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      Back to School Deals for Teachers

      Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 20, 2019


      Summer break is slowly winding down, which means one thing: it’s time to go back to school! Between creating lesson plans, organizing your classroom, and stocking up on supplies, you’ve got a lot on your plate this time of year. We’re here to help with a roundup of the best back to school deals for teachers:

      1. Apple: Need new tech for the new year? Apple offers special education pricing on a variety of items, including up to $200 off qualifying Mac products and 20% savings on AppleCare+.

      2. Banana Republic: This time of the year isn’t just about school supplies—go ahead and spruce up your wardrobe as well. Banana Republic offers 15% off in-store purchases for teachers, and you definitely deserve something new!

      3. Barnes & Noble: With the B&N Educators program, you can take advantage of 25% off almost everything during their Educator Appreciation Days, which occur every Saturday and Sunday through September 15. And when you’re done shopping, be sure to pick up a café treat at 10% off!

      4. Blick: On the hunt for art supplies and maybe a little inspiration? Blick has you covered with their Blick for Educators program, which includes discounts, free lesson plans, teacher news, and more.

      5. Discount School Supply: The prices at Discount School Supply are already amazing, but they top themselves with their 110% low price guarantee, matching competitors’ prices and refunding you if you find your items for less elsewhere. Need some inspiration for your classroom? Check out their collection of free STEM activities!

      6. Dollar Tree: Supply budgets can be incredibly tight, making it difficult for teachers to stock up on the necessities. Luckily, Dollar Tree offers an array of great supplies for just $1, including classroom decorations, activity books, and incentive rewards. Participating stores offer 10% off for teachers with a valid school ID, so be sure to ask at your local store if they offer this discount.

      7. Half Price Books: You can find a great selection of both educational materials and children’s books at great prices at HPB. And with their Educator Discount Card, you’ll save 10% all year round. It’s simple to apply, but you must remember to renew each year!

      8. Insurance: Yes, you read that correctly—you can get a discount on insurance for being a teacher! Liberty Mutual offers special teacher rates for auto insurance, while Farmers® has discounts for teachers on renters insurance. Save wherever you can!

      9. Lakeshore® Learning: Be sure to check out Lakeshore Learning for top-quality educational materials for your classroom. Teacher's Club members enjoy 15% off on hundreds of in-store items as well as special offers each month.

      10. LOFT: Thanks to LOFT, educators can go back to school in style for less. Simply show your teacher ID in stores to receive 15% off your purchase, and be sure to register to be the first to know about their teacher-only perks.

      11. Michaels: Crafty teachers already know about the great prices on fun classroom decorations and activity supplies at Michaels, but did you know they also offer a discount to educators? Simply show your valid educator ID to get 15% off your entire purchase—including sale items!

      12. Microsoft: All you need is a valid school email address to get Office 365 Education for free! Whether you want to draft a syllabus in Word, create a PowerPoint presentation, or collaborate with fellow educators in Teams, this suite of powerful tools is perfect for classroom use.

      13. MimioTraining™ Quick Learn sessions: Need to brush up on some professional development before you start the new school year? We’ve got you covered! Join our free live sessions taught by Mimio Expert teachers to learn how to successfully integrate MimioClassroom™ products into your curriculum. Can't make it to a live session? Check out our on-demand recorded sessions and learn when it works with your schedule.

      14. Office Depot: With a wide range of school supplies available for all grade levels, you’re sure to find what you need here. Check out their free rewards program for 2% back in rewards and members-only savings, and don’t miss their Teacher Appreciation Days going on until September 28. You'll earn 20% back in rewards when you present your member number, teacher ID, and the special coupon at checkout.

      15. Overstock: Whether you’re looking for something to wear, something for your home, or some new décor for your classroom, Overstock has you covered. When you verify your status as a teacher, you’ll get a Club O Classroom Membership—including free shipping, 5% rewards, and more—for free.

      16. Phone providers: Have you checked for special educator discounts on your cell phone plan or device? AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon all offer savings programs for teachers—be sure to check each individual provider for terms and eligibility.

      17. Samsung: If you’re in the market for new tech, you’re in luck! The Samsung Student & Educator Discount Program offers low prices and special offers on computers, tablets, phones, appliances, and more.

      18. Staples: The Staples Back to School Center has everything you need for your classroom, from notebooks and pencils to binders and glue. And with their Staples Rewards program, you can earn special savings and perks on supplies all year long.

      19. The Container Store: Classroom organization is key—that’s where The Container Store comes in handy! Keep your room in check all year long for less with the Organized Teacher Discount Program, which offers special discounts to educators.

      20. TOMS Shoes: As an educator, you likely spent a lot of time on your feet each day. TOMS Shoes offers an array of comfy options with 10% off for teachers. And since every pair purchased is matched with a new pair for a child in need, you can feel good about treating yourself to some new footwear.
      Every little bit helps, so be sure to use whatever discounts you can find as you prep for the new school year! For additional teaching tips all year long, subscribe to the Educator blog, where you’ll find the latest education trends, EdTech innovations, and more. Looking for additional ways to help fund educational purchases? Check out our funding guides to learn how you can access funds specifically for classroom tech.


      Topics: back to school, tips for teachers


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