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20 Back-to-School Deals Educators Won’t Want to Miss

20 Back-to-School Deals Educators Won’t Want to Miss

Planning for the new school year is in full swing, and you’re probably looking to save money wherever you can. All the classroom shopping can get expensive—in fact, many educators spend nearly $480 of their own money a year for classroom supplies, according to some estimates.

To help ease the financial burden, take advantage of these great back-to-school deals!

When you’re looking to replenish those essential classroom supplies:

Having a fully stocked classroom is a big part of creating a learning environment that is conducive to success. Take advantage of the deals below to make sure that you’re ready to go for the first day of school.

  • The Container Store: The Organized Teacher discount program offers educators special discounts throughout the year to help you stay organized. Sign up for the program to receive exclusive discounts via email!
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax: Join the Office Depot OfficeMax Rewards program, and on “Teacher Appreciation Days,” you’ll receive a teacher-exclusive coupon to earn 20% back in qualifying rewards on essentials for your classroom. Also, visit your local store to see if it is offering a FREE back-to-school breakfast for teachers.
  • Oriental Trading: Oriental Trading offers special pricing on teaching supplies and stationery. Your classroom treasure box can receive a HUGE makeover at a deep discount.
  • is proud to offer teachers, administrators, and other school officials 10% off on all orders. Sign up for the educator discount program, and start assembling your mass supply of tools.

When you’re building the classroom library of your dreams:


A classroom is not complete without books to inspire your students. Check out these awesome book deals below to unlock the power of reading this year.

  • Barnes & Noble: During “Educator Appreciation Days,” every Saturday and Sunday through September 15, take 25% off of almost everything, and save an additional 10% off café treats when you join the B&N Educators program. The free program offers a 20% year-round discount on books, toys, and games for the classroom.
  • First Book Marketplace: If you teach at a Title I eligible school (or at least 70% of the children in your school are eligible for free and reduced lunch), see if you qualify to register, where you can receive 50–90% off retail book prices and FREE resources.
  • Half Price Books: Sign up for Half Price Book’s Educator Discount Card to save 10% on your purchases all year long. Some locations will even allow teachers to pick up free boxes of books at designated times—see if your store participates!
  • ThriftBooks: You can pick up class sets of books by shopping with ThriftBook. Use the code “APPLE” for 15% off class sets of 20 or more used books.
  • Scholastic: The Scholastic Book Clubs program offers special discounts on classroom sets of books and offers a points system for your students to buy books and give you rewards points!

When you’re bringing the power of technology to your students:

Technology can help you save time and engage students. Here are some sweet deals to get tech tools that will make a real impact into your classroom.

  • Adobe: Take over 60% off the full Creative Cloud All Apps from Adobe for the first year if you’re eligible for Adobe’s teacher and student discount.
  • Apple: Save up to $200 on Mac, up to $50 on iPad, and 20% on AppleCare+, and receive more offers with special pricing for educators.
  • Bose: Save up to 15% with Bose’s Educators’ Program.
  • HP: HP Academy offers teachers discounts of up to 20% off. Register as a member to start saving!

When you’re wanting to dress to impress:


There’s no better feeling than wearing your favorite outfit on the first day of school. Take some time to stock up on new clothing essentials for that first-day-feeling all school year long. ALL of the stores below offer a 15% off teacher discount, with a valid school or district ID.

As a bonus, here are even more retailers that also offer discounts for teachers.

  • Bonobos: Save 20% off your purchase through verification of your teacher ID.
  • Columbia: Special discounts are available for educators who support outdoor sports and activities through Columbia’s Professional Purchase Program.
  • Toms: Use the code “TEACHER10” or “STUDENT10” at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase.

Looking for more ways to save this year? Many states offer tax-free weekends that often coincide with back-to-school sales, giving you even more opportunities to save! Take a look at this article to see if your state participates.