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Free Stuff! Deals & Discounts for Teachers

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 with these special freebies and savings.

deals and discounts for teachers

By The TFA Editorial Team

April 30, 2019

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, everyone! We want to give a big-hearted THANK YOU to all of you hard-working educators out there and what better way to celebrate than with a giant list of deals, discounts, and freebies available exclusively to TFA corps members and teachers.

So go ahead, enjoy! Spread the love, joy of learning, and savings by sharing on Facebook and Twitter using #WeSeeYou.

Deals & Discounts Exclusive for 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: Teach For America has extended its partnership with the popular mindfulness app another year to offer its services free of charge. Contact to obtain your code for a free yearlong membership, or to extend your membership another year.
  • Lumosity: Teach For America has partnered with Lumosity to provide a yearlong premium subscription to all corps members! Go here to log in with school-issued or TFA-issued email address, and begin your brain-training journey today.
  • YogiApproved: ​The popular online yoga and healthy lifestyle magazine offers TFA corps members and alumni teachers free online yoga and fitness classes to. Contact ​​ to obtain the code for your free and unlimited access to premium online yoga and fitness classes for a school year. Namaste!
  • 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.

Apps and Technology

  • Adobe: Teachers and students save over 60% on Creative Cloud software and more.
  • 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.
  • 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 price 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.
  • Hancock Fabric: Get 10% off when you use your Red Apple Card. Visit a store near you to get yours.
  • 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 up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days.
  • 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.


  • Chipotle: Teachers, faculty, and staff can stop by from 3 p.m. to close on Tuesday, May 7 with your faculty ID to receive your BUY-ONE/GET-ONE FREE burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos—valid in-restaurant only.
  • CiCis: Teachers can present their ID and this coupons for a free unlimited buffet on Tuesday, May 7.
  • Grimaldi’s: Teachers can enjoy 15% off their orders from May 6 – May 10.
  • McAlisters Deli: From May 6-10 teachers can enjoy a sweet treat or sweet tea!
  • Medieval Times: For Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers receive 50% off tickets with Code TEACH18 —must be booked by phone or box office.
  • MOD Pizza: on May 8, pizzas and salads will be buy one, get one free for those with a valid teacher ID.
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop: For the entire Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 – May 12), teachers can present a valid ID for a buy one, get one free sandwich or salad.
  • Raising Cane’s: Teachers can receive one free Box Combo with a school ID from 6-9 p.m. on May 7th.

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.
  • 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.
  • Staples: Sign up for Staples Teacher Rewards and get 5% back on all purchases and 10% back on teaching and art supplies.
  • 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.
  • 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 Brand 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.
  • The Limited: Teachers, grab some affordable separates with 15% off in-store purchases.
  • 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

  • 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:  Score FREE admission to the Crayola Experience with a valid ID.
  • Gaylord Hotels: Teachers and school personnel receive special appreciation rates at any one of Gaylord Hotels four award-winning locations.
  • LEGOLAND: During Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers receive FREE admission. Qualifying days and additional discounts for guests vary by location.
  • 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.
  • STA Travel: An International Teacher Identity Card will get you access to thousands of travel discounts.
  • Westgate Resorts: Qualified Educators can save 10% off best available rates by using the offer Code: EDUCATORS10.