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How to Earn and Redeem TpT Credit

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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 profile icon in the upper right corner. 
  2. Click “My Purchases” from the drop-down menu and all of your TpT purchases will appear. Scroll all purchases to see which ones need a review.
  3. Click on “Leave a Review.”
  4. Complete the short review process. TpT makes updates periodically so your page may look a little different.
Image shows Frau Musik USA TpT store with "My Purchases" circled from the dropdown menu
Image shows the TpT "My Purchases" page with buttons to review purchases.

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 doesn’t award credit for reviews of free products, but it does help support the teacher authors who spend 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

How to Know If You’ve Already Reviewed a Resource

If you’ve been using TpT for some time, it’s easy to forget which resources you’ve reviewed and which you haven’t. The “Leave a Review” button will be gray if you’ve already left a review, and it will say “Edit Review.”

By leaving feedback and redeeming your credits during a sale, you’ll get more bang for your buck. Take a peek at this post, How to Get the Most Value from TpT Site-Wide Sales.

How to Redeem Your Credits

Once again, your 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 than earning it. At checkout, your account balance will be displayed on the FIRST checkout screen. If you missed it, click the back arrow button to go back. 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

Your Credits Add Up

You would be surprised how quickly your credits add up. One of my recent purchases only cost 22¢ after I applied my credit! Leaving reviews and earning TpT credit is definitely worth it!

Thank you for your purchases and downloads of our free resources and the resources of other Teacher Authors. Now, it’s time to log onto TpT and leave some reviews! We’re all in this together.

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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