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Target teacher discount 2021 is here along with savings for educators at Dollar General, Staples

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Target’s back-to-school teacher discount is back for a limited time.
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Why you should celebrate the teachers in your life This is why teachers deserve appreciation every day. USA TODAY

Target's back-to-school teacher discount is back for a limited time. For the fourth year, the retailer is offering educators 15% off select classroom supplies and essentials in-store and online Sunday through July 31, officials shared with USA TODAY. Last year, the teacher savings lasted six weeks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The discount, which can be redeemed only once during Target's Teacher Prep Event, is for "K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at daycare centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors and vocational/trade/technical school teachers."

But to save, teachers need to verify their eligibility through the Target Circle loyalty program. ? Ice Cream Day 2021: Get free ice cream, National Ice Cream Day deals at McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Baskin-Robbins, Carvel Sunday

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Target Circle teacher discount: How to sign up

Teachers can sign up now at Target.com/circle/teacher. Products eligible for the discount can be found here Exclusions apply and the discount can't be used on backpacks, clearance, electronics, lunch bags, items sold and shipped by Target+ Partners and more.

With the free Target Circle, available on the Target app for Apple and Android devices, there are hundreds of Circle offers for all shoppers, typically ranging from 5% to 50% off in categories such as groceries, clothes, furniture, baby products, health, seasonal and more. ? How to get the most from Target Circle: Save, get deals and earn cash back with Target's free loyalty program

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All shoppers nationwide with an existing Target.com or RedCard credit or debit card are automatically enrolled in Target Circle. Shoppers also can join by making a Target.com account or by giving their phone numbers in a Target store. Learn more here. Retailers often offer teachers discounts throughout the year including during Teacher Appreciation Week in May and ahead of the back-to-school season.

Kohl's teacher discount ends Sunday

Kohl's teacher discount for educators and school staff ends Sunday, July 18.

For the first time, teachers get 20% off in-store purchases when they show a valid school ID. The three-day discount started July 16. Like with the retailer's other coupons some exclusions apply, and this discount isn't valid on gift cards, electronics, toys, beauty and fragrance and select brands including Crocs, Columbia, Eddie Bauer, select KitchenAid, Koolaburra by UGG, Lands' End and Levi's.

See the full list of exclusions at Kohls.com/exclusions. ? Kohl's teacher discount 2021: Kohl's to give teachers a 20% discount for the first time.

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Dollar General teacher discount

Through Sept.

6, Dollar General has a new teacher discount with 30% off qualifying, in-store purchases of back-to-school and stationery items. Qualifying purchases include pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paper, notebooks, scissors, binders, folders, glue, rulers, backpacks and lunch kits, according to the promotion's fine print. Teachers need to sign in or create a Dollar General account and then can register and complete the educator verification process at DollarGeneral.com.

Approximately 24 to 48 hours after verification, teachers will be able to add the discount to their account through a digital coupon. The coupon can be used up to four times during the promotion and is limited to one use per day. To apply the discount at checkout, enter the phone number associated with your Dollar General digital coupon account on the pin pad at the register.

Staples teacher discount

Staples is offering a 20% teacher discount now through Sept.

30 to teachers and school administrators who participate in Classroom Rewards, a new program on the chain's Staples Connect app. The office supply retailer also announced the launch of Classroom Rewards last week.

With the program, parents can give a percentage of their in-store Staples purchase back to an enrolled teacher or school of their choice, the retailer said in a news release. ? Sunscreen recall 2021: J&J recalling select Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen due to presence of benzene

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