These Stores, Businesses and Venues Offer Discounts for Homeschoolers

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If you’re homeschooling in Greenville this year, you might be eligible for discounts at some of your favorite local stores and businesses. You can find discounts for books, computers and even local things to do like visiting Roper Mountain Science Center.

There are also some pretty significant discounts for homeschoolers when traveling. We’ve included discounts to popular venues at nearby vacation spots in Tennessee, Georgia and Florida.

Looking for information about homeschooling in Greenville? Don’t miss our Homeschooling in Greenville, SC Guide. You’ll find resources, classes, co-ops and more!

Stores that Offer Discounts for Homeschoolers

Barnes and Noble: Homeschoolers can sign up for the B&N Educator Program. Just go to your local Barnes and Noble with proof of homeschooling, like a letter from your Option 3 Association, and they’ll sign you up. You’ll get 20% off the list price, and 25% off on special educator days.

Books-A-Million: Sign up for the BAM Educator’s Card and get 20% off all in-store purchases.

JoAnn Fabrics: Sign up for the JoAnn Teacher Rewards program in store (with proof of homeschooling). You’ll get 15% every purchase.

Apple Store: Homeschoolers can get the same discounts as traditional school educators at the Apple Store. These discounts come in the form of special pricing on computers and ipads.

DELL: Through the Members Purchase Program, K-12 students can receive discounts on laptops, tablets and other products.

Greenville Area Things to Do With Homeschool Discounts

Roper Mountain Science Center: Get an annual family membership for $90 (discount of $5) with the “Teacher’s Family” option. Remember that your RMSC membership is reciprocal at many science centers and museums across the country. They can make great stops on road trips and things to do at vacation destinations.

Village Play: Homeschool families can get a membership for $25 for school age kids with proof of homeschool association membership for kids up to age 8. This allows for free play Monday-Friday from Noon-3 pm.

Big Air Spartanburg: On Wednesdays and Thursdays when school is in session, homeschoolers can jump for $10 from 1 – 3 pm.

Wolf Ridge Snow Tubing: After New Years, homeschoolers get a discounted snow tube rate of $15/kid and a lesson in snow making Monday-Thursday if the place is less busy.

SC State Museum: Homeschool families get free admission to the SC State Museum year round.

Beech Mountain: Homeschoolers can register for ski/snowboard discounted tickets Monday-Friday non-holidays for the 2022-23 season. Must register three days ahead of time and tickets are $40/skier/snowboarder which includes, lift ticket and equipment rental; $15/skier/snowboarder for beginner group lesson (optional) and $30/skier/snowboarder who has their own equipment. Riders/skiers must be 8 years old+. Please plan to tip the instructor. 

Homeschool Discounts for Travel

Georgia Aquarium: On select Tuesdays, homeschoolers can visit the aquarium for $15 per child, and $32 for adults. These special dates are called Tuesdays in the Field and include additional educational programming before the museum is open to the public.

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg: Walk-up discount for homeschoolers $10.99 per person, plus special programming and events throughout the year. Teaching parents are $19.99/person and proof of homeschooling is required.

Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach: Homeschool discount admission is $15 for ages 6 and up and $6 for ages 2 -5. Adults are $25/person.

Legoland Florida: Homeschoolers get a discount at Legoland Florida on designated homeschool days. Prices for students range from $15.99 to 19.99 per ticket depending on the day.

Dollywood: The theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN offers Homeschool Days certain times of the year with significant discounts to the park and overnight stays at the DreamMore Resort.

Wonderworks: This indoor learning and entertainment facility in Myrtle Beach, SC and Pigeon Forge, TN have Homeschool Days where tickets are $12/person (or $10/person in groups), a significant discount from regular tickets.

Titanic Museum: Homeschoolers can obtain tickets for $14/person every day. In fact, the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN has a printable pdf to go along with a homeschool trip

Medieval Times: The Myrtle Beach location offers special programs and discounted admission to homeschoolers at their educational matinees.

Wilderness at the Smokies: This resort with three waterparks in Sevierville, TN offers Homeschool Days throughout the year. We’ll post when they announce 2023 dates. Stays are usually around $89 per night in Stone Hill Lodge and $109 per night River Lodge.

Did we miss any great discounts for homeschoolers? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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