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    Here's Basically Every Store That Offers A Teacher Discount In 2018

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    1. Get 15% off at J. Crew: you just fill out a form to verify you're a teacher (or a student!) and they'll give you a custom discount code to use on all the cute blouses and chinos your heart desires.,

    How it works: You sign up and verify. You can also get it in stores, and in their factory stores, if you just show your school ID. It does exclude some products, but that varies.

    Who it's for: Teachers and college students.

    Get the cap-sleeve blouse on the left for $59.50 ($50.57 with the discount), and the cropped pants on the right for $89.50 ($76.07 with the discount).

    2. Register with Dagne Dover for 20% off all your purchases, whether you're looking for the perfect work bag or an easy crossbody.,

    How it works: You register to get a custom discount code you can use on all of your purchases.

    Who it's for: Educators and members of the military.

    Get the blue Legend tote for $265 ($212 with the discount; 9 colors) or the peach crossbody for $195 ($156 with the discount; 7 colors).

    3. When you need a new set of PJs or even a pretty new bra, you can get an additional 10% off when you register with Hanes.,

    How it works: You simply register here, and get a discount code you can use when you shop that's on top of any other discounts or sales they're having at the time.

    Who it's for: Educators, including retired educators.

    What it includes: All of the Hanes brands, including Champion, Bali, Playtex, Maidenform, and Just My Size, as long as you buy directly from the site.

    Get the flower-y blue lounge pants for $14 ($12.60 with the discount; 10 colors, sizes S-XL) and the balconette underwire bra for $15 ($13.50 with the discount; five colors, band sizes 38-46, cup sizes C-DDD).

    4. Stock up on all the flowery dresses that go from classroom to date night for less when you sign up for the 20% teacher discount at Karen Kane.,

    How it works: You just sign up for the discount here, and save on all your (online) purchases.

    Who it's for: Teachers and full- or part-time students.

    Get the floral-print tank dress for $118 ($94.40 with the discount; sizes XS-XL) and the printed top for $89 ($71.20 with the discount; sizes XL-3X).

    5. Toms gives ya 10% off that you can use on everything from their capsule collections with Disney to sandals comfortable enough to wear all day.,

    How it works: Just verify you're actually a teacher with SheerID.

    Who it's for: Both teachers and students!

    Get the Cinderella gowns pair for $64.95 ($58.45 with the discount), the glass slippers pair for $74.95 ($67.45 with the discount), and the low-height sandals for $99.95 ($89.95 with the discount).

    6. Bonobos offers 15% on five different orders throughout the year, so you can stock up on wrinkle-free dress shirts and comfortable khakis.,

    How it works: You verify through Sheer ID, then get a code that you can use for five orders over the course of one year.

    Who it's for: College and K-12 teachers.

    Get the dress shirt for $98 ($83.30 with the discount, or they're currently running another promo where you can get three for $255) and the fabric five-pocket pants for $178 ($151.30 with the discount).

    7. Cole Haan lets you register for 15% off every purchase so you always have comfortable but stylish shoes to wear while you're teaching, running errands, cooking dinner, and everything in-between.,

    How it works: Register with your .edu email address, and the discount will show up when you go to check out. (If you don't have a .edu email, you can still show your ID in stores.)

    Who it's for: Teachers of course, and graduate students.

    Get the men's pinch loafers for $200 ($170 with the discount) and the women's sandals for $150 ($105 with the discount).

    8. Dooney & Bourke lets you take $30 off one order of $150 or more, so you can enjoy some nice new leather.,

    How it works: You verify on their website that you're a teacher, then get the discount.

    Who it's for: This one includes teachers, students, and military (including veterans and family members).

    Get the buckled purse for $199 ($169 with the discount; three colors at that price, three others for $348 / $318 with the discount) and the leather-band watch for $178 ($148 with the discount).

    9. Nine West cuts an extra 10% off the top of your online order, whether you're in the market for flats, pumps, or something in-between.,

    How it works: Simple; just verify on their website with SheerID, and the discount's yours.

    Get the yellow sandals above for $69 ($62.10 without the discount; sizes 5-12, six colors, only M width), and the platform sandals for $69.99 ($63 with the discount; sizes 5-11, two colors, only M width).

    10. You don't have to be a certified skater to take 15% off at DC Shoes; all you need is to verify through Sheer ID.,

    How it works: Verify through Sheer ID, and start taking your discount. (It does exclude some merch, like GoPros, "select hard goods", and third-party stuff, and is *only* available online.)

    Who it's for: Teachers, first responders, and military.

    Get the blue women's sneakers for $65 ($55.25 with the discount, two colors) and the men's grey sneakers for $60 ($48 with the discount).

    11. Same thing goes at Quicksilver and Roxy: surfer or no, you can still take 15% off swim and snow gear (and tees, and dresses, and almost everything else they carry).,

    How it works: Simply register through SheerID — Quicksilver here and Roxy here.

    Who it's for: Like Quicksilver, these also apply to military and first responders, but are *only* available online, and exclude some merch, like GoPros, "select hard goods", and third-party stuff.

    Get the short-sleeve button-up shirt for $65 ($55.25 with the discount) and the navy pinstripe jumpsuit for $60 ($51 with the discount).

    12. South Moon Under lets you take 10% off in stores and online, for anyone who loves flowy dresses and fun, patterned button-downs.,

    How it works: You verify on their website, and then you can enjoy it in stores and online.

    Who it's for: Teachers and students.

    Get the sleeveless striped dress for $69.95 ($62.95 with the discount, sizes XS-L; unfortunately most of their dresses wouldn't pass dress code, but many of their shirts and blouses would, thankfully) and the red and blue striped button-down for $66.30 ($59.67 with the discount, sizes S-XXL).

    13. Tommy Hilfiger gives you 15% off all the grown-up Americana-ish wear you can handle — and it *can* actually be combined with other promotions.,

    How it works: You do a verification through SheerID at checkout, although check out the FAQ "promotions and discounts" on their website; there are a few hoops you have to jump through. Also, it doesn't count for final sale items or some particular products.

    Who it's for: Teachers, students, and members of the military.

    Get the women's printed linen shirt for $59.99 ($51 with the discount; sizes 2-14), and the men's straight-fit jean for $59.99 ($51 with the discount, sizes 28-38, lengths 30-36).

    14. Tommy John lets you take 20% off all of their luxe loungewear and underwear, so you can do all your at-home grading in true comfort.,

    How it works: At the bottom of their homepage, you can find the teacher discount link — it takes you to verification with SheerID.

    Who it's for: K-12 teachers, college faculty, and staff.

    Get a pack of three men's trunks (on each in grey, black, and navy) for $95.40 ($76.32 with the discount, sizes S-XXL), and the women's lounge pants for $64 ($51.20 with the discount, sizes XS-XL, two colors).

    15. Barnes & Noble offers 20% off the publisher's list price for all purchases you make for the classroom, and bumps that to 25% off during their Educator Appreciation Days so you have the perfect excuse to buy a couple more books for your classroom library.

    How it works: You go to the store to enroll as an educator; after you've done that, you can make purchases in-store and online. Find out more on their website.

    Who it's for: Anyone teaching Pre-K through 12, librarians, and homeschoolers.

    What it includes: Most hardcover and paper back books, toys, and games. Find out more about what's excluded here.

    16. Books-A-Million's educator discount card gives 20% off everything in store and online, plus free shipping all the time, so you can save on beach reads and memoirs for yourself PLUS books and supplies for your classroom.,

    How it works: You request information here, and probably have to head to your local store to pickup the card. Then, here's how to add your card to your online account.

    Who it's for: All educators. They also have a way you can request the cards for multiple people at your school.

    Get "No One Tells You This" for $26 ($20.80 with the discount) and "How to Love a Jamaican" for $27 ($21.60 with the discount); and read our book editor's reviews of both.

    17. Scholastic runs a specialty Teacher Store with books and classroom materials offered at a discounted price only available if you order through them.,

    How it works: You shop, then before you checkout you'll register with Scholastic as a teacher. They also have a Teacher Resources page.

    Get a pack of 50 fiction paperbacks for grades 5-6 for $50 (a dollar per book; they also have five other levels of 50 books for $50); the Mindset Matters bulletin board set for $8.44 (35% off list price) and the three-column pocket chart for $16 (50% off).

    18. Jo-Ann runs a teacher rewards program that you can register for, then get 15% off fabric, sewing notions, craft supplies, and decor that strikes your fancy.

    How it works: You simply sign up here to get the discount card.

    Who it's for: Certified/credentialed/licensed K-12 teachers at public, private, or parochial schools; people teaching at a credentialed higher education institution; homeschoolers with a membership in an "official home school organization"; or even anyone with state credentials to be a childcare provider.

    Get the watermelon tote for $16 ($13.60 with the discount), the pillow for $10 ($9.50 with the discount), and the welcome sign for $14 ($11.90 with the discount).

    19. Apple has special education pricing for all levels of school faculty and staff, including homeschoolers.

    How it works: You simply place your order through their education-pricing page, apparently. Maybe it's just the honor system, or maybe they verify later in the checkout process. There are quantity limits, although they don't go into detail about what those are.

    Who it's for: Both educators and newly-accepted college students can take advantage of the pricing.

    MacBook Airs start at $849 (with regular pricing, they start at $999).

    20. Microsoft does special educator pricing, too, and you can get Office 365 Education for free.

    How it works: To purchase laptops, the site puts you in contact with their sales department. To get Office for free, you just enter your school email address.

    Who it's for: Both students and their teachers.

    Some laptops start at $189; here's more info.

    21. Lenovo has a slightly different program: they have a variety of discounts that change every once in a while.

    How it works: Check out their students and teachers page to see their current offers. When I last checked, it was 10% off any Thinkpad items or 5% off any Ideapad items.

    22. Logitech lets you register for a discount that's up to 20% off, depending on the exact product you want.,

    How it works: Sign up with SheerID, and get to saving!

    Who it's for: Teachers and students.

    Get their laser presentation remote (perfect for easy PowerPoint lectures!) for $59.99 and the ergonomic wireless trackball mouse for $99.99 (and you'd probably save on both with the discount, but it's hard to know how much).

    23. B&H Photo has an educator program that discounts prices on all sorts of photography and video/AV supplies.,

    How it works: You just sign up on their website — but you do have to be teaching at an accredited college-level institution, or be teaching an "approved program" in a high school, which you'd probably need to get in touch with them about.

    Who it's for: Teachers and students in approved programs.

    Get the Canon EOS 6D for $999 and the flexible, mini GorillaPod tripod for $59.95 (presumably they'd be at lower prices with the discounts.)

    24. You can sign up for teacher-exclusive discount emails at the The Container Store, and they'll send you various offers throughout the year so you make your classroom the most organized it's ever been.

    How it works: Sign up for them here; you'll still need to present your school ID for in-store purchases.

    Get the set of drawer organizers for $11.96 and the portable file box for $15.99.

    25. Treat yourself to nice bluetooth speakers and headphones with a discount at Bose; it varies depending on the product, but you can save up to 15%.

    How it works: When you've done your browsing and shopping either online or in stores, you call a phone number (1-800-353-4207) and ask for the "Educator's Program". Here's a printable flyer with the info, and more details.

    Who it's for: Teachers plus members of educational associations (which sounds like it means homeschoolers part of an association).

    Get the pictured Mini Soundlink II speaker (a wireless bluetooth speaker) for $199.95 ($169.96 with the discount).

    26. GelPro Mats offers 25% off full-priced ergonomic mats, so your feet (and thighs and hips and back) can feel comfortable anytime you're standing to teach or just standing in front of the kitchen sink.

    How it works: You verify that you're a teacher, then they'll apply the discount (or send you a code). Their website has more info.

    Get the leaf-pattern 20x36 mat for $124.95+ ($99.96+ with the discount; seven colors available in five sizes).

    27. Overstock offers a free membership to their Club O Gold program, which gives you free shipping and other little perks (it's usually $19.95/year).,

    How it works: You verify on their website that you're a teacher (or a student) with, then you're in!

    Who it's for: Both students and teachers.

    Get the ivory comforter set for $90.09 and the white-and-grey-patterned 8'x10' rug for $185.

    28. Leesa gives you 15% off one of their cozy foam mattresses so you can actually be well-rested and ready to tackle the challenges each day brings.


    How it works: You sign up and verify through the website, which will give you the discount.

    Who it's for: Besides teachers, military members, students, and first responders can all save.

    Their original Leesa Mattress, pictured, is $995 for a queen ($845.75 with the discount), or $1,995 for a king ($1,695.75 with the discount).

    29. gives teachers 10% off on whatever you order, including custom pencils (they also have a large selection of artist-quality pencils).,

    How it works: You just register with them, and they'll get back to you a couple of days later with more info.

    Get a 12-pack of the pencils originally designed for use with scantrons for $12.60 ($11.34 with the discount) and customizable pencils for $0.21-$0.22 each (minimum order 432, for $90.72 total; or $81.65 with the discount).

    30. When you buy your Costco membership certificate online, they give you a bunch of coupons, including ones for three completely free items.

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    How it works: You buy "membership activation certificates" through Costco's SheerID page for $60 each, then take those to your local store's membership counter. (For a Gold Membership, you just buy one certificate; for an Executive Membership, you'd buy two. Also, it only counts for new memberships, and while the websites don't mention any restrictions on the three items, I'm sure the actual coupon has some fine print.)

    31. Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all offer some sort of educator discount, although the specifics all depend on where you live and whether your teacher's union/organization has an agreement with them.


    Sprint has an online form where you can register, then they'll reach out to you with more information.

    Verizon has their own online form that'll help you figure out if you're eligible.

    For AT&T, you may have to stop into the store to get your discount, although one forum pointed to this form where you can supposedly check for eligibility.

    T-Mobile offers $100 off any smartphone or tablet when you activate a new line, if you call a specific number and they verify that you're an educator; find out more.

    32. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post all offer special education subscription rates, so you can keep up with all the news and potentially use it as teaching materials.

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    Though they're not technically stores, figured you'd still want to know about 'em!

    For the Times: You can subscribe here; their basic digital package (full online and app access including their archives, no crossword) will cost you about $98 for a full year (50% off their regular rate). Students can also get discount rates.

    For the Journal: Subscribe here; you can get an introductory rate of $49 for one year, whether you want just the digital or digital and print. (Students can get in on this one, too, of course.)

    For the Post: They only offer digital options at 50% off regular rates. It's $1 for the fist month, then $5/month after that (the regular rate's $10/month); subscribe here.

    Be sure to check with your local paper, too, if you have one; they may offer discounts or even free copies. And of course, BuzzFeed News is paywall-free.

    33. Silhouette, which makes precise-cutting machines, has a direct discount they apply to your account when you let them know you're a teacher.

    How it works: You email them to register, then get a direct discount when you shop on their site. They also have resources available for using one of their machines in the classroom — their website has all the info.

    Who it's for: Teachers plus non-profit organizations.

    34. For teachers, students, and other educators, Adobe marks down its monthly Creative Cloud membership to $19.99/month (instead of $52.99), which gives you access to all eight of their professional apps.

    How it works: You use your school email address to instantly verify yourself, then download the software. If you don't have a school email, there are multiple options that you can use to prove eligibility after you purchase, including options for homeschoolers. Their website has more information (including more on licenses for school computers).

    35. When you verify with West Elm, you can get 15% off your one-time, full-priced purchase of midcentury-ish lamps, coffee tables, sofas, and other furniture and accessories.

    How it works: Sign up here and you'll get a one-time promo code.

    Who it's for: Teachers, college students, and faculty.

    Get the cozy pink reading chair for $299 (three colors), the metallic tripod side table for $129 (three colors) and the art-display coffee table for $399 (also available in walnut).

    36. Home Depot doesn't give you a specific discount, but if teachers in your state have tax-exempt status, it will recognize that and save you a few bucks.

    How it works: You prove your tax-exempt status by registering online, then they'll give you a special Home Depot tax ID you can use every time you check out, whether you're shopping online or in the store.

    Get this comfy three-piece outdoor set for $209.30.

    37. If you're an art teacher or otherwise buy just heaps and heaps of art supplies every year, Blick art supplies will give you an extra discount if you call and ask about it.

    How it works: Give their institutional sales department a call ((800) 704-7744) and they'll explain it all; read more on their website.

    Get similar brushes starting at $3.35+.

    38. Michael's lets you take 15% off your entire purchase, including sale items, every time you shop.

    How it works: Just show your teacher ID at checkout! Read more about it.

    39. LOFT gives you 15% off full-priced items, so you always at least have a reason to try on that cute-but-professional dress in the window.,

    How it works: Like most of these, you just show your educator ID at checkout. You can also sign up for get emails about teacher-only perks.

    Get the red dress for $69.50 ($59.07 with the in-store discount, sizes XS-XXL) and the blue tie-cuff blazer for $118 ($100.30 with the in-store discount, sizes 00-18).

    40. Madewell also offers 15% off full-price purchases for teachers and students with valid school IDs, because sometimes you just need to find a great new pair of jeans.,

    How it works: The school ID thing, again. Here's the info.

    Get the button-up (embroidered with tiny suns!) for $72 ($61.20 with in-store discount, sizes XXS-XXL), the jeans for $115 ($97.75 with in-store discount, short, regular, and tall, sizes 23-32), and the shirt dress for $98 ($83.30 with in-store discount, sizes XS-XL).

    41. And of course, Banana Republic has basically the same deal: 15% off all their full-priced business-casual-but-cool products.,

    How it works: Just flash your teacher ID, as usual! There's more info here.

    Get the eyelet top for $78 ($66.30 with in-store discount, regular and petite, sizes XXS-XXL) and the poppy-print dress for $138 ($117.30 with in-store discount, regular, tall, and petite, sizes 0-20).

    42. Half-Price Books lets you apply in their stores for their 10%-off educator discount card, so you can save even more on reading for you and for your classroom.

    How it works: Just go to your store and apply; you do have to renew every year.

    Who it's for: Teachers and librarians (city librarians, too), including (sigh) those who have taken early retirement or been laid off in the past year. Homeschoolers too, with certain identification. Find out more on their website.

    There were a couple of places that multiple websites reported give discounts in store, but that we were unable to confirm on their websites. BUT you can always ask at the register:

    - Eddie Bauer might give 15% off all their regular-priced selection when you show your teacher ID.

    -So might New York & Company, again when you show your ID.

    -Aerosoles Canada gives 15% off when you type your teacher ID number in the comments of your order, but that likely doesn't work for the US.

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