20+ Stores, Businesses, and Venues That Offer Homeschool Discounts

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If you’re homeschooling in Greenville this year, you might be eligible for homeschool 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. So, stock up on school supplies and save money with perks for the upcoming school year!

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.

Where to find homeschool discounts at stores and venues near Greenville, SC.

Don’t miss our Homeschooling in Greenville, SC Guide. You’ll find resources, local homeschool groups, classes, co-ops, and more!

The Ultimate Homeschool Guide to the Upstate, South Carolina.

Stores that Offer Homeschooler Discounts

Barnes and Noble: Homeschoolers can sign up for the B&N Educator Program for a discount card. 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.

JoAnn Fabrics: Sign up for the JoAnn Teacher Rewards program in-store (with proof of homeschooling). You’ll get 15% off every purchase with your educator discount to homeschoolers and teachers.

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.

Michaels: The craft store always has great deals on art supplies, but they also offer a 15% discount for teachers who sign up for their Michaels Rewards Program.

PBS Learning Media: You can sign up for FREE access to standard-specific materials, videos, interactives, and more through the PBS Learning Media online store.

Adobe: Adobe offers a teacher discount of $19.99 for the 1st year of their Adobe Creative Cloud for teachers and students, and it does apply to homeschoolers! Homeschool educators must show a dated copy of their homeschool letter of intent, their current membership identification card to a homeschool association, and a dated proof of purchase of curriculum for the current year.

Barnes and Noble Educator discount card.

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 $12 from 1 – 3 pm with proof of homeschool status or a homeschool id card.

Wolf Ridge Snow Tubing: Offers a Tuesday – Thursday homeschool discount, which includes a $65 lift ticket, rental, and group lessons for ages 8 and older. They also have a $50 ticket and rental without lessons. Proof of homeschool status is required.

Beech Mountain: Homeschoolers can register for ski/snowboard discounted tickets Monday-Friday non-holidays. Must register three days ahead of time and tickets are $40/skier/snowboarder which includes a lift ticket and equipment rental; $15/skier/snowboarder for a 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. 

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

Shark at the SC State Museum
South Carolina State Museum

Homeschool Travel Discounts

Georgia Aquarium: On the second Tuesday of each month from September through March, homeschoolers can visit the aquarium for $15 per child, and $32 for adults. The hours are from 9 am to 1 pm. 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 3 -5. Adults are $25/person.

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

Dollywood: The theme park in Pigeon Forge, TN offers Homeschool Days at 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 $14/person (or $12/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. Stays are usually around $89 per night at Stone Hill Lodge and $109 per night at River Lodge. Homeschool Days 2023 include:

  • May 14-18, 2023
  • August 27-31, 2023
  • September 10-14, 2023
  • October 22-26, 2023
  • November 5-9, 2023
  • December 3-7, 2023

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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