Back-to-School 2018: Here’s Where Teachers Can Get Discounts on Supplies

They could be the three words that parents most love to hear: back to school.

For many, August will see children heading back to classrooms for the start of a new school year. For teachers, it means getting a classroom stocked and ready as their students return. It can also mean a hit to a teacher’s wallet. A growing list of retailers are offering teachers some relief in the form of discounts and special offers. Below is a list of some deals from online and brick-and-mortar retailers:

  • Academic Superstore: With some exceptions, part- or full-time students, teachers, or faculty members attending or employed by an accredited, degree-granting institution (K-12 or higher-ed) are eligible for a discount on school supplies.
  • A.C. Moore: Get 15% off your purchase with a valid teacher ID.
  • Barnes & Noble: Get 20% off the publishers’ prices for books purchased for the classroom. 
  • Bookmans: Get 20% off purchases when you sign up for Project Educate.
  • Costco: Teachers who sign up for a new membership can get over $60 in savings with a valid teacher ID.
  • Container Store: Sign up for the Organized Teacher Discount Program through Dec. 31, 2018, and get email notice of sales and discounts.
  • DickBlick Art Supplies: Get school supply discounts and free lesson plans.
  • Discount School Supply: Get discounts on school supplies to U.S. educators.
  • DollarDays: Get wholesale prices on school supplies. For information on additional discounts, call 877-837-9569 or email
  • First Book: Get 50% to 90% off retail book prices if you are in one of these groups.
  • GelPro: Get 25% off your online purchases with a verified teacher ID.
  • Half Price Books: Teachers get a 10% discount when they sign up for an Educator Discount Card.
  • Hobby Lobby: Get a 10% discount on in-store purchases. You must pay with a check or bank card provided by your school.
  • Home Depot: Teachers in public schools can apply for a tax-free exemption on classroom purchases.
  • JoAnn Fabric: Get 15% off both in-store and online with valid teacher ID.
  • K12 School Supplies: Get a 30% to 80% discount on closeout and clearance school supplies.
  • Kennelly Keys Music: Get a 20% discount on orders of books and sheet music made through the phone or in-store only. Call 425-771-7020 or email for more information. 
  • Kiwi Crate: Get discounts on bulk classroom orders.
  • LakeShore Learning: Join the Lakeshore Learning Teacher’s Club and get 15% off in-store purchases.
  • Michaels: Get a 15% discount on in-store purchases.
  • Naked Binder: Get special discounts on nontoxic, environmentally safe and 100%-recyclable school products. Email or call 877-446-2533.
  • Oriental Trading: Get discounted teaching supplies. 
  • PBS: PB Learning Media offers teachers free access to digital curriculum-based resources.
  • Get 10% off all orders with a valid teacher ID. 
  • Quail Ridge Books: K-12 teachers can get a complimentary membership to the Readers’ Club, which includes a 30% discount on The New York Times hardcover bestsellers and a 10% discount on most items for personal purchase. You can also get a 215 discount on books for classroom use. 
  • Raymond Geddes School Supplies: Sign up for a Raymond Geddes School Supplies account and get 10% off your next order. 
  • Scholastic Teacher Store: Get special discounts and sales on books, software, curriculum programs and teaching resources. 
  • Silhouette: Silhouette offers a discount to U.S. and Canadian teachers. Send your account address, school name and location, and teaching certificate to
  • Timesavers for Teachers: Get 20% off purchases when you use the code “timesavers.”
  • Yoobi: Elementary schools that have more than 70% of students enrolled in the free or reduced-price lunch program can get free classroom packs.

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