November 21, 2017

The Best Deals for Teachers on Black Friday 2017

Contributed by Nicholas Prajka

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that educators tend to show their passion for teaching even when they are outside the classroom. It comes out in little ways, like when you linger over a nicely illustrated children’s book or reflexively pick up a pack of Paper Mate Flair pens because it contains colors you don’t have yet.

Whether they plan for it or not, teachers spend their own money on their classrooms. In fact, teachers spend an annual average of $500 on school supplies for their students. If you’re going to spend money, you might as well save as much of it as possible by taking advantage of these 2017 Black Friday deals at the following teacher-friendly retailers:


  • All Crayola products will be buy one-get one 50 percent off
  • All Prismacolor Colored Pencil sets will be 50 percent off
  • Save $80 on an 8-drawer rolling chest, priced at $49.99
  • See all Black Friday store deals on their weekly ad


  • 7″ tablets start at $35
  • Portable, rechargeable speakers for $49.86


Barnes & Noble

  • Select books, in-store and online, will be 50 percent off starting Friday
  • All educational games will be buy one-get one 50 percent off
  • Select kids’ science books are 50 percent off
  • Get an additional 20 percent off orders of $50 or more with the code DAYMAKER (deal ends Wed. 11/22)
  • Educators get a 20 percent discount at all times when registered as a B&N Educator


  • Kids/teen books: buy two and get the third one free
  • Sports Illustrated for Kids: buy one-get one 50 percent off
  • Story and educational books: buy one-get one 50 percent off

Lakeshore Learning

  • 25 percent off any single non-sale item, both in-store and online, with code 6628 (deal ends Wed. 11/22)
  • $10 off $50 purchase, $25 off $75 purchase, $30 off $100 purchase with code 3826 (deal ends Sun. 11/26)

Heinemann Publishing

  • Get 30 percent off online orders of professional books, plus free shipping, with code NCTE17 (deal ends Sun. 11/26)


  • Save up to 40 percent off select notebooks and planners


  • 40 percent off select stationary

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