Educator Discounts for Homeschooling Parents
Did you know that homeschooling parents are entitled to receive discounts offered to public school teachers or private tutors!
To get these discount, you will need some physical proof you are a teacher before going to a business and asking for an educator discount. You don’t have to pay for and educator ID because if you have a computer and printer, you can create your own with a free download from My Teaching Library!
What Types of Businesses May Offer Teacher Discounts…
Homeschoolers have asked and received discounts at all sorts of places of business:
- Arts & Crafts
- Catalog Suppliers of all sorts of things
- Computer Stores (computer hardware and software for teacher & students)
- Craft Supply Stores
- Furniture Stores (student desks & chairs)
- General Merchandise
- Hardware Stores (For all those bookshelves and projects)
- Music Stores
- Office Supply
- Science Stores
- Sporting goods
If you do not already know that an educator discount is offered, who do you ask? When you go to a place of business, ask for the general manager or for the sales person in charge of corporate accounts at larger businesses. Ask that person if they give an “educators’ discount” BEFORE you tell them you are a homeschooler. A “yes” answer will give them less room to wiggle out once you do tell them you homeschool. If they say “yes,” tell them you are a homeschool educator (No need to go into great detail.) and you’d like to apply to get an educators’ discount.
What You Will Need
You will definitely need an educator ID card that proves you are a teacher. You can create one easily on your computer with My Teaching Library’s FREE Homeschool ID resource!
- Download your template and open it with a pdf program. Then, click on each section to type in your information. Next, click on the image section and upload your photo.
- To print a normal size (credit card size) ID card, make sure your printer is set to print the template as is. This means you do not want to click on any scaling options such as “fit to printer margins”, “custom scale” or “reduce or enlarge” settings. If you print, as is, your ID will print at the size of a credit card.
- Once you print out your ID, cut it out and laminate it. You do not have to have a lamination machine as you can purchase laminating – self-adhesive or self- sealing sheets or pockets at most any office supply store or even Walmart!
Sometimes, some businesses may also want you to have a statement on letterhead from your school saying you are authorized by that school to make purchases. If this is the case, simply create a letterhead on your own computer, state that you, as the educator, are authorized by that school (your homeschool – create your own homeschool ‘name’) to make purchases and have it signed by the ‘principal’ (your spouse or close family member)!
Most businesses will only require an educator ID, but just know that you ‘may’ have a business that wants a letter of authorization as well so you may want to have one handy.
Known Businesses that Give Discounts
As of the writing of this article, the below are businesses that are known to give educator discounts…
Adidas Teacher Discount
Teachers can receive an exclusive 30% off online and in-store, and 20% off at factory outlets.
Ann Taylor Loft Teacher Discount
Teachers get 15% off at Ann Taylor.
Apple Teacher Discount & Homeschool Discount
Teacher faculty and staff as well as Homeschool Teachers can receive discounted pricing on a new Mac or iPad with the Apple Education Pricing!
AT & T Teacher Discount
Teachers save up to 15%
Barnes and Noble Teacher Discount & Homeschool Educator Discount
Teachers and Homeschool educators can receive 20% off.
Bookmans Teacher Discount
Bookmans AZ offers teachers 20% off.
Books-A-Million Teacher Discount
Teachers get 20% off in-store or 10% off online!
Casper Teacher Discount
Teachers are eligible for a 20% discount with Casper!
Crocs Teacher Discount
Teachers can receive a 15% discount off full-priced styles every time you shop at crocs.com.
Hanes Teacher Discount
All members of the education community, including retired teachers, can take 10% off a Hanes.com purchase!
Hello Bello Teacher Discount
Teachers can receive an exclusive 20% off discount when shopping on HelloBello.com!
J. Crew Teacher Discount
Teachers can receive 15% off, just show your teacher i.d. at checkout.
JoAnn Teacher Discount & Homeschool Educator Discount
Teachers and Homeschool Educators can receive a 15% off discount.
Karen Kane Teacher Discount
Teachers receive 20% off.
Michaels Teacher Discount
Teachers can receive an extra 15% off every day.
Microsoft Teacher Discounts
Teachers can get Office 365 for Free + 10% off Surface Devices!
Office Max & Office Depot Teacher Discount
Teachers can score 20% Back In Rewards at Office Max or Office Depot!
Staples Teacher Rewards Program
Teachers get up to 5% Back in Staples Rewards!
Remember, it never hurts to ask so don’t hesitate to inquire if a business offers an educator discount! If you find a discount that isn’t listed above, would you comment below and let us know? Thank you in advance!
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