Target, Dollar General and Other Stores Offering Huge Discounts for Back-to-School Shopping

by Megan Molseed

Back-to-school shopping is underway. And, as always, it’s important for families to find the best deals. It’s important to find the savings while stocking up on the latest fashions and supplies available for the 2021-2022 school year.

While the kiddos need to prepare for the upcoming academic year, so do the teachers. And, this year, some major retailers are preparing for just that.

Many major shopping giants have recently announced a variety of discounts to teachers as they prepare for the upcoming school year.

Teachers Can Find Some Amazing At Retail Giants

From Target to Kohls, Staples, and Dollar General, many major retailers are prepping their merchandise to include things for students as well their teachers. Many of these supplies will come with some pretty awesome deals.

Target will be starting off the “back to school” season with its Teacher Prep event. Target will be offering teachers a one-time discount of 15% off classroom supplies. This discount will be available when the shoppers join Target’s loyalty program, Target Circle.

This discount will be available to all kindergarten through high school educators. The discount will also be available to homeschool teachers, daycare center teachers, as well as those teaching at early childhood learning centers.

These specials will also be available to university and college professors as well as those teaching in the vocational, trade, and technical school categories. The discount is incredible. However, teachers take note…the discount will only be available through July 31.

Retail giant Kohl’s has offered discounts through two-day sales. Just recently, the department store offered a sale where educators and school staff could receive 20% off all in-store purchases. The company noted the purpose of this two-day event was to give “educators and school staff an opportunity to treat themselves.”

Popular discount store Dollar General has stepped up to the plate offering sales for teachers and educators through September 6. From now until then, educators can expect to receive a 30% discount on purchases.

Staples is offering a 20% discount on select purchases to shoppers who work in the education field. In order to utilize the discount, shoppers must enroll in the company’s program, Classroom Rewards. This deal will be available through September 30.

Back to School Season Starts Early

According to a recent Fox News article, industry experts have noted that the back-to-school shopping season has become one of the most popular shopping times. Even compared to holiday shopping. Many shoppers, noted the experts begin to prepare midsummer, well before the start of many schools and colleges.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has reported that over 50% of projected kindergarten through high school shoppers as well as secondary education shoppers have already begun their shopping for the upcoming academic year.

While many of these deals are primarily available in-store, online shoppers have plenty of events such as Amazon’s Prime Day, and Target Deal Days.