Wednesday, July 6, 2011

An apple for the teacher

When we went to Target yesterday, we were surprised to see that the summer aisles had been re-vamped, and the school supplies were out!  Is it that time already?  We love to check out all the cool new things from backpacks and lunchboxes to notebooks and pens.  Although we don't need too many supplies, it's always fun to browse.  And, who doesn't love a new notebook?

With back-to-school approaching, I wanted to share some perks I have discovered that teachers (including homeschool teachers) can get.  All you have to do is ask at most places and show an I.D. such as an accountability association, Homeschool Legal Defense, or homeschool support group card to get most discounts.  Many stores will issue you a card or key tag, while others simply want to see your I.D. when you make a purchase.  Some of these rewards will be an immediate discount on your purchase, while others use a point system and issue coupons after you build up a certain amount.  Staples and Office Depot will email you coupons for things like free printer paper from time to time.  If you need new clothes, Loft gives a discount to teachers on regular priced items, and JCrew does as well, even if you are buying men's or kid's clothes.

If you know of any other businesses that offer teacher rewards, please add them in the comments!

Edited 7/11/11
More discounts at:

* Must present a valid educator ID. Includes sale items. Some exclusions apply.
JoAnn's Crafts and Fabrics

1 comment :

Ticia said...

I found out why when we visited Arizona last summer. They start in mid-July to go back to school. Or at least some parts do.