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      Back-to-School Deals for Teachers

      Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Sep 5, 2019


      Back-to-school season can be stressful for many reasons: planning curriculum for the semester, finding resources and content, and gathering important materials to support your curriculum and students throughout the semester. On top of that, if you have school-aged children of your own, you will have to make sure they’re prepared for a new school year as well—and remember to make their lunches and get them to class on time every day.

      One thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is how you are going to pay for all the expensive classroom supplies, paper products, and organizational tools to help you start the year on the right foot. Luckily, many retailers are aware of the financial burden that teachers can experience during the back-to-school season, and offer deals and discounts especially for educators.

      To help you save some money on all your classroom needs, we have compiled a list of some of the best back-to-school deals for teachers, as well as deals to help you save all year long.

      Stock up on Supplies

      • Staples has some great online deals that change daily and offer up to 50% off popular school and office supplies. In the store, use your school ID to buy more of special deals that are limited to a certain number per customer. 
      • Michaels has a year-round discount for educators of 15% off your entire purchase, and you can register your educator ID through Michaels Rewards to make the discount instantly apply at checkout. This deal can be especially useful if you’re looking for classroom decorations or project supplies. 

      Books and News 

      • Barnes & Noble is holding Educator Appreciation Days on weekends this summer until September 15, during which educators will receive 25% off most merchandise both in stores and online. Make sure to sign up for their Educator Discount program so you can receive your savings at checkout.

      Services and More

      • FedEx offers teachers a discount of 15% off shipping and more at all participating FedEx Office locations nationwide. Enroll in the Educator Rewards Program to receive this deal year-round.

      • AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all offer their own deals for educators. If you’re looking to save on your phone or internet bill, it could be worth your while to call your provider and ask about educator discounts.

      Treat Yourself

      • Trendy clothing brands with great teacher wardrobe options like Madewell, LOFT, Banana Republic, and J.Crew all offer 15% off purchases with your school ID all year long. Update your wardrobe with cute and comfortable staples that can easily be taken from the classroom to a night out.

      By utilizing these discounts, you can save hundreds of dollars a year––leaving you with more cash in your pocket when next summer comes around! Did we miss any of your favorite educator deals? Let us know in the comments below! For more helpful teaching tips all year long, be sure to subscribe to our Educator blog.

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      Topics: back to school, tips for teachers


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