There’s nothing like fresh school supplies for the classroom to get you excited about the new school year. However, a limited budget can sometimes dampen your spirits a little. The good thing is that Staples, one of the largest office supplies chains in the country, understands this dilemma and offers four ways for teachers to save money while refreshing their stock of school supplies.
1. Check out the weekly steals
Every week Staples puts hot items on sale. Check to see if any of your favorites make the list by looking at their weekly circular in store or online here. This is a great way to save on trendy items, seasonal products, or even products that have only been out in the market recently.
2. Shop the Less List for School selection
Staples curated their lowest-priced school essentials and put them on their Less List for School. The selection is pretty big and teachers are sure to find basic school supplies such as folders, composition books, pens, crayons, scissors, and even technology like calculators, USB drives, and more at discounted rates. They even have classroom essentials like a 25 pack of 2 paper folders, Clorox wipes, and Kleenex tissues.
The Less List for School is made up of back-to-school essentials that are offered at the lowest prices, all season long–just a few of the many items on the list are pictured here:
3. Use the 110% low price guarantee
Found something you like at Staples but is cheaper somewhere else? Let Staples know and they will not just match the price –they will even give you an additional 10% difference between their price and the price of the competitor store for the stuff you want! All you have to do is show a Staples associate proof of the lower competitor price (for in-store transactions) or save the URL of the product and call their hotline to complete the process (if you saw the lower price online.)
4. Enjoy free shipping through the Teacher Rewards program
Staples offers free shipping for online orders worth $14.99 or more if you sign up for their Staples Teachers Rewards. This program also gives its members up to 10% back in rewards on teaching and art supplies purchases, and up 5% back on other purchases.
Bonus: Exclusive deals for teachers!
Now college students and teachers can sign up for exclusive offers and deals on featured brands for school, too!
Disclosure: Staples has compensated me via SyndicateAds.net for helping to spread the word about their back to school support for teachers. As always, I only share resources on the blog that I would use myself and recommend to other teachers.