I have been so busy with my brother & family in town this week (& we’re preparing to head to California on Sunday a few hours after they leave – talk about crazy!) – so I almost forgot to post about this! But, since my hubby is a teacher, my mom was a teacher & I have also been an educator in the schools – how could I not post this? :) Teachers need all the discounts they can get because I know full well that you put alot of your own money into preparing your classrooms & providing supplies for your students!
This weekend is the big Teacher Appreciation Weekend at many stores – you’ll need to check with your local store to see if they’re participating as some locations have different dates, but I will list the stores that should be participating. This is a great time to stock up on school supplies with some discounts provided by various retailers.
*This also typically applies to homeschool parents – you’ll have to check with each store on their requirements for showing that you’re a homeschool educator.
- JoAnn Fabrics – Sat 8/14 & Sunday 8/15 – Show your teacher ID & you can receive 20% off your purchase & get a FREE tote bag. Also, make sure to sign up for the JoAnn’s Teacher Rewards Discount program. You’ll receive a discount card for 15% off your purchases all year as well as a bonus 20% off coupon.
- Big Lots – Saturday August 14th – Teachers can show their teacher ID & receive 10% off your entire purchases (not just school supplies either, but just about everything in the store)
- Office Max – Sunday August 15th – Teachers will get a FREE reusable tote & 20% off everything you can fit into your bag. You must be a member of the Max Perks teacher reward program but you can sign up in-store on Sunday if needed.
- Office Depot – August 15th – August 21st is Teacher Appreciation week (check your local store, though, as this could vary across the country-this is what I found for NW stores). All week long, teachers will receive 10% off their purchases & 50% rewards back on select products. Saturday Aug 21st is a Teacher Appreciation FREE Breakfast for most stores.
Other Upcoming Teacher Appreciation Events:
- Staples – Free gift for first 100 teachers; Check their website for the date for your local event. I checked several WA stores as well as an Oregon store & August 21st was the date that they will be participating, but this could be different for every store. They should also be providing a FREE breakfast as well.
- Michaels – Free Crop Event for teachers on Sat 8/27 from 3pm – 8:45pm. Learn how to create fun bulletin boards, bookmarks, signs & more. They provide the space & an assortment of tools.
Let me know if you hear of other Teacher Appreciation Events or Discounts!