Teacher’s Corner

I realize that not everyone who reads this blog is not an Educator/Teacher. Therefore, I’ve created a Teacher’s Corner. On this page, you’ll find things that primarily pertain to Educators/Teachers. From sales, teacher perks, discount, reduced housing, teacher stories…rants (just being honest). This is the place to go!


As a Teacher, I’ve found that we walk a fine line when it comes to appropriate dress for work. We need to dress professionally, yet in a practical way to meet the needs of our students.  Dress suits, heels, and dry clean only material do not belong on playgrounds or near finger paint.  Still as educators we set the example for our students both in dress and conduct.  If we are too casually dressed, if contributes to a lax attitude among parents and students.  So we must dress the part!  We need quality clothing at the best prices.  I’ve done some research for you to get you started. The places listed above offer discounts to Teachers/Educators.  Just present your ID!  *If you know of other locations, please comment so that I may let others know!


1. Ann Taylor Loft – Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off.
2. Banana Republic (In-store only, *call store to confirm)- 10% off with employee ID.
3. Eddie Bauer – 15% off on regular priced merchandise in-store with valid student ID
4. J. Crew (In-store only) – valid at outlet locations as well: 15% off with employee ID.
5. NY & Co. (In-store only, *call store to confirm)- 15% off with employee ID.
6. The Limited (In-store only) – 15% off with pay stub or teacher ID card. See our The Limited Coupons page for other savings.

Housing Discounts

This is the Ultimate Teacher Discount!  50% off a home.  2017 is our 10th anniversary of being homeowners. We purchased our modest 3 bedroom/2 bath brick home through HUG Good Neighbor Next Door.  Teachers, firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians can receive 50% off a home for living in a revitalized area for at least 3 years.  Copy the the link below and paste it in for URL box for more information.


Happy house hunting!  -Jennifer

Travel Discounts for Teachers

Get a discount on airfare via STA Travel! Why should students get all the discounts and flexible airline tickets? STA Travel offers travel deals and products with the teacher in mind, including discount flights on top airlines. http://www.statravel.com/teacher-discounts.htm

Need a car?  HERTZ provides a discount to NEA (National Educators Association) Hertz Teacher Discount


  1. Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
    Teachers are eligible for a variety of discounted rates at the Swan and Dolphin hotels, located securely in the center of Walt Disney World in Orlando. Availability also varies based on season and demand. Mention you’re an educator when booking.
  2. Marriott Hotels
    Marriott grants teachers a discount at a slew of hotels across the nation. Whether you book online or in-person, show your school ID at check-in to receive the special rate. Rules on this discount are a bit vague — they mention government employees, which would imply only public school employees — but most hotel employees don’t bite. Feel free to ask.
  3. SeaWorld
    Register for the Teacher Study Pass program, an exclusive for K-12 teachers in Florida, Texas and Southern California, and get unlimited free admission for the year. Bring a copy of your teaching certificate, a current pay stub and photo ID to the SeaWorld front gate to obtain a new pass or renew an old one.
  4. National Park Service
    Show a valid school ID at a slew of National Park Service visitor centers across the nation and receive 15-percent off many purchases. The discount doesn’t apply to park entry fees, camping fees or Smokey the Bear petting zoo fees.
  5. Kennedy Space Center
    Florida treats its K-12 teachers well and occasionally lets folks from Georgia in on the fun. Registered educators from both states are eligible for a free, full-fledged Educator Study Pass. Show a valid teaching certificate and recent pay stub to any ticket agent for an annual pass.
  6. Legoland Florida
    Florida teachers K-12 can enjoy an entire year of free admission with the Florida Teacher Pass to both Legoland and Legoland Water Park. Bring your most recent paystub, Florida photo ID and teaching certificate to receive your pass.
  7. Legoland California
    The California Legoland isn’t quite as generous as its counterpart in Florida, but teachers can still get free admission on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Additionally, teachers are eligible for free admission during Teacher Appreciation Week. Call in advance for more details about eligible weekends.
  8. Elvis Presley’s Graceland
    K-12 teachers receive free admission to tour the former Memphis, Tenn. estate of The King with a valid school ID or recent pay stub or dated letter on school letterhead stating you’re a teacher at your school.

Bookstore Discounts

1. Barnes & Noble – B&N Educator Program: 20% off list price & up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
2. Book Warehouse – Educators’ Book Club: 15% discount
3. Books-a-Million (in-store only) – 20% off for faculty
4. Half Price Books – Teacher & Librarian Discount Card: 10% off

Online School Supply & Teacher Discount Stores

1. Academic Superstore – Discounted classroom supplies
2. Creative Teaching Press – Sales on various products
3. Discount School Supply – Discounted classroom supplies.
4. ETA/Cuisenaire – Outlet Store – up to 75% discount on classroom supplies
5. Software Express – Discounts of up to 75% from a variety of publishers, requires a teacher ID and email from the principal
6. Teacher Deals – Teaching supplies at 20-50% off everyday
7. Teachers’ Discount – Discounted classroom supplies
8. Teacher eBooks Now – Features a “deal of the day,” discounted downloadable e-books
9. The Teacher Store at Scholastic.com – Up to 50% off deals and sales
10. TeacherStorehouse.com – Gain credits toward future purchases, get 2% of all purchases made by people you refer to the site.
11. RaymondGeddes.com – Teachers get 15% off any order they place  with promo code TEACH15 at checkout.

Retail School Supply Discounts

1. Big Lots – Teacher Appreciation Day on August 11, 2012.
2. The Container Store – Organized Teacher Discount Program: 10% off. See our Container Store Coupons page for other savings.
3. Crayola – Gold Star Teacher program: Discounts from CrayolaStore.com & opportunities to test/provide feedback on new products & lesson plans.
4. FedEx Office – National Educators Discount Program: 15% off
5. Hancock Fabrics – (in-store only) Show your school ID for 15% off.
6. Home Depot (in-store only) – Teachers pay no sales tax with tax exempt paperwork
7. JoAnn Fabrics – 15% off with school ID
8. Lakeshore Learning – Teacher’s Club Members can save 15% and monthly specials.
9. Lowe’s (in-store only) – Teacher’s pay no sales tax with tax exempt paper work
10. Michael’s – 15% off with school ID
11. MPM School Supplies – 10% off for teachers on their first purchase.
12. Office Depot – Star Teacher Program: 10% back in rewards on ink, toner, & paper; 1% back on almost everything else; 15% off copy & print orders. Beginning in late July, Office Depot will host its annual, complimentary Teacher Appreciation Breakfast to kick off eight days of teacher shopping advantages.
13. Office Max – MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers: $10 reward for every $75 spent.
14. Staples – Teacher Rewards Program: 10% back in rewards on most purchases.

More Travel Discounts

1. Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network – Members can get discounted travel at $40 per night for 2 people; Home Stays with other members of the EBBN
2. Explorica – Book trips & join Extra Rewards program: chance to attend an international teacher convention for free
3. Sta Travel – Discounts vary
4. Student Universe – Discounted group airfares for students & faculty members (groups of 12+)
5. Teachers Travel Web – B&B and home exchange for members worldwide
6. Vacations To Go – Cruise discounts – vary by cruise line & availability
7. Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels – Teacher/education staff discount – have to check rates & availability.
8. Magmall.com – Educator Subscription Discounts: up to 50% off regular magazine subscription rates.
9. National Geographic – Teachers are eligible for discount on Geographic Project kits; Have to email info to receive additional info about discounts
10. Time Magazine for Kids – School-wide volume discounts (from 10-99 to 300+)
11. Marriott Hotels – Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee.
12. National Park Service – Show a valid school ID to receive 15% off park purchases. This is not valid on park entry fees, camping fees or Smoky the Bear Petting Zoo fees.
13. Marco Island Marriott – Show a valid school ID to receive 20% off the lowest rate Sunday through Thursday.
14. Jupiter Beach Res0rt – Show a valid school ID to receive 20% off the lowest rate, plus 20% off spa treatments and 50% off valet parking.
15. San Juan Marriott Resort – Show a valid school ID to receive 25% off the lowest rate

Tech and Computer Discounts

1. Adobe – Heavy Discounts (25-75% off retail) via Adobe Teacher & Student Store.
2. Apple Store – 5-10% via Apple.com’s Edu Store for Faculty, Staff, Students.
3. AT&T – Usually around 19% off your monthly bill. Varies by educational institution – need to enter work/school email address for discount eligibility
4. Best Buy (in-store only) – Will honor other manufacturer discounts; up to individual store.
5. Bose – Educators Direct Group: special pricing for US Educators only on certain items; have to call the Customer Focused Development Team (1-800-353-4207). See our Bose Coupons page for other savings.
6. CampusTech – Discounts on software & technology products
7. Dell – Dell University – savings vary by college (offer high school discounts too). See our Dell Coupons page for other savings.
8. Gradware – Discounts vary, good for student or teachers, just online
9. HP – Up to 10% off via Academic Purchase Programs.
10. JourneyEd.com – Faculty pricing – varies by school
11. Lenovo – 5% off.
12. PBS – PBS Teachers program: sign up to receive 10% discount on next purchase at ShopPBS for Teachers
13. PrintPal.com – School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100
14. Sony – Eye on Education Program: various pricing discounts, financing solutions, & trade-in programs.
15. Verizon – Employee Discount Program: varies.


Other Discounts

1. Art Institute of Chicago – Free admission for teachers with valid ID
2. Boston Children’s Museum- Free admission for teachers with valid ID; discount at museum store
3. Field Museum of Chicago- Free admission for teachers with valid ID
4. Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida- Free admission for teachers with valid ID
5. Izzit.org- Free educational DVD to teachers grade 6-12 on their birthday.
6. My Corporate Logo – 15% off custom logo design (code: bWNsMDAx)
7. NEA (National Education Association) – Various NEA member benefits & discounts
8. Regal Theaters: in-theater only, *depends on theater, usually 25% off
9. Replace My Contacts – 5% off an order of $100 or more
10. TeacherDisCount.biz – Various discounts for NEA members/AFT members/Non-Union teachers
11. Teachers’ Insurance Plan – Special savings on car insurance for active & retired education professionals
12. U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development – Good Neighbor Next Door Program: up to 50% discount on the list price of homes
13. PETCO – Free aquarium for select teachers with application (PETCO only gives this aquarium to a set number of teachers each year)
14.Pets in the Classroom – Teachers of pre-K-8th grade students in both public and private schools can apply for a hassle free grant that will refund them the costs of having a small classroom pet (Up to $150).
15. Pizza Hut (in-store only): 10%-20% off depending on the store with a teacher I.D.
16. Schlotsky’s (in-store only): 10% off with school ID
17. Visible Changes – 10% off with school ID. Just show your ID the first time you get your hair cut there.
18. Ben Franklin Crafts- 10% off every Tuesday with teacher ID.
19. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago – Free general admission with teacher ID. On the Shedd Aquarium page that is hyperlinked here, scroll down to “Other Discounts” to find out more information.
20. Life’s Little Favors – Call customer service at 1-800-406-9985 to find out how you can get 10% off at this online favor boutique.
21. Dallas Museum of Art  and Dallas Perot Museum– Call the Member Services desk at 214-922-1247 to learn about discounted single-day tickets and annual memberships.
22. Mote Aquarium in Florida – Present a recent pay stub at the admissions desk for one free ticket.
23. Museum of Science in Boston – Register for the Teacher Partner Program to receive special benefits and discounts.
24. New England Aquarium – Current teachers can get 10% off in the store and on family memberships.
25. John Mable Ringling Museum of Art – A valid school ID will get you a discounted day pass.