Back to school: Target, other retailers offering discounts to teachers
(WTAJ) – The start of the new school year is approaching, and that means it’s time for teachers to hit the stores and stock up on supplies for their classrooms.
School supply purchases can be expensive, so here are some deals for educators from Target and other stores nationwide.
Target, 15% reduction
Every year, Target hosts the Bullseye Teacher Preparation Event July 18-31, allowing teachers to earn 15% off key school supplies and other essentials. To qualify for the one-time discount, teachers must be enrolled in the Target Circle free rewards program.
A list of products eligible for the rebate is available on the Target website. Certain products are excluded from the rebate, such as backpacks, clearance items, electronics and lunch bags.
Michaels, 15% off
Teachers can receive a 15% discount coupon throughout the year once they complete the teacher verification process and create a Michaels account. Discount can be applied online and in store by providing a phone number or email at checkout.
JOANN, 15% off
Teachers can sign up for the JOANN Teacher Rewards digital discount card to receive 15% off their purchase year round. A valid educator ID will be required to register for the reduction card.
Barnes and Noble, 20% off
Teachers can register to become a B&N Educator for free and receive 20% off qualifying book purchases.
In-store registration is required. Use the store locator on their website to find a location near you.
Staples, 20% off
Until September 30, teachers can receive a 20% discount when they enroll in the Classroom Rewards program on the Staples Connect app.
This program allows parents to donate a percentage of their Staples in-store purchase to an enrolled teacher or school of their choice. Teachers must be enrolled in the program to qualify for the discount and can earn 5% year round to use to purchase school supplies.
General dollar, 30% off
Until September 6, Dollar General will give teachers a 30% discount on in-store purchases of back-to-school supplies. The deal includes pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paper, notebooks, scissors, binders, shirts, glue, rulers and backpacks and lunch boxes.
To get the discount, teachers must create a Dollar General account and go through a teacher verification process. Then, 24-48 hours after the verification process, teachers will be able to add the discount to their account as a digital coupon.
Once approved, teachers can use their 30% off coupon up to four times during the promotion period, but are limited to one use per day.
If you know of any other stores offering back to school teacher discounts, please let us know.