Pencils, paper, erasers, and antibacterial gels may be staples in the classroom, but those aren’t the only supplies teachers need on any given day. It’s time to learn a few new tricks when it comes to savings, and Wichita businesses are proud to offer these discounts on an ongoing basis to our educators.
Free School Supplies
Have you heard of Project Teacher? It’s a local charity made to help provide school supplies for classrooms. I heard about it from a reader.
The program is set up through local schools, and teachers can “shop” the supplies for free. Donations are also welcome if you have a lot of extras after shopping our list of back-to-school sales.
There’s a good chance your school is already signed up, so double-check that before you apply.
Teacher Discounts at Craft Stores
Michael’s extends a 15% discount on all purchases every day when you show your school administration ID, and that applies even to sale and coupon items.
Likewise, Joann Fabrics extends a 15% discount to those who register for its teacher discount card (authorized home school teachers count, too!)
Museum Discounts for Teachers
Continuing education is free at the Museum of World Treasures, which waives the admission price for teachers who want to explore its 12,000 artifacts.
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum invites teachers and their guests at no charge, too. Simply sign in with your school ID or teacher’s pass.
Goodies and other Wichita Teacher Discounts
Bookaholic Bookstore‘s two Wichita locations turn the page on high prices with a 20% off your entire purchase on qualifying items such as kids books, YA titles, teacher curriculum and more.
To satisfy your tastebuds, The PopCorner extends a 10% discount on all regularly priced items every day in both of its stores.
Many Pizza Hut locations participate in the brand’s discounts, so show the cashier your educator ID. It could take 20% off your total!
And Pure Salon & Spa in the Old Town Square knows how important it is to de-stress in this job. That’s why they offer teachers a 10% discount on their services.
Discount Cell Phone Service for Teachers
Finally, AT&T gives you something to phone home about: a 15% discount on its services. To see if you’re eligible, check out the company’s teacher eligibility page.
Field Trips and Programs for Your Students
Braum’s Book Buddy program begins in October and lasts through the school year. (Only one person per school may apply though, so be sure no one else has!) Teachers can reward kids with a free ice cream after reading six books. Be sure to see the eligibility requirements.
Earth Day at Sedgwick County Zoo is held in April and generally free for school field trips. (Things may change from year to year, so be sure to watch for updates.)