shopping at Microsoft Store, and verify your teacher status.

Ring

Teachers can get an exclusive 20% discount from Ring for eligible products.

Samsung

You can receive an extra 10% off from Samsung, allowing you to save up to 30% on laptops, smartphones, and other items. To qualify for discounts, you need to verify your identity first during your purchase.

Sonos

Frontline workers, including teachers, can take 15% off Sonos products and accessories via ID.me.

Sennheiser

Teachers are eligible for a 30% discount from Sennheiser—no promo code required—on selected premium headphones.

Studica

Schools and students can enjoy education discounts on top software titles from major brands, such as Multisim from NI, IBM SPSS, Rhino from Robert McNeel, and many more.

SurveyMonkey

Teachers who upgrade from a free basic membership plan can gain access to exclusive discounts from SurveyMonkey.

Targus

Eligible teachers (primary, secondary, and post-secondary level) can receive a 25% discount from Targus when shopping for backpacks, laptop bags, iPad cases, and more.

ThinkEDU

Teachers can enjoy access to special prices when shopping at ThinkEDU for software, computers, and accessories.

Verizon Wireless

Eligible teachers can enjoy Verizon’s Unlimited plan from $30/line per month, plus an extra $200 off on select Samsung devices. To see if you’re qualified, you need to verify your eligibility via ID.me.

Teacher Discounts on Car Rental

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Alamo

Alamo is giving exclusive discounts for the American Federation of Teachers members who want to save on car rentals.

Budget Truck Rental

Receive a discount of 20% off local moves and 15% off on one-way moves when you use the discount code TEACH.

Sixt

Teachers and school employees are eligible to receive a 5% teacher discount from Sixt for its car rentals.

Teacher Discounts on Vision or Eyewear

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Contacts Direct

Aside from getting a 20% discount on all contact lenses, teachers can also get free shipping from Contacts Direct. To see if you’re qualified, you need to verify your eligibility via ID.me.

CoolFrames

CoolFrames is offering an extra 5% teacher and student discount via ID.me.

Glasses.com

Get up to 50% off on select eyewear when you shop at Glasses.com.

Eyeconic

Teachers and students can use the code EDU10 to get 10% off glasses.

Sunglass Hut

Teachers can get a 25% discount from Sunglass Hut via ID.me Those qualified for the discount include state-licensed or certified instructors who work in public or private secondary schools, universities, or colleges.

Food & Restaurant Discounts for Teachers

Enfamil

Enfamil offers professional discounts for teachers, giving them 10% off their Enfamil shop purchases.

Home Chef

Enjoy 50% off your first purchase and 10% off your next orders. To qualify for the offer, you must confirm your teacher status via ID.me.

Medieval Times

Get up to 30% off on adult and child tickets with code TEACH21. The discount is valid for shows through June 30, 2021, and you must show a valid teacher ID at the door.

Red Robin

Get a free birthday burger, teacher rewards, and other special deals when you join Red Robin Royalty.

Texas de Brazil

To thank teachers, Texas de Brazil is offering a 20% discount on dinner and lunch prices. You must present your teacher ID to receive the discount.

Insurance Discounts for Teachers

GEICO

GEICO offers special discounts on its insurance rates to members of selected educational organizations. To see the eligible organizations, check out its website.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

LMI offers special discounts for teachers’ auto insurance. It also offers customized car insurance coverage for teachers.

Jewelry Discounts for Teachers

Pandora

Get 10% off on select jewelry when you shop online and in-store. To receive this exclusive discount, you must verify your eligibility with ID.me.

Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott offers a 15% teacher discount on qualified in-store orders. To redeem the discount, you have to present a valid photo ID.

Other Teacher Discounts

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Colorescience

Colorescience offers a special 15% discount on all skincare products once you confirm your teacher status via ID.me.

Christopher & Banks

Enjoy an extra 20% teacher discount, plus earn 2500 points when you book a stylist appointment. This offer is valid in-store only after showing your teacher ID.

Costco

Get a free $20 Shop Card with a new membership once you confirm your teacher status via SheerID.

New York Times

Educators can get an exclusive discount of up to 50% off on New York Times subscription.

Quizlet

Teachers can get 30% off on Quizlet Teacher annual subscription, plus a one-month free trial when they first sign up.

USA Today

Subscribe to USA Today for your classroom, and enjoy 45% off classroom subscriptions.

Wall Street Journal

Enjoy exclusive offers for teachers when you sign up for a WSJ membership. WSJ offers access to exclusive events, complimentary ebooks, unlimited site and app access, and curated WSJ newsletters.

FAQs

  • Where do teachers get paid the most in the U.S.?

    For the 2018-2019 academic year, states with the highest salaries for public school teachers include New York, California, Massachusetts, District of Columbia, and Connecticut.

  • Where are the lowest-paid teachers in the U.S.?

    Based on 2018-2019 data, states with the lowest salaries are Mississippi, West Virginia, New Mexico, Florida, and South Dakota.

  • What do teachers get for free?

    Throughout the year, teachers can get a lot of freebies. These can include food items, shipping, subscriptions, memberships, and access to virtual learning platforms and audiobooks.

  • Do teachers struggle financially?

    Yes, teachers are experiencing financial stress, particularly in states where teachers’ salaries fall below the national average. Even educators in states with high pay rates also struggle financially. This affects their performance and may lead to increased rates of absenteeism.

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