FYI: Discounts for Homeschoolers

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Did you know that many bookstores offer a discount to Homeschooling families?
Barnes & Noble offers PreK-12 educators, librarians and homeschoolers a 20% discount off the publisher’s list price on most hardcover and paperback books used in the classroom (school materials).   Borders’ program is called “Borders Classroom Discount”.  If you are a homeschooler and can provide any applicable state certification, you are eligible for the 20% Classroom Discount Card for materials used in the classroom.  Homeschoolers in states without certification should contact a store manger for instructions on how to document your status as a homeschooler.  Half Price Books offers a 10% discount card good at all of their brick-and-mortar locations. Homeschoolers should provide some sort of identification that verifies you’re an educator from their state or a local homeschooling organization.

In addition, office supply stores offer discounts as well.  Office Depot offers the Office Depot Star Teacher Program with a 5% discount.  Office Max has a MaxPerks for Teachers membership that earns $10 for every $75 spent on eligible products.  Staples has a Staples Teacher Reward program with a quarterly cash reward.  FedEx Kinko’s Educator Savings Program offers a 15% on most products and services.

Every store has different rules and regulations.  Check out their websites or apply at the store.