The average teacher spends more than $400 of his or her personal money each year for supplies and materials for their classrooms. Staples wants to help teachers get the most they can for their money during its Staples Teacher Appreciation Event, August 1-3, at all its stores across the nation. The store has everything teachers need from pencils, glue and tissues, to art supplies, notebook paper, and organizers.
"We know how hard teachers work to educate our children, and we want to make great savings happen as they get their classrooms ready for the new school year," said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, stores and online marketing, Staples. "Dedicated educators, who spend their own money on supplies, can find everything that they need in one stop at Staples and make more happen for less."
If a teacher is enrolled in Staples Teacher Rewards program, he or she will receive a coupon for 25% off any purchase of $10 or more, that can be redeemed during the Teacher Appreciation Event. At that same time, teachers who shop at Staples will be given a free academic "Calendar of Savings" which includes, on the pages of the calendar, special offers especially for teachers, for each month of the year.
If a teacher has not joined the Teacher Rewards program, during the Appreciation Event, the teacher can sign up and receive 25% back in rewards for the duration of the event. This teachers-only savings offer excludes technology.
Once enrolled in the Staples Teacher Rewards program, teachers will receive 5% back in Rewards when purchasing everything, even technology and art supplies. Also, teachers are given free shipping for any online orders.
There are extra Rewards on certain products during the year, as well. For every ink cartridge or toner cartridge they recycle teachers can earn $2 back in Rewards (if they have spent $30 in ink or toner in the previous 180 days).
The company, along with pop singer Katy Perry, are going to "Make Roar Happen" and support the nation's teachers during the back-to-school season. Staples is donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, which is a charity that has helped 450,000 classroom projects happen, while impacting 11 million students.
Staples has invited its customers to donate $1 to DonorsChoose.org at a Staples store or online. The money donated will be used in the donor's community schools for classroom projects.