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Back-to-School Deals & Discounts for Teachers

Celebrate back-to-school with these special freebies and savings.

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By The TFA Editorial Team

August 15, 2019

To kick off a productive new school year, we are here to help with a new list of back-to-school savings, deals, and discounts available just for teachers, TFA corps members, and alumni.

Special Discounts for TFA Alumni and Corps Members

  • Enterprise and National Car Rental: All Teach For America alumni and corps members are eligible to receive special discounts and benefits when renting with Enterprise for personal use. If renting for personal use, please call Enterprise at 1.800.261.7331 (24 hours) and use customer number  XZ24174.
  • FedEx Office National Educators Discount Program: Corps members and alumni can receive 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office locations nationwide. Reach out to your local TFA regional office to acquire a regional discount card then simply present your regional discount card to receive your discount when making a purchase in-store or online.
  • The Female Lead: The nonprofit campaign dedicated to making women’s stories more visible for girls, and offers free copies of their book along with teaching resources to TFA corps members and alumni in education. Contact for questions.
  • Headspace: Headspace is proud to partner with Teach For America to offer no-cost subscriptions to their app. All TFA corps members and alumni educators get free annual subscriptions to Headspace and free renewals. Experience how meditation can help you stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Get started today.
  • Thrive​: ​Thrive Market offers TFA corps members and alumni a free membership. Thrive Market is an online marketplace on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone.​​ Register online today​ and begin enjoying the benefits of your membership.
  • Vooks: Vooks is the first-ever streaming service that brings children's books to life with animated illustrations. From now until October 1, Vooks would like to gift each teacher in the TFA network a free one-year subscription to the service. Sign up today!

Discounts for All Teachers

  • Adobe: Teachers and students save over 60% on Creative Cloud software by August 30.
  • Apple: Faculty, staff, and teachers of all grade levels can save big with education pricing on all Mac models.
  • AT&T: Score big with 15% off wireless and other services from AT&T.
  • Basecamp: the project management software offers a free 30-day trial to U.S. educators who agree to use the site for educational purposes only. Email to verify eligibility.
  • Bose: Enjoy special pricing on Bose sound equipment for your home, office, or school.
  • Calm: Any teacher with a K-12 classroom, anywhere in the world, can get free access to Calm’s paid subscription service.
  • Final Draft: Teachers can buy a digital copy of Final Draft 11 Educational tool at a discounted rate.
  • HP: Sign up to receive deep discounts on training classes and more.
  • Lenovo’s: Browse discounts on laptops, tablets, and computers based on location and school.
  • Sprint: Teachers, administrators, and other education employees can access savings and special offers through its Sprint Works Program.
  • Verizon: Government and education employees receive special monthly discounts on Verizon Wireless.

Arts and Crafts

  • A.C. Moore: 15% off both regular-priced and sale items when you show a school ID or paystub.
  • Dick Blick Art Supplies: Blick for Educators offers supply discounts, special deals, free lesson plans, and more.
  • Jo-Ann Fabric: Join Joann Teacher Rewards and receive 15% on every purchase, every day!
  • Michael’s: Teachers get 15% off in-store purchases at this craft superstore.
  • Write on! offers teachers, administrators and other school officials 10% off on all orders.

Books and Media

  • Barnes & Noble: Enjoy special deals and discounts now until 9/15. 
  • Books-A-Million: Receive 20% off purchases for the classroom at BAM!
  • Half Price Books: Save 10% year-round with HPB’s Educator’s Discount Card.
  • Lakeshore Learning: Teacher’s Club members receive 15% off in-store purchases.
  • National Geographic: Receive discounted pricing on Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry Kits courtesy of NatGeo.
  • The New York Times: Subscribe to the Times with discounted rates for educators and schools.
  • NEA magazine service: NEA members can score up to 85% off the cover price of more than 900 magazines.
  • Scholastic Teacher Store: Take advantage of up to 75% off items at the Scholastic Teacher Store.
  • Trift Books: Show your teacher ID for an extra 15% off all used class book set purchases.
  • USA Today: Educators can get up to 45% off classroom subscriptions.
  • Washington Post: Active K-12 teachers and U.S. college students, faculty, and staff are eligible to save 50% with our Academic Rate.

Office Supplies and Furniture

  • The Container Store: Register for Container Store’s Organized Teacher program for special discounts throughout the year.
  • Costco: Teachers save more than $60 in savings if they sign up for a new membership.
  • Dollar General: Educators save 20% off stationery items with valid school ID.
  • FedEx: Enroll in FedEx’s National Educators Discount Program to receive 15% off shipping and other services at all participating FedEx Office locations, nationwide.
  • GelPro: Stand and work in stylish comfort, educators can enjoy 25% off online purchases at throughout the entire year!
  • Office Depot: The free Office Depot Star Teacher Program offers educators special discounts and rewards. In addition to 10% in rewards points on select purchases, members receive exclusive access to special events and sales throughout the year.
  • Party City: No excuse needed for a party, but up to 20% off party supplies is always a good reason.
  • Wayfair: Enjoy bulk discounts for school furniture and free shipping.
  • West Elm: Stylish and generous, West Elm offers 15% off all day, every day for teachers and students.

Retail Stores

  • Ann Taylor LOFT: LOFT Loves Teachers, and the feeling is mutual. When shopping 
  • in-store, simply present your teacher ID at the register to receive 15% off your purchase.
  • Anthropologie: Today through October 6, teachers receive 20% off all full-price items with valid ID.
  • Banana Republic: Enjoy 15% off full-price, in-store purchases with your teacher ID.
  • Belk: Every Tuesday at Belk &, it's Senior, Teacher and Service Day. Teachers receive an extra 20% off and 15% off houseware and shoes.
  • Cole Haan: Teachers get a special 15% off full-price and sale items. Just register here using your EDU email address.
  • Hanes Brands: Current and retired educators across the nation receive 10% off at all Hanes Brands stores, including Champion, Bali, and more.
  • J.Crew: Flash your teacher ID at J.Crew and enjoy 15% off full-price items.
  • Karen Kane: Snag 25% off purchases with valid teacher ID.
  • Madewell: We heart Madewell, but it can hurt the wallet, so 15% off in-store for teachers is very welcome.
  • New York & Company: Educators save 15% on full-priced items purchased in-store. Simply show your school ID at the register.
  • Saucony: Sign up for Saucony's VIP program for teachers, service members, and students and get 20% off your first apparel purchase, access to new products & exclusive offers, a special birthday gift, and more.
  • Talbot’s: Stay classy with 15% off in-store purchases from Talbot’s with a valid ID.
  • Tommy Hilfiger: Students and teachers are eligible to receive 15% off their entire next purchase. To receive this exclusive discount, simply add your favorite items to the cart and during the checkout process select “student discount” or “teacher discount.
  • TOMS: Students and teachers alike can look forward to a 10% discount on footwear and accessories.

Travel and Outings

  • Aqua Aston Hotels & Resorts: Teachers and government employees receive discounted rates when using promo code: GOV.
  • Broadway: The Theatre Development Fund provides discounted tickets for educators and more.
  • Caesar’s Palace: Score 10% off your stay in addition to other special offers with a verified teacher ID.
  • Crayola Experience:  Crayola Experience offers various educator discounts and back-to-school savings, depending on location.
  • MSC Cruises: MSC Cruises is proud to offer special rates for teachers on select sailings. Must Call to Book! Contact your Travel Agent or call MSC Cruises at 1-844-325-8113.
  • National Parks Service:  Show a valid teacher ID to receive 15% off purchases and enjoy free online lesson plans.
  • Red Roof Inn: NEA members earn a 20% discount at over 350 Red Roof Inn locations.
  • Stay Sky Suites: Receive exclusive discounts and complimentary services at Stay Sky Suites with you show a verified teacher ID.
  • Westgate Resorts: Qualified Educators can save 10% off best available rates by using offer Code: EDUCATORS100.