So many discounts,, I don’t know what to do. I just stumbled upon this website, which has way more discounts than I ever knew existed for teachers. The website states that the more people that join, the better the offers that they can negotiate for teachers. I am signing up right now! Check the site out at http://myeducationdiscount.com/.
If you are opting to buy fabric to spruce up your dull concrete block classroom, then try out JoAnn Fabric stores. They offer a 15% discount to teachers who show their school ID. Fabric can be used to create a warm, homey, classroom atmosphere for curtains or bulletin boards. The great thing about using fabric for bulletin boards is that once it is cut, you can easily use it again the next year without having to re-cut large bulletin board paper–what a time saver!
The Limited is my absolute favorite clothing store, but they are quite pricey on a teacher’s salary. However, I just can’t resist their feminine, professional looking clothing! The last week of July, as do many stores, they always have their end of season clearance sale. I always visit before school begins to snag a few, cute, new pieces to add to my wardrobe. Just this week I found a pretty purple blouse, some brown capris, and a beautiful, ruffled, neck cardigan. Most of the time you are able to gain a teacher discount of 15% if you aren’t using one of their other promotional discounts. I always ask for the discount anyway and show my id badge. If I am not able to use the discount in combination with their other promotions or coupons, the clerk tells me. I hope you are able to find some stylish new pieces at a bargain too! Side note…this store keeps the same colors in their clothing from year to year. For example, I purchased a turquoise tank on clearance one year that I have hardly worn. This year I found a beautiful turquoise cardigan with flower embellishments that…you guessed it–MATCHES PERFECTLY, so I didn’t need to buy an extra shirt to layer with the cardigan!
In case you live near a Mardel Educational Supply store, make plans to visit this coming Thursday, July 21st. They will be having a 20% sale off of all educational products. They will be having extended store hours from 8 am to 10 pm. I can’t wait!
Get your sneakers on so you can catch the freebies given away at Office Depot. At my store location, teachers enjoy 20% off the week of July 31st-August 6th. August 6th enjoy free breakfast from 9-11 am with a free tote bag, office products, and coupon book with offers for the whole year! To find the Teacher Appreciation Day for your Office Depot location, just click here.
Staples always has excellent back to school deals for teachers in which they offer free goody bags. This year 2011 will be no different. If you are an early riser, be one of the first 100 teachers to arrive at Staples for a gift bag. There will also be special coupon savings that day. At my store, the Teacher Appreciation Day is Saturday morning August 6th. However, this day may be different in your location. Simply click here to find out what time the Staples Teacher Appreciation Day will be in your area.
Did you run out of pencils? Do you need a piano for your music class? A website–donorschoose.org of which you may have not heard is granting wishes to worthy public school classrooms across the U.S.who are lacking in supplies. Teachers do not have to write grants! All teachers have to do is request the materials needed, send thank you notes, and photographs of the project taking place. Ordinary citizens can donate as little or as much as they want. This website allows many people to donate to one need until that need is filled. Visit the site to see some of the amazing projects that have been fulfilled.
Take a visit to this free clip art website by Lee Hansen to find lots of cute borders, and clip art images. Many of the images are of holiday items. I especially like the borders. The clip art is completely free for classroom use, club use, non profit use, personal use, blogs, or web page articles. The clip art may not be used for commercial use.
Look stylish while you teach! One of my favorite stores Ann Taylor Loft offers teachers a 15% discount off of their purchases. Just show proof that you are an educator with a pay stub or your teacher’s badge to claim your discount. Unfortunately this discount doesn’t apply to the regular Anne Taylor stores only Anne Taylor Loft participates in the teacher discount offers. To gain even more of a discount, see this link to get additional coupons for your next shopping trip. http://www.bradsdeals.com/stores/ann-taylor-loft-coupons