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How to Earn and Redeem TpT Credit

Did you know that teachers who leave feedback for their Teachers Pay Teachers purchases earn credit toward future resources? This post will walk you through that simple process and show you exactly how to earn and redeem your TpT credit.

You will be surprised how quickly it adds up. It doesn’t take long to earn credit toward your upcoming purchases and it only takes a minute or two.

How to Earn Credit for Classroom Resources | Teachers pay Teachers

Earning TpT Credit is Easy

As any other online platform, TpT changes up their systems to reflect current trends and best practices. Some time ago, they switched from earning “credits” in a point system to simply earning credit in US dollars and cents. This makes it easier to know exactly how much you have available to redeem.

First, log onto TpT. (See the pictures below.)

  1. Click on your username in the upper right corner. 
  2. Click on “My Purchases” from the drop-down menu and all of your TpT purchases will appear.  
  3. Click on “Leave a Review.” It is located under the product title and the name of the seller.  There is a small thumbs-up icon with “Leave a Review.” It is small and rather hard to miss. Like Leave a review.
  4. Complete the short review process. TpT changes this up from time to time so it may look a little different if you haven’t left any reviews for a while.
How to Earn TpT Credit Toward Classroom Resources
How to Earn TpT Credit Toward Classroom Resources

TpT will walk you through the review process. Then, hit submit and you are done! It only takes a minute and it really is that simple. Your credit never expires and may be used toward any TpT purchase.

Leave Reviews for FREE Products

Don’t forget to leave reviews for any FREE products you have downloaded. This helps out the sellers who have graciously offered their time and talents free of charge to support you and other teachers in their classrooms.

TpT does not award credit for reviews of free products, but it does help support the teacher/authors by building credibility. Those teachers spent many hours creating free products for you. If you liked the resource, please take a minute to give back by leaving a positive review

How to Earn Teachers Pay Teachers Credit Toward Classroom Resources

It is easy to miss the tab for free downloads. (The default setting is to purchased products.) To locate your free downloads, click the “FREE DOWNLOADS” tab directly to the right of your “PAID PURCHASES” tab. It is the same short, simple process to leave reviews for free products.

How to Earn TpT Credit Toward Classroom Resources


If you have been using TpT for some time, it is easy to forget which products you have reviewed and which you haven’t. If you have already reviewed a product, you will see the message below underneath the product title.

Like Thanks for leaving a review on this resource. You earned TpT Credits and can use these credits towards your next purchase on TpT.

By leaving feedback you will get more bang for your buck. If you need more tips about using TpT, click to read this post, How to Get the Most Value from TpT Site-Wide Sales.


Once again, TpT credit never expires, but I usually redeem mine as I accumulate them. How you use your credit is up to you.

Redeeming credit is even easier that earning it. At checkout, your account balance will be displayed on the FIRST checkout screen. If you missed it, just click the back arrow button to go back to it. Enter the amount you want to apply to the purchase and click “Apply.” Easy, peasy. That is all there is to it!

How to Earn TpT Credit Toward Classroom Resources

Thank You

Thank you for your purchases and downloads of my free resources and the resources of other Teacher/Authors. Now, don’t forget to log back onto TpT and leave those reviews! We are all in this together.

You would truly be surprised how quickly the credit adds up. One of my recent purchases only cost me 22 cents after I applied my credit! Learning how to earn TpT credit is definitely worth it!

See this post for more tips on How to Get the Most Value from TpT Site-Wide Sales.

Happy Shopping!

Meet the Author

Terri Lloyd is a former elementary music teacher with over 25 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor of Music, a Master of Science in Education, and a Technology Certificate in Instructional Design.

She is currently active in music education through blogging, workshops, and curriculum development. She serves on the music staff at her church and volunteers for an after-school children’s program. Terri is an active musician in the community, performing in a local Big Band, pit orchestras, and various events.

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