It’s almost as if homeschool dad, Brett A. Walter, had an epiphany; if school districts get huge discounts on their curriculum, why not homeschoolers? The reason was simple: school districts have purchasing power and homeschoolers don't because we purchase as individuals. But the Homeschool Buyer's Co-Op strives to change that by giving homeschoolers the same purchasing power!
In October of 2004, homeschool dad Brett A. Walter created the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op, “the world's largest buyers’ club for homeschoolers and a great source for award-winning, affordable homeschool curriculum and homeschool resources.”
According to their website, the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op services over 289,000 families. Homeschool curriculum is affordable at Homeschool Buyers Co-op because they negotiate volume discounts for homeschooling curriculum and programs. “We use our purchasing power to get members the best deals anywhere for homeschool curriculum. Sure, you’ll find companies that sell tens of thousands of products to homeschoolers. But not at the Co-op. If you are looking for the right homeschool math curriculum for your 5th grader, you don’t want to be swamped with thousands of options. We think you want 3-5 proven choices that have been reviewed and approved by someone you can trust. That’s always been our mission, and one we take very seriously: to find the very best curricula for each subject, grade, teaching style, and learning style. We are interested in quality, not quantity.”
Membership is free and comes with a Free Welcome Package which may include free ebooks such as, Why Homeschooling ROCKS, a Quick Start Guide to Carschooling (50 pages of fun educational games and exercises you can do with your kids when driving), and a link to the free Homeschool ID card design page. You will also get free 100 SmartPoints!
Now let’s talk about the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op SmartPoints Program. It is pretty incredible. Points are accumulated by members for joining, for purchases, for taking surveys, and can be used to make purchases. You can also get points for listing a “qualified” field trip they don’t already have (in any state). It’s like getting credits to spend. There’s a tab on their website under SmartPoints; check out more ways to get them under “Get em!” and while there look at many ways to use them under “Spend ‘em!”
There are so many great choices for Pre K thru adult and for special needs. It may take you several days to get through their website -- and it is well worth the time!
To get started, go to https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org
A word of caution in joining;once you become a member, your inbox is going to start filling up with literally tons of resources and services and all kinds of goodies. So you may want to find a way to manage that subscription.
Check out this video for more info on the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op!