Tuesday, June 30, 2015

100+ Stores That Give a Teacher Discount

Teachers do so much for us, even spending their own time and money on classroom supplies. Many retailers recognize this selfless giving and want to help make things just a bit easier on teachers. Whether they’re offering discount travel, school supplies, clothes, or food, these stores get extra credit with teachers. Many will require membership to your local teachers’ union, NEA, or special clubs, so be sure to read the fine print and keep your ID handy. And don’t stop with just our list — remember to ask for a teacher discount wherever you go, and you just might get one! Plus, pass on our list of 100+ Stores That Give a Student Discount to your classroom.
Crafts, Teacher Supply & Organization
Get school supplies, organization resources, and much more, all at a steal with these schools that give teachers a discount.
  1. Lakeshore Learning: Teacher’s Club members at Lakeshore Learning can save 15% off on hundreds of classroom items daily.
  2. The Container Store: Teachers who register for the Organized Teacher Program with The Container Store are eligible for 15% off in store and online, as well as special discounts throughout the year.
  3. Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts: Sign up for a Teacher Rewards discount card with Joann’s to get 20% back on your purchases.
  4. Scholastic: A staple of many classrooms, Scholastic offers a Teacher Store filled with products and discounts for educators only.
  5. BJ’s Wholesale Club: Although BJ’s doesn’t offer a discount for just any teacher, they do have partnerships with many school districts and teachers’ unions. Contact your teacher group to find out if you can get a discounted membership to this wholesale club.
  6. Michael’s: At Michael’s craft stores, teachers with a valid educator ID can take 15% off all regularly priced items in store.
  7. Blick: Get art materials at a discount by registering your school with Blick.
  8. National Geographic: Purchase a Geno 2.0 kit for your classroom, and you can get a discount just for being a teacher.
  9. Office Depot: Office Depot offers a Star Teacher program, giving registered teachers 10% back on ink, toner, paper, and most classroom supplies, plus 15% instant discounts on copy and print services.
  10. FedEx Office: Offering a National Educators Discount Program, FedEx Office gives teachers 15% on most of the products and services they offer nationwide with no limit on the savings, plus special offers for educators.
  11. Discount Dance Supply: Teachers enjoy a 10% discount on purchases with Discount Dance Supply, plus cash back and special pricing on certain items.
  12. Big Lots: Although Big Lots does not offer year-round savings for teachers, they do have a Teacher Appreciation Day each fall, giving teachers 10% off their total purchase for an entire day.
  13. Simply Stamps: NAE members can take 20% off purchases with Simply Stamps.
  14. Ben Franklin Crafts: This craft store offers 10% for educators each Tuesday. Just don’t forget to bring your school ID!
  15. Party City: Throwing a classroom party or using party supplies for a lesson? Just mention it at Party City to get a teacher discount.
  16. Hancock Fabrics: Teachers and homeschooling parents can receive 10% off their in store purchases with a Red Apple Card from Hancock Fabrics.
  17. Texas Instruments: Teachers in math and science can receive discounts on qualifying Texas Instruments technology products, including graphing calculators and software.
  18. Staples: Set up a Staples Rewards account, and you can earn rewards for your classroom purchases.
  19. Dollar Tree: Although it’s not advertised, at most Dollar Trees, teachers can get 10% off with their school ID.
Use these bookstore discounts to stock your classroom on the cheap.
  1. Book Warehouse: Book Warehouse offers 15% off for teachers with an ID card. If you’re working on a large order, they can also offer additional discounts.
  2. The New York Times: Teachers can get a special rate for a New York Times digital subscription. It’s just 99 cents for the first four weeks, and then 50% off the regular rate.
  3. Schuler Books & Music: K-12 educators can get 20% off books for classroom use at Schuler Books.
  4. Half Price Books: Half Price Books already offers great deals, but teachers with the Teacher & Librarian Discount Card can get 10% off year round, for school purchases and beyond. Ask about free books, too.
  5. Barnes & Noble: Teachers, join the B&N Educator Program for 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use, and even 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
  6. Books-A-Million: Educators teaching students from Pre-K to the 12th grade can take advantage of a 20% discount program with Books-A-Million. They just have to sign up for the Books-A-Million Educator Discount Card.
  7. NEA Magazine Service: Teachers who are members of the NEA can get up to 85% off cover price on a variety of magazines.
Clothes & General Merchandise
Get dressed up for the classroom and save money at the same time by taking advantage of these discounts just for teachers.
  1. Coldwater Creek: Teachers can get 15% off in store purchases at Coldwater Creek.
  2. The Walking Company: Get comfortable shoes for the classroom at 15% off from The Walking Company. All you need is your National Education Association membership.
  3. Aerosoles: Standing in the classroom all day can be hard on your feet, but it’s a little easier with an Aerosoles discount. For items $39.99 or more, teachers can get 15% off with an ID or paystub.
  4. Target: Using your International Teacher Identity Card, you can get $5 off $50 and free shipping on select items on Target.com.
  5. Ann Taylor LOFT: Want some new duds for the classroom? Head to Ann Taylor LOFT, where you can get 15% off full-price purchases, as well as access to school grants, sweepstakes, style guides for teachers, and teacher appreciation nights.
  6. J. Jill: With your valid teacher’s ID in stores, you can save 15% off full priced styles at J. Jill.
  7. Banana Republic: With your teacher ID, you can get 15% off all full-priced purchases in stores.
  8. Christopher & Banks: Although participation varies by store, Christopher & Banks typically offers 10% off any regular priced purchase for teachers with a valid school ID.
  9. Macy’s: Use your International Teacher Identity Card for 10% off in store purchases at Macy’s.
  10. The Limited: At The Limited, teachers can get 15% off every purchase when you flash your school ID.
  11. Old Navy: Hit Old Navy at the right time, and teachers can score 10% to 20% off their total purchase. You’ll need to visit during Teacher Appreciation Week in May and show your teacher ID.
  12. New York & Company: Through their Big Apple for the Teacher program, New York and Company offers 15% off any in-store purchase for teachers. You can also earn “extra credit,” which is 20% off your first purchase, plus special offers emailed throughout the year.
  13. J.Crew: Show your valid school ID, and J. Crew will offer 15% off any full priced in store item for teachers.
  14. Madewell: J. Crew’s sister store, Madewell, also offers teachers 15% off in stores.
Download classroom software, save on computers, and much more with these teacher discounts for electronics and digital services.
  1. Bose: Famous for its music systems, Bose offers up to 15% off for teachers. You’ll need to call Bose directly and ask for their “Educators’ Program.”
  2. Dell: K-12 teachers can enjoy special pricing from Dell, both for classroom technology and personal purchases.
  3. AT&T: Many educational organizations offer a discount on wireless service through AT&T. To find out if you’re eligible, just enter your work email address on AT&T’s website.
  4. JourneyEd: Get discounts on academic software through JourneyEd’s educator shop.
  5. Lenovo: With the Lenovo Academic Purchase Program, teachers can receive exclusive offers and discounts for Lenovo products. You’ll just need to select your school.
  6. Apple Store: Apple offers special education pricing on computers, software, and other products for teachers. These discounts are valid for school purchases, as well as personal ones.
  7. Sony: Sony offers both discounts and rewards to teachers, with cut rates on projectors and flat-panel displays, plus “extra credit” points for your school that can be redeemed for Sony products.
  8. Sprint: For members of the National Education Association, as well as members or state education associations, Sprint offers 18% off select plans for new accounts.
  9. Adobe: Teachers can take advantage of discounted software through Adobe, just by purchasing Teacher editions of their most popular products.
  10. HP: Register with HP Home Stores’ Academic Purchase Program, and teachers can purchase products with discounts of up to 15%.
  11. Verizon Wireless: Contact your school district, teacher’s union, education association, or simply visit Verizon directly to find out if you’re eligible for a teacher discount at Verizon Wireless.
Food & Dining
Treat yourself with a discounted night out at these restaurants that love teachers.
  1. Uno Chicago Grill: With your International Teacher Identity Card, you can get 10% off your meal at Uno Chicago Grill (not just in Chicago!).
  2. Starbucks: Although Starbucks doesn’t have a formal teacher discount, if you ask nicely, many baristas will give you one.
  3. Dunn Bros Coffee: Another coffee shop discount we can’t confirm. Many teachers report getting a discount at Dunn Bros Coffee, so it’s worth checking out!
  4. Panera Bread: Planning a parent-teacher conference or school meeting? Hit Panera Bread, and they’ll give you their leftover baked goods for free.
  5. Pizza Hut: Although it’s not advertised, Pizza Hut is said to offer discounts for teachers between 10% and 20%. Contact your local Hut to get the details.
Home & Hardware
Use these teacher discounts to save money on your next home purchase, repairs, paint, and more.
  1. Homes for Heroes: This company contracts with realtors, lenders, and other service providers to offer substantial discounts to heroes, teachers included.
  2. Home Depot: With exempt paperwork, you can skip sales tax when shopping at Home Depot.
  3. Lowes: Just like Home Depot, Lowes offers a break on sales tax for teachers, plus they’ll cut wood and pipe for you.
  4. Sherwin Williams: Ready to paint your home, or even your classroom? Hit Sherwin Williams and ask for a discount-you may get up to 50% off each gallon.
  5. Angie’s List: TotallyTeacher.com brokered a discount deal for teachers, offering a 20% discount on membership.
  6. Whirlpool: Get special NEA member pricing on appliances from Whirlpool Corporation, including brands like KitchenAid, Maytag, and Amana.
  7. Cost Plus World Market: In certain markets Cost Plus World Market offers a discount card for teachers, which gives them 10% off for cultural arts education supplies.
Attractions, Travel, Transportation, and Entertainment
Enjoy your next vacation even more by taking advantage of these discounts for teachers at hotels, rental car companies, attractions, and even spas.
  1. Marriott: Many hotels and resorts in the Marriott family offer a discount for teachers. Just ask to find out what they can offer.
  2. Alamo Rent A Car: NEA members enjoy member discounts and special offers from Alamo Rent A Car, including free unlimited mileage and roadside assistance.
  3. SpaFinder: Use your International Teacher Identity Card to get 10% off SpaFinder gift certificates.
  4. Legoland: Florida teachers can get in to Legoland for free using a Standard Annual Pass, and California teachers can enjoy several free admission days for teachers at Legoland California Resort.
  5. CityPASS: Explore cities on vacation, or enjoy your hometown with CityPASS, and get 10% off with an International Teacher Identity Card.
  6. AMC Theaters: AMC Theaters regularly offers discount tickets for teachers. Check with your school district to find out if they have an agreement.
  7. New England Aquarium: Massachusetts school teachers can be admitted to the New England Aquarium free of charge, and enjoy a 10% discount at the gift shop and on family memberships.
  8. Madame Tussauds: Visit Madame Tussauds to get special rates with your International Teacher Identity Card.
  9. National Park Service: With a school ID, all teachers enjoy a 15% discount on items from the National Park Service.
  10. Medieval Times: Register for the International Teacher Identity Card, and you can get 30% off Medieval Times admission.
  11. Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Use NEA’s member-only rates to save on trips with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
  12. Sea World: Teachers in Texas, Florida, and California can get a Teacher Study Pass to enjoy free admission for a full year.
  13. Firestone: Teachers with an International Teacher Identity Card can get huge deals on tires with Firestone, plus 15% off on maintenance and car repair.
  14. Vacations To Go: Often, cruise lines offer discounts for active and retired teachers. Check out the site to find out about current specials.
  15. Hertz Rent A Car: NEA members can get discounts and specials from Hertz Rent A Car, including $45 off a weekly rental or a $14.99 weekend day rental.
  16. La Quinta: Teachers registered with the International Teacher Identity Card enjoy 10% off hotel stays with La Quinta.
  17. Aston Hotels and Resorts: Thanks to a TotallyTeacher.com discount, teachers can get 10% off Aston hotels and resorts in Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, and Lake Las Vegas.
  18. National Car Rental: With your HSLDA membership, homeschool teachers can get a 5% discount on everyday car rentals, or 20% for business.
  19. The Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum: Contact the Mark Twain museum to find out about their teacher discount.
  20. Broadway: With your International Teacher Identity Card, you can get up to 40% off New York Broadway tickets.
  21. STA Travel: Check out STA Travel to take advantage of their many negotiated teacher discounts with the world’s top airlines.
  22. Red Roof Inn: Use your NEA membership to get a 20% discount on all of Red Roof Inn’s rooms.
  23. Amtrak: You can save 15% on lowest available fares with your International Teacher Identity Card.
  24. Graceland: If you’re a big fan of Elvis, you’re in luck. Teachers tour Graceland for free!
  25. Chrysler: Teachers can get no-hassle pricing on Chrysler vehicles including Jeep, Dodge, and Ram. As an NEA member, you can get Preferred Price, which is 1% below factory invoice.
  26. Warner Bros. V.I.P. Studio Tour: Use your International Teacher Identity Card for 20% off the ticket price of a Warner Bros. V.I.P. Studio Tour.
  27. Park Ride Fly: You can save 10% on Park Ride Fly rates at the airport with your NEA membership.
  28. Motel 6: Use your International Teacher Identity Card to get 10% off your stay with Motel 6.
  29. Toyota: With the Toyota Loves Teachers Program, many dealerships offer special discounts like waiving your first payment or offering $250 gift certificates.
  30. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort: To show their appreciation for teachers, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers a special reduced room rate.
  31. Choice Hotels: Homeschooling teachers can save 15% at Choice Hotels International with their HSLDA membership card.
  32. Universal Studios Hollywood: Teachers can get buy one get one free days at Universal Studios Hollywood with the International Teacher Identity Card.
Get these services at a discount with your teacher ID and save.
  1. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM: Show you care and save money while doing it, enjoying 15% off at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.
  2. Jenny Craig: Jump start your weight loss with a free 30-day program from Jenny Craig for NEA members. If you decide to continue, you’ll get 25% off any Premium Program.
  3. Farmers Insurance: Most local Farmers branches offer a discount for educators. Contact your local agent to find out for sure.
  4. Nutrisystem Success: NEA members enjoy 40% off auto-delivery orders from Nutrisystem with a wide variety of foods to choose from.
  5. Liberty Mutual: Homeschooling teachers can save up to $300 per year on auto insurance as an HSLDA member.

Monday, June 29, 2015

HUGE Baby Freebies AND Deals Round-Up

Calling all you pregnant ladies or those of you with little ones! Below is a list of current baby related freebies and deals you can score…
*Amazon Mom Members – head over to Amazon.com to snag a FREE canister of Gerber Good Start Gentle formula OR Gerber Good Start Gentle for Supplementing formula. Simply add one of thesesample boxes to your cart and then enter code GOODSTART at checkout to redeem. Note that you must be an Amazon Mom member!
*Go here and print your certificate and bring it with you to the hospital to score a FREE Gerber Baby Nutrition Kit filled with samples, coupons, a Gerber Cozy, and more!
*Head on over here and fill out the form to request a FREE 7-issue subscription to Parents magazine!
*Snag a FREE EveryDayHappy Diapers and Wipes Kit AND Family Care Kit fromEveryDayFamily.com! …and the best part is that you will only pay a total of $5.95 shipping for BOTH Kits (that makes each kit only $2.98 shipped!). You’ll receive a total of six Diapers, a pack of ten Travel Wipes, AND five Trial-Sized Natural & Non-Toxic Family Care Must-Haves! These items are the perfect size to stuff in a baby shower gift basket!
*Sign up with The Honest Company and score 3 FREE Bundle Kits which will contain a travel size Honest Shampoo & Body Wash, Lotion, Healing Balm, Laundry Detergent, Hand Soap, a handful of Diapers & Wipes, Prenatal & DHA/Omega-3 OR Baby & Toddler Multi Powder and Kids Chewable Multi-Vitamins! Just check the boxes to add all three kits to your cart (after you register) – you will only pay a total of $5.95 in shipping for all 3 kits (that makes each kit only $1.98 shipped). These items are also the perfect size to stuff in a baby shower gift basket!

*For a limited time, new moms can get 40% off their first Citrus Lane box with the promo code TAKE40at checkout. To get in on this offer, just head here, click on Join, choose Get Started, select theSubscription you’d like, enter your shipping information, then select if you’d like a girl, boy, or neutral box, proceed to checkout and enter the promo code TAKE40 (note that the promo code option will not become available until after you enter your credit card info). Note that by signing up for the monthly subscription, you are signing up to receive new boxes on a monthly basis. However, you can cancel at anytime if you are not interested in receiving future shipments from Citrus Lane.

*Create your own FREE Target Baby Registry and snag a FREE Welcome Gift (as pictured above) packed with coupons and free samples including a bottle and MAM pacifier. Once you complete the Baby registry form, you will receive an email from Target letting you know that you can stop by the Guest Service desk at your local Target store to snag your free gift (note: consider calling your local store in advance to be sure they have the Welcome Gift in stock). And eight weeks before your baby is due, you’ll receive a coupon valid for 15% off on remaining registry items in store and online. Awesome!
*Sign up for the FREE Pampers Rewards program. You’ll score 100 points just for joining and then you’ll be rewarded every time you purchase Pampers diapers, training pants and wipes! Find the Rewards code inside each package and enter the code online to accumulate points and then redeem your points for rewards! They’ve got lots of great rewards including various gift cards to different stores + lots more!
*If you’re looking for a nice baby shower gift or just want to protect little knees from hard floors, you can snag 5 FREE pairs of Leggings from BabyLeggings with the exclusive promo code HIP2SAVEBABY at checkout. Keep in mind that you’ll have to pay shipping which comes to $14.99 for all 5 pairs (shipping may vary by region), making each pair ONLY $3 shipped to your door! Plus, you can order additional pairs of Leggings for just $2 each + an extra 50¢ for shipping per pair!
*Head on over here to score 2 FREE Belly Bands or 1 FREE Belly Button Body ($19.95-$39.95 value!) when you enter the promo code HIP2SAVEBAND at checkout. Note that you will need to pay shipping which runs $14.99 – $16.99 depending on what you opt to purchase. You will also have the option to add size exchange insurance for an additional $2.50 (this exchange insurance allows one maternity band exchange for a different size within 2 weeks of receiving your original band).
* If you’re pregnant or recently gave birth (or know someone who has), you may want to sign up for theSimilac StrongMoms rewards program. Whenever you sign up for Similac StrongMoms (it’s FREE!), you’ll receive various offers including a FREE Shutterfly Photo book, FREE infant formula, baby coupons, and more!
*Score a FREE Car Seat Canopy ($49.95 value!) from CarSeatCanopy.com when you enter the promo code HIP2SAVE at checkout. You’ll just need to pay shipping which is $14.99 for 7-13 day delivery.
*NursingPillow.com is currently offering up a FREE Nursing Pillow ($39.95 value!) whenever you enter the promo code HIP2SAVE at checkout (code will deduct $40!). You’ll just need to pay shipping which is $12.95 for 2-8 day delivery, so only $12.90 shipped after the $40 code is applied.
*Hip2Save readers can also snag 10 FREE Pairs of Breast Pads from BreastPads.com with the exclusive promo code HIP2SAVEBABY at checkout. Keep in mind that you’ll have to pay shipping which comes to $12.95 for all 10 pairs, making each pair ONLY $1.30 shipped to your door! Plus, you can orderadditional pairs of Breast Pads for just $2 each + an extra 50¢ for shipping per pair.
*Get a FREE Seven Brand Baby Carrier ($39.95 value!) when you enter the promo code HIP2SAVE at checkout. You will also have the option to add size exchange insurance for an additional $3.50 (this exchange insurance allows one sling exchange for a different size within 2 weeks of receiving your original sling). You’ll just need to pay shipping, which is $12.99 for 7-13 day delivery. Please note that the reviews are mixed about the Seven Brand carriers and covers, so keep that in mind before ordering.
*Get a FREE Seven Brand Udder Cover Nursing Cover ($34.95 value!) when you enter the promo codeHIP2SAVE at checkout (code will deduct $35-$40). You’ll just need to pay shipping which is $14.99 for 2-8 day economy delivery.
*While supplies last, head over to the Nature’s One site where they are offering up a FREE can of Baby’s Only Organic Formula or PediaSmart or a box of PediaVance. Simply click on the picture/description of the product you’d like to try, take a survey and you will receive a code valid for your chosen product to be redeemed at NaturesOneDirect.com. Note that you will need to sign in or create an account to claim your code and you will need to pay shipping charges of $5.95.
*Don’t forget to sign up for Dolly Parton Imagination Library program to score a FREE book every month for your child until they turn 5 years old. Head on over here for more details. (Thanks, Hannah!)
*If you’d like to snag an inexpensive deal on pregnancy tests, you may want to head to your local Walmart where you can find the First Signal 1ct Pregnancy Tests for just $0.88 (+ FREE in-store pickup if you shop online!)! This is a HUGE discount compared to the name-brand pregnancy tests which range in price from $3.50-$5 per test! Go here for more details.
*Finally, if you’re pregnant, consider adding items to your Amazon Baby Registry to let friends or family know that this item is on your Wish List! If you haven’t set up your FREE registry yet, head here and do so now and you’ll be entered to win a $500 Amazon.com Gift Card! AND, if you sign up for Amazon Mom, you’ll save 20% off a subscription to select diapers when you sign up for Subscribe & Save delivery (you can easily cancel or change shipments at anytime), 3 months of FREE 2-Day shipping with Amazon Prime, exclusive discounts and deals for Amazon Mom members, and more!
Plus, if you recently added a Graco item to your Amazon Baby Registry, check your inbox for a special offer valid for a FREE $20 Graco purchase credit whenever you add another select Graco item valued at $50 or more to your registry! (Thanks, Jessica!)

If you can’t see the video, go here.
And, in the above video, I will show you how easy and budget-friendly it is to make your very own baby wipes – using just 6 ingredients! Go here for step-by-step instructions on how to make these Baby Wipes.
Price Points for Baby Items by Hip2Save
Lastly, you may be interested in checking out the following post and reading through all of the helpful comments that were left – What are YOUR Price Points for Baby Items?
Thanks Hip2Save!