10 Back-to-School Discounts for Teachers

Take a look at some deals and discounts available to teachers at major retailers.

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The back-to-school sales are in full force as parents work their way through the school supply list. But the returning students are not the only ones who need a little help with the pocketbook.

Teachers are also hard at work restocking the classrooms and preparing for the first day of school on September 3. The Gift Card Granny has compiled 77 discounts available to educators. The following is just a sample of the sales teachers should check out.

  1. Office Depot: The free Star Teacher Program grants teachers five-percent off qualifying in-store purchases. You also get 15 percent off the price of all copy and print orders placed online or at a brick-and-mortar location.
  2. OfficeMax: OfficeMax offers a MaxPerks Rewards program specifically for teachers. Benefits include $10 in rewards for every $75 spent on qualifying purchases, and $2 in rewards for each ink or toner cartridge recycled. Sign-up online to get your membership card.
  3. Staples: Register for the Staples Teacher Rewards Program to earn five percent back in rewards points and free shipping from Staples.com. The program covers products including ink, paper and teaching and art supplies. 
  4. Joann's: Joann's Fabric Store has a free Teacher Rewards Discount Card that entitles educators to 15 percent off all purchases. Home schoolers are also eligible for the card and new members receive a 20 percent off bonus for signing up.
  5. Barnes & Noble: The B&N Educator Program saves teachers 20-percent off the publisher's list price on purchases for classroom use. During Educator Appreciation Days they offer discounts up to 25 percent. 
  6. New York Times: Teachers can get the New York Times delivered to their door at half-price thanks to their special rate for educators. Plus, the first four weeks costs $0.99.
  7. A.C. Moore: Teachers can save 15 percent on both regularly-priced and sale merchandise through the Teacher Discount Program.
  8. Apple Store: Teachers of all grade levels can receive discounts up to $200 on various computers and accessories through the Apple Education Store. This offer also includes librarians, home schoolers and university professors.
  9. The Limited: Show a school ID or valid pay stub when you shop at any The Limited location and get 15 percent off your entire in-store purchase. The offer is good for all items on the racks, walls or tables.
  10. Banana Republic: A 15-percent off deal is offered to any teacher with a valid school ID. This deal must be redeemed at their store locations.
Click here for the full list of discounts.


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