Everyday you hear of teachers getting freebies. As a homeschooling parent and teacher, you may be wondering how you can cash in on these freebies. Believe it or not, but a lot of places will make accommodations for homeschooling parents, you just need to know how to ask. These are the best ways I have found for homeschool parents to get teacher freebies!
Get a teacher card made!
Most places that offer freebies for teachers require an ID of some sort. You can easily get a teacher ID made. This card helps the place of business know who you are and what you do. Obviously, when they offer specials anyone can come in and say they’re a teacher. This ID card helps separate you from everyone else.
Ask the place of business
If you aren’t sure if the place of business will allow you to partake in the teacher freebies, just ask. You may not know that most people who are school staff and not teachers usually get the freebies as well. As a homeschooling teacher, they may just give you access, all you need to do is ask. Asking politely will also go a longer way than being rude about it.
Ask the business to extend of offer to homeschooling parents
While teachers 100% deserve to get the freebies that they do, you can always take this a step further. Email the business and ask them if they’d like to partner with the homeschooling parents in the area. Letting the businesses know that there are lots of homeschooling families ready to give them their business. Partnering with local businesses and letting them see the value in extending offers to homeschooling teachers and parents is a good idea.
Look up the educator discount
A lot of places don’t require you to have anything special to identify yourself, you just have to give them the right information. There are tons of educator discounts out there, you just have to know what they are! Check out this huge list of educator discounts.
Know where to look
So, the homeschooling discounts are out there, they are often paired with discounts for teachers. Here is a huge list that you might find helpful. Just remember that discounts and freebies are always changing, so you’ll want to double check with the company, just to make sure these offers are still valid.
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As a homeschooling family, it’s wise to take advantage of as many freebies and discounts as you possibly can! What freebies do you take advantage of as a homeschooling educator?