I can't guarantee that we (homeschoolers) are eligible for all of these discounts. But, I have participated in a few and have rarely had any problem signing up. A few tips: 1) If you belong to HSLDA or some other organization that issues membership cards (your local or state homeschool organization are also good ones) bring those cards with you. On a couple of occasions I was asked for proof that I homeschool and those cards were sufficient. In my state, I also have to notify the school district of our intent to homeschool. The resulting approval letter that I get I make a copy and keep it in my purse - it also helps if anyone wants verification of our homeschooling status. 2) Many of the companies that will offer educator discounts, you can sign up online lessening any in-store hassle you may anticipate (crying or whiny kids, confused clerks, etc.) And 3) Usually when I sign up I don't put forth that we homeschool unless I'm asked. I don't try to be sneaky or anything. It just seems that if I put forth that we homeschool or ask specifically about homeschool discounts, the inexperienced clerks get confused and end up unsure if they should issue a discount to me or not. Usually there is an application involved. When I fill that out I put that the school I am associated with is "Homeschool." If there's a problem with it, I figure they can always flag the card later. Or, in the case with signing up online, they'll figure it out before they even send me the card.