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22 Homeschool Discounts in 2023

22 Homeschool Discounts in 2023

We’ve found some incredible homeschool discounts for home educating families in 2023!

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If you’re homeschooling your children, you know how quickly the costs can add up. But did you know that there are a variety of homeschool discounts available to help ease the financial burden? From discounted curriculum to special deals on technology and office supplies, homeschooling families have a range of options for saving money. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best homeschool discounts out there, so you can give your kids the education they deserve without breaking the bank.

Book Discounts

Half-Price Books

Half Price Books offers 10% off books to all educators. You will need to renew your card every year to keep the discount active. Homeschoolers are required to show some sort of form proving that they participate in a state or local organization in order to qualify.

ThriftBooks

The Thriftbooks homeschool discount offers you a free used book with every four books you purchase. It’s a buy four, get one free deal.

Educational Discounts

EdAlive

EdAlive offers a homeschool discount that reduces the price of their games, including Volcanic Panic Reading Success, Math Invaders, and Words Rock.

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Miacademy

Although no specific pricing information is listed for the Miacademy homeschool discount, their website does state that they offer “steep discounts” for families and sibling groups. This would obviously include homeschoolers.

Reading Eggs

Reading Eggs offers a homeschool discount! Up to four children can register for 41% off! It appears you will need to contact the company via phone or email prior to registering if you want to claim this discount.

Technology Discounts

Adobe

Homeschool teachers and students can save up to 60% on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps plans! This is an incredibly generous offer on some of the most effective design tools available today.

The All Apps plan includes over 20 apps, including:

  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • InDesign
  • Acrobat Pro

Apple

Apple offers a homeschool discount through their education pricing program. You can get discounts on Macs, displays, iPads and more through this program.

Silhouette America

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.

Office & Art Supplies

There are many office supply stores, arts and craft stores and others that offer discounts for teachers and home educators.

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Goodwill America

Many Goodwill locations offer discounts for teachers on certain days of the week. It never hurts to call your local store and ask!

JoAnns

JoAnns offers 15% off all purchases every day to teachers who enroll in their educator discount program. In order to receive this discount, you have to have current documentation or proof of membership in an official homeschool organization.

Michaels

Home school teachers can get a 15% discount on all Michaels purchases, including sale items, through the teacher program. However, there is a limit of one teacher discount per day. You can be verified instantly at checkout but you may need to provide some documentation, like an ID card.

Target

Target offers a seasonal Teacher Prep Event in late summer and early fall. During this period, teachers can save up to 15% on school supplies and other essentials.

Local Homeschool Discounts

The homeschool discounts in this section are specific to certain locations. Even if you don’t see any attractions near you listed here, it’s important to remember that many entertainment venues offer homeschool discounts during school hours. You can always call and ask!

SeaWorld

SeaWorld sometimes host Homeschool Days that offer discounted admission. This homeschool discount does not appear to be available at all times, however.

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Arizona – Bookmans Teacher Discount

In Arizona, Bookmans offers a 20% discount on all purchases from the entertainment exchange. In order to get this discount, you have to sign up for Project: Educate. This offering is available to teacher, librarians, principals, learning specialist, homeschooler or substitute teacher.

Virginia – Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg periodically hosts discounted events for homeschoolers. You can find more information about these by following their social media channels and press releases. Here’s an example.

South Carolina – Big Air Trampoline Park

Homeschoolers can visit on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with a discount. The homeschool rate is only available when the local schools are in session.

Tennessee – Pigeon Forge Area

There are a TON of homeschool discounts available in the Pigeon Forge area. This well-known tourist attraction is home to Dollywood and there are some truly incredible places in the area that are happy to accomodate homeschoolers with a discount.

Updates about Prior Homeschool Discounts

We’ve been reporting on homeschool discounts since 2017 and these programs have evolved quite a bit over that time. We’re adding this section to clarify the changes to the programs we’ve already reported on.

Barnes and Noble – DISCONTINUED

Barnes and Noble ended their Educator Discount on April 12, 2023. Anyone who was previously enrolled can receive a FREE year of their new Premium Membership during the transition.

Great Wolf Lodge – DISCONTINUED

Great Wolf Lodge previously advertised homeschool discounts but I have not been able to find any recent events. It appears that sometimes there are discounted rooms during homeschool conventions, but there does not appear to be a consistent Great Wolf Lodge homeschool discount any more.

Verizon Wireless – DISCONTINUED

The Verizon homeschool discount seems to have ended. To get the teacher discount, you now have to use id.me to verify your identity as a currently employed teacher at a K-12 or postsecondary school.

Summary

In conclusion, homeschooling can be an excellent educational option for families, but it can also be costly. Fortunately, there are a range of homeschool discounts available to help alleviate some of the financial burden.

Don’t be afraid to explore the discounts available in your area and online, and remember that every little bit helps when it comes to homeschooling on a budget!

FAQs about Homeschool Discounts

Got questions about homeschool discounts? We’ve got answers!

What if I need a teacher 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.

Is there an Amazon Prime homeschool discount?

There is no Amazon Prime homeschool discount. However, Amazon Prime does offer other discounts for students with an @edu email address, as well as other discounts for low income families and others.

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