45 Teacher Discounts for 2017

This huge list of teacher discounts will save you quite a bit of cash over the year on things that you need for your classroom as well as personal discounts.

Included are discounts for necessities like classroom supplies and insurance as well as discounts on clothes, travel, software, electronics, books, newspapers, cell phone plans, craft supplies, and much more.

Tip: If you don't see your favorite store or company on the list that doesn't mean that they don't offer a teacher discount. Discount decisions are often left up to individual locations and yours might offer one. Don't be afraid to ask and you may just receive.

Qualifying for the Teacher Discounts

Each of the teacher discounts programs below has slightly different requirements on what they want to show proof that you're a teacher.

You may be asked to show your teacher ID card, teacher license, school email address, or any other credential that shows that you're a teacher. Be sure to check the program details to find out what you'll need to get the discount.

Home School Teachers May Qualify Too

Many of the teacher discount programs are valid for home school teachers but some are not. You'll really need to check with each program to see if you can get the discount as well. You may be asked to show some documentation or proof of membership of a homeschooling organization.

Teacher Discounts on School Supplies

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Whether you need school supplies and arts and craft materials for your classroom, or to use at home, these rewards programs will save you some money.

Office Depot and Office Max: In July and August, Office Depot and Office Max have a few weeks where teachers can get up to 25 percent off their purchases. They also at that time have a Teacher VIP savings card to save more throughout the year.

Staples: Staples has a Teacher Rewards Program that gives you 5 percent back in rewards and 10 percent back in rewards for teaching and art supplies. You also get free shipping at staples.com.

The Container Store: Join The Container Store's Organized Teacher Discount Program, and you'll get special discounts emailed to you throughout the year. Just for joining you'll get your first offer that you can redeem in-store, online, or by phone.

Michaels: Teachers get 15 percent off their purchases at Michaels every day.

Jo-Ann: Sign-up for Jo-Ann's Teacher Rewards and you'll get a rewards discount card that will get you 15 percent off your purchase every day of the year.

Ben Franklin Crafts: Teachers get 10 percent off classroom materials every day at Ben Franklin.

Hobby Lobby: Hobby Lobby gives teachers 10 percent off but they must pay with an organization check.

Party City: You can get 10 percent-20 percent off at Party City, but you'll need a signed letterhead from school to get it.

A.C. Moore: Teachers get 15 percent off sale and regular price purchases at A.C. Moore.

Lakeshore Learning: Teacher's Club members at Lakeshore Learning get 15 percent off everything in-store.

Dick Blick: Educators and students get 10 percent off at Dick Blick every day.

Teacher Discounts on Books and Newspapers

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A lot of bookstores offer discounts for teachers, some just for classroom use but others offer discounts even if you want to buy yourself a new beach read. Remember to check with your local bookstores and papers to see if they have a teacher discount.

Barnes & Noble: Through the B&N Educators program, teachers get 20 percent off the publisher's list price for purchase for classroom use and 25 percent off during Educator Appreciation Days.

Half Price Books: Teachers and librarians are eligible for an Educator Discount Card that will get them 10 percent off their purchases all year long.

Book Warehouse: Book Warehouse has an Educator's Book Club that will get them 15 percent off everything in store.

Bookmans: Bookmans' Project Educate gives a 20 percent discount on all purchases for teachers.

Books-A-Million: Books-A-Million's Educator's Discount Program gives educations, librarians, and homeschoolers a 20 percent discount on classroom items and books.

The New York Times: Teachers, as well as students, can get a special rate on The New York Times subscriptions.

The Wall Street Journal: Educators get special rates on subscriptions to The Wall Street Journal.

Teacher Discounts on Clothing and Shoes

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Most schools have dress codes for teachers and luckily some of the clothing and shoe stores have realized that teachers would appreciate a discount.

J.Crew: Teachers and college students get 15 percent off at J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and J.Crew Mercantile.

LOFT: Sign-up for the LOFT Loves Teachers program and you'll get 15 percent off all purchase as well as teacher appreciation nights, sweepstakes, and free style guides.

Aerosoles: Show your teacher ID or pay stub when you checkout at Aerosoles and you'll get 15 percent off any footwear priced $39.99 or higher.

Talbots: Teachers get 15 percent off their purchases of full-priced items at Talbots.

Banana Republic: Both teachers and students get 15 percent off full-priced purchases.

Madewell: Teachers and college students can get 15 percent off with a valid school ID.

Teacher Discounts on Wireless Service

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Just for being an educator you may qualify for a discount on your wireless service. Enter your phone number and email address and see if you qualify.

Many times your school will need to have a contract with them for you to get a personal discount.

Verizon: Verizon Wireless also offers a discount for some education employees.

AT&T: Enter your school email address and you'll see if you can get a discount of up to 20 percent on service, devices, and accessories.

T-Mobile: K-12 staff, college staff, and college students are eligible to save on smartphones at T-Mobile.

Sprint: Enter your phone number to see if you are eligible for a teacher discount.

Teacher Discounts on Software and Electronics

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Apple Store: Apple Store for Education offers discounts to teachers, school staff, and homeschool teachers. Included ar MacBooks, iPads, accessories, and more.

Bose: Teachers will get a discount of up to 15 percent at Bose including speakers, earbuds, headphones, music systems, and sound systems.

Adobe: Educators can get special discounts on Adobe software for personal use.

Lenovo: Students and faculty can save on computers, laptops, and tablets from Lenovo. Just select your state and school to see what offers are available.

Teacher Discounts on Hotels and Attractions

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Teachers want to have fun and they can do it even on a shoestring budget with these discounts on hotels and attractions.

Marriott: Teachers are eligible for Marriot's government discount that will save you on even personal stays.

LaQuinta: Teachers can get LaQuinta's government rate at more than 800 LaQunitas around the country.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts: Teachers and educators can get 20 percent off the best available rate at Preferred Hotels & Resorts.Resorts.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin: Teachers get special low rates to these two Walt Disney World hotels.

SeaWorld: Teachers can get into SeaWorld for free when they get a SeaWorld Teacher Card.

Legoland: Teachers can get into free at Legoland in both California and Florida.

Art Institute of Chicago: Illinois educators, teaching artists, and homeschool parents can get free tickets to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Teacher Discounts on Insurance

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Just for being a teacher you can get a discount on insurance. Here's where you'll want to check.

Farmers Insurance: Teachers are eligible for special discounts on Farmers home and auto insurance.

Geico: There are tons of Geico educational membership discounts, just check to see if an organization you belong to is on the list.

Liberty Mutual: Liberty Mutual has special card insurance covers for teachers. Just input your zip code to see what's available in your area.

Horace Mann: Get your auto insurance through Horace Mann and you can get special added benefits for being a teacher.

California Casualty: Serving many more states than California, teachers can get special discounts through insurance at California Casualty.

Other Teacher Discounts

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Here are some other teacher discounts that you won't want to miss out on.

West Elm: Teachers and faculty get 15 percent off all year round at West Elm with a valid college or university ID.