15 Retailers that Have Teacher and Student Discounts, Because Who Deserves It More?

updated Aug 9, 2021
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Everyone loves a good discount. And teachers and students? Well, they really deserve it. With class back in session soon, teachers and students alike are spending money on supplies, new wardrobes, and, if you’re a college student, dorm decor. All those costs add up, so it pays to shop at places that will give you a little extra love during this busy spending season. We rounded up 16 of the best places to shop that will give you a discount with a proper ID or an .edu email address. Get ready to save big and go back to school in style!

1. Madewell: The clothing and accessories retailer offers 15 percent off to students and teachers all year long, with verification.

2. The Container Store: If you’re a teacher, score a variety of discounts throughout the year to keep your classroom organized—just sign up for the Organized Teacher program. The retailer also offers periodic sales for college students.

3. Leesa: Students and teachers (along with military and first responders) get a 15 percent discount on any mattress (including one of our favorites!) with verification through the program ID.me.

4. Amazon: Students get a six-month free trial to Prime and then it’s $49 for the next four years or until you graduate — whichever comes first. Prime Student members also get special discounts throughout the year, plus free food delivery with GrubHub+ Student and two months free of Kindle Unlimited. There’s currently a petition for a teacher discount, as well.

5. Michael’s: The arts & crafts megastore is a teacher’s dream — and teachers receive 15 percent off their purchase in-store and online. You just need to verify your ID. (During Teacher Appreciation Week, that discount is bumped up to 20 percent.)

6. JOANN Fabrics and Crafts: As a teacher, receive 15 percent off your purchase when you sign up for their Teacher Rewards program.

7. Overstock: Students and teachers can sign up for a free Club O Gold membership with a valid ID.me account and enjoy five percent rewards on all purchases, free returns, and access to the Club O Extra Rewards Store.

8. Rothy’s: Teachers can receive one of pair of Rothy’s shoes 20 percent off. Teachers can choose from men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes. In order to opt into this deal, teachers must provide their school email, name and email.

9. Brooklyn Bedding: Enjoy the beauty of fresh bedding. Educators get 25 percent off and free shipping with a valid ID.me account.

10. Dagne Dover: Dagne Dover offers a 20 percent discount to teachers through its Dagne Heroes program — all you have to do is verify eligibility through ID.me.

11. J.Crew: Students and teachers can save 15 percent online at J.Crew (and enjoy a seriously stylish semester) with an active .edu email address.

12. Vera Bradley: Students and teachers can tote their everyday essentials and save 15 percent across the site with ID.me verification.

13. KiwiCo: KiwiCO is offering discounts on bulk orders of 10+ for teachers as well as STEM classroom packs available at 50 percent off.

14. Calm: Teachers can enjoy free access to Calm for tips on mindfulness and self-care as well as classroom materials catered to various age groups.

15. Headspace: Educators, administrators, and school/university staff are all eligible for a free Headspace membership when you sign up with a valid .edu email address.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.