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Walmart offers teacher a 10-percent discount on school supplies

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jul 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-23 11:26:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Parents and students are not the only ones who buy back-to-school supplies over the summer. Many teachers find themselves spending their own money to make sure their classrooms are properly stocked with supplies for students.

Now those teachers are getting a bit of a break. Retail giant Walmart announced it would offer teachers across the country a 10-percent discount on classroom supplies during Teacher Appreciation Week July 25 to 31.

“On average, teachers around the country spend about $1,000 readying their classrooms, and half of that comes from reaching into their own wallets to make sure students have what they need,” Walmart executive vice president Steve Bratspies said in a statement.

Here is how the program works:

  • Shop Walmart stores for classroom supplies.
  • Visit by August 15 to register receipts
  • Savings on eligible items from select departments* will be delivered on a Walmart eGift card via email

Editor’s Note: The special deal does not apply to purchases. Items from Walmart’s stationery and crafts department are eligible for the discount. Visit for terms and conditions.