Many online and retail stores offer homeschool discounts to homeschool parents. They know we have to purchase homeschool materials for our children each year and are more than willing to accept our business even if they make a little bit less.
If you are in a retail store you can ask a sales associate or manager if they have offer any discounts to educators. You can easily print letterhead and a letter on your computer if needed. Or if they require an ID card, you can easily print one at the Homeschool Buyers Coop
Homeschool Discounts Offered
Alpha Omega Publications - The best homeschool discount offered by this company happens in April with the next discount offered in May. They have promotions that run throughout the year too.
Christian Book Distributors - This website offers many Christian books and homeschool materials at a discount. Their prices are usually very good in comparison to retail.
Amazon - They carry a wide variety of items in many different categories including homeschooling. Many parents choose to sell their Abeka Curriculum on Amazon rather than on ebay because they can set it up and forget about it until they hear that the item sells. No auctions to mess with but a good exposure to the items they have for sale. This comes in handy for those parents that are looking for homeschool discounts by purchasing used materials.
Barnes and Noble - This is a bookstore where you can order online or in a retail store.
Half.com - As a division of ebay, half.com has homeschool books and resources available that are both new and used. Buying used books is one of the best way to get homeschool discounts. Many times you can find a book that has hardly been used. This site does NOT have auctions though. They list what they have for sale and if you want it, you purchase it directly. Ebay is another way to get homeschool books if you like the auction format.
Office Max - This is an office supply store that has both retail and online capabilities. Homeschoolers always need supplies, whether it be markers, paper, computers, printers, or ink. They have a rewards program where you can earn discounts and products based on the purchases you make throughout the year.
Scholastic Books - I love Scholastic Books for homeschooling. When my children were younger I would go to a Scholastic warehouse in the area and purchase all kinds of fun books and resources for my children. It's really fun to look through their catalogs and online and see what they have available for homeschooling.
Homeschool Buyers Coop - This is a free service that offers homeschool discounts to their members. Different curriculum publishers and vendors offer deals through this coop that their members can take advantage of for a limited time.
Used Books - Another way to save money on homeschooling is to buy used homeschool books. Homeschoolers can get information on how to buy used homeschool books and how to sell homeschool books too. By buying used books and reselling them you're done, many times homeschoolers can homeschool for free or almost free.
One last way to save money on homeschooling is to use inexpensive homeschool books. Just because something is expensive or inexpensive doesn't mean it can't be an effective teaching tool for your child. If you need some coaching on what to purchase or how to purchase what you need for your children, check out my homeschool coach program and see if it might be just what you need.
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