The Ultimate Guide to Teacher’s Freebies and Discounts

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It’s no secret that we love teachers here at the Fort Worth Moms Blog, but dozens and dozens of businesses love them as well! We have compiled a list of businesses that offer exclusive discounts for teachers to show teachers just how awesome they are. (Many teacher discounts vary by location, and many stores have different rules as to who qualifies for their discounts {K-12 teachers, university professors, assistants/aides, etc.} While the discounts located in this guide were confirmed at specific locations, check with your local stores for confirmation on the discounts they offer.)

Restaurants

Pluckers – Free Appetizer during Happy Hour every Friday with valid ID
Cafe Express – Free drink with valid ID
Wing Stop – 15% off with valid ID, select locations
Cafe Brazil – 20% off total bill with ID
Starbucks – No formal discount, but rumor has it most baristas will offer one with a valid teacher ID
Panera Bread – Will offer day-old baked goods for FREE for school meetings or events
Pizza Hut – 10-20% off orders, varies by location; Contact local Hut for details
Dickey’ BBQ Pit – 10% off purchase with valid ID
Ol’ South Pancake House – 10% off total ticket with valid ID
The Melting Pot – 10% off total food bill with valid ID; Arlington location
Papa John’s Pizza – 10% off (or more) total with valid ID, 50% off during Teacher Appreciation Week
Mad Mike’s Ice Cream – Present your valid ID for a surprise discount
Schlotzsky’s – 10% off with valid ID

Office Supplies, Books, and Arts / Crafts

Half Price BooksRegister online to receive 10% off purchases
Michaels – 15% off with ID
Joann Fabrics – Sign up in store or online for 15% off all purchases
Party City – 10-20% off (the more you spend, the more you save) when purchasing with a school check 
Barnes and NobleRegister online for 20% off all classroom-use books
StaplesRegister online for 5% back in rewards credit
Container StoreRegister online for exclusive discounts
Office DepotRegister online for exclusive discounts and events
Office MaxRegister online for $10 off every $75 spent
FedEx – 15% off products and printing 
Hobby Lobby – 10% off if paying with organizational check 
Apple Education Store – Up to $200 off computers and accessories 
Bose – Up to 15% music systems; call 800-353-4207 and ask for “Educators Program Pricing”
Hancock Fabrics – 15% off in-store purchase with ID
Dollar Tree – Receive 10% off with valid ID, select stores only

Clothing, Jewelry, Home Goods, Personal Care

Ann Taylor LoftRegister online and receive 15% off with ID
J Crew (including J Crew Outlet) – 15% off with ID
Banana Republic – 15% off full price purchase with valid ID
New York & Company – 15% off in-store purchases with valid ID
Kendra Scott – 15% off with valid ID
Talbots – 15% off full price purchase with valid ID
Madewell – 15% off in store purchase with valid ID
Aerosoles – 15% off with valid ID (minimum purchase $39.99)
Eddie Bauer – 15% off with valid ID
West ElmRegister here for 10% off all orders/purchases
White House Black Market – 15% off during seasonal teacher appreciation events; ask stores for details
Gap – Varies by store; 15-20% off with valid ID
Coldwater Creek – 15% off in-store purchases with valid ID
J. Jill – 15% off full price styles with valid ID
Sherwin Williams – Up to 50% purchases with valid ID
Kid to Kid Fort Worth – 10% off all merchandise with valid ID
Kate Spade – 15% off full price purchases with valid ID  
PetCo – Offers grants through “Pets in Classroom” program; Free aquarium for select teachers
Pier One Imports – 15% off any purchase for students and teachers with valid ID, July 17 – September 17

Services

Farmer Insurance – varies by area; contact local agent and ask for teacher discount
Liberty Mutual – extra benefits, including $0 deductible on incidents on school property or during school events
AT&T – 15-20% off total bill; check online for eligibility 
Sprint – Up to 18% off total bill; check online for eligibility 
Verizon – Monthly discounts, varies by district; call for eligibility
IVMFD – Discounted fertility treatment for educators 

Entertainment/Leisure

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Free admission with ID
Sea WorldRegister online for unlimited free admission 
Marriott Hotels – ask for teacher discount while booking or present ID at check in for discounted rates
Regal Theaters – Up to 25% off for all teachers with ID; call local theater to see if it is a participating theater
Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network – Members receive up to $40 off nightly stays with membership
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – 10% off memberships with valid ID
Dallas Stars Hockey – Up to 50% off tickets; visit website for details
AMC Movies – Discounted tickets, varies by district; contact local theatre to see if your district has an agreement 
Medieval Times – 50% off tickets with code TEACH17; must book by phone or at box office with valid ID
Texas Travel Industry Association – Discounted tickets to various entertainment venues like Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, etc.
The Yoga Project – Discounted monthly memberships for educators

Online

My Corporate Logo – 15% off Custom Logos (code: bWNsMDAx)
Make Great Light – 10-15% off classroom light filters
New York TimesRegister online for special educator pricing
The Wall Street JournalRegister online for special educator pricing
National GeographicRegister online for discounted subscriptions and Geno 2.0 kits
Amazon – Free Amazon Business for Education account
Discount Dance SupplyRegister online and receive 10% off 
MagazineLine.com – Discounted subscriptions for educators
Adobe – Discounted pricing and special discounts; order online or by calling 800-585-0774
Book Warehouse – 15% off with their Educator’s Discount Club 

*** TEACHER TIP ***
Don’t see your favorite business listed above? Ask anyway. Although many businesses don’t have official teacher discount programs, many will offer you a discount anyway! How’s that for love?

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Krista
Krista grew up in Arlington, Texas. While she was in undergrad at Texas Tech she swore she would never return, but after falling in love with her brother’s high school friend, Micah, that plan quickly fell out the window. Two kids later, her family’s roots are deeply planted. Krista spent the first six years of her professional life as a behavioral specialist working with students who faced emotional and psychological challenges, but, after having children, she quickly realized she had a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Since leaving her career in the school district, she has owned three different businesses. She currently spends most of her kid-free time teaching families how to improve their health with natural approaches, as well as empowering mothers to tap into their inner, God-given awesomeness! Although she believes deeply in the importance of living a natural, holistic lifestyle, balance is her number one goal (because, margaritas!!!).

19 COMMENTS

      • My District does not give teacher i.d. We have Union card only too. We don’t even have a teacher business card. Doesn’t hurt to try.

        • Wow, how can a school not have detailed ID on their personnel?? Since 9/11 ,Culombine, Sandy Hook, every school or child care facility should have ID on personnel.

          • When you teach at a school in a small town with 200 kids or less Kindergarten- 12 th and maybe 20 teachers they don’t have any IDs I have worked at a couple of schools like that.

          • Many of these businesses that allow for online sign-up only require a .edu email address So you are guaranteed those to work!

            Another option is to join the Texas Classroom Teacher Association, which will help lock in some more discounts. I am pretty sure they issue a membership card to their association. https://tcta.org/member_benefits

  1. I am not sure about all of the items listed but I will say Barns & Noble will tell you it is only for k-12 not university. I would like to know which ones also apply for university faculty members.

  2. According to their website, the Dallas Arboretum offers free admission but you have to pay for parking unless you are a member.

    • Some businesses offer homeschool discounts. You will need to check with each to see if you qualify. Never hurts to try, though!

  3. Thank you for doing this for us! As we do spend so much of our own money for our classrooms. This helps so much!

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