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    Retail Stores

    (Find additional stores and locations near you by checking your local Yellow Pages under "School Supplies-Retail.")

    Berean Christian Stores
    3434 W. Greenway Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85023
    (N.E. corner of 35th & Greenway)
    7401 West Bell Road
    Peoria, AZ 85382
    Mon - Sat, 9am - 9pm
    Sun, 1pm - 5pm
    Christian & homeschool materials.

    Best Buy (several locations)
    Educational software.

    Students in grades K-8 receive free rentals for good grades. Children who have an A or B average on their report card can present the report card at their neighborhood Blockbuster store to receive one free Blockbuster Favorite rental.

    1056 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa AZ
    8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ
    (19th Ave & Northern)
    Arizona's largest used book store and entertainment exchange with additional locations in Tucson, Flagstaff, and Sierra Vista. Trade your used books, cassettes, records, CD's, DVD's, videos, audio tapes, magazines, comics, software, video games, board games and puzzles for other items. Each store offers community room reservations and special events for all ages. Bookmans Kid's Club for ages 4-14 provides a 10% discount on all purchases, plus members receive a free book for their birthday!

    *Bookstar/B. Dalton/Barnes & Noble (several locations)
    Books & current issues of homeschooling magazines; 20% discount for home educators.

    *Borders (several locations)
    Borders offers a Homeschool Educator 20% discount on books for homeschool teachers. They will give you a special card that gives you a discount every time you shop there. With a current educator discount card you can also be placed on their mailing list to learn about upcoming educator functions and additional offers.

    Comp USA (several locations)
    Educational software.

    Costco (several locations)
    Educational software & books.

    *Fairy GodMothers Resale Fairy Godmothers Resale in Anthem (located across from the strip mall that has Curves, Rays Pizza and Scrapbooks to Remember) is giving all homeschoolers 20% off their entire purchase. You can get a lot for the money and all the clothes are in excellent condition. Just let them know you are a homeschooler.

    *Gardner's Book Service

    602-863-6000 or 800-851-6001
    16461 N. 25th Ave
    Phoenix AZ 85023
    The largest inventory in the Southwest for teachers, librarians, educators, and parents! Wholesale prices, enormous selection, friendly service and efficient delivery. Warehouse open six days a week; full catalog available at website; discount to homeschoolers.

    *Half Price Books
    4322 E. Cactus Road
    Phoenix, Arizona 85032
    (Across from PV Mall, between Comp USA and Target)
    Buy books at half price, plus homeschoolers receive a 10% discount. You can also get cash for your books, music, videos, DVDs and software (but unfortunately they won't offer very much for them - the credits at Bookman's are a better deal).

    *Hammett's Learning World (formerly Teaching Tools)
    420 E. Bell Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85022
    (in Safeway Plaza)
    Instructional materials, teaching aids, educational toys & games; J.L. Hammett Co. products; 10% discount.

    *Hollywood Video - free video rental of educational videos to homeschoolers

    *Jo-Ann Stores Art & craft materials, decorative items, sewing and quilting supplies. Quilting and sewing classes are offered regularly for children, teens, and adults. Most locations also offer a free monthly kids' craft. Visit their website to find a location near you.

    *Kelly Paper
    University and Smith (between McClintock and Price) in Tempe, 480-829-0298
    - 10% discount off regular prices

    *Kinko's Copy Centers - 20% discount

    Lakeshore Learning Store
    4819 E. Ray Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85044
    (Located in the Ahwatukee Foothills Town Centre)
    4727 E. Bell Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (Located in Tatum Point Centre)
    Innovative learning materials and top-quality educational products make Lakeshore a favorite with teachers, parents, and kids! From language and literacy to science and mathematics, they carry the very best in school supplies, teaching materials and classroom tools for early childhood, elementary, high school and adult education. What began as a single toy store is now a rapidly growing retail chain, offering educational books and supplies for all ages and needs, and a fabulous - and huge - selection of art supplies, toys, games, and more.

    Learning Express
    21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix
    (Located in the Desert Ridge Marketplace at Tatum & Loop 101)
    7342 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
    13375 W. Grand Ave., Surprise
    3668 W. Anthem Way, Suite B142, Anthem
    High quality toys and games to inspire young minds, from infants to teens.

    *Learning is Fun
    Village Fair Shopping Center
    12643 N. 48th St. (Tatum Blvd.)
    Phoenix, AZ 85032
    (South end, next to Best Buy)
    Instructional materials, teaching aids, study guides, math manipulatives, science kits, art supplies, educational toys and games, books, "Learning Resources" brand products, and a clearance rack with a wide variety of products at a 50% discount! It's a friendly and fun place to browse through thousands of items for use in the classroom and at home. Sign up for their mailing list and you will receive special offers and coupons for 25% off purchases.

    Michaels Arts & Crafts Store (several locations)
    Art & craft materials, scrapbooking, stickers, science kits, activity sets, holiday items; demos and kids club on weekends. Pick up an events calendar at the store or view the schedule on their website.

    Music Mart, Inc.

    5070 N. Central Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    (1 1/2 blocks north of Camelback)
    602-263-4039 or 1-877-994-3399
    Your homeschool music education specialist - sheet music, songbooks, instruments, musical instruction, software, videos, gifts, games, and more musical resources for homeschoolers.

    *Office Max (several locations)
    School supplies, art & craft materials, software & office products. Join MaxPerks for Teachers and start earning dollars for future supply needs every time you shop with OfficeMax. Earn $10 for every $75 spent on eligible products...up to a total of $100 annually! For more details, click here.

    Sam's Club (several locations)
    Educational software & books.

    *Scrapper's Garden
    385 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 2, Gilbert AZ 85234
    10% discount off regular prices for homeschoolers

    *Staples (several locations)
    School supplies, art & craft materials, software & office products. Staples has a Teacher Reward Program. As a Teacher Reward member, you will receive a $10 Staples reward certificate each time you accumulate $100 in purchases, plus receive 15% off all copy center services. Visit your local Staples store for an enrollment form. Or, call the Teacher Rewards Hotline at 1-888-636-9555 and join over the phone. For more details and a downloadable enrollment form, click here. (Customers may be asked to provide proof such as a pay stub/teaching certificate from a school or Homeschool Association.)

    The Teaching Center
    5636 N. 51st Ave.
    Glendale, AZ 85301
    (2 blocks S. of Bethany Home Rd.)
    Discount school supplies, preschool thru high school.

    Teaching Stuff, Inc.

    5638 N. 51st Ave., Glendale AZ 85301 (623)463-6463
    6830 N. 35th Ave., Phoenix AZ 85017 (602)589-0277
    4961 W. Bell Rd., Glendale AZ 85308 (602)298-8440
    1941 W. Guadalupe, Mesa AZ 85202 (480)839-1771
    Their online catalog contains one of the largest selections of teaching supplies anywhere, including favorite products from popular homeschool publishers. Their corporate office is located at 5638 N. 51st Ave. in Glendale. Even better, they have 3 stores in Arizona for "hands-on" homeschool shopping year-round!

    *Waldenbooks - 15% discount

    Wide World of Maps
    2626 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017
    1444 W. Southern Ave., Mesa AZ 85210
    7325 East Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale AZ
    Huge selection of maps, globes, geography-related books & games.

    Did You Know...? Educator discounts are often available for teachers and homeschoolers. In general, to obtain these discounts you will need to show some sort of proof that you qualify as an educator. (For homeschoolers this may be your membership card from AFHE, HSLDA, or local support group. A copy of your Affidavit of Intent to Home School that you filed with the County School Superintendent will also work.) Places that may offer Educator Discounts include arts & crafts stores, bookstores, computer stores, hardware stores, museums, music stores, office supply stores, science stores, sewing stores, sporting goods, video stores, etc. Just ask! See the General Manager or go to the Customer Service desk and apply for the Educator Discount before making your purchase. Stores that provide discounts or other special offers are marked with an asterisk (*).

    P.S. I was told that Jo-Ann's Fabrics & Crafts also provides discounts for homeschoolers. If you are aware of any other stores that offer educational discounts, please let me know by e-mailing .

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