It’s Teacher Appreciation Week 2024! We’ve got a rundown of the deals for homeschoolers: freebies, deals, discounts for educators, plus gift ideas. The Teacher Appreciation deals are nicely varied, covering class supplies, apparel, technology, and even trips. Plus, some of the best deals are offered year-round.

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deals on teaching supplies for homeschool families

  • Amazon: Different discounts on education products are popping up all week. At the time this post was published, a couple of deals caught my excitement. This standing whiteboard (I love whiteboards for homeschooling!) doubles as an extra work surface. And this magnetic stem building kit has a discount plus additional coupon savings.
  • Costco: Join Costco as an educator and receive a $20 or $40 gift card, depending on the membership type. There isn’t a separate educator membership. They allow educators to join as a new member, receiving extra perks.
  • JOANN: Save 15% on your total purchase. JOANN has you covered for a wide variety of classroom supplies, storage, classroom decor, books & kits, games & learning, crafts, and more. Your 15% Off Total Purchase Bonus coupon will be e-mailed to you.
  • Michael’s: Educators get 15% off all online and in-store purchases.
  • Staples: Stop by your local Staples store to inquire about a free Teacher Supply Kit (quantities are limited to 20 per store) through May 11th. You will also get 20% off in-store purchases this week with your educator ID at checkout. While there, sign up for their Classroom Rewards program! There are educator perks all year long.

books, books, books

It seems to be a universal truth that homeschoolers can never have enough books! Here are deals on books of all kinds for homeschoolers.

  • Half Price Books: Homeschool teachers save 10% on all in-store purchases year-round with the HPB Educator Discount Program. Homeschoolers should provide verification from their state or local homeschooling organization where applicable.
  • Scholastic: Take advantage of Teacher Appreciation Week savings of $5 off $50+, $20 off $100+, $35 off $150+, or $50 off $200+ with code: TEACHERS through 5/10/2024.

technology deals for homeschoolers

  • Apple: Homeschool teachers of all levels are eligible for discounted electronics through the Apple Education Store.
  • DocFly: DocFly was developed to help professionals, creatives, and teachers/ students get PDF work done online, at no cost. Offering 25 free tools, DocFly makes it easy to edit PDF text, merge PDF files, convert PDF to Word, and more. Sign up for an educator account and get 10 free document downloads each month. That usually covers all the PDF editing needs of homeschool families.

entertainment and vacation deals for homeschoolers

In addition to these national deals, check your local museums and historic sites for educator discounts this week.

  • Bookmans Entertainment Exchange: Bookmans offers a 20% discount when you sign up for Project: Educate. This is good on all purchases…not just classroom material, but anything and everything in the entertainment exchanges. It’s their way of saying thanks for everything that you do.
  • Great Wolf Lodge: Use code TEACHER to save up to 40% on reservations booked through May 14th. If your date is blacked out with that code, try code DAILY DEALS to get the same discount this week. The offer is valid for stays through August 21st. The exact discount may vary by the dates booked. Join the GWL Voyagers Club membership program to unlock bonus deals, points, and exclusive members-only experiences. Great Wolf Lodge is a favorite field trip spot for homeschool families. They also offer deals for individual homeschool families and homeschool groups reserving blocks.
  • Hertz: Hertz offers educators up to 25% off car rental rates. Following the link will automatically fill the promo code for teachers. The current promo code is 2159165.
  • The Parking Spot: Get discounted parking while taking a trip. The Parking Spot company gives educators 25% off parking at many major airports.

dining out deals for homeschool teachers

  • Chick-fil-A: Some Chick-fil-A franchises are offering Teacher Appreciation Week freebies. Vist the social media account for your location to see if they are participating. You’ll need a homeschool teacher ID.
  • Halal Guys: Teachers get 10% off their meal from Wednesday, May 8th, to Friday, May 10th, on in-store orders, with proof of a valid educator ID.
  • McAlister’s Deli: Receive a free tea through Sunday, May 12, with a valid educator ID.
  • Noodles & Co.: Receive $15 off catering orders of $100 or more through May 17. Simply log into your Noodles Rewards account and use the code THANKSTEACHERS at checkout.
  • Shake Shack: Educators can score a free milkshake through Sunday, May 12th with an in-store purchase with an educator ID.
  • Sonic: Join the rewards program by creating an account in the Sonic app and selecting “I’m a teacher” in settings. Educators enrolled in the Sonic Teachers’ Circle Rewards program get great deals from May 6th to May 20th. Look for BOGO free Sonic Blast, BOGO free entrée, free Sonic cheeseburger with any purchase, free Large Drink or Slush with any purchase, or free small side with any entrée.

free printable deals at 3 moms blog

While we’re talking homeschool deals, be sure not to miss the free printables at 3 Moms Blog. Many of these will become part of paid packs and won’t always be free, so download now!

educator deals that exclude homeschool teachers

There are quite a few educator discounts that exclude home educators. Many of my homeschool mom friends are former public school teachers or have public school teacher spouses who could still access those discounts. I also didn’t want to appear to be shaming those companies, although it would give homeschool moms a chance to reach out with some feedback and education. Would you like to see a simple bulleted list of those?

Let us know in the comments.

Either way, happy savings! And thank you for all you do and sacrifice to educate your children at home.

Much mom love,


PS: Companies may wish to see an affidavit you have created for your state or a homeschool ID. If you need a homeschool ID, send us an email with your name, the name of your homeschool, your address, and the grade range of students. We’ll email you an educator ID to print at home.

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