Target’s back-to-school teacher discount is back for a limited time.
For the fourth year, the retailer is offering educators 15% off select classroom supplies and essentials in-store and online July 18 through July 31, officials shared with USA TODAY. Last year, the teacher savings lasted six weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The discount, which can be redeemed only once during Target’s Teacher Prep Event, is for "K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at daycare centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors and vocational/trade/technical school teachers."
But to save, teachers need to verify their eligibility through the Target Circle loyalty program.
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Target Circle teacher discount: How to sign up
Exclusions apply and the discount can't be used on backpacks, clearance, electronics, lunch bags, items sold and shipped by Target+ Partners and more.
With the free Target Circle, available on the Target app for Apple and Android devices, there are hundreds of Circle offers for all shoppers, typically ranging from 5% to 50% off in categories such as groceries, clothes, furniture, baby products, health, seasonal and more.
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All shoppers nationwide with an existing Target.com or RedCard credit or debit card are automatically enrolled in Target Circle. Shoppers also can join by making a Target.com account or by giving their phone numbers in a Target store. Learn more here.
Retailers often offer teachers discounts throughout the year, including during Teacher Appreciation Week in May and ahead of the back-to-school season. Kohl's had a three-day teacher discount for the first time from July 16-18.
Office Depot teacher discount
Teachers who are Office Depot OfficeMax Rewards members can get a coupon to earn 20% back in rewards on a qualifying in-store purchase at Officedepot.com/teachers.
Also, teachers can get 40% off print services for new classroom posters, instructional materials, student activities and assignments, name tags and more when they present a valid teacher ID in-store at checkout. Both offers are valid through Sept. 30.
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Dollar General teacher discount
Through Sept. 6, Dollar General has a new teacher discount with 30% off qualifying, in-store purchases of back-to-school and stationery items.
Qualifying purchases include pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paper, notebooks, scissors, binders, folders, glue, rulers, backpacks and lunch kits, according to the promotion's fine print.
Teachers need to sign in or create a Dollar General account and then can register and complete the educator verification process at DollarGeneral.com. Approximately 24 to 48 hours after verification, teachers will be able to add the discount to their account through a digital coupon.
The coupon can be used up to four times during the promotion and is limited to one use per day. To apply the discount at checkout, enter the phone number associated with your Dollar General digital coupon account on the pin pad at the register.
Staples teacher discount
Staples is offering a 20% teacher discount now through Sept. 30 to teachers and school administrators who participate in Classroom Rewards, a new program on the chain's Staples Connect app.
The office supply retailer also announced the launch of Classroom Rewards last week. With the program, parents can give a percentage of their in-store Staples purchase back to an enrolled teacher or school of their choice, the retailer said in a news release.
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Meijer teacher discount
Midwest retailer Meijer is offering a 15% teacher discount through Sept. 6 on school and home office supplies at its 257 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky.
To get the discount, teachers show a current school ID at their store’s customer service desk and can get a new coupon each time they shop through Sept. 6.
This year, the chain added office furniture and kids’ apparel to the more than 1,500 items now included in its annual discount. Electronics, calculators, home delivery and pickup purchases are excluded. Learn more at Meijer.com
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Target teacher discount 2021: Teachers save at Office Depot, Staples