Teachers play one of the most important roles in our lives growing up. They are our role models, our best friends, our confidants, our parents away from home, and so much more. Teachers are continually molding the minds of children and young adults all over the world to prepare them to be the next citizens and leaders in our society. Without exaggeration, they are changing lives every single day. discounts for teachers

With all that teachers give to us, it is important that we give back to them. So, just in time for back-to-school, we have rounded up a list of companies that offer discounts for teachers as a, “thank you” for what they do.

Each store is linked for you convenience, just click on the stores name, and it will direct you to their discount page!


Target: July 13-20 get a 15% off discount on back to school essentials and supplies in store and online

Michaels: 15% discounts for teachers year-round and special sales for educators throughout the year

Staples: 5/1-9/15 The Classroom Rewards Program lets 5% of each purchase by parents go back to the teacher of their choice as long as they are signed up for Staples Rewards

Office Depot and OfficeMax: 7/14–9/28 Teachers can get 20% back in rewards on qualifying in-store purchased as long as they are signed up for Office Depot OfficeMax Rewards

JOANN: 15% off discounts for teachers on every purchase daily

The Container Store: year-round discounts for teachers exclusively through email when you sign up for their free Organized Teacher Discount Program

Meijer: 7/7-9/28 use their 15% off with coupon for select school and office supplies; teachers can get a new coupon every time they shop in-store at the service desk

Lakeshore Learning Store: 15% off in-store qualifying items when you join their Teachers Club Members

Also be sure to check out Discount School Supply and Dollar Tree in-store and online, for amazing prices year round on all back-to-school essentials.




Books-A-Million: 20% off discount on all items purchased in-store and free online shipping year-round with a free Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program Card

Barnes and Noble: 20% off publisher’s list price all purchases for the classroom

Half Price Books: 10% off year-round with an Educator Discount Card

Book Warehouse: 15% off in-store purchases when you sign up for their free Educators Book Club

Thriftbooks: offers 15% off all used class sets when you have 20 or more used books in your cart and you use code “APPLE” at check out

Another resource to find cheap books is First Book Marketplace, where all books are 50-90% off and they have free resources. They also have discounted supplies and basic needs for children including snacks, personal hygiene items, and clothing.


Free Resources

PBS: PBS Learning Media offers free standard-aligned videos, interactive, lesson plans, and more

National Geographic: offers free activities, lesson plans, videos, infographics, photos, and more for Pre-K- Higher Ed

BLICK: offers free lesson plans and educational videos for visual arts education, and will also offer your school a discount if you purchase art supplies in large quantities

redwritethink: offers free lesson plans, student interactivities, calendar activities, and print outs in reading, writing, grammar, critical thinking and more for grades K-12

COMMONLIT: offers a free digital library of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd-12th grade classrooms

NASA for Educators: offers hundreds of resources for free that support the STEM curriculum

sharemylesson: offers thousands of free lesson plans that you can manually align to your standards of teaching, they even have lesson plans to focus on gifted students and students with disabilities

Scholastic: offers free lesson plans, classroom printables, posters, calendars, apps, and other resources as well as discounted books



Madewell: 15% off your entire in-store purchase when you show your Teacher ID

LOFT: 15% off your entire purchase when you show your Teacher ID

Banana Republic: 15% off your entire full-priced, in-store purchase when you show your teacher ID

J. CREW: 15% off your purchase with your Teacher ID

New York and Co.: 15% off your entire in-store purchase when you show your Teacher ID

Talbots: 15% off a full-priced purchase when you show your Teacher ID


Be sure to enter the $2,500 Academic Award Giveaway from California Casualty for your chance to win $2,500 to purchase supplies for your students and your classroom! 


Happy back-to-school preparation! 🙂


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