Discounts guide for teachers

Teachers get a large break over summer for a reason. Their jobs are hard! They have to be engaging, patient, resilient, empathetic, relentless and energetic with other people’s children all day long! Because of their hard work, they deserve a break AND a discount. There are numerous companies that offer discounts to educators ranging from insurance to theme parks but today we’re highlighting some of the top businesses that offer great discounts to teachers. The next time you need a teacher appreciation gift, give them a gift card to one of the companies below so your teacher can combine the current store sale with their teacher discount and your gift card!

Here are the top spots that offer discounts for teachers:

Shop direct from the Adobe Education Store and receive discounts on select software, including bundles and suites. Adobe requires proof of employment as an educator before applying the discount.

Ann Taylor Loft
Ann Taylor Loft Loves Teachers offers teachers 15 percent off full-price purchases every day. They also host teacher-appreciation nights for educators and offer Loft Best in Class Grants. There are other major perks to the Loft Loves Teachers Program. Check it out.

Anthropologie is offering teachers 15 percent off full-price purchases July 15-September 12 in-stores and online with a valid school or teacher ID. They run a few of these sales throughout the year so check with them if you missed this current sale.

The Apple Store
The Apple Store offers special pricing on Apple products including computers, software and select third-party products. This special pricing is available to college students, parents buying for a college student, or teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators and staff of all grade levels.

Banana Republic
To get teachers styled in, well, style, Banana Republic offers a straight 15% off all full-priced purchases in-stores with a valid teacher ID. Also available for students with valid ID.

Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble has a Barnes & Noble Educator Program that offers teachers 20 percent off the list price on all purchases for classroom use. Plus you will receive up to 25 percent off during Educator Appreciation Days.

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The Container Store

The Container Store offers educators special discounts throughout the year to help organize your classroom The Organized Teacher Discount Program offers 10 percent off every day.

FedEx Office
Thanks to the FedEx Office Academic Edge program you’ll receive 15-percent off nearly all products, including brochures, posters and photos. This discount is available both online and in-store.

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Half Price Books

As part of their commitment to literacy, Half Price Books supports educators, school teachers and librarians in the community with an Educator’s Discount Card to save 10% all year round! Shop HPB for a great selection of children’s books and educational materials. And best of all, their budget-minded prices look good on a teacher’s budget.

J.Crew also offers teachers a 15 percent discount every day. This discount may be used on sale and clearance items as well as at J.Crew factory stores. You must present a school ID at the time of purchase to redeem the discount.

Lakeshore Learning Store
Lakeshore Learning features a Teacher’s Club with 15 percent off hundreds of classroom items. Plus, there are monthly specials just for educators!


Madewell is happy to offer all teachers and college students a 15% discount when they shop at Madewell stores and show a valid school ID at checkout.

Marriott Hotels
Marriott grants teachers a discount at a slew of hotels across the nation. Whether you book online or in-person, show your school ID at check-in to receive the special rate. Rules on this discount are a bit vague — they mention government employees, which would imply only public school employees — but most hotel employees don’t bite. Feel free to ask.

Michaels Craft Stores gives teachers 15 percent off all regular priced merchandise everyday. Before you go, be sure to check their website for additional coupons. They often have a 40 percent off one item coupon. Then use the 15% off all remaining items.

Teacher’s Treasures
Located on East 10th Street, only full-time, certified, pre-k-12 teachers (including art, gym, music), principals/directors, vice principals, media specialists, social workers, nurses, Parent Involvement Educators, and guidance counselors from eligible schools may shop. For more detailed information about eligibility guidelines, please visit the Teacher Handbook.

United Art & Education
Serving Artists, Teachers and Parents Since 1960. United Art & Education has several Indiana locations and gives free shipping for orders over $99.

West Elm
Take 15% off your online order or in-store purchase from West Elm, and enjoy modern, sophisticated furniture and home decor for less. Despite what the website disclaimer copy reads, this discount is ongoing and valid on multiple, regular-priced merchandise purchases.


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