Best Back to School Deals for Teachers and Students

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 · 3 min read

sales tagsBack-to-school season is here, and for teachers, parents, and students, that can only mean one thing- it’s time for back-to-school shopping. Smart teachers and savvy students can save a few bucks by shopping from companies that offer exclusive teacher and college student discounts and special offers. These offers are all protected by SheerID, which means that only qualified customers can take advantage of some of the best back-to-school deals out there.

FOR TEACHERS

Back-to-school season can be tough for kids who aren’t ready to return to classrooms yet, but it’s even harder on the wallets of their teachers. On average, teachers spend $485 of their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, these companies are willing to give teachers exclusive discounts year-round to help take the sting out of back-to-school spending.

ABBYY: Save 30% on top-rated software for educators from ABBYY. Use ABBYY’s Educator Advantage Program to get discounts on software that turns information trapped in paper into digital content to repurpose for reports, lessons, and research.

Karen Kane: 20% off women’s apparel for teachers and college students. Verify your credentials at

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Bunion Bootie: 10% off Bunion Bootie bunion treatments for teachers and school administrators at

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Norton Symantec: Deep discounts on select Norton Symantec academic software sold through Amazon.com. Norton Student Edition software products are for teachers, school staff, and other educators who meet Norton eligibility guidelines.

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Costco: Join Costco as a new member or upgrade an existing membership and receive over $50 in savings if you are a teacher.

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HDRSoft: 60-75% off Photomatix Pro or the Photomatix Pro Plus Bundle for faculty members. Photography teachers are eligible for a complimentary teacher’s license.

FOR STUDENTS

There are 21 million college students in the U.S., and they’re all looking for student discounts. Look no further, future grads. These generous companies are here to help, with exclusive discounts just for college students

Karen Kane: 20% off women’s apparel for teachers and college students.

Wall Street Journal: 75% off a Wall Street Journal subscription for students. Get 15 weeks of the Wall Street Journal for only $15!

OnePlay: 10% off video games for currently enrolled college students.

Tableau Software: Free license of Tableau Desktop data analytics software for full-time college students.

Norton Symantec: Deep discounts on select Norton Symantec academic software sold through Amazon.com for students too!

ABBYY: Up to 30% off software that makes it easy to collaborate in study groups, add elegance to reports, bring sophistication to term papers and sharpen language skills with Abby’s student discount.

For more year-round student and teacher discounts, check this list. 

Angela Modzelewski by Angela Modzelewski