August 12, 2015 08:00 ET

Businesses Offering Discounts Just in Time for Back-to-School

SheerID's Verification Technology Makes It Possible for Retailers to Offer Deeper Discounts to Teachers and College Students

EUGENE, OR--(Marketwired - August 12, 2015) - Many teachers and college students are doing their best to adhere to a back-to-school budget as they're shopping for their classrooms and dorm rooms for the upcoming school year, and SheerID and six retailers are here to help.

According to a recent SheerID survey, the average K-12 teacher spent $490 of their own money on classroom supplies and instructional materials for the 2014-2015 school year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that college students and their parents will spend $43.1 billion this year as they prepare to head back-to-campus.

Many businesses that value education want to give teachers and college students a break by offering exclusive discounts or special promotions, but can't risk fraudulent use. These companies teamed up with SheerID, the leading eligibility verification service provider, to ensure that only verified students and teachers can access their offers:

  1. Newegg: Newegg is offering all college students and faculty 10% off all purchases with a promo code. To obtain the exclusive promo code, visit
  2. Tidal: The music and entertainment platform offers college students 50% off both Tidal Premium ($9.99) and Tidal HiFi ($19.99) monthly plans, which gives users access to more than 30 million songs and 75,000 music videos on their phones, tablets, computers, and a wide range of network platers. Visit and select "student plans."
  3. Norton by Symantec: College students are eligible for a free 90-day trial of Norton Security Deluxe. After the free trial ends, they can sign up for a one-year subscription for only $19.99. Download the 90-day trial at
  4. B&H: The B&H EDU Advantage Program is available to faculty and students who are enrolled in accredited fine art, photography, film, video, animation, graphic design, audio, new media, or other approved programs. EDU Advantage membership entitles students and faculty to pricing below B&H's everyday pricing with quick turnaround when orders are placed through EDU.
  5. Boden: Boden is offering all teachers 20% off plus free shipping and returns through August 16th. To obtain the special offer, please visit and click on the "Are you a teacher?" link at checkout to receive your discount.
  6. Perfectly Clear: Students and teachers can save 40% off the Perfectly Clear Photoshop and Lightroom plug-ins. Visit and scroll down to the Educational discount section to save time on photo editing.

"It's very rewarding to work with businesses like Symantec and Newegg, who are committed to helping students and teachers stretch their dollars," enthuses Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. "As the costs of education climb and the budgets of many school districts shrink, it's great to see retailers stepping in to help bridge that gap."

Students and teachers can save even more by visiting to find additional discounts and special offers that are available year-round.

"Back-to-campus shoppers hunt for notebook computers, tablets and tech accessories all summer long to find the best bargains available," said Soren Mills, Chief Marketing Officer of Newegg North America. "Collaborating with SheerID allows us to give our student shoppers the best deals possible."

About SheerID
SheerID transforms existing, protected private data into an omnichannel service that benefits commercial enterprises and the public, while still keeping the information safe and secure. By acting as a bridge between secure data sources, SheerID allows businesses to accurately, instantly verify whether or not their customer qualifies for a special offer like student, active duty military, veteran, first responder, or teacher offers -- protecting the exclusivity of the offer and eliminating fraud. SheerID's verification services can be configured for any e-commerce website, internal customer sales/support system, mobile application, or POS.
For more information on SheerID's verification services visit or email info(at)

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:

    Madeline Boehmer
    Communications Specialist at SheerID
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