List of Home Educator Discounts and ID Card

It’s the start of a new year! Don’t forget to create your home educator ID. With your ID you will be able to get discounts on all the back to school goodies you will need to get started this year. Here’s how to get your ID and a list of stores that will offer you a discount.


  1. Staples Teacher Rewards – 5% back on purchases, free shipping online, special deals are offered from time to time
  2. Office Depot Rewards – Offers 10% back in rewards
  3. Barnes and Noble bookstore – 20% off with an Educator’s Discount Card
  4. Book Warehouse– If you are lucky enough to have this store near you then you can snag an extra 15% off their low book prices!
  5. Books-A-Million – 20% for classroom purchases with a Teacher’s discount card. Apply in store
  6. JoAnn Crafts – 15% in-store discounts. Apply in store
  7. The Container Store – 15% off on supplies to organize your school room
  8. Lakeshore Learning Store- Teacher’s Club 15% off
  9. Michaels Teacher Discount – Extra 15% off
  10. Pizza Hut Book It Program – FREE Pizza for Home Educating Families.
  11. PBS- Great Free Resource for Home Educators. Sign up for the PBS LearningMedia program and you instantly have access to lesson plans, games and more.
  12. Tomato Ink– Offers discounts on computer ink.
  13. Currclick– Click to download curriculum and live online classes for homeschoolers, they run sales often!
  14. Homeschool Buyers Co-op: They negotiate deals for homeschool families who are part of the co-op to receive discounts on tons of educational products by buying in bulk.
  15. Oriental Trading Company– Not really a discount store, more of a buy in bulk and save concept but still a good one!

To get your home educators ID card you can go to Homeschool Buyers Co-op and create your own ID card to print and laminate at home or they will mail you one for the cost to ship!


List of Discounts for Homeschoolers

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  1. Hi, Michales does not offer Homeschool discounts anymore. They do offer discounts if you have your teaching certificate though.

  2. Ok, I just got off the phone with Micheals Corporate Headquarters, they have a policy for homeschoolers that states they ARE eligible for homeschool discounts. They understand not all homeschoolers have an ID badge but a letter of intent or copy of homeschooling documentation from your local school district is all that is needed to get approval for teaching discounts. If you have a store that is not complying with the policy they may have an ill-informed associate so I would ask to speak with the manager. If that gets you nowhere I would gently let them know you had the corporate policy confirmed. As a last resort, I would email corporate headquarter’s and let them know your store has been less than helpful about this matter.

  3. This is good to know. We have small children and we are just starting our homeschooling journey.
    Thanks so much!

  4. The info about Michaels is good to know, our store is not cooperative at all, so I will definitely be trying your advice!

  5. I just used one at Michael’s 2 days ago. No problem in MI. I also showed them all the other stores Teacher discount cards I have and they wanted me as a customer. We also have a JO Anns in the same lot, so maybe them knowing we could go there helped.

  6. has a discount of 15% if you buy 20 books. It’s under their offers and teacher discount. Plus you get $5 off for every $50 you spend.

  7. I have a question, I don’t completely homeschool, my kids are enrolled in a virtual classroom so they have teachers but I’m the one that works with them. Since it’s a little different than homeschooling, even tho it’s at home would I qualify for this? Since the classroom is still at home and I’m the one organizing it?

  8. Yes, you would qualify for these discounts since they are using supplies from home and you are helping to facilitate their learning.

  9. How do we get the discount? Do we need to purchase a homeschooling card? I’ve seen websites selling them. Or do we just state that we are homeschooling at the store?

  10. Don’t trust anyone selling a homeschool card. Tell the store you are a homeschooler. You might even have a letter from the school district if you have to notify them in your state, you can use that to prove you are a homeschooler.