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Educator Back-to-School Discounts 2020

Educator Back-to-School Discounts 2020

No matter what your classroom will look like this year, one way or another your students (or your own children) will need school supplies. Educators know back to school shopping can get expensive, so 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:

In-person learning will look different this year in nearly every classroom, and as schools take extra steps to follow health and safety guidelines, having your supplies ready and organized will be a must. 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.
  • Pencils.com: Pencils.com 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 & NobleDuring “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, flashcards, workbooks and more by shopping with ThriftBooks.
  • 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:

This school year technology can help you connect with your students, elevate your lessons, and taking learning to new level. 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: Shop for an eligible Mac or iPad with education pricing, and 20% on AppleCare+, and receive more offers with special pricing for educators.
  • Bose: Save up to 15% with Bose’s Educators’ Program.
  • HP: Shop back to school deals on laptops, printers, and much more!

When you’re wanting to dress to impress:

There’s no better feeling than wearing your favorite outfit on the first day of school. Even if you’re teaching from home this year, you can still look and feel your best with some new threads. 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.
  • ColumbiaSpecial 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.
  • West Elm: Get 10% off your in-store purchase with a valid school ID. Perfect for splurging on that new desk chair or office rug you’ve been eyeing!  

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.

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McKenna Wierman studied Journalism at the University of Mississippi, and has worked with Edmentum since June 2016. She currently serves as a Digital Marketing Specialist, and believes that empowered teachers are the key to successful students.