Deals and Discounts Every Homeschooling Family Should Know About
If You Homeschool – You Can Save At These Places
Homeschooling is a lot of wonderful things! It’s a blessing, a gift, a full-time job, a sacrifice, a journey, and adventure and on and on and on. It can also be a financial challenge. Most, though not all, homeschooling families are operating off a single income. The costs of the curriculum can be high. In an effort to ease the load, I have put together a list of Homeschool Discounts to help homeschooling families stretch every dollar. Check out this list of Homeschooling Deals and Discounts.
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Homeschool Discounts On Supplies and Equipment
Adobe Creative: Adobe’s most popular design and collaboration tools are available at up to 80% off the full retail price for students, faculty, and staff! Create amazing reports and portfolios, collaborate on assignments, and more with Adobe’s award-winning tools for design, web, video, and mobile. In our homeschool, we use The Creative Cloud For Education.
Notebooks For Students: Microsoft product policy has defined a homeschool program or student as a qualified educational user. This allows NFS to provide academic products and discount laptops to homeschool families at the same price and with the same software as traditional public school facilities. Presently NFS supplies thousands of laptops to public schools and now we can do the same for homeschoolers. Simply stated, we here at NFS are very excited about our Homeschool Program.
Apple Computers: Save on everything Apple through their homeschool store.
Free Homeschool ID Card from Homeschool Buyer’s Co-Op: You can always simply use your proof of homeschooling letter but these ids are still nice to have. Simply join the co-op (it’s free). Then you can print one free, or simply pay the shipping and have one mailed to you!
The Container Store: The Container Store offers educators 10% off all purchases with a special discount card. You can also take advantage of special offers through their Organized Teacher program! Sign Up Here.
Homeschool Discounts On Art & Crafts
Michael’s: My favorite store on the planet! As a homeschool teacher, we save 15% on all of our arts and crafts purchases! They also send you great email offers! Sign up in store for these deals.
Jo-ann Fabrics: Save 15% off every purchase with their Teacher Appreciation Card! Apply in store.
Ben Franklin: Teachers shopping for classroom materials at their neighborhood Ben Franklin Crafts store can receive 10% or more off their entire in-store purchase. To take advantage of these savings, simply show your teacher ID at the register. Discount is available in-store only and varies by location.
Homeschool Discounts On Books
Books A Million: I use this one a lot. The Books-A-Million Educator’s Discount Program is a discount card program that is free for all educators, entitling them to a 20% discount on all items that they purchase in store. Educators will be eligible to receive additional savings and benefits during educator events in-store and online. Educators are always eligible for online pricing and FREE shipping on applicable booksamillion.com purchases throughout the year. Sign Up Here.
Barnes and Noble: This is an educator card I use a lot too. Probably more than I should! It saves you 20% off the publisher’s list price on any books you are using in the classroom and you get email offers with good deals too. Sign up here.
Half Price Books: As part of our commitment to literacy, Half Price Books supports educators, school teachers and librarians in the community with an Educator Discount Card to save 10% all year round! Shop HPB for a great selection of children’s books and educational materials. Apply in store.
Homeschool Discounts On Educational Resources
American Electric Power Louie The Lightning Bug Safety Booklets and Kits: These safety booklets can be downloaded right here. Or you can have the materials mailed to you by filling out this form. There are also games, science experiment lesson plans and a lot more to find here.
Geno 2.0 Public Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit through National Geographic: You can save $59.99 by applying here and you get free shipping. There are lesson plans and so much more! Very cool!
Homeschool Discounts On Entertainment
Colonial Williamsburg: During Homeschool Days (click here for dates) pay just $10 per student and $12.50 per adult. Children 5 and under are free. Living history museum and two art museums at Colonial Williamsburg offer something for everyone, from hands-on activities to guided tours of original 18th-century buildings to our unmatched folk-art collection.
Jamestown Settlement: Jamestown Settlement offers both regular discounts on admission for homeschoolers with tickets as follows:
- Jamestown Settlement & the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Combination Ticket: $10.50 youth / $15.50 adults
- Jamestown Settlement Ticket: $7.25 youth / $10.25 adults
- The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown Ticket: $7.25 youth / $10.25 adults
As well as the Homeschool Days Event! Tickets are just $12 and include the following:
- Admission to Jamestown Settlement throughout Homeschool Program Days, including the introductory film 1607: A Nation Takes Root, permanent exhibition galleries, replica 1607 ships, re-created Powhatan Indian village, and 1610-1614 colonial fort, and more.
- Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown throughout Homeschool Program Days, including Revolution-themed films, permanent exhibition galleries, re-created Continental Army encampment and 18th-century Revolution-era farm.
- One two-hour tour at each site, with a Family Guided Tour, designed for family members of all ages.
Biltmore Estates: Join us for hands-on activities and demonstrations that highlight the Vanderbilt’s travels and life at home.
This is a one-day event. Your choice of Thursday or Friday includes a morning or afternoon time at the Homeschool Festival area. You will then enjoy the rest of your day with a self-guided visit in Biltmore House, Gardens, Conservatory, Antler Hill Village and Winery. All Homeschool activities will be held near the Antler Hill Farm area.
We love attending their Homeschool Days events. They take you all over Biltmore and their learning opportunities around every corner. We toured the mansion, toured the grounds, visited the solar panel fields, spoke with wildlife experts, and so much more during our last visit. Last year tickets were just $23 each! When I went back to see the Christmas trees without the visit it was over $70 so this is a great deal!
Dollywood Homeschool Days: Save BIG by attending Dollywood homeschool Days! This year admission is just $37 for homeschool students and $48 for parents. Plus students get a free lunch. Splash Country Admission is just $37 during Homeschool Days as well. You can also save big by staying at Dolly’s Dream More Resorts during the event! A beautiful place and rooms start at just $93 a night.
Titanic in Pigeon Forge: We love this place! It’s really amazing and last time we went our tickets were just $9.00 each! They don’t have special days you have to wait for either, all year long you can use your homeschool discount! And you should…
Ripley’s Aquarium at The Smokies: Our most used discount. Wherever you live, check out your local aquarium because most do offer homeschool discounts! Our favorite place is Ripley’s and we go so often that we are familiar with those who call it home quite personally. $10.99 entry with id. They also offer homeschool classes if you are close enough to attend! Details right here.
Mount Vernon – Mount Vernon offers tons of homeschool activities! Special Rate for Homeschool Families: Free for children 5 and under, $9 for homeschool students ages 6-18, $10 for adults. Click here for Homeschool Days dates and registration. If you can’t make the trip – The Virtual Tour is cool too. I wrote about that experience right here – Mount Vernon Virtual Tour Review
Wonderworks – Pigeon Forge: Homeschool Days come several times a year and offer tickets for only $12 per person +tax or $10 per person +tax if you have a group of 10 or more! Find the dates here.
Homeschool Deals For My Local Friends
Appalachian Caverns: Groups of ten or more and everyone gets in at the child’s rate of $7.50. For groups of more than ten please contact them for rates.
Bristol Caverns: Call your co-op! Groups of 20 or more receive reduced pricing. Adults $15 and Children $6.50. Call ahead to schedule.
Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge: Groups of ten or more are just $5.00 each.
Chimney Rock Homeschool Days: We love Chimney Rock. I wrote about it too – right here. Their Homeschool Days Event includes these deals: $14 adult admission, no charge for adult annual pass holders, $14 youth (ages 5-15) admission and programs, $8 Rockin’ Discovery pass holder. You do need to call to make a reservation.
Hands-On Discovery Museum: Homeschool Teachers get free admission with proof of homeschool. Students age 4 – 17 are $10 and 3 and under are free.
Heart of Tennessee Gymnastics: Homeschool gym for $5/child with a max of $12/family on Thursday each week.
Just Jump Trampoline Park: We love this place and I even reviewed it right here. They are offering even better deals this year. 1 hour for $5, 1.5 hours for $7.50 and 2 hours for $10. These rates are available Monday – Thursday, 1-3 pm when public schools are in session (so not on holidays or breaks).
Paramount Bristol: Paramount does offer student discounts to many of their shows. In addition, some of their plays or ballets offer exclusive showings for Elementary aged students with special discounts. These events and discounts vary, so it is best for individuals or groups interested in participating to see our website, paramountbristol.org, or call the Box Office at (423) 274-8920.
Quantum Leap Trampoline Park: $5 per child for groups who call ahead! (Regularly $12 an hour)
- Admission is $5 for everyone ages 5 and older, with a family rate of $20 for families of 5 or more. (Members of Rocky Mount are $3 for everyone ages 5 and older, with a family rate of $10.)
- Each craft is $3 per child per session.
So here are several discounts you can count on. I will continue to update and add to this list. If I forgot one that you know about please feel free to email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave it in the comments section below. The more the merrier.
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