Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d., M.S.Ed.


Educator’s often spend lots of undocumented funds on their classrooms and for their individual students. Some educators can tax deduct one’s purchases throughout the year while others aren’t aware or are too busy to do so. This article is a suggested list that is done in hopes to enhance one’s knowledge of extra ways one can save money throughout the year.  Here are 10 ways on how to save money throughout the year as an educator.

  1. Free TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS items link: Teachers pay teachers is a site where resources are created by teachers that make one’s life easier for all grade levels for a minimal fee. The link below is a resource for all the free items teachers pay teachers has.  https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Price-Range/Free            Image result for teacher discounts
  2. Printable Resources-Mr. Don’s Free items for Teachers k-12 https://www.mrdonn.org/freestuff.html Printer Friendly.
  1.  Decorative Pencils-Inexpensive class set of pencils (Wholesale) https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20190410055650&SearchText=cheap+pencils+for+students
  2. Pencil Sharpener- Smart School Pencil (Worth the investment) I have owned mine for 3 years!  Saves you money in the long run! https://www.amazon.com/School-Smart-Vertical-Sharpener-Electric/dp/B003U6VSHU/ref=sr_1_38?crid=2GD9K46T1VA8&keywords=pencil+sharpener&qid=1554904534&s=gateway&sprefix=Penci%2Caps%2C416&sr=8-38c                                  
  3. Michaels 50% Printable coupon  http://get.couponliz.comc/new698/?t202kw=%2Bmichaels%20%2Bcoupons&c1=new698&c2={adposition}&c3=s&c4=ifs&msclkid=09eb88e41d9d10699320d449e0779f1e               Michaels 15% off of entire purchase with proof of teacher id https://www.michaels.com/teachers–create-for-your-classroom/article-teachers.html
  1. Office Depot Teacher Discount: https://www.officedepot.com/a/browse/teacher-resources/N=5+1186205/;jsessionid=0000ERmKRj8Y1VwAAg3gzgM51Br:17h4h7dc6    .
  2.  Seek Donations: Reach out to online school charities Several online school charities are available to help match educator requests with potential donors. For instance, org serves K-12 schools in all 50 states. Teachers post the specific supplies they need — pens, paper and art materials; violins for a recital; microscopes for a biology class — and then donors can pick the request they’d like to assist. Seventy percent of the requests on DonorsChoose.org are successfully funded. AdoptAClassroom.org has a similar mission with a slightly different twist. It connects donors to specific classrooms, teachers or schools. Currently, over 200,000 teachers are registered.
  3. Coffee: make your own coffee and take it in a travel mug to work.
  4. Packed lunch: paImage result for saving moneyck your lunch to save money on buying lunch out.
  5. Buy in Bulk– Utilize Costco, Sam’s Club, and all other bulk store options.

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Written by Samantha L. Cooper, M.E.d., M.S.Ed.

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