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More Than 50 Retailers Offering Teacher Discounts!

When you join HEAV, you receive a printed, teacher identification card that may be presented to various businesses that offer discounts to students and teachers. Here is a list of businesses that have extended teacher discounts to Virginia homeschoolers.

*This list is only a reference guide. Details and participation requirements are subject to change at the store’s discretion. If you have confirmed information about a company that offers educator discounts to homeschool parents, please e-mail membership@heav.org.

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ARTS, CRAFTS & SCHOOL SUPPLIES

The Container Store

The Container Store helps teachers stay organized all year long with their Organized Teacher Program. Register online and receive exclusive discounts throughout the year. A school ID will be required to receive discounts with in-store purchases.

Office Depot/Office Max

The free Office Depot Teacher Rewards Program offers educators a number of special discounts and rewards. In addition to 10% in rewards points on select purchases, members also have exclusive access to special events and sales throughout the year.

Staples

Register for the Staples Teacher Rewards Program to garner 5% back in rewards points and free shipping from Staples.com. The program covers a slew of products, from ink and paper to teaching and art supplies.

Ben Franklin Crafts

To show their appreciation for hard-working teachers, Ben Franklin Crafts offers teachers 10% off purchases all year long. Just show your certification or ID at checkout to receive the discount.

Joann Fabric

The free Teacher Rewards Discount Card entitles educators to 15% off all purchases. Homeschoolers are also eligible for the card, and new members receive a 20%-off bonus for signing up.

Michaels

Receive 15% off your entire purchase every day. To view eligible products and more details, click here.

Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby extends their 10% discount to a number of community organizations, including schools. The one catch is you have to pay with an organizational check or credit card.

Party City

The more you spend at Party City, the bigger the discount gets. Save between 10% and 20% when you bring a signed letter on official letterhead from an officer of the school. You must also complete the purchase with a check or credit card in the school’s name.

Blick Art Materials

Teachers should sign up for the Dick Blick Preferred Card. It’s completely free and gets you 10% off purchases at Blick and Utrecht stores. Blick also offers organizational discounts for bulk orders.

Discount School Supply

Discount School Supply doesn’t run a rewards program, but certain purchases are eligible for a teacher discount if you call ahead or ask before finishing your order. The site also honors tax exemptions from qualifying organizations.

A.C. Moore

A.C. Moore offers U.S. educators 15% off the entire purchase of regular and reduced price items. Valid teacher identification must be provided at checkout

Izzit.org

Izzit.org is happy to offer teachers one free educational video per year, no strings attached. The company specializes in videos for older students, but teachers and homeschoolers of grades K-12 can apply.** Excellent teacher resources.

Speed Stacks

Speed Stacks is a game where kids stack 12 cups in various formations as quickly as they can to improve hand-eye coordination and ambidexterity. If it’s something you’d like to try at your school, teachers can request a complimentary set. However, there’s a limit of one per organization.

Naked Binder

Don’t let the name deter you; Naked Binder manufacturers 100% recyclable binders, pocket folders, tab dividers and labels. In addition to providing non-toxic and environmentally friendly school supplies, they also offer a discount to teachers. To receive the discount code, educators should call at 1-877-446-2533 or e-mail info@nakedbinder.com and provide the name of their school.

BOOKS & MEDIA

Barnes & Noble

The B&N Educator Program

provides teachers with 20% off the publisher’s list price on purchases for classroom use. This discount is ramped up to 25% during Educator Appreciation Days.

Half Price Books

Sign up for a Half Price Books’ Educator’s Discount Card and be rewarded with discounts of 10% year-round. This discount is truly all-inclusive, available to teachers, homeschoolers, librarians and even teachers who have been laid-off in the last year.

PBS

Educators who sign up for the PBS LearningMedia program will receive free access to tens of thousands of videos, games, lesson plans, and other educational materials for the classroom..

Book Warehouse

The perks of flashing that school ID aren’t lost at Book Warehouse. Show your valid, school-issued card to join the Educator’s Book Club and get a 15% discount on most in-store purchases.

MagMall

Teachers will receive special pricing on magazine subscriptions ordered through MagMall. Before placing your order, call or email their customer service with the name of your school and your position to see what kind of discounts are available.

The New York Times

Keep your students up-to-date on current events with The New York Times’ special rate for educators. The first four weeks will cost you just $0.99, and every week after will be discounted by 50%.

The Wall Street Journal

The special educator’s rate from The Wall Street Journal is mostly targeted to college professors and those with older students. Still, it’s hard to beat the savings of the discounted subscriptions.

National Geographic

Teachers can receive numerous benefits, including half-price copies of past issues and a $12/year subscription rate.

CLOTHING

LOFT

Fashion forward educators are rewarded for their posh style through the Loft Loves Teachers program. Register to get 15%  off all full-price, in-store purchases, plus perks like teacher appreciation nights and exclusive sweepstakes.

The Limited

Show a school ID or valid pay stub when you shop at any The Limited location and snag 15% off your entire in-store purchase. The offer is good for all items on the racks, walls or tables. In other words, everything.

Aerosoles

Bring your teacher ID shopping at Aerosoles to save 15% on footwear priced $39.99 or higher. If you can’t visit a store location, you can also receive the discount by placing your order over the phone.

New York and Co.

New York and Co. goes above and beyond to offer their Big Apple for the Teacher program. Sign-up online to get 15% off in-store purchases and special offers emailed to you throughout the year.

J. Crew

The next time you’re shopping at J. Crew, use your school ID to save 15% on your purchase. This discount is also available at the Factory Stores.

CJ Banks/Christopher and Banks

Get the looks you love for less with 10% off purchases from both retailers. This offer is only valid in-store, and excludes discounts on other special sale events. Just show the cashier your school ID at checkout.

Madewell

Teachers who show a valid ID at checkout can get a 15% discount off their purchase. The offer is not available for online orders.

Eddie Bauer *

Provide verification of your status as a teacher and Eddie Bauer stores will give you 10% off your purchase.

Talbots *

Update your wardrobe before the next school year starts with the 15% off discount from Talbots. It can be used for any full-price, in-store purchases with a valid ID.

Banana Republic

Bring your valid teacher ID to a Banana Republic store and receive 15% off full-price purchases.

ELECTRONICS & SOFTWARE

Apple Store

The House of Jobs is surprisingly generous to teachers of all grade levels, offering varying discounts up to $300 on computers and accessories through the Apple Education Store. This offer also includes librarians, home schoolers, university profs and even elected officers to PTA boards.

Bose

The Bose offer is primo, particularly for those in need of sonic stimulation. Save up to 15% on most music systems and accessories. Call their Sales Solution Team at 1-800-353-4207 and ask for the “Educator’s Program” for pricing and to place an order.

Dell

If your school is affiliated with Dell you can get special pricing on your purchase of a computer or other products. Call Customer Service before paying to apply the discount.

Cell Phone Companies (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)

This discount varies by provider, but teachers can save loads on a personal cell phone bill, sometimes up to 20% a month. Visit your provider’s business or discount portal and input an .edu email address to check if your institution is registered.

Adobe

Shop direct from the Adobe Education Store and receive discounts on select software, including bundles and suites. Adobe requires proof of employment as an educator before applying the discount.

Western Digital (WD) Store

Offering digital storage, sharing, and protection products, WD store provides a 20% discount to teachers and education staff through the WD Education Store. Create a free account using your school or university address to get started.

Lenovo

Through Lenovo’s Academic Purchase Program, teachers may receive a discount on their purchase. Select your state and school for a list of deals on tablets, computers, and laptops.

Sony

Register for the Sony Education Store and save up to 10% on select products. If you’re shopping on behalf of your school, head to the Sony Business Store for more appropriate deals.

PureTalk USA

The discount cell phone plan provider offers teachers 20% off their first month of service with the promo code TEACH20.

Academic Superstore

Academic Superstore is an online software outlet that sells a slew of products for up to 85% off. Discounts are available year-round with proof of employment as a teacher.

JourneyEd

This is yet another site where educators can find huge savings on popular software. After placing your order, confirm your status as a teacher to apply the discount.

HOTELS & ATTRACTIONS

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

Traveling? Teachers are eligible for a variety of discounted rates at the Swan and Dolphin hotels, located securely in the center of Walt Disney World in Orlando. Currently, teachers and all support staff can secure special hotel rates  Availability also varies based on season and demand. Mention you’re an educator when booking phone/online

Marriott Hotels

Here’s another offer for families on an field trip! Marriott grants teachers a discount at a slew of hotels across the nation. Whether you book online or in-person, show your school ID at check-in to receive the special rate. Rules on this discount are a bit vague — they mention government employees, which would imply only public school employees — but most hotel employees don’t bite. Feel free to ask.

National Park Service

Show a valid school ID at a of National Park Service visitor centers across the nation and receive 15% off many purchases. The discount doesn’t apply to park entry fees, camping fees or Smokey Bear petting zoo fees.

MUSEUMS & ZOOS

 

Colonial Williamsburg

Take a trip back in time and discover Colonial Williamsburg with the discounted rates on general admission tickets. This offer can only be redeemed at a walk-up ticket window.

Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Missouri

This one is a bit of a hike, but there are excellent resources on the website if you aren’t up to an extended road trip. Teachers enjoy a free visit at the birthplace of Missouri’s wittiest state treasure when visiting with a school group. Bus drivers even get a free pass, but students and chaperones must pay a $5 or $8 admission fee, respectively. *** Website includes excellent teacher resources!