Best Teacher Discounts in Cincinnati

My mom was a teacher; and growing up, I knew that she had the hardest and most rewarding job on the planet. Teachers deserve the world, but how about some amazing discounts at great retail stores. Cincinnati Parent is highlighting some of the best deals for all those amazing educators who give their time and talent to your children.

Here’s our guide to the best teacher discounts in Cincinnati:
The Container Store

Stay organized all year long with their Organized Teacher Program. Register online and receive exclusive discounts throughout the entire year. A school ID will be required to receive discounts with in-store purchases.

Office Depot

The free Office Depot Star Teacher Program offer educators special discounts and rewards. In addition to 10% in rewards points on select purchases, members receive exclusive access to special events and sales throughout the year.

Office Max

Sign up online for MaxPerks Rewards program specifically for teachers; and receive your membership card. Benefits include $10 in rewards for every $75 spent on qualifying purchases, and $2 in rewards for each ink or toner cartridge recycled.

FedEx Office

Sign up for the FedEx Office Academic Edge program; and you’ll receive 15% off nearly all products, including brochures, posters and photos. This discount is available both online and in-store.


Register for the Staples Teacher Rewards Program to receive 5% back in rewards points and free shipping. The program covers many products, from ink and paper to teaching and art supplies.

Joann Fabric

The Teacher Rewards Discount Card entitles educators to 15% off all purchases. Home schoolers are also eligible for the card, and new members receive a 20% off bonus for signing up.


Receive 15% off your entire purchase every day. To view eligible products and more details, click here.

Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby gives a 10% in-store discount to churches, schools and national charitable organizations for purchases made with an organizational check or credit card. Please see your local store manager to receive this discount.

Home Depot

U.S. educators can apply for a tax-free exemption on classroom purchases made at Home Depot.

Party City

Receive a Party City can discounted rate of 10-20% off. Educators, administrators and support staff shopping on behalf of their school get exclusive discounts on in-store purchases. You must also complete the purchase with a check or credit card in the school’s name.

Barnes & Noble

The B&N Educator Program provides teachers with 20% off the publisher’s list price on purchases for classroom use. This discount is ramped up to 25% during Educator Appreciation Days.

Half Price Books

Sign up for a Half Price Books’ Educator’s Discount Card; and be rewarded with discounts of 10% year-round. This discount is truly all-inclusive, available to teachers, homeschoolers, librarians and even teachers who have been laid-off in the last year.

Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds offers U.S. teachers half-priced tickets on select games.

Cincinnati Museum Center

Educators receive a $20 discount on membership. Enrich your family life and the lives of your students.


Register for the Loft Loves Teachers program to receive a 15% off all full-price, in-store purchases, plus perks like teacher appreciation nights and exclusive sweepstakes.


Bring your teacher ID shopping at Aerosoles to save 15% on footwear priced $39.99 or higher.

New York and Co.

Sign-up online for the Big Apple Teacher Program to get 15-percent off in-store purchases and special offers emailed to you throughout the year.

J. Crew

With a school ID to save 15% on your purchase. This discount is also available at the Factory Stores.

CJ Banks/Christopher and Banks

Get 10% off purchases from both retailers. This offer is only valid in-store, and excludes discounts on other special sale events. Just show the cashier your school ID at checkout.

Eddie Bauer

Provide verification of your status as a teacher and Eddie Bauer stores will give you 10% off your purchase.


Receive a 15% off discount from Talbots. It can be used for any full-price, in-store purchases with a valid ID.

Easy Spirit

Teachers receive 15% off any in-store, full-priced purchases with a valid school ID.  

Banana Republic

Bring your valid teacher ID to a Banana Republic store and receive 15% off full-price purchases.

Apple Store

The House of Jobs is surprisingly generous to teachers of all grade levels, offering varying discounts up to $200 on computers and accessories through the Apple Education Store. This offer also includes librarians, home schoolers, university profs and even elected officers to PTA board.

Cell Phone Companies (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)

This discount varies by provider, but teachers can save loads on a personal cell phone bill, sometimes up to 20 percent a month. Visit your provider’s business or discount portal and input your .edu email address to check if your institution is registered.

Have a great school year, Cincinnati educators!

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About Ainslie:

Ainslie Gordon is a St. Louis, Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri’s Journalism School. Her career has focused on advertising, public relations and event planning. In 2011, Ainslie and her family moved to Cincinnati; and she became a stay-at-mom and founder of the blog, Modhousewife.

Additionally, she was a fashion/trends contributor on Fox 19 and Fox 2. Currently, Ainslie is the Marketing Director for Game On! Fitness. She is also a Girl Scout leader and enjoys volunteering throughout the community.

She lives with her husband and daughter in West Chester and loves all things Disney. You can find Ainslie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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