Many national and local retailers support home education by offering various discount programs. Some require a copy of your notification letter or acknowledgement letter from your Participating Agency, while others accept home ed ID cards. Some organizations, such as HSLDA, offer ID cards to their members. We also have a list of resources for ID cards at the bottom of this page.

While these IDs will usually suffice for teacher and student discounts, they are not official IDs and may not be accepted in some situations such as entrance exams or employment paperwork.



Apple Computers

Barnes & Noble

Books a Million

Dell Computers

Half Price Books (HPB)

Joann’s Crafts and Fabrics


Michael’s Crafts

The New York Times

Notebooks for Students (NFS)

Relentless Dragon - Nashua, NH

Target - summer, varies year to year

Texas Instruments


More discount lists at these websites

Brad’s Deals

The Gift Card Granny

The Home School Mom

Successful Homeschooling

Providers of home educator and student ID cards

Academic Excellence

The Adventist Home Educator

Big Huge Labs

Homeschool Buyers Co-op

Joy in Our Journey

Consider making your own with heavier paper and self-sealing laminating packets! Many templates are available online.


GSHE is always looking to expand our lists of retail discount providers. Please let us know if you have more to share! We can be contacted at