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The Best Teacher Appreciation Week Discounts and Deals

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a beloved week for us at Rutgers Alternate Route, as we love celebrating our candidates past and present, as well as our trusted partners. 

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, many businesses are celebrating educators by offering exclusive discounts. Teachers can redeem coupons for school supplies, deals on insurance and auto repair, discounts on clothing and much more. 

Below, we’ve rounded up the deals that are specific to Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take note of any expiration dates. 

Discounts and deals for Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 (May 3-7, 2021)

    • NEA members can save 20% on flowers and gift baskets.
  • 23andMe
    • Teachers save $20 to $100 on select DNA kits.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Teachers save 60% off monthly Creative Cloud subscriptions.
  • A.C. Moore
    • Present your school ID, pay stub or other qualifying identification to get 15% off regular and sale-priced purchases of arts and crafts supplies at A.C. Moore.
  • Ann Taylor LOFT
    • Teachers save 15% off full-price purchases.
  • Apple
    • Apple Education Pricing is available to teachers on select devices.
  • A to Z Teacher Stuff
    • Get low prices on teaching eBooks and ready-to-use classroom activities created and classroom-tested by teachers. Many downloads are free.
  • Barnes & Noble
    • Get 20% off purchases for classroom use throughout the year, and 25% off purchases during Educator Appreciation Days.
  • Bookmans
    • Get 20% off all purchases.
  • Books-a-Million
    • Get 25% off purchases for the classroom with a BAM Educator’s card during Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Budget Truck Rental
    • Get 10% off local moves and 15% off one-way moves.
    • Teachers get a 5% discount.
  • Costco
    • NEA members will receive a $30 Costco Shop Card with a new Costco membership.
  • Dagne Dover
    • When you register with Dagne Dover, you can get 20% off purchases.
  • Eduporium
    • Get a 20% discount on most products.
  • GE Appliances Store
    • NEA members receive several discounts and free delivery on appliances costing more than $399.
  • GelPro
    • Get 25% off your purchase of cushioned floor mats.
  • GM Educator Discount
    • Current employees of a public school, private school, college or university can enjoy special pricing below MSRP on the purchase or lease of eligible, new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles.
  • Half Price Books
    • Get 10% off purchases when you sign up for the Half Price Books Educator’s card.
  • Hertz Rent a Car
    • NEA members can save 25% on rentals.
  • J. Crew
    • Get 15% off at
  • Joann
    • Teachers save 15% on purchases.
  • Karen Kane
    • Teachers get a 20% discount.
  • Lakeshore Learning
    • Save 15% when you join the Teacher’s Club.
  • L.L. Bean
    • Get a 10% discount on your order.
  • Michael’s
    • Get 15% off every purchase.
  • Microsoft
    • Shop the Microsoft Education Store and you can save 10% on Surface, select software and more.
  • National Rent a Car
    • NEA members save up to 25% on rentals.
  • Office Depot/Office Max
    • Office Depot/Office Max stores’ Give Back to Schools Program lets you give your PreK-12 public or private school 5% of the purchase price on qualifying school supplies such as notebook paper pens, pads and binders.
  • PBS Learning Media
    • Register free for access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted, digital resources and lesson plans aligned to Common Core and national standards. Basic service is free to PreK-12 educators.
  • Party City
    • Provide a signed letter from your administration and receive a 10-20% discount on in-store purchases. Read the details to get started.
    • Sign up to receive a 10% discount on purchases.
  • SIXT Rent a Car
    • Teachers get a 5% discount on rentals.
  • Staples
    • Enroll in the Classroom Rewards program and receive up to $250 to use on classroom supplies from Staples. Parents donate 5% of their purchases to a teacher or school of their choosing, so you’ll need to enroll before parents can choose you as a recipient. Earn $5 rewards dollars just for signing up.
  • Vineyard Vines
    • You can get 15% off your order.


More offers for teachers

We believe teachers should get deals all year, so we’ve rounded up year-round deals to take advantage of after Teachers Appreciation Week ends. 


Every quarter, dealhack_ pulls together the Dealhack Teacher Discounts List. The discount-code website surveys brands to offer teachers the most up-to-date list of deals. The latest list was released on March 27, 2021 and can be found here.

The Krazy Coupon Lady 

Deal hunters definitely know of The Krazy Coupon Lady. One of the best discount blogs on the internet, the website even offers a section for users to brag about their finds. The blog is a worthwhile follow in general, as it is well organized and extensive in offers and deal finding. It even has an app so you can get discounts instantly. Check out this blog filled with teacher discounts and freebies. 

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)

Members of NJEA receive a number of benefits, including legal services and events, in addition to the generous discounts available. NJEA has a number of retailers it partners with to offer its members exclusive deals. Membership is required to be part of this program.

This website is already a rich resource for teachers. In addition to the lesson plans and scholarship opportunities featured, highlights retailer discounts on supplies, clothing, books, magazines, phone, internet and technology, as well as home supplies, insurance, and car rental and repair.

We Are Teachers

This website is a wonderful resource for teachers, with free printables, professional development, classroom ideas and plenty of deals. There are multiple ways teachers can find deals through We Are Teachers. There is an exclusive offers page, which highlights the best discounts and offers for teachers. Then there is a whole bank of original blogs that highlight the best products for teachers and more exclusive deals. 


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Heather Ngoma

Heather Ngoma has over 20 years experience collaborating with educators across New Jersey to drive education innovation. She currently serves as the Director of Rutgers University's Alternate Route Teacher Training Program at the Center for Effective School Practices, a program which helps career changers, recent college graduates and other aspiring education professionals become licensed teachers in New Jersey. Follow her on Twitter @heatherngoma.