Saving money is a top priority for many homeschooling families and educators across the nation. Since teaching can be expensive and time-consuming, we’ve done our best to compile all the best homeschool discounts into one helpful list. This comprehensive list will help you find the discount you’re looking for!
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Don’t forget your ID!
In order to take advantage of these teacher discounts, you may need a school ID. You can make these yourself or you can print one for free at Homeschool Buyers Co-op. For $7.95, they’ll even professionally print a sturdy PVC card for you. Once you’ve got your ID card, check out all the places you can save money!
Arts & Crafts
A.C. Moore – 15% off all items
A. C. Moore is a fantastic arts & crafts retailer. According to their website, all educators (including homeschoolers) can receive a 15% teacher discount on all sale and regularly priced items. This discount cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Ben Franklin Crafts & Frame Shop – 10% off all purchases
WA & CA ONLY
The Ben Franklin Crafts discount varies by location. In Washington State, educators enjoy a 10% homeschool discount… but California educators can enjoy 15% off their purchases!
The Container Store – 10% off all purchases
The Container Store offers educators 10% off all purchases with a special discount card. You can also take advantage of special offers through their Organized Teacher program! Sign up here.
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Hancock Fabrics – 15% off all purchases
Educators, including home educators, can receive 15% off all their fabric purchases from Hancock Fabrics. You’ll need to bring proof of homeschool and a photo ID into a local store to receive your Red Apple Teacher Discount Card.
Joann Fabrics and Craft Stores – 15% off all purchases
Enroll online (and provide proof of homeschooling) to receive 15% off all purchases at Joann Fabrics and Crafts! Click here to go to their Teacher Rewards enrollment page.
Michael’s – 15% off your entire purchase
Through the Create for your Classroom Teacher’s Discount Program, Michael’s offers 15% off your entire purchase. There are some exclusions and the discount is only available in store.
Books & Media
Barnes & Noble – 20-25% off publisher’s price
Sign up for Barnes & Noble’s Educator Program and receive 20% off the publisher’s list price, and 25% off on Educator Appreciation days. The Educator Program also includes special e-mail offers and notifications of exclusive events. Homeschooling parents “must provide a photo ID and a letter with the following information: family name and address; name of homeschooling parent(s); grade level of each child being homeschooled,” according to the Educator Program Terms.
Book Warehouse – 15% 0ff!
Receive a 15% discount in store if you show teacher ID or similar document and apply for their teacher discounts card. Locations available in certain states only. See this website for further details and a list of locations.
Bookmans Teacher Discount – 20% Discount!
Receive 20% off when you sign up for their Project: Educate program. This discount is only available in Arizona.
Books-A-Million – 20% Discount!
Teachers, librarians, and homeschoolers are eligible for a 20% discount on all purchases when you sign up for their BAM! Educator Discount. Request information and view the form here.
Half Price Books – 10% off in-store
The Half Price Books Educator Discount Card is available to Homeschoolers. Homeschool parents should provide verification from their state or local homeschooling organization where applicable. The Discount Card must be renewed annually. Discount valid in-store only. More information here.
Silhouette America – Save up to 20%!
Silhouette America is a company offering machines and software for letters, numbers, crafting, and design. They also offer stamps and tools, plus much more! Sign up for the Silhouette Educator Discount program and receive valuable teacher discounts. Offer valid in the United States and Canada only.
Clothing & Shoes
Aerosoles – 15% Discount
15% off footwear items priced $39.99 or higher. Aerosoles offers a wide variety of shoes for women that are fashionable and comfortable!
Ann Taylor’s Loft – Save 15%!
Sign up for the LOFT Loves Teachers program and receive 15% off your purchases.
Banana Republic – 15% off
Get 15% off your in-store full-priced purchases at Banana Republic stores. Not valid at Factory Stores. View their website here.
Goodwill – 5%-25% off
Goodwill Stores give a 5% – 25% discount for entire purchase (excluding already 1/2 priced items), however participation varies from store to store. Ask the cashier at your location for more information!
The Limited – Save 15% In Store!
The Limited is an American clothing company specializing in a variety of styles for women. Educators receive 15% off every purchase made at any The Limited store location. See terms here.
Computers & Software
AcademicSuperstore.com – Save up to 85% on software!
Academic Superstore is an education website based in the United States that specializes in offering software from popular companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, Rosetta Stone, and more. Software discounts are available for teachers and educators. E-mail eligibility to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.academicsuperstore.com for details.
Adobe.com – Various discounts on software
Visit the Adobe Education Store and receive discounts on select software, including bundles and suites.
Apple Store – Various Discounts
Best Buy -Price Matching
Best Buy will price-match the Apple Edu website (in-store only).
JourneyEd.com – Save up to 85%!
Academic software discounts at up to 85% off retail prices for teachers. Academic discounts on Adobe, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft, Rosetta Stone and more. See their website for further details and eligibility.
Education/Office Supplies and Materials
Fluent City – 15% off
15% off French, Spanish, Italian and Arabic after-work classes for teachers. Fluent City offers language and culture classes and private lessons in New York City. View their website here.
Izzit.org – Free DVDs
Izzit.org offers educational materials that challenge students to engage in critical thinking. Receive one free educational DVD per school year after joining. Offer is available to homeschoolers of grades K-12. See this website for details.
Lakeshore Learning – 15% off of select items
Lakeshore Learning offers school supplies, educational products, furniture, and more! There are multiple locations across the United States. For their store locator, click here. Join their Teacher’s Club for 15% off. See their website for details.
Office Depot Teacher Discounts
Receive discounts and special offers on their Teacher Appreciation Days. See this website for more information.
PBS Learning Media – Free Samples!
Educators who sign up for the PBS LearningMedia program will receive free access to tens of thousands of videos, games, lesson plans and other educational materials. See their website for further details.
Scholastic Teacher Store – Varies
Call 1-800-497-8291 to register as a homeschool and order from their teacher store .
Bose – Varies
Discounts are available on all music systems and accessories. Call 1-800-353-4027 for pricing and to place an order.
InterstateMusic.com – Save 10%
Interstate Music offers musical instruments, sheet music, professional sound and recording equipment, electronics, and more with a retail location in New Berlin, Wisconsin, but customers may also order online and by phone. See website here for exclusive educator programs and discounts.
Food & Dining
Chipotle – Special Discounts on Teacher Appreciation Day (usually the 1st week in May).
Show your Teacher ID card at register. Homeschooling parents are eligible if they show a valid ID card.
Cost Plus World Market – 10% off
San Francisco Bay Area educators can apply to receive a 10% off discount card for Cost Plus World Market stores. See this website for details. Please call ahead to see if homeschooling parents are eligible.
Verizon – Varies
Visit Verizon’s Discounts page and follow the steps outlined. Receive up to 18% off your bill. Offer may vary from state to state. Visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/getdiscounts for details.
Colonial Williamsburg offers special pricing and programs for homeschoolers. Please visit their website for further details.
Creation Museum – $5 Discount
Members of certain homeschool organizations can receive a $5 discount on admission. Scroll about halfway down the page here to see the list of accepted organizations and for further details and rules.
Great Wolf Lodge – Save up to 15%
Save on accommodations at Great Wolf Lodge locations across the United States. Please visit the website here for details.
Ripley’s Attractions – Discount Admission for Homeschoolers
Ripley’s Attractions is a museum specializing in all things odd! You’ll find hands-on exhibits, crazy mazes, and even displays of shrunken human heads. Ripley’s offers truly interesting fun for all ages. Please visit this link for details. Discount available in TN location only.
Sea World Homeschool Program – only $6.25 per person!
Sea World is an intensely popular attraction for all who love sea animals. See and touch dolphins, meet penguins, and take a ride on the various coasters and thrill rides. Learn about conservation, preservation, and more when you visit. Please see this link for specific dates and details.
Six Flags is an amusement park corporation with 13 locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Visit their locations to participate in their water parks, vast and impressive roller coasters, and other thrill rides. Participate in their Read to Succeed program and recieve FREE admission for homeschool students, school classrooms, and teachers within 250 miles. FAQs about the program and eligibility here.
Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World is a classic amusement park for families. Visit Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Disney Princesses, and hundreds of other characters while visiting their multiple sites, including Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and more. Homeschool Days 2017: Attend the seminar and receive discounts for Walt Disney World amusement parks. See information here: http://www.travelinghomeschoolers.com/disney-world/