Saturday, August 24, 2013

Discounts for Teachers

Discounts for Teachers

Since the school year is coming up I figured this would be good for all you fellow teachers out there!! Found this and figured I would share: 83 teacher discount stores broken down by category! Enjoy!
1. Barnes & Noble – B&N Educator Program: 20% off list price & up to 25% off during Educator Appreciation Days. See our Barnes & Noble Coupons page for other savings.
2. Book Warehouse – Educators’ Book Club: 15% discount.
3. Books-a-Million (in-store only) – 20% off for faculty
4. Borders – Classroom Discount Card: 25% off. See our Borders Coupons page for other savings.
5. Half Price Books – Teacher & Librarian Discount Card: 10% off
Online School Supply & Teacher Discount Stores:1. Academic Superstore – Discounted classroom supplies. See our Academic Superstore Coupons page for other savings.
2. Creative Teaching Press – Sales on various products
3. Discount School Supply - Discounted classroom supplies. See our Discount School Supply Coupons page for other savings.
4. ETA/Cuisenaire - Outlet Store – up to 75% discount on classroom supplies
5. Software Express – Discounts of up to 75% from a variety of publishers, requires a teacher ID and email from the principal
6. Teacher Deals – Teaching supplies at 20-50% off everyday
7. Teachers’ Discount – Discounted classroom supplies
8. Teacher eBooks Now – Features a “deal of the day,” discounted downloadable e-books
9. The Teacher Store at – Up to 50% off deals and sales
10. – Gain credits toward future purchases, get 2% of all purchases made by people you refer to the site.
Retail School Supply Stores:1. A.C. Moore – Teacher Discount Program: mail in information to get discount card
2. Big Lots – Teacher Appreciation Day on August 13, 2011. See our Big Lots Coupons page for more savings.
3. The Container Store – Organized Teacher Discount Program: 15% off. See our Container Store Coupons page for other savings.
4. Crayola – Gold Star Teacher program: Discounts from & opportunities to test/provide feedback on new products & lesson plans. See our Crayola Coupons page for other savings.
5. FedEx Office – National Educators Discount Program: 15% off
6. Home Depot (in-store only) – Teachers pay no sales tax with tax exempt paperwork
7. Jo Ann Fabrics – 15% off with school ID
8. Kmart – Various teacher-exclusive savings. See our Kmart Coupons page for other savings.
9. Lowes (in-store only) – Teacher’s pay no sales tax with tax exempt paper work
10. Michael’s – 15% off with school ID
11. MPM School Supplies – 10% off for teachers on their first purchase.
12. Office Depot – Star Teacher Program: 10% back in rewards on ink, toner, & paper; 1% back on almost everything else; 15% off copy & print orders. See our Office Depot Coupons page for other savings.
13. Office Max – MaxPerks Rewards for Teachers: $10 reward for every $75 spent. See our Office Max Coupons page for other savings.
14. Staples – Teacher Rewards Program: 10% back in rewards on most purchases. See our Staples Coupons page for other savings.
15. Room Store Furniture (in-store only) – 10% off with school ID
Clothing Stores:1. Ann Taylor Loft – Loft Loves Teachers: 15% off. See our Ann Taylor Loft Coupons page for other savings.
2. Banana Republic (In-store only, *call store to confirm)- 10% off with employee ID. See our Banana Republic Coupons page for other savings.
3. Club Monaco (In-store only): 20% off for students
4. J. Crew (In-store only) – valid at outlet locations as well: 15% off with employee ID. See our J. Crew Coupons page for other savings.
5. NY & Co. (In-store only, *call store to confirm)- 15% off with employee ID. See our NY & Co. Coupons page for other savings.
6. The Limited (In-store only) – 15% off with pay stub or teacher ID card. See our The Limited Coupons page for other savings.
7. Aerosoles - 15% off for teachers who are members of The National Education Association. See our Aerosoles Coupons page for other savings.
Technology:1. Adobe – Heavy Discounts (25-75% off retail) via Adobe Teacher & Student Store. See our Adobe Coupons page for other savings.
2. Apple Store – 5-10% via’s Edu Store for Faculty, Staff, Students. See our Apple Store Coupons page for other savings.
3. AT&T – Usually around 19% off your monthly bill. Varies by educational institution – need to enter work/school email address for discount eligibility
4. Best Buy (in-store only) – Will honor other manufacturer discounts; up to individual store. See our Best Buy Coupons page for other savings.
5. Bose – Educators Direct Group: special pricing for US Educators only on certain items; have to call the Customer Focused Development Team (1-800-353-4207). See our Bose Coupons page for other savings.
6. CampusTech – Discounts on software & technology products
7. Dell – Dell University – savings vary by college (offer high school discounts too). See our Dell Coupons page for other savings.
8. Gradware – Discounts vary, good for student or teachers, just online
9. HP – Up to 10% off via Academic Purchase Programs. See our HP Coupons for other savings.
10. – Faculty pricing – varies by school
11. Lenovo - 5% off. See our Lenovo Coupons page for other savings.
12. PBS – PBS Teachers program: sign up to receive 10% discount on next purchase at ShopPBS for Teachers
13. – School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100
14. Sony - Eye on Education Program: various pricing discounts, financing solutions, & trade-in programs. See our Sony Coupons page for other savings.
15. Verizon - Employee Discount Program: varies. See our Verizon Coupons page for other savings.
16. AT&T – Offers a 15% teacher discount on monthly bills in most states. This discount, however, varies state to state, so be sure to call your local AT&T store to confirm.
Travel:1. Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network – Members can get discounted travel at $40 per night for 2 people; Home Stays with other members of the EBBN
2. Explorica – Book trips & join Extra Rewards program: chance to attend an international teacher convention for free
3. Sta Travel – Discounts vary
4. Student Universe – Discounted group airfares for students & faculty members (groups of 12+)
5. Teachers Travel Web – B&B and home exchange for members worldwide
6. Vacations To Go – Cruise discounts – vary by cruise line & availability
7. Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotels – Teacher/education staff discount – have to check rates & availability. See our Disney Coupons page for other savings.
8. – Discounted rates for teachers
9. – Educator Subscription Discounts: up to 50% off regular magazine subscription rates.
10. National Geographic – Teachers are eligible for discount on Geographic Project kits; Have to email info to receive additional info about discounts
11. Time Magazine for Kids – School-wide volume discounts (from 10-99 to 300+)
12. Marriott Hotels – Discounts vary. Show your ID and say you’re a local government employee.
Miscellaneous:1. Art Institute of Chicago – Free admission for teachers with valid ID
2. Boston Children’s Museum- Free admission for teachers with valid ID; discount at museum store
3. Field Museum of Chicago- Free admission for teachers with valid ID
4. Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida- Free admission for teachers with valid ID
5. Free educational DVD to teachers grade 6-12 on their birthday.
6. My Corporate Logo – 15% off custom logo design (code: bWNsMDAx)
7. NEA (National Education Association) – Various NEA member benefits & discounts
8. Regal Theaters: in-theater only, *depends on theater, usually 25% off
9. Replace My Contacts – 5% off an order of $100 or more
10. – Various discounts for NEA members/AFT members/Non-Union teachers
11. Teachers’ Insurance Plan – Special savings on car insurance for active & retired education professionals
12. U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development – Good Neighbor Next Door Program: up to 50% discount on the list price of homes
13. PETCO – Free aquarium for select teachers with application (PETCO only gives this aquarium to a set number of teachers each year)
14. Pizza Hut (in-store only): 10%-20% off depending on the store with a teacher I.D.
15. Scholotsky’s (in-store only): 10% off with school ID
16. Visible Changes – 10% off with school ID. Just show your ID the first time you get your hair cut there.
17. Ben Franklin Crafts- 10% off every Tuesday with teacher ID.
18. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago – Free general admission with teacher ID.
Do you know of any additional discounts for teachers?


It is as Simple as 1-2-3!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ali's Famous & EASY Mexican Dip

My friend Ali makes this amazing dip ! I am constantly asking her what the recipe is and decided to blog about it to not only have it forever but to share it with you all to enjoy too!!

Ali's Famous & EASY Mexican Dip 

First:  Take taco mix 1/3 of the bag, 1 tbs of sour cram and one block of cream cheese and mix together..

Spread in the bottom of a dish...

Ali's Tip: Place it in a clear dish so your guests can see what they are eating..layer by layer!

Second: Place 3-5tbs of salsa on top...don't put too much or it will become watery..

Third: Cut up tomatoes (mine were from my garden..yum!!) and place it on top of the salsa!

Fourth: Cut up lettuce in small pieces. Spread it on top of the tomatoes. 

Fifth: Spread cheese

Sixth:   Add olives or whatever you want! You can add avocado, chili peppers etc

This dip is great for tailgating, super bowl or any party!!


It is as Simple as 1-2-3!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Yellow Squash Bread Recipe

I LOVE making zucchini bread and zucchini fritters! I finally decided to experiment with YELLOW squash and found some amazing recipes on pinterest!! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!!

Yellow Squash Bread

2 c shredded yellow squash
3/4 c white sugar
1 egg
1/2 c vegetable oil (or 1/4 c oil and 1/4 c applesauce)
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t baking powder
1 t ground cinnamon
2 t lemon zest (about 2 small lemons)
Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease an 8″x4″ loaf pan

Grate the yellow squash...

In a large bowl, combine the yellow squash, sugar, egg, and oil

  • In another medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Stir in the cinnamon and lemon zest.
  • Add the flour mixture to the zucchini mixture and stir until just blended

  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake ~45 min or until a tester comes out clean

Cool in pan for 10 min, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely

Freeze up to 3 months or enjoy right away! yumm!!


It is as Simple as 1-2-3!

Back to School Festivities !

It is back to school time!! Wahoo!! I have some AmAziNg

 contributors who offered some great items to me and my 

classroom for my back to school blog!!

I find that at the beginning of the year
 we need to come in strong and keep 
the momentum up for the next 9 months!
Starting off on the right foot is key! I love making 
the parents feel welcome, students feel welcome 
as well as my staff in my room!
Here are some amazing ideas that YOU
 can do in your own classroom!

I would first like to thank them for all
 their hard work and amazing hearts! 
Please check them out on their webpages, 
blogs and etsy shops! 
They are some talented ladies!!

At my open house I love having a few snacks 
for the kids and parents! Bunco Betty sent me these
super cute tags and bags! I filled them up with 
yummy treats and will be handing them out to my

Introducing Bunco Bettys:

Corporate professional burn out who decided to connect with her inner Suzie Homemaker at 46. Married, 1 daughter age 18, off to college in now we are also Empty Nesters! Tags have been featured on many sites and also in Better Home and Gardens Holiday Crafts 2012!! Have a studio in my home and love to create using all types of mediums from flower arranging to pottery but my favorite it paper making cards, tags and scrapbooks! 

Bunco Betty these adorable tags to my amazing special needs classroom!!
On my open house I will be handing these cute bags out to my kiddies and their parents!

A is for Apple Back to School Treat Toppers Set of 6

I will have my typical packets for each parent to take
before having them sit down to talk about the events for the year!

If you are interested in my 
ABC's to My Classroom or any of my other open house sheets head to my
 TPT  (teachers pay teachers) account and get your own!

I believe all teachers need to stay hydrated throughout the day! And why not use a cute bottle to drink out of? A to Z Vinyl Creations made me this super cute bottle!

Introducing A to Z Vinyl Creations:

 A to Z Vinyl Creations was kind enough to send me one of these water bottles for me! I feel that teachers are constantly on the go and always forget to hydrate throughout the day! Having a cute water bottle on your desk not only reminds you of what you do everyday but all that we need to take care of ourselves too! At the beginning of the year we are so excited and need to keep that momentum throughout the year!!

I love how mine came out!!

For my teaching assistants every year I give them an early thank you in September to thank them for all their hard work that they are going to do for me and my students throughout the year! I made these super cute bags and found this tag on a blog my friend Kelly showed me! 

I thought this was a great way to say 
"Thank you" in advance and it was super cute idea!!!
I placed all "bright" objects in the bag to go with
the theme! Post-its, highlighter, water bottle, tabs,
starbursts and thank you notes!

Speaking of notes...


Every teacher has a million notes that 
they write throughout the year! Why not 
write them on cute paper?? Lets Party Nola 
made this super cute notepad for my desk!

Introducing Lets Party Nola:

Let’s pARTy NOLA is a home based business 
that specializes in party invitations,
 decorations, banners and more.
 Personalized coloring books and notepads have 
become popular among both Etsy and Facebook shops. 

Let’s pARTy NOLA was created by Melissa Wallace,

 a New Orleans native with a 
background in art and a love for parties!! 
After graduating with a bachelor’s 
degree in Fine Arts and specializing 
in Graphic Design, Melissa sampled a 
few career paths but her new business 
has been the most rewarding.

The great thing about 

Let’s pARTy NOLA is that a full custom party pack 
can be created to fit your needs. 
Invitations, thanks you notes, banners, c
oloring book favors and 
gift tags can be tailored to a specific party theme.
 In addition, teacher gifts, holiday and
 birthday gift tags, and home decorations
 can all be found at this site.

In addition to all the great items listed above, 

if you are lucky enough to live 
in the New Orleans area you can contact Melissa about 
home based painting and art parties!

 Lets Party Nola made this awesome

 personalized teacher notepad 

to start my year off right! 

As a teacher we write so many notes! 

Whether it is to parents, co-wokers  or even to ourselves

 we are constantly writing notes!

I am obsessed with my new pad!!

I also think thank you notes are SUPER important for a teacher! Between all the cute gifts 
you may get at the beginning, middle or end of the year I think it is really important to thank your kiddies and their parents!!


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I added these cute cards to my back to school planner!!

I don't know about your school but my school 
does spirit assemblies! I am actually on the
committee for it and love doing it! On the day 
of our assemblies the whole school wears green,
the school color! It is so much fun! Between the 
loud music and the cheers it is very exciting!

Tee Habit made me this super cute 
t-shirt for my schools spirit assemblies!

Introducing Tee Habit: is a family owned Midwestern
 company located in Kansas City, 
Missouri. Started in 2011 by two brothers, 
Scott and Andy,
 it has grown from an at home garage business 
to a successful
 online custom printing company. We take pride 
in our very personal
 and friendly customer service, 
and truly believe that our attention to detail
 and willingness to 
accommodate customers differentiates us from the
 multitude of other 
printing companies both large and small. 
As proud Kansas citians we take every opportunity

 to promote this beautiful
 river city we know and love so well. Because of our
 home town pride we are 
always excited to give back to our local community.
 From donated clothing to local
 charity promotions we believe that even the smallest 
acts of service can truly add up. 

Well what do you think?? Perfect right??!!

I hope all you teachers have a great back to school
 celebration with your kiddies and
staff members!!

If you stop by any of these bloggers or etsy 
shop holders let them know you are stopping
by from  Simple As 1-2-3!!

It is as Simple As 1-2-3!