If you are a teacher, homeschooler or college professor, you may be entitled to some very sweet discounts at your favorite stores. Today’s guest post from my friend and fellow frugal blogger, The Daily Cheapskate, rounds up the best of these discounts – and shows you how to qualify for them.
Are you an educator? Teachers, professors, home-schoolers, etc. can get all sorts of discounts at various retailers.
Most of the discounts below are in-store only and cannot be combined with other offers. In most cases, all you need to do to prove that you are a teacher is to show a teacher’s ID or pay stub. Check the individual program; requirements and rewards vary greatly. Homeschoolers can get an ID card here.
- Borders:Borders Teaching Zone, 25% off list price of books, music CDs, 10% off the list price DVDs for professional use. Can be stacked with Borders Rewards.
- Barnes & Noble: B&N Educator Program, 20% off list price on all purchases for classroom use.
- Office Depot: Star Teacher Program, 15% on copy & print services, 10% on toner, ink and paper.
- OfficeMax: MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers, earn $10 for every $75 spent.
- Staples: Staples Rewards for Teachers, all the regular Staples Rewards plus 10% back on teaching & art supplies.
- FedEx: National Educators Discount Program, 15% on most products and services.
- Bose Audio:Product Discounts for Educators.
- Ann Taylor Loft: Loft Loves Teachers, 15% off in-store.
- New York & Co.: Big Apple for the the Teacher, 15% off in-store.
- Aerosoles: teachers’ discount, 15% off in-store purchase of $39.99+.
- J. Crew: teachers’ discount, 15% off in-store.
- J. Jill: teachers’ discount, 15% off in-store
- The Limited: teachers’ discount, 15% off in-store.
- Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts: Jo-Ann Teacher Rewards, 15% off in-store and online.
- The Container Store: Organized Teacher Discount Program, 15% off
- Hancock Fabrics: Red Apple Card, 10% off in-store.
- Dell: Dell University Store
- Apple: Apple Education Pricing(Mara: I’ve taken advantage of this both times that I purchased my Macs and it saved me a bundle!)
- Hewlett Packard: HP Academy
- Lenovo: Ultimate Academic PC Store
Are there other educator discounts that you know about? Please share them in the comments section!
Susie Sharf shares discounts, deals and reward programs at her blog, Cheapskate. As an Orthodox Jew living in Denver, she knows how to get the best prices on everything from kosher food to patio furniture – even when you live “out of town”.