Teacher and Educator Discounts

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Many stores and companies offer special discounts to teachers, educators, school-based staff and city employees. Some of these discounts require you to verify your DOE email address; others require valid school or teacher ID. Some of these discounts are only available in stores, not online. Make sure to check with the individual companies if you have questions about how to verify your identity and receive your discount.

Remember also to check out our NYSUT member benefits and AFT member benefits.

Apparel and Accessories

Aerosoles — Teachers get 15% off shoes priced $39.99 or higher with valid teacher ID or a pay stub. In-store or phone orders only.

Ann Taylor LOFT — Sign up for the "LOFT Loves Teachers" program and receive 15% off full-price purchases. Teachers, administrators and counselors are eligible.

Banana Republic — Teachers save 15% off full-priced purchases with valid teacher ID. In-store only.

Bonobos — Teachers get a 15% discount on five orders of men's clothing.

Champion — Teachers get 10% off when shopping online at Champion and Hanes.

Eddie Bauer — Educators save up to 15% by showing proof of employment. Discounts may vary by store. In-store only.

GoRuck.com — Educators save 25% on full-priced gear, accessories and events by verifying their status.

J. Crew — Teachers can save 15% with a valid school ID. In-store only.

Karen Kane — Teachers save 20%.

Madewell — Teachers receive a 15% discount with valid school ID. In-store only.

New York & Company — Sign up for the "Big Apple for the Teacher" program and get 15% off with valid ID, business card or pay stub. In-store only.

Skechers — DOE employees receive 30% off on select Skechers shoes. Shop online and use the code v2PC7B (exactly as shown) or mention the retail code BA3 in stores. For questions, call 855-759-7463 or email info@skechersdirect.com.

Talbots — Teachers save 15% on full-priced purchases with valid teacher ID. In-store only.

Electronics and Software

AT&T — Educators can receive discounts on wireless plans by verifying their DOE emails.

Academic Superstore — Educators can receive discounts on hardware and software by providing a copy of their school ID, a letter of employment on school letterhead, or a copy of a pay stub (you should delete private information like your Social Security number, but leave your name and employer's name).

Adobe — Educators discounts are offered on Photoshop and other products. Educators must provide pay stubs or verification letters on official letterhead.

Apple — All New York City DOE employees, faculty and staff receive up to a 10% discount on all Apple equipment. Academic pricing is also available on software sold through the online store. To take advantage of these discounts, call 1-800-MY APPLE (800-692-7753).

Bose — Educators save up to 15% on music systems and accessories. Call the Sales Solution Team at 1-800-353-4207 and ask for the "Educators' Program" for pricing and to place an order.

Dell — Dell offers discounts (of up to 30% off) on all personal PCs, and select configurations of Dell consumer PCs. To order by phone, call 1-800-695-8133 and mention Member ID# KS29290389 in order to receive the discount.

Lenovo — DOE employees can receive special discounts on purchases by visiting this link.

Microsoft — Teachers are eligible for Office 365 for Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Microsoft Teams plus additional classroom tools. You'll need your DOE email address to verify your eligibility. Microsoft also offers up to a 10% discount on Microsoft products and a free Educator Community.

Sprint — Educators can receive discounts on wireless plans by verifying their DOE emails.

T-Mobile — Educators can receive discounts on their monthly bills and additional discounts on smartphones, tablets and wireless hotspots by verifying their DOE emails.


Medieval Times — DOE employees receive up to 40% off at the Medieval Times Dinner Show. Use your DOE email address to register.

New York Comedy Club — Teachers can receive free passes to shows at the New York Comedy Club by emailing teachers@empiretonight.com from their DOE emails.

Theatre Development Fund — All UFT members are eligible to become members of TDF for $35 per year, which gives access to Broadway, Off-Broadway and other ticket offers for less than $45 a ticket. Members must submit a copy of their current UFT card to qualify.

TheaterMania — The Gold Club gives UFT members an exclusive 40 percent discount to join: for $59 a year, theater seats cost just $4.50 a ticket.

Barclays Center — There are special discounts for DOE members for Nets games and other events.

Finances and Banking

Astoria Bank — DOE employees can enroll in Astoria Bank's Workplace Advantage Banking Program at no cost for money-saving benefits. Visit any Astoria Bank branch or call 1-800-ASTORIA.

Citizens Bank — DOE employees can participate in Citizens Bank's Mortgage Employee Benefit Program to receive a $500 credit at closing on a Citizens Bank purchase or refinance mortgage loan and 0.125 percentage points off your mortgage interest rate. Citizens Bank also offers a Student Loan Refinance Program and Financial Wellness Program.

Liberty Mutual — DOE employees can receive savings on auto, home and renters' insurance.


Cheesecake.com — Use the code DLNYDOE to save 15% or call 800-971-3711.

GourmetGiftBaskets.com — Use the code DLDOE to save 15% or call 866-842-1050.

Hershey Store — Teachers save 20% when ordering online.

IT'SUGAR Candy Store — DOE employees get $5 off purchases of $20 or more in stores.

KingOfPop.com — Use the code DLDOE to save 15% on gourmet popcorn or call 888-803-4425.

Paris Baguette — DOE employees receive at 10% discount at the 97 Court Street location in Brooklyn with valid ID.

Strawberries.com — Use the code DLDOE to save 15% or call 888-493-1002.

Health and Fitness

Blink Fitness — DOE employees can receive a one-year membership for $240, which includes access to all Blink locations, unlimited guest privileges, a 15% discount at Modell's and a $25 discount on Citi Bike membership. Contact mauricio.silva@blinkfitness.com or call 646-530-2387.

Bunion Bootie — Teachers get 10% off on these splints for treating bunions.

Citi Bike — DOE employees receive $25 off on their first year of Citi Bike annual membership. Enter the code bike2doe and your DOE email address when you register online.

FSAStore — DOE employees can receive $10 off using the coupon code NYCDOE while shopping online with a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account.

Crunch Gym — DOE employees are eligible for a discounted membership rate after showing their DOE ID or pay stub.

Equinox Brooklyn Heights — New York City DOE employees receive a discount and can start with a complimentary club trial by emailing mike.obertlik@equinox.com or calling the club directly at 1-718-522-7533.

Gold's Gym — At its location at Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, Gold's Gym offers DOE employees a discounted rate. For more information, call (718) 845-4653.

New York Health & Racquet Club — DOE employees are eligible for discounted membership ($79 per month; a six-month commitment is required) by verifying their DOE emails. For more information, contact Meghan O'Marra at momarra@nyhrc.com.

New York Sports Club — UFT members are eligible to receive a discounted rate. Email Leonard at leonard.pitt@tsiclubs.com or call 917-565-5094.

Spa Week — DOE employees save 10% on spa and wellness gift cards by Spa Week. Use the promo code DOE10.

Weight Watchers — DOE employees can receive 50% off the cost of membership. Benefit-eligible dependents also receive discounted pricing.

YogaKids — Educators can save 20% on YogaKids' training program.

YogaWorks — DOE employees enjoy a corporate preferred membership rate with monthly unlimited yoga classes at YogaWorks: Soho — $120; Eastside — $100; Westside and Union Square — $95; and Brooklyn Heights — $115. If you are interested in signing up, contact Angela Getter at angelag@yogaworks.com.

Newspapers and Magazines

New York Times — K-12 teachers are eligible for a discount of 50% off.

Office and School Supplies

A.C. Moore — School-based educators and administrators save 15% with valid school ID.

Barnes & Noble — By signing up for the Educator Program, school employees can save 20% on purchases for classroom use. Educators must present a current school ID or pay stub to enroll.

The Container Store — The Organized Teacher program offers discounts throughout the year to help you organize your classroom. Teachers must present a school ID, teaching certificate or other proof of being a teacher.

Jo-Ann Fabrics — Teachers and childcare providers save 15% in stores and online by enrolling in the teacher rewards program. Teachers must present valid teaching ID and state-issued photo ID in store.

Michael's — Teachers get 15% off with valid ID. In-store only.

Party City — Educators can receive organizational discounts by providing a letter signed by a school officer on official letterhead; purchases must be made with check or credit card in the name of the school. In-store only.

Yoobi — UFT members receive a 25% discount in this partnership. For every Yoobi item purchased, another item is donated to the Kids in Need Foundation or another donation partner for inclusion in a Classroom Pack for schools in need.


Avis — DOE employees can save up to 25% on car rentals by mentioning "Avis Worldwide Discount #D134106" when making a reservation.

Budget — DOE employees can save up to 25% on car rentals by using Customer Discount Number Z408903 when making a reservation.

Caesars Palace — Teachers receive 10% off stays at Caesars properties.

Hawaiian Airlines — A discount is available to DOE employees traveling between JFK and Hawaii by using the program code NYCDOE when making a reservation.

Hertz — DOE employees can receive up to 15% off rental cars. Use the code CDP#: 1742729 when making a reservation.

Hotel Engine — DOE employees get free membership to Hotel Engine, a members-only booking platform that helps members save an average of 26% at hotels.

Hotelogical — DOE employees get free membership to Hotelogical (a $99 value) to access discounts up to 70% off regular hotel rates.

Orlando Employee Discounts — UFT members can receive discounted pricing on hotels and vacation homes in Orlando and discounts on tickets for Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and Caribbean cruises through Disney and Royal Caribbean.

STA Travel — Teachers can purchase an International Teacher ID Card, which gives them access to travel discounts.

Wyndham Hotel Group — DOE employees are eligible for up to 20% off when making advance reservations by using the corporate ID 1000010476.

Zipcar — DOE employees are eligible for a yearly membership of $35 and discounted driving rates Monday through Friday.


1-800-Flowers — UFT members and friends save 20% with the promo code UFT20.

Costco — Teachers save $60 on membership when enrolling online.

GM — GM offers educator discounts on the purchase or lease of eligible Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicles.

Gifts.com — Teachers save 15% on their purchases by using the code TEACHER15.

StuyTown Apartments – Through the Preferred Employers Program, DOE employees receive a package of benefits when applying for an apartment at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, including waived application fees and a reduced security deposit. Call 888-488-5743 or email preferredhousing@stuytown.com to speak with an on-site agent.

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