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Homeschool Buyers Co-op Provides Homeschool Curriculum and Other Homeschooling Resources

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the nation's largest purchasing cooperative for families educating with a homeschool curriculum.

Like you, we are homeschoolers with a love for family and a deep commitment to homeschooling.

Like you, we have made the profound and life-changing decision to assume full responsibility for our children's education. We understand the sacrifices and joy that this entails, and have decided to devote our energies and talents to helping other homeschooling families who have chosen to walk the same path.

On this page you will learn why we started the Co-op, what benefits we provide to homeschoolers, and why we hope you will join us. Membership is absolutely free and private.

Whether or not you join, you are welcome to browse our site, return as often as you like, and take full advantage of our many wonderful homeschooling resources and services for homeschooling families!

Why have a Homeschool Buyers Co-op?

School districts get educational discounts -- why not homeschoolers?

The reason is simple: school districts have purchasing power and homeschoolers don't because we buy homeschool curriculum as individuals.

The Co-op changes that by combining the purchasing power of thousands of homeschooling families around the country to give homeschoolers the same purchasing clout as school districts.

It is a simple proposition, and it works! Just take a look at the many educational suppliers in the Index of GroupBuys section that offer homeschool resources and curriculum curriculum from 10% to 90% off their retail prices.

How the Co-op helps YOU...

  • Through our GroupBuys program, we negotiate volume discounts for homeschooling families from educational suppliers offering homeschooling resources. To date, GroupBuys have saved homeschooling families collectively over three million dollars!!Homeschoolers LOVE our GroupBuys because they save, on average, 40%-50% on their homeschool curriculum, and sometimes as much as 90%. Check our Index to GroupBuys.) Suppliers love our GroupBuys because they only give deep discounts if they get the desired volumes.
  • We maintain a fully searchable database of free all inclusive homeschool curriculum and other educational Resources.

    This includes free resources from the U.S. Department of Education, the Library of Congress, National Geographic, PBS, the BBC, and many other providers, as well as many smaller websites with wonderful homeschooling resources.

    Sure, you can find all of these resources on the Internet on your own, but how much junk will you have to look through in order to find the gems? Our editors are veteran homeschoolers, and they know a good resource when they see it. They have saved you time by searching for and compiling the best websites in one simple and searchable database.
  • We have compiled and maintain the Internet's largest database of educational Contests & Scholarships available to homeschooled students.

    Here you will find links to over 170,000 educational contests and scholarships worth over $700 million!!!

    Winning a contest or scholarship is a wonderful way for homeschooled students to polish a college application and help their families save big dollars on higher education!
  • We have compiled and maintain the Internet's largest database of local, retail merchants that offer discounts on homeschool curriculum!

    Simply type in your zip code, click the "Go" button, and our computer will display a map of retailers in your area, along with their exact location and distance from you!!! (Actually, it's the distance from the center of your zip code area. :) )

    What's more, each entry gives you specific instructions how homeschoolers can qualify for the retailer's educator discount!
  • We collect and publish scores of money-saving and making tips, specifically for homeschooling families. You'll be amazed how much money you can save -- or make! -- each year with these creative suggestions from our editorial team and other frugal homeschooling moms! All of our tips have been contributed by homeschooling moms.
  • Did you know that many hardware and software manufacturers (e.g., Microsoft, Symantec, and more) offer DEEP DISCOUNTS for their products to qualified educators and students? It's true! However, they don't hand these discounts to anyone! Instead, they authorize a select group of merchants to offer those discounts on the condition that the merchants verify the educational status of the consumer.

    By special arrangement with Academic Superstore, one of the merchants mentioned above, Co-op membership qualifies you for deep educator and student discounts on homeschool curriculum! Please read more about this and get your free qualifying letter!
  • We maintain a Free Homeschool Classifieds section for members. Do you want to sell or trade used homeschool resources/curriculum? Do you have non-educational or fun, hands on learning items to sell? List your "For Sale" or "Want-to-Buy" homeschooling resources items in our FREEHomeschool Classifieds section.

    Unlike other homeschool classifieds, our classifieds are fully searchable by keywords and categories, making it easy for other homeschoolers to find your products or you to find theirs!

How much does membership cost?

Surely, with all these great services, the Co-op must charge something to become a member?

No! Co-op membership is ABSOLUTELY FREE to homeschoolers!!

But don't we sell your information to other companies??

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! Read our Privacy Policy. Here are our promises to you:
  • We will not share your information with anyone, ever! See our Privacy Policy
  • We will never send you unsolicited emails. You have total control over your subscription at My Profile (located in the "Members Only" section in the upper left of each page when you are signed in).
  • If you want to get our newsletter or special offers, we will send you exactly what you ask for -- nothing more and nothing less.
  • If you subscribe to emails, each and every email will send will have an easy and convenient way to unsubscribe. Also, you can come back to our site at any time, sign in, and change any of your subscription options in My Profile.

What do we want from you?

OK, so membership is free and private, we don't charge you for anything except a couple products, and the whole website and service is geared towards homeschooling families. We make most of our money from advertisers. So, what do we want from you??

Join us!

Our strength is in our numbers!!! That's why your membership is so important!

Can you imagine what sort of purchasing power we will have when we have 100,000 members? That will make us as large as the largest school districts in the United States! Think of it -- our very own homeschooling school district! :)

Do you think that will make educational suppliers sit up and take notice?

The more members we have, the more useful the services and resources we can provide to homeschooling families. Services like GroupBuys, Free Homeschool ID Cards, and Free Homeschool Classifieds.

Resources like our databases of Free Homeschool Curriculum, Contests & Scholarships, Local Homeschool Educator Discounts, and Money Tips by and for homeschoolers!

Who knows what other benefits we'll come up with in the coming months? We put the services and resources you see here together in less than two years! What additional services will we have for homeschooling families in another year? In 5 years??

So jump on the bandwagon -- Join the Co-op NOW! Your membership, while free and respectful of your privacy, will benefit not only you but thousands of other homeschoolers around the world!

Who knows? Joining the Co-op may be the single most important thing you do in support of your homeschooling experience. And it is certain to help not only you but homeschoolers everywhere, because our strength is in our membership!

Whether you choose to join us or not, if you are a homeschooler we invite you to browse the site. Feel free to return whenever you want and take advantage of our many homeschooling resources and services!

We wish you great success and happiness in your homeschooling adventure! We applaud you for starting down this rewarding and joyful path!!

Blessings and warm regards,

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op
In 1991, when I began homeschooling my sons, many textbook suppliers wouldn't sell books to individual homeschoolers. Now, just 14 years later, we have co-op purchasing power! What a triumph and what a great help to families who educate their children at home! Thank you for developing this money-saving opportunity for homeschoolers. It's about time! :)
Diane Flynn Keith
Editor-In-Chief, Homefires
Author of "Carschooling"
You have nothing, NOTHING to lose by signing up! On your own terms, you'll be notified when special deals become available. The prices only go DOWN the more who join in on the purchases. This is a great idea whose time has come! I've joined. Please join, too, and help lower prices for all of us.
Ann Zeise, Editor-In-Chief
A-Z Home's Cool
I am loving your service! Thanks for doing so much legwork for us. There's no way we could come up with all of this good information, or the buying power, by ourselves. Our family is really looking forward to the GeeGuides art lessons we just purchased.
Janine P., Member
I just joined the Co-op today and convinced at least 10 others to join in the few hours since! What a great idea! Thank you for implementing it!!!
Maureen S., Member
Yet another great discount!!! Thanks, Co-op!
Teri S., Member
Olympia, WA
We participated in the guitar GroupBuy and were thrilled. Saved 30% on a full size guitar for our teenage son. The cost was very affordable and it shipped priority. I've been recommending the Co-op to many others...
Rona B., Member
Thanks for all you are doing - I'll need to purchase Microsoft Office soon, and I'll be getting a HUGE discount through Academic Superstore. I'm very grateful for all the hard work!
Wendy O., Member
We will do what we can to promote this wonderful new work!
Orilla Crider, Director
MATCH
Thanks for all you are doing - I'll need to purchase Microsoft Office soon, and I'll be getting a HUGE discount through Academic Superstore [a Co-op Supplier]. I'm very grateful for all the hard work!
Wendy O., Member
Canoga Park, CA
 
Thank you again for all the work on the guitars. What a blessing to have the discount. In Him,
Cathy H., Member
Thanks for the student ID's! The children love them :-)
Charlotte S., Member
Thanks for the GREAT job y'all do. My son is taking Japanese (because he really wants to!!!!) from a "deal" we got on your site with Alpha-Omega. Keep up the good work!
Mary O., Member
The dedication and creativity of the Co-op is just awesome! I really appreciate being a member and receiving valuable resources to broaden my child's homeschool experience. Thank you for your diligence and insight in making the Co-op a great resource for homeschoolers!
Blanche, Member
THANKS for developing a program that searches the web for the coupons, etc. Great service you guys provide, I tell all my friends.
Debra R., Member
Rochester, NY
This is a terrific website. Thank you for your insight!
Soraya Q., Member
I used the Plow and Hearth Discount code on $90.00 order and received a $20.00 discount!! What a great way to start using the Homeschool Co-Op system!!
Leona D., Member
I'm a big fan of your service and dedicated vision and wish you continued success! I'm grateful that your service filters out the junk products that offer little. BTW, the GeeGuides product is terrific and the discounted price made it possible. Thanks!
Roy C., Member
THANK YOU so much for your help. I'm thankful to get such a great deal!
Missy E., Member
Coon Rapids, MN
My children love the guitars we purchased through the Co-op! We are happy members!
Tami, Member
I just joined the Co-op and I think it is a wonderful idea!!!
Summayyah S., Member
I just wanted to let you know that we have just made a purchase with Apple for the new IMac. We wanted to thank you. We would have never known about the discount if we had not found this site. Our other friends that have been home schooling for years did not know either! We will pass on this site to all the HS families we know !!!! Thanks again!!!
Michelle P., Member
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