Where can I get a teacher discount?
We all love a good deal or a discount code when it comes to shopping. And after the past year, which is likely to have been the hardest 12 months of your teaching career, we think you deserve all the perks you can get! So ahead of Teacher Appreciation Week (3 – 7 May), we’ve rounded up the best bargains and discounts out there for teachers in the UK.
How to get teacher discounts
Many of the listed companies who offer a teacher discount will ask for some sort of identification to prove that you’re in a current teaching role. This may be in the form of entering the name of your school, your work email address, your ID or lanyard or some may ask to see a payslip.
Which stores offer teacher discounts?
Morrisons Teacher Discount
Through its ‘More for Teachers Club’ Morrisons offers special discounts, the opportunity to earn more points and ad hoc special treats to its teaching customers. The More for Teachers Club is an add on to its existing Morrisons More accounts so a Morrisons More account must be opened first. To register visit: my.morrisons.com
Apple Teacher Discount
Apple’s education discount allows those that are current or newly accepted university students, parents buying for them as well as teachers and staff to save when purchasing a new Mac or iPad. To register you can be verified either through UNiDAYS or through Apple to verify your eligibility using your university ID or acceptance offer. For more information or to register visit: apple.com
Microsoft Teacher Discount
You can save up to 10% on selected models on the Microsoft website as well as getting Office 365 Education for free by using your school email address. Office 365 Education includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Read more here: microsoft.com
Dell Teacher Discount
The ‘Dell Advantage for Teachers and Faculty Staff’ discount provides academic staff members up to 20% discount across all laptops, desktops and accessories. The offers change regularly so head to their website to view the current discounts: dell.com
Paperchase Teacher Discount
As a thank you Paperchase are currently offering a 25% off Heroes Discount. To redeem in store show a valid form of service staff ID at the till (e.g. NHS badge, Blue Light card, Defence Discount Service card, or any Educational, Care Work or Charity Work ID).
To redeem online head to your preferred discount website to obtain a Paperchase code, options include: Health Service Discounts, Discounts For Carers, Discounts For Teachers, Charity Worker Discount, Blue Light Card, Teachers Perks or Defence Discount. For more information head to: paperchase.com
O2 Teacher Discount
The O2 Open discount scheme is available to all state-funded teachers in the UK. When you buy a brand new phone or tablet directly through O2 Refresh you can get up to 25% off the Airtime Plan. For more information visit: o2.co.uk
EE Teacher Discount
Offered exclusively through the Discounts for Teachers website, EE is offering money saving deals on pay monthly, pay-as-you-go and SIM-only deals. Learn more here: discountsforteachers.co.uk
Pandora Teacher Discount
Another company linked to Discounts for Teachers, you are able to unlock a 20% discount at Pandora online but only when you spend over £119. Before making a purchase, you must create an account and verify your teacher status. Read more here: uk.pandora.net
Currys Teacher Discount
Through creating a Discounts for Teachers account by using your school email address, you will be able to access Currys PC World Vouchers to give you a 5% discount on items bought online. Get this deal here: discountsforteachers.co.uk
ASOS Teacher Discount
If you have a Blue Light Card you can get 20% off full price items when you spend over £30 on the ASOS website - bluelightcard.co.uk. A discount of up to 70% is also on offer for the ASOS Outlet via Discounts for Teachers - discountsforteachers.co.uk
Dunelm Teacher Discount
Dunelm are offering a 5% discount to Blue Light Card holders. To take advantage of this offer and to learn more click here - dunelm.com
Argos Teacher Discount
There’s a host of savings available at Argos through the Discounts for Teachers website. Set up an account with a valid school email address and you’ll be able to access deals such as huge savings on sports equipment as well as baby and nursery items. Learn more here - discountsforteachers.co.uk
New Look Teacher Discount
Discounts are available for New Look online through being a Blue Light Card holder (bluelightcard.co.uk) or by having an account on the Discounts for Teachers website you can access a 15% teacher discount - discountsforteachers.co.uk
Ikea Teacher Discount
Ikea’s ‘Teacher Campaign’ 20% discount unfortunately ended on the 22 October 2020. But you can still receive a 3% teacher discount for Ikea via the Discounts for Teachers website which is better than nothing - discountsforteachers.co.uk
Amazon Teacher Discount
Another discount affiliated to the Discounts for Teachers website, you’re able to take advantage of an array of offers - discountsforteachers.co.uk
What gyms offer teacher discounts?
Nuffield Health have teamed up with Teacher Perks to offer teachers a 10% discount on gym memberships. T&Cs apply and you must first register for a Teacher Perks account - teacherperks.co.uk
Pure Gym are offering 10% off membership to teachers through Discounts for Teachers. T&Cs do apply and you must have a Discount for Teachers account to access the code, learn more here -discountsforteachers.co.uk
You can also access free gym passes whether you are a teacher or not. The Gym Group are currently offering a 14-day free trial at its gyms. To read more visit: thegymgroup.com
It’s not just your physical health that can benefit from a teacher discount, but your mental health too. The Headspace app offers a variety of mindfulness and meditation exercises plus some amazing sleepcasts to help you drift off. For more information visit:
Disclaimer: This article was correct on date of publishing on 27th April 2021 and we will endeavour to regularly update it.