Did you know that 94% of teachers report they spend their own money on school supplies? And on average, a teacher will spend $479 a year, but 7% spent more than $1,000!
Some stores across the nation have decided to give teachers a break with a discount for early back to school savings. Target is offering 15% off from now until July 20th!
And at Staples, teachers can earn up to $250 through the new Classroom Rewards program that allows parents to contribute 5% of their purchases to a teacher or school of their choice. Teachers and schools who enroll at www.staples.com/classroomrewards earn $5.
A.C. Moore: The craft store offers teachers with an ID, pay stub or certificate, 15% off their entire sale and regular-price purchase everyday. Learn more at www.acmoore.com/teachers-discount.
Dollar General: From now through Sept. 7, Dollar General is offering teachers 20% off stationary when they show a valid school ID at more than 15,500 locations across 44 states.
Michaels: Now through July 20, teachers get 20% off their entire purchase and a special gift with purchase that will be available while supplies last. The craft store's usual discount is 15% off an entire purchase including sale items with a valid school ID. Learn more at www.michaels.com/teachers.
Barnes & Noble: The retailer offers educators a 20% discount on qualifying purchases year-round with its free discount program. But on weekends this summer starting July 20 and through Sept. 15, the bookseller is holding Back-to-School Educator Appreciation Days and is offering public, private and homeschool teachers and administrators 25% off most merchandise in stores and online. To get the discounts, teachers need a Barnes & Noble Educator Discount Card. Sign up in the store or at www.bn.com/educators.