Envision appreciates teachers – their tireless dedication and powerful contribution to America’s and the world's future. But we aren’t the only ones who love you. Many retailers and organizations across the country put their money where their mouth is when they say, “Thank You” to our teachers this week and all year round!
We know it’s increasingly hard for educators to offer students the rich experiences they envision, and many educators invest money from their own pockets on supplies. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we've updated our list of the most current deals available for teachers. You’ve earned this!
The National Education Association is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week all month long, with giveaways, special offers and more. It’s their way of saying thank you for everything you do every day to help shape the future. Check out their member benefits page for more details.
The American Federation of Teachers also offers its members a number of benefits—from travel, to scholarships, to shopping, you can peruse it all on their member benefits page
- Everything is cheaper in bulk. Teachers who purchase a Costco membership for the first time get $60 in coupon savings.
- Microsoft provides Office 365 Education for free to educators and has some other exclusive discounts that you can take advantage of.
- The Container Store has an Organized Teacher program that offers special discounts throughout the year to help you organize your classrooms.
- Feeling crafty? Michael’s and Joann Fabric’s both offer Teacher Reward discount cards, which give you 15% off every purchase, every day.
- Barnes and Noble lets you save 20% off the publisher’s price on all book purchases for classroom use, any time. During Educator Appreciation Days, the savings go up to 25% off. And at Half Price Books teachers save 10% all year round with a teacher exclusive discount. Stock up on those books!
- Keep your students informed on current events! The NY Times offers a terrific Academic Rate – 50% off regularly, and 60% off this week!
- Colgate’s ‘Bright Smiles, Bright Futures’ program will ship a kit of easy-to-use supplies to your school, including toothpaste and toothbrushes to get students started early on good oral hygiene.
- Office supply stores like Office Depot and Staples have membership programs that provide discounts all year long.
- Some retailer outlets were designed exclusively for educators, all the time:
- LOFT Loves Teachers – get 15% off clothing, every day. LOFT also offers a Sweepstakes just for teachers and annual LOFT Best in Class grants of up to $50,000 annually.
- Refresh your wardrobe with discount programs from many other stores and brands such as Sperry, Tommy Hilfiger, Saucony, Banana Republic, and J. Crew
- Keep your feet comfy as you stand in the classroom all day. Get the GelPro teacher discount – 25% off online orders
- Considering the price of computer equipment, a discount in this category could really help you out! Save on a new Mac or iPad at the Apple Store for Education, or get special discounts for both teachers and students from Lenovo
- Adobe also offers student and teacher discounts on software, as well as licensing options tailored to institutions.
- Pets in the Classroom is an educational grant program that provides financial support to teachers to purchase and maintain small animals in the classroom. The program was established by the Pet Care Trust to provide children with an opportunity to interact with pets – an experience that can help to shape their lives for years to come.
- SeaWorld and Busch Gardens have been supporting teachers for years with free passes, teacher workshops, and more.
- The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort offers teachers a special discount on rooms. Thanks, Mickey!
- CheapCaribbean wants to give 50 teachers (and a guest!) some time to relax this year. Enter to win your next trip to paradise.
- A 7-day / 6-night luxury all-inclusive vacation for two? Yes, please! Sandals is hosting a ‘Maycation giveaway’ to 31 lucky individuals this month. Check it out!
- The Crayola Experience lets teacher in for free & provides 25% off for their family members on Saturdays. They also offer additional educator resources from Crayola.
- In addition to these offers listed above, National Parks, museums, amusement parks and other attractions often offer discounts for teachers. Be sure to ask when you plan your next field trip.
To teachers everywhere – thank you from Envision! We hope you enjoy the appreciation you deserve