This weekend is the big Teacher Appreciation Weekend at many stores (be sure to check with your local store to see if they’re participating). Most stores consider homeschool parents to be teachers (check with your local store, you may need to bring in some sort of proof of your homeschool status). This is a great time to stock up on homeschool supplies.
- JoAnn Fabrics – Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 – Show your teacher ID & receive 20% off your purchase and a free tote bag. If you sign up for the JoAnn’s Teacher Rewards program, you’ll receive 15% off your purchases all year as well as a bonus 20% off coupon.
- Big Lots – Saturday, August 14th – Teachers receive 10% off your entire purchase (with valid ID)
- Office Max – Sunday August 15th – Teachers receive a free reusable tote and 20% off everything they can fit inside. Must be a member of the Max Perks teacher reward program, but can sign up on the day of the event
- Office Depot – Dates vary by location. During Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers will receive 10% off their qualifying purchases, plus there will be a free breakfast on Saturday, giveaways, and more.
- Staples – Dates vary by location. Receive a free thank you gift for first 100 teachers.
- Michaels – Free Crop Event for teachers on Saturday, August 27, from 3pm – 8:45pm. Learn how to create fun bulletin boards, bookmarks, signs & more. They provide the space & an assortment of tools.
Year Round Programs
Other stores, such as Lakeshore Learning, are rumored to offer educator discounts, but I was not able to verify this online. In addition, local, non-chain stores may offer discounts. It never hurts to ask.