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jblwhopper
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: Buying Materials ,Teacher discounts question Reply with quote

I am new here and also new to homeschooling, as this will be our first year starting our 6yr old and 4 yr old. We have decided to go the eclectic route, since that fits us more. So I have been busy lately finding material that we want to use for curriculum, and I thought that I would pop these questions here.
1. If you register your homeschool and give it a name, are you able to receive discounts at teacher supply stores?

2. Do any of you get discounts at other places like Office Depot and the like? I have read about people doing that, but not sure how they do it.

3.What do I need to do to "register" our school as a "school/academy"?

4. Are there any good online stores that you buy your materials from? We have mainly used Amazon, but I would like some other feedback in this area as to what sites some of you like to use.

Thanks for the replies:)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also love ordering curriculum from Amazon.com - I usually combine that order with another order from Rainbow Resource. Rainbow Resource has low prices and a huge selection. I compare the two places to see who has the lower price. Rainbow Resource will sometimes have a product that Amazon does not have or vice versa. Here is a link for Rainbow Resource:

http://www.rainbowresource.com/

And here are several links that will answer your other questions:

http://thehomeschoolmagazine.com/How_To_Homeschool/articles/5_benefits_of_homeschool_id_cards.php

http://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/teacherslounge/homeschooldiscounts.php

http://homeschoolingonashoestring.com/educatordiscount.html
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jblwhopper
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you soo much! That is most helpful! I will look into these:)
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Blessings4all
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For question 1:
Some stores want proof that you homeschool. In MN, I got a tax exempt number as a homeschool so I could buy homeschool books and materials tax free. Some stores don't require proof. As for the discounts, you just have to ask but I have found that most stores will give you a teacher discount the same as a regular teacher.

Question 2: I have a teacher discount with Office Max. I just asked them if they offered one and if I could qualify as a homeschooler.

Question 3: That could depend on what state you live in. Check to see if your state offers anything as MN does as far as tax exempt goes. You can ask about registering there too.

Question 4: Barnes and Noble is fun to shop with too. Of course Amazon is always great.
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