Local Deals

Chick-fil-A:  School I.D. Night is a Chick-fil-A discount night for CCS students and employees. If students/faculty/staff come into the Lenoir restaurant with their current school I.D. and purchase a large side item and a large beverage, they will receive a free 8-count nugget or chicken sandwich. This promotion will begin at 5:00 P.M. and end at close (10 P.M.) This promotion will take place the third Wednesday of every month from February through June. These are all the dates of the promotion: March 20, April 17, May 15, and June 19.

Carolina Furniture Concepts: 20% discount on any regularly priced item at either location - 100 Airport Road Arden, NC 28704 or 121 Eagles Nest Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Teacher Treasures: Free classroom supplies are available to Caldwell County teachers at Teacher Treasures, a local education resource center in Lenoir at 110 Church St. NW. Call 828-292-1570 for an appointment to Free Shop during the 2018-2019 school year. There is a surplus of paper, glue sticks, glue, markers, rulers, pencils, backpacks available. If you need a specific item, they will work to get it.​

Tybrisa Books: 15% discount.

Anything Office, Inc.: Additional 15% off purchase price, some exclusions may apply.

Go Postal (in Boone): 10% discount to educators.

Dunkin Donuts: Business card with discount beverages and free donut offer valid through December 2018.

Lakeview Transit LLC: 10% off rides for any teacher or member of a teacher's immediate family.

NCSECU: The State Employees Credit Union offers discount tickets to a variety of theme parks. For more information about discounted tickets, ask an associate inside of any branch.

Wellness discounts for Quest4Life, the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center, Anytime Fitness, and In Light Yoga:  See the links below.  

LAFCLenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center
Anytime Fitness
In Light Yoga

Planet Fitness


Krispy Kreme (Lenoir, NC): Caldwell County teachers can show their school id badge in order to be given a free dozen glazed doughnuts when you purchase a dozen doughnuts of any variety.

Dos Amigos:  School employees receive 10% discount when ID is shown.


Arts, Crafts, and School Supplies


The Container Store:  The Container Store provide various discounts throughout the year when you sign up for the Organized Teacher Program. Register online for a free discount card to use for in-store and online purchases. If you visit a store, be sure to have your school ID. ://

Joann Fabric:  The free Teacher Rewards Discount Card entitles educators to 15-percent off all purchases. New members receive a 20-percent off bonus for signing up.

Michael's:  Receive 15% off your entire purchase every day.

Party City:  Save between 10 and 20 percent when you bring a signed letter on official letterhead from an officer of the school.

A.C. Moore:  Teachers can now save 15 percent on both regularly-priced and sale merchandise through their Teacher Discount Program.

Pets in the Classroom:  This unique program offers K-8 teachers grants to help cover the cost of a pet for the classroom. The maximum grant amount is $150, but there are also a number of different grant types to help pay for pet supplies.


Books and Media:


Barnes & Noble:  Through the B&N Educator Program teachers can save 20-percent off the publisher's list price on purchases for classroom use.

Books-A-Million:  Some stores grant teachers a 20-percent discount on most purchases just for asking.

Book Warehouse:  Show your valid school-issued card to join the Educator's Book Club and get a 15-percent discount on most in-store purchases.

MagMall:  Teachers will receive special pricing on magazine subscriptions ordered through MagMall. Tell them the name of your school and your position there to receive discounts up to 50-percent off.

PBS:  Educators who sign up for the PBS Learning Mediaprogram will receive free access to tens of thousands of videos, games, lesson plans and other educational materials for the classroom.

The New York Times:  Discounts for online and delivery




Ann Taylor Loft:  Register for the Loft Loves Teachers program to get 15-percent off all in-store purchases, plus an introductory discount for new members.

Aerosoles:  Show your school ID at Aerosoles stores and take 15-percent off any footwear purchase of $39.99 or more.

J. Crew: Show your school ID to get rewarded with 15-percent off in-store purchases.

Bunion Bootie:  Teachers and administrators save 10 percent on their order total.


Electronics and Software


Apple Store:  Varying discounts up to $200 on computers and accessories through the Apple Education Store

Bose:  Variable discounts are available on all music systems and accessories. Call their Sales Solution Team at 1-800-353-4027 for pricing and to place an order.

Dell:  If your school is affiliated with Dell you can get 2- to 4-percent off the final price of any desktop or laptop, as well as software peripherals. Call Customer Service before paying to apply the discount.

Cell Phone Companies (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint):  This discount varies by provider, but teachers can save loads on a personal cell phone bill, sometimes up to 20 percent a month. Contact your provider for details.

Sony:  Register and buy through the program portal for 5- to 10- percent off purchases.


Hotels and Attractions


Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel:  Teachers are eligible for a variety of discounted rates at the Swan and Dolphin hotel, located securely in the center of Walt Disney World in Orlando. Availability also varies based on season and demand. Mention you're an educator when booking.

Hotels:  Show your school ID at check-in to receive the government rate. Rules on this discount mention government employees, which would  include public school employees.


Retail School Supply Discounts


Crayola:  Gold Star Teacher program: Discounts from & opportunities to test/provide feedback on new products & lesson plans.  

National Geographic:  Teachers are eligible for discount on Geographic Project kits;

Texas Instruments:   Pre-service and pre-credentialed middle grades and high school math and science students in the United States and Canada are eligible to receive discounts on TI technology products.


Travel Discounts


Educators Bed & Breakfast Travel Network:  Members can get discounted travel at $40 per night for 2 people; Home Stays with other members of the EBBN


Other Discounts


NEA (National Education Association):  Various NEA member benefits & discounts.

PETCO:  Free aquarium for select teachers with application (PETCO only gives this aquarium to a set number of teachers each year).


Scholarships, Grants, and Programs


101 Scholarships Just for Teachers:  This website offers a tremendous wealth of information to teachers applying for scholarships.

Best Buy Teach Awards:  Best Buy Teach Awards, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, help to sustain or enhance existing educational programs.

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program:  For U.S. teachers, this opportunity involves a year, semester or six-week direct exchange of teaching positions with a counterpart in another country teaching the same subject at the same level. 

Stafford Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers:  Individuals who teach full time for five consecutive, complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families and meet other qualifications may be eligible for forgiveness of up to a combined total of $17,500 in principal and interest on their FFEL and/or Direct Loan program loans.


STA Travel: The International Teacher ID Card (ITIC) is the only internationally-recognized form of proof of your status as a full-time teacher. It gives you access to thousands of discounts here in the U.S. and internationally. There is a fee and you must purchase the card through STA Travel to receive the following discounts:

                  Discount airfare from STA Travel

                  11% off all flights on JetBlue Airways

                  11% off all purchases at Macy's

                  15% off and free shipping from

                  Up to 50% off parking rates at Park 'n Fly

                  Up to 50% off software at the Apple Store

                  10% off at

                  Discount admission to the Eiffel Tower

                  Up to 20% off select accommodation in Rome


Target Field Trip Grant:  The Target Field Trip Grants program awards grants for teachers to use on educational field trip expenses.

The National Defense Education Act: Perkins Loan Forgiveness:  Full-time teachers in an elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families can have a portion of their Perkins Loan forgiven under The National Defense Education Act.

This program forgives 15% of your loan for the first and second years of teaching, 20% for the third and fourth, and 30% for the fifth.

Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers:  The Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program offers grants to K–12 science teachers for innovative projects that enhance science education in the school or school district. The program is open to middle and high school science teachers residing within the 50 United States and to elementary teachers who teach some science in the classroom.