Homeschool families are often single income families. We need to stretch our dollars as far as we can. Whenever we have the opportunity to save on necessary (and unnecessary) purchases, we grab it! School and classroom supplies are no different. I’m sure we all stock up during the back to school sales — notebooks, crayons, pencils and glue sticks. What about some of the other needed things when homeschooling? How do you save on books, software or even computers?
Homeschool moms are teachers, too! Some homeschool moms may have left the classroom behind when they began homeschooling their children. This doesn’t mean they have to leave the educator discounts behind. Many businesses extend their teacher discounts and rewards programs to homeschool families. Proof of homeschooling is needed by many. If you do not belong to an organization (state groups or HSLDA for example) that provides some sort of identification card, you can obtain one from Homeschool Buyers Co-op (print-at-home for free or order a PVC card for a reasonable fee).
- Office Depot Star Teacher Rewards
- Office Max MaxPerks Teacher Rewards
- Staples Teacher Rewards
- A C Moore 15% off regular and sale price purchases
- Jo-Ann Fabrics 15% off every purchase
- Michaels 15% off entire purchase
- Barnes & Noble Educator Program
- Books-A-Million Educator’s Card
- Half Price Books Educator Discount Card
- Academic Superstore Academic Discount Pricing on Software and more
- Adobe Student/Teacher Editions
- Apple Education Pricing on Mac
- LOFT LOFT Loves Teachers program
There are numerous retailers that hold Teacher Appreciation Days – usually at the beginning or end of the traditional school year. Most of these welcome homeschool moms as well. Local attractions, museums, etc. also extend their school discounts to homeschools. It never hurts to ask!
What are some of the places you have received discounts?