Teacher Appreciation Discounts & Freebies

Teacher Discounts & Freebies

Teachers work hard all year long, and they should feel appreciated all year long, too! Below is a list of all the freebies and discounts different businesses offer teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and all year long. Know of another freebie that should be added to the list? Let us know by sending an email to csmith@gcefcu.org.


23andMe – Educators save $20-$100 on select 23andMe Ancestry Kits.

Academic Super Store – Academic Superstore offers year-round discounts on school supplies to U.S. teachers and faculty members with valid ID.

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite – Teachers get 60% off the Adobe Creative Suite subscription.

AncestryK12 – AncestryK12 allows U.S. educators to access select content from Fold3 military records, the Ancestry U.S. Collection, and Newspapers.com for free.

Ann Taylor LOFT – Teachers get 15% off all full-priced items.

Apple – Up to $200 off a new Mac, and up to $30 off a new iPad.

Barnes & Noble – 20% off your purchase.

Ben Franklin Crafts – Teachers receive 10% off purchases of classroom materials.

Books-A-Million – The Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program is a discount card program that is free for all educators, entitling them to a 20% discount on all items that they purchase in store.

Bookmans – Teachers get 20% off all purchases.

Budget Truck Rental – Budget Truck Rental offers U.S. teachers a 20% discount on local moves and a 15% discount on one-way moves. Book using the code TEACH.

Champion – Current and retired teachers get 10% off.

Colgate – Get a free Bright Smiles, Bright Futures kit, which includes toothpaste samples, toothbrushes, and teaching materials.

CoolFrames – 5% off your purchase.

Costco – Teachers receive a $30 gift card when they purchase a Costco membership.

Crayola Experience – Teachers get in FREE every day with a complimentary Annual Pass! Plus, they can enjoy all the pass perks including, but not limited to, 20% OFF tickets for family and friends every day and 20% OFF purchases at the Crayola Store and Cafe Crayola! Crayola also offers many free lesson plans and teacher resources on their website.

Dooney & Bourke – Teachers can get 15% off their order at Dooney & Bourke when they verify using SheerID. Available for online purchases only.

Eduporium – Eduporium’s Educator Discount program is open to all educators at all levels of education. Whether you’re a classroom teacher, administrator, technology specialist, or makerspace facilitator, creating an account entitles you to discounts as high as 20% on STEM tools in their store.

Ergobaby – Ergobaby is offering a 20% discount on diaper bags, strollers, baby carriers, and more to teachers who have a valid ID.me account.

First Book – First Book is offering free learning resources and up to 50% off retail book prices to employees of qualified schools, libraries, and other organizations.

Frigidaire – Teachers get a one-time 25% discount on Frigidaire filters and other accessories.

GelPro – Teachers get 25% off their online purchase.

Glasses.com – Teachers can save up to 50% on select eyewear at Glasses.com when they sign in and verify through ID.me.

GMC Vehicles – The GM Educator Discount gives current employees of a public school, private school, college, or university special pricing below MSRP on the purchase or lease of eligible new Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicles.

Half Price Books – 10% off your entire purchase.

Home Chef – Home Chef is offering a 50% first order discount to teachers, in addition to a 10% discount for subsequent orders. Available for new customers only.

Hot Wheels – Teachers have the opportunity to request a ton of free toys for their classrooms with Mattel’s Hot Wheels Speedometry program.

J. Crew – 15% off your entire purchase.

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store – 15% off your entire purchase.

Lakeshore Learning – 15% off when you join their Teacher’s Club.

Lenovo – Teachers get an extra 5% off everything online.

Michaels – 15% off your entire purchase by showing school ID.

Microsoft 365 – Educators can get Microsoft Office 365 for free by using a valid school email address to fill out an online form. Teachers can also get 10% off Windows devices when shopping online.

National Park Service – Free lesson plans and classroom materials to create a virtual field trip.

New York Times – Educators get 50% off online subscriptions.

Obscure Belts – Teachers get 10% off a leather belt with code GCEFCU at checkout.

Office Depot/Office Max – Teachers get 20% back in rewards on qualifying purchases.

Overstock.com – Teachers get a free Club O Classroom Membership.

PBS – Teachers get free access to PBS’s digital curriculum-based resources.

Pedego Electric Bikes Galveston – Teachers & school employees get $5 off hourly rentals on Teacher Tuesdays. Additionally, teachers can receive a special discount on the purchase of a new Pedego Electric Bike. Must show a valid school ID and ask for educator discount in person.

Pencils.com – Teachers, administrators, and other school officials receive 10% off on all orders.

Pizza Hut – Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program allows you to print out reading award certificates for your students, which are redeemable for a free personal pan pizza for kids.

Pluckers Wing Bar– Free appetizer for teachers every Friday between 3-7 pm. Must show school badge. Available for dine-in only.

Reebok – Reebok offers a 40% teacher discount on select online orders.

Rothy’s – Teachers get 20% off select Rothy’s styles that are perfect for the classroom.

Roxy – Roxy is offering a 15% discount on select online orders to teachers who can sign in and verify with SheerID.

SeaWorld – Teachers can get free admission for a day at Sea World Orlando, SeaWorld San Diego, and SeaWorld San Antonio. In addition, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have been developing resources for educators for over 20 years. You can download entire teacher curriculum guides and individual activities, show the ShamuTV: Saving a Species series in your classroom, or learn more about how to prepare for careers in the zoological field on this site.

Shop.ID.Me – Create an ID.me account and gain access to hundreds of discounts available to educators.

Silhouette America – Teachers can apply for special discounts through the Educator Discount Program of Silhouette America. Sign up for a free account and send your credentials to education@silhouetteamerica.com

Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds – Teacher Tuesdays are in session every Tuesday this summer at Splashway Waterpark & Campgrounds, so soak up the sun all summer long with $29.99 waterpark tickets for you and your family! Flash your official school ID at the gate before purchasing tickets on-site to get $15 OFF your admission to Splashway!

Sunglass Hut – Sunglass Hut is offering a 15% discount to licensed or certified teachers who can sign in and verify with ID.me

TOMS – 10% off your entire purchase.

Under Armour – 20% off for teachers when they log in using ID.me.

Vera Bradley – Vera Bradley offers a 15% online discount to teachers when they sign in with ID.me and verify their educator status

Washington Post – Active K-12 teachers and U.S. college students, faculty, and staff are eligible to save 50% on subscription rates.



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