In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7th-11th), several businesses are showing their gratitude by offering up some great freebies and special offers just for YOU! Here’s a round-up of nationwide stores and restaurants that offer teachers and homeschooling parents a special discount. Enjoy!
1. A.C. Moore
Teacher’s can get a 15% off entire purchase discount by presenting any one of the following credentials at checkout: State Issued Photo ID, School ID, Home School Affidavit or IHIP approval letter from School District or your state, Home Schooling Certificate, or State Issued Preschool/Daycare Facility Certificate/License. Contact your store for more details about the program.
2. Adobe Creative Cloud for Education
Students and teachers can get over 60% off Creative Cloud All Apps. Creative Cloud is a membership that gives you access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Adobe XD, and over 20 more apps designed to help you bring your ideas to life. Go here for more details.
Banana Republic is offering up 15% off your full-priced purchase when you present a valid student or teacher ID. This offer is valid in-store only with ID.
5. Barnes & Noble
Sign up for the Free Barnes & Noble Educator Program and get 20% off the list price of most hardcover and paperback books, toys, games, music, movies and more for use in the classroom! Plus, teachers can save 25% off the publisher’s list price during Educator Appreciation Days.
Teachers at a K-12 school or University that agree to use Basecamponly for classroom work can sign up for a Free 30-day trial. Basecamp organizes all of your projects and internal communication in one place, making it easy to see what needs doing, where to find things, and what’s going on.
The Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program is a discount card program that is Free to all K-12 educators, librarians, and homeschoolers, entitling them to a 20% discount on most items for their classroom (substitute teachers, student teachers, and University Professors are not eligible). The Educator’s Discount Card can also be used to receive Free shipping on applicable online purchases.
9. Cell Phone Carriers
Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T all offer discounts for teachers. You may need to check with your school to see if you’re eligible. Call your local store for more details.
At participating Chick-fil-A restaurants, teachers may be able to get a Free chicken sandwich. Each restaurant operates independently, so be sure to check with your local store to verify participation.
On Tuesday, May 8th from 3PM – close, Chipotle restaurants will be offering up Buy One Get One Free Burritos, Bowls, Salads, or Order of Tacos for teachers, faculty or staff! Just be sure to bring your ID or other documentation from preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, community college, or university identifying you as faculty or staff, OR bring your home school ID card.
Note that there is a limit of one Free menu item per teacher and this offer is valid for in-restaurant orders only – not valid for online, mobile, fax, or catering orders. The offer cannot be combined with other coupons, promotions, or special offers.
Educators can purchase Costco Membership Activation Certificates to join Costco as a new member and receive over $60 in savings! You must enter your information to validate your status and redeem this special offer. This offer is not valid for renewal of existing Costco membership. Membership Activation Certificates are offered online only and are not available for purchase at Costco locations.
*Teacher must show valid school ID or a recent pay stub plus driver’s license at the admissions counter. Immediate family only – spouse, children, grandparents. Limited time offer.
17. Domino’s Pizza
Domino’s believes strongly in supporting our teachers and other professionals who make it possible to help children learn, develop, and grow. They offer those individuals these special pizza deals with their VIP Educator Cards, allowing great and easy deals for classroom catering.
As part of their commitment to literacy, Half Price Books supports educators, school teachers and librarians in the community with an Educator Discount Card to save 10% in-store all year round. Just bring in a valid ID or proof of current employment such as a pay stub or employee ID card.
Eligibility applies to currently state certified, credentialed or licensed teachers at any K-12 public, private or parochial school or higher education learning institution, authorized home school teachers with current documentation or proof of membership in an official home school organization, and current credential, license or certified childcare providers.
24. Lakeshore Learning
Join the Lakeshore Learning Teacher’s Club and receive 15% off on hundreds of classroom items every day. Plus, get special offers every month and low prices on self-serve lamination just for signing up!
LEGOLAND offers Free admission for California and Florida teachers. LEGOLAND Florida Resort, The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando are offering Florida teachers for grades PreK-12 one year of Free admission with a Florida Teacher Pass.
Be sure to check the respective websites for details and restrictions as the programs are a little different between states.
LOFT offers 15% off full-price purchases, as well as special sweepstakes, grants, and teacher appreciation nights whenever you subscribe to the LOFT Loves Teachers email list.
All students, teachers, and military members who sign up for Saucony’s VIP program will get 20% off your first apparel purchase, first access to new products & exclusive offers, a special birthday gift, news about local events, and a chance to win Free shoes every month. Go here to sign up.
Students and teachers are eligible to receive 15% off their entire purchase. To receive this exclusive discount, simply add your favorite items to the cart and during the checkout process select “student discount” or “teacher discount.” This will then prompt you to verify your status. Once you are approved, your discount will automatically be applied to your cart total. Go here for more details.
34. West Elm
West Elm offers 15% off to all teachers, students, and faculty, year round, with a valid college or university ID. Just go here and fill out the form to receive your discount.
…PLUS, many more!
Many local museums, hotels, restaurants, and many other businesses offer unadvertised discounts and teacher appreciation events! It never, ever hurts to ask! If you know of other stores that offer discounts, please share in the comments! And to all of our wonderful teachers…thank YOU!
If you’re a teacher and looking to save on bulk school supplies for your classroom OR are just wanting to stock up your school supply closet, here are 10 fantastic online bulk supply deals you can score from Amazon or Walmart.
Know a teacher? Be sure to share this post with all of your teacher friends and/or buy these items to donate to your local school.
Amazon: ONLY $4.37 shipped when you clip the 20% off coupon & choose Subscribe & Save (just 18¢ per pencil!)
Amazon: Get free shipping on a $25 order OR snag free 2-day shipping on ANY size order with Amazon Prime (you can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial here). OR, choose free no-rush shipping and get a $5 credit for Prime Pantry OR a $1 credit for eBooks & more – may vary by user.
If you have 5 or more subscriptions arriving in a month, you’ll save a whopping 15% off eligible orders instead of the regular 5%. Remember, when you sign up for Subscribe and Save, you are under NO obligation whatsoever and can cancel at anytime. To cancel or modify your Subscribe and Save items, just click on “my account” and then “subscriptions” and then you can cancel.
Walmart: Choose free in-store pick up if available near you; otherwise, shipping is $5.99 for orders under $35 or score free 2-day shipping on any eligible $35+ order.