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STAPLES Teacher Reward Program - earn rewards for teaching and art supplies
LimeAdes for Learning - Help your school earn money (Sonic rewards program)
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Discounts for School Employees:
Sam's Club - receive up to $25 gift card SamsClubFlyer.pdf
Kentucky State Parks -
The Kentucky State Parks system is once again making available its Commonwealth Connection program of reduced lodging rates for current and past government employees, including those who have worked in public schools. And, yes, the offer includes school board members.
The reduced rates are for lodge rooms ($44.95) as well as 1, 2 and 3-bedroom cottages ($74.95, $84.95, $94.95) at 11 state resort parks (cottages at John James Audubon Park) and for an additional $5 per night at Barren River, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky Dam, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland and Natural Bridge state resort parks.
The discount period runs Nov. 1 through March 31, 2015. When making reservations, be sure to mention Commonwealth Connection and Code CC14. Proof of government service or past employment may be required at check-in.
Call 502-564-2172 or online at www.parks.ky.gov.
The Polo Store (@ Opry Mills and Lebanon Outlet) - 10% off when you show your school i.d.
GM Educator Discount - Through Jan 2, 2015, General Motors is offering a substantial GM Educator Discount on the purchase or lease of eligible new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles!
This is applicable for all educators, administrators, faculty and support staff who work at a public school, private school, university or college. Learn more here.
Leachman Auto - school discount
Michaels - 15% off Entire Purchase Everyday. Products designed for the classroom. Some exclusions apply. See a store associate for details.
Hobby Lobby - "Hobby Lobby does offer a 10% discount to schools, churches and other non-profit organizations on all merchandise bought for the use of the organization. In order to receive this discount, merchandise must be charged to the organization or paid for by check with the preprinted name of the organization on the face of the check. Please see the manager of your local Hobby Lobby for more information on obtaining this discount."
New York & Company - Sign up for special teacher discounts at http://teachers.nyandcompany.com/
Talbots - For those of you with a Talbots store nearby, they offer a 15% off Teacher Discount year round when you show them a valid teacher id. The 15% off discount is good on full-priced merchandise and in store only.
Fed Ex - FedEx Office
Thanks to the FedEx Office Academic Edge program you'll receive 15-percent off nearly all products, including brochures, posters and photos. This discount is available both online and in-store.
Barnes & Noble -
The B&N Educator Program provides teachers with 20-percent off the publisher's list price on purchases for classroom use. This discount is ramped up to 25% during Educator Appreciation Days.
Educators who sign up for the PBS LearningMedia program will receive free access to tens of thousands of videos, games, lesson plans and other educational materials for the classroom.
Fashion forward educators are rewarded for their posh style through the Loft Loves Teachers program. Register to get 15-percent off all full-price, in-store purchases, plus perks like teacher appreciation nights and exclusive sweepstakes.
Show a school ID or valid pay stub when you shop at any The Limited location and snag 15-percent off your entire in-store purchase. The offer is good for all items on the racks, walls or tables. In other words, everything.
The next time you’re shopping at J. Crew, whip out that school ID to save 15 percent on your purchase. This discount is also available at the Factory Stores.
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Get the looks you love for less with 10-percent off purchases from both retailers. This offer is only valid in-store, and excludes discounts on other special sale events. Just show the cashier your school ID at checkout.
Provide verification of your status as a teacher and Eddie Bauer stores will give you 10-percent off your purchase.
Bring your valid teacher ID to a Banana Republic store and receive 15-percent off full-price purchases.
The Bose offer is primo, particularly for those in need of sonic stimulation. Save up to 15% on most music systems and accessories. Call their Sales Solution Team at 1-800-353-4207 and ask for the “Educator's Program” for pricing and to place an order.
Cell Phone Companies (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)
This discount varies by provider, but teachers can save loads on a personal cell phone bill, sometimes up to 20 percent a month. Visit your provider's business or discount portal and input your .edu email address to check if your institution is registered.
Marriott grants teachers a discount at a slew of hotels across the nation. Whether you book online or in-person, show your school ID at check-in to receive the special rate. Rules on this discount are a bit vague -- they mention government employees, which would imply only public school employees -- but most hotel employees don't bite. Feel free to ask.