As the end of the school holidays draws near, it’s time to bag those all-important back to school bargains before a new term begins.
However, it’s not just parents that can cash in on deals this time of year! Did you know there are loads of discounts and offers you can claim as a teacher too?
There are many money-saving websites dedicated to teachers, where you can discover exclusive, generous deals, including discount gym memberships, holidays, and loads more.
Keep reading to find out where to find the best discounts for teachers, available all year round...
Let’s start with an obvious place to get teacher offers... Quidco! Get cashback on all your teaching essential purchases with us, including laptops, tablets, stationery, and clothing to start your new school year in style!
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Teacher Perks offers exclusive discounts for those in the education sector, including anyone working in schools, colleges, nursery schools, and universities.
You can access offers at Nuffield Health, FatFace, LEGOLAND, Virgin Holidays, and many more.
You can also earn extra cash on the website by participating in paid surveys and research opportunities. Join for free by filling in a quick form on their website.
PS Discounts is another teacher-savvy website, where you can find a whopping 4,500+ discounts from top high street brands, restaurants, pubs, taxis, gyms, and supermarkets.
The site has helped teachers save millions of pounds since 2005, and offers reloadable cards, where you can load money onto these and automatically get the best offers every time.
All you have to do is join for free via their website to get started.
The National Education Union
The National Education Union (NEU) represents over 450,000 members and is the largest education union, made up of teachers working in academies, independent schools, and colleges.
By joining this website as a teaching professional, you’ll not only get to support and share your views on campaigns and policies, but you will also get exclusive member benefits, including:
- Discounts & deals
- Rewards on products you already buy
- Financial advice and guidance
- Free insurance protection
Plus, many more generous benefits. Membership is free for trainees, students and apprentices, and costs just £1 in your first year after qualifying as a teacher.
Simply fill in the ‘join now’ form and fill in your details to start the process of becoming a member.
Boundless by CSMA
If you are currently working or have retired from the public sector or civil service, check out Boundless by CSMA. The site gives you instant access to benefits up to £245 and offers from all your favourite brands. This includes:
- Unlimited admission to places like KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
- Discounts for Apple, B&Q Argos, Vision Express, and many more
- Member-led events and group activities
You have to pay a membership fee of £32 a year for this one, but you’ll soon make your money back with all the discounts you’ll receive by being a member!
Microsoft has a range of discounts available to teachers at their Microsoft Education Store, where you can save up to 10% on Microsoft products including Windows, Xbox, PC, Surface products and more.
Plus, if you’re a teacher who gets employed by a school who is contracted by Microsoft, you’re eligible for a 30% discount on Microsoft Office 365 Personal or Home.
If your school provides Office 365 Education for staff, you may be able to get Office 365 Education for free.
To claim your discount, you must have a Microsoft account and verify your teaching status. Once approved, your discount is automatically applied when you add eligible products to your basket.
Apple is another brand offering teacher (and student) discounts on a range of products, including Macbooks, iPhones, iPads, Airpods, and more!
You need to verify your status first by either calling their customer support or contacting their live chat. You can also do this by visiting your local store or verifying your status using UniDays.
Once confirmed, your discounts will be applied automatically when you come to checkout.
As a teacher, you can also get up to 10% discount on Apple Music too!
Dell also offers exclusive discounts for teachers on laptops, PCs, and computer accessories. Visit Dell Advantage to save up to 20% on all purchases!
To claim your discount, you need to request a voucher via the Dell website by signing up using your academic email address.
Once your email has been verified, your voucher will be sent to this email address. Add the voucher code to your shopping basket and you’re good to go!
Get up to 25% discount off your airtime plan when you buy a new phone or tablet with O2 Open. This is exclusively available to teachers but also employees working within the NHS too.
Speak with your HR manager to check if you’re eligible for this discount or alternatively, text Open followed by your institution name to 61202. If you qualify, create an account and sign in.
To claim your discount, you will also need your employer’s five-character code, which you can also receive when you text Open followed by your company name to 61202.
Vodafone also offers a generous teacher education staff discount of up to 15% on monthly mobile plans, and broadband discounts too. You can also get money off for family members and friends.
Check out their Vodafone Advantage Scheme page to get started and see if your institution work email qualifies you to access these offers.
Did you know Hilton Hotels also offer a 30% discount for all public sector workers, including teachers? This applies to their flexible rate, which can be used in most of their UK and European hotels.
Head to the Hilton website and select your destination, arrival date, and all other details. Then click ‘special rates’ and enter PR11PN to get your discount.
The Motor Source Group
The Motor Source Group offers discounts to teachers, headteachers, and professors, as well as lecturers, school deans, academy advisors, and admission assistants.
They are a trusted partner of brands including Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mecedes Benz, to name a few.
Browse the site and contact a sales advisor to discuss the next steps of your car buying journey.
More ways to save money as a teacher:
- Cash in with Quidco bonuses– get up to £5 extra cashback when you shop on our flash bonus deal days
- Shop secondhand – help save the planet and look on local selling sites and in charity shops for secondhand bargains
- Take advantage of Amazon Prime Day – get up to 45% on Fire tablets and other amazing discounts when you shop on Amazon Prime Day
Please note, some of these sites and offers cannot be used in conjunction with Quidco cashback. It’s always worth weighing up if this discount or cashback rate is better before purchasing.