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Generally, to qualify for an educator's discount you must present a valid letter from your county School Board indicating that you are homeschooling your children for the current year. Once you receive an educator's card from the retailer you can apply your discount to all bonafide homeschool purchases. Most educator cards must be renewed annually.

Check each store for details on how they apply their educator's discount, as programs change through time.

Maryland Businesses

  • Bay Books - Wildwood Shopping Center, California, MD offers discounts on purchases used for curriculum including books for reading.
  • Education Etc. - offers a $5.00 gift certificate for every $75 spent.
  • Hancock's Fabrics - offers a 10% discount.
  • Home & School Connection - Columbia, Frederick and Catonsville offers a punch card program.
  • Musicly Yours - Hollywood, MD
  • Second Looks Books - Fox Run Shopping Center, Prince Frederick, MD offers a 10% discount. 410-535-6897.

National Retailers

  • Discovery Channel Stores offers 15% off regularly priced merchandise.
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstores
  • Books-A-Million offers 20% all school related purchases.
  • Borders Bookstores offers 20% off all regularly priced classroom materials.
  • Jo-Ann's offers 10% off all school related purchases with a special 25% discount of your first purchase of the year.
  • Kinkos gives a 20% discount with an educator discount card.
  • Michaels Craft Stores offers 10% off.
  • Office Depot Star Teacher Award offers discounts on copying costs and educational purchases
    All customers can receive a free ream of recycled content copy paper when they drop off a qualified, used toner cartridge.
  • Staples Teacher's Reward card gives you a $10 gift certificate for every $100 in purchases you make quarterly.



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