While student discounts are extremely well known (I swear I knew the student discount for every restaurant, movie theatre, and salon in my college town) many people forget that there are just as many discounts available for teachers! Businesses, especially those that feature school supplies, have not forgotten about teachers.
Classroom supplies and books are often discounted for teachers, they are not the only discounts available. You may be surprised at the wide variety of stores that offer teacher discounts.
Even better, most of these discounts apply to teachers of all grades and ages! Also, teachers should be on the lookout for back-to-school sales and Teacher Appreciation Month (occurs in early May) to score deals at stores that don’t normally offer discounts.
GiftCardGranny.com compiled a massive list of 77 places where educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – can get discounts. The site warns that eligibility varies widely and the savings range from a percentage off, freebies, or special rewards programs. Best to call your local store before making a trip to avoid frustration at checkout. A small sampling of the discounts are for:
Computers – The Apple store offers various discount for as much to $200 on computers and accessories through the Apple Education Store.
Classroom supplies – While Discount School Supply doesn’t have a rewards program, certain purchases are eligible for a teacher discount. This discount can be applied if you call ahead or ask before finishing an order.
Amusement Discounts – Teachers grades K-12 can join theTeacher Partner Program (it’s free!) at the Museum of Science to receive many benefits. This includes free individual exhibit passes, discounted annual memberships, and 10-percent off at the Museum Store. Nice deal!
Fabric and craft supplies – Teacher’s can score 15% off their entire purchase every day at Michael’s. That’s a pretty sweet deal especially when combined with holiday sales and promotions!
Books – Barnes & Noble offers a 20% discount off of the publishers list price on purchases for classroom use.
Hotels – Marriott offers a discount at many of their hotels across the nation. You can book on-line or in-person, and show your school ID at check-in to receive a special rate.
Insurance – Liberty Mutual offers teachers extra benefits. One example is a $0 deductible for damage that occurs on school property or during school-related events
Photography – Teachers in Florida can receive 15 percent off wedding packages and 10 percent off regular packages from Churchill’s Photography.
Clothes – Anne Taylor Loft has the Loft Loves Teachers program. Teachers can register to get 15-percent off all in-store purchases.
Pets – Pets in classroom is a program for teachers K-8 to help covers the cost of a classroom pet…up to $150. I don’t know about you, but I loved when my class had a pet. Our’s was an iguana!
And a lot more! Check out the full list of teacher discounts on GiftCardGranny.