Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

Target holds special summer sale for teachers

Target holds special summer sale for teachers

Target is offering a back-to-school discount to help cut down on the cost of school supplies.

For the first time, the department store chain will offer educators 15 percent off select supplies, according to a Target.com blog post. The deal's webpage will go live July 15. The discounts will cover items from pens, pencils, crayons, and markers to classroom storage and organization material and even little things, like hand sanitizers.

And it's a nationwide trend: A study released in May put the number of teachers around the country spending their own money on their classrooms at 94 percent.

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Starting Sunday, teachers can visit Target.com/teacherprep to see more details about the discount event and receive their coupon codes.

The average amount teachers said they spent without reimbursement was $479, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to teachers.

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