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11 Classroom Supply Discounts for Teachers

11 Classroom Supply Discounts for Teachers

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Here are 11 stores which offer educator discounts (either online or in-store) for classroom necessities, arts and craft supplies, and reading materials. Please feel free to add to this growing list via the comments. Happy saving! 

Classroom & Craft Supplies:

1. The Container Store (
2. Office Depot (
3. Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts (
4. Staples (
5. Michael’s (
6. Lakeshore Learning (
7. OfficeMax (
8. FedEx Office (


9. Barnes & Noble (
10. Half Price Books (
11. The New York Times (Digital Subscription) (

Additional Resources:

1. How to Get Free Teaching Materials
2. 5 Ways to Avoid Going Broke This Back-to-School Season
3. Raise Money for Your School Using Crowdfunding 
4. 8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School
5. 8 Clothing Stores with Discounts for Teachers


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Laura Thomas's picture
Laura Thomas
Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal, Author of Facilitating Authentic Learning, Director of the Antioch Critical Skills Program; Elementary Library Media Specialist

I'm sure that many of these are local, but in New Hampshire, at least, I'd add Agway, Hannafords Grocery, and Verizon. I've also had lots of luck with local businesses like bookstores and toy stores . I just tell them that I'm buying these items for use in a classroom (usually my husband's since my students are grown-ups) and they often give a 10 or 15% discount. Never hurts to ask, right? I also get a LOT of mileage out of my AAA discount card.

Lina Raffaelli's picture
Lina Raffaelli
Former Community Engagement Intern at Edutopia

Thanks Laura! Agreed, it definitely never hurts to ask :)

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