Teacher Appreciation Days at Staples and Office Depot

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    hi all...I heard that this weekend they are having a teachers appreciation day at both of these stores. Has anyone ever been? What usually goes on? Is it worth going?
     
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    It will be interesting to compare; ours was today. Teachers receive 10% off all of their purchases (except print orders and gift cards). We received a reusable bag with a mini bottle of glue, a package of 1000 stickers, a laminated poster (provinces and capital cities), lots of coupons (over $100. worth) and a pencil. They had bottles of water and a basket of candy. We don't get the same kind of deals here that they have in the US. They had a few good deals ($10 for a 1G jump drive, 36 cents for 10 pencils, 79 cents for 150 sheets of refill paper). I picked up a couple of things that I know I'll need. I'm going back this afternoon with my kids--my son needs a laptop for school and saving 10% on that purchase is big!
     
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    Our Staples last weekend was EXCELLENT. I got a huge bag of stuff. Included was a set of beautiful colored tabs (one color on the one side, and a different color on the other-who knew such a simple combo would be so beautiful and energizing??), and I'm using them in my sub binder. I got tons of post-its, pens, markers, and other cool stuff. Oh, and a USB port. Everyone is passing those out, so go if just for that.

    Not sure about Office Depot. That's this week for us.
     
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    Staples or Office Max??
     
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    Oh what a bummer! I missed ours in Arizona!!! Darnit!!
     
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    Oooh thanks for the reminder! I am so excited to see what they hand out this year!
     
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    Do you have to show something to prove you are a teacher?
     
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    Nice! I didnt miss mine. :)
     
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    No Staples around here :(
     
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    mine is tomorrow!!! SO excited, I haven't missed on since I started teaching! I LOVE Staples!
     
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    bummed

    I went to the staples teacher day today (woke my child up for it) and got there....not to sound ungrateful but all I got was a free flashdrive. I have never been to these things but I always heard how teachers got so much stuff on these days. They didnt even give me a discount on the folders I bought!!
     
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    "Just" the flash drive for us, too. I do appreciate it (and love the little case it came in), but I was hoping for maybe an extra discount on purchases or something. I'm not complaining, because I've gotten free glue and folders from them this summer, but it really is amazing how different the stores in the same chain are, isn't it?

    (I'm still hoping they'll call me about a door prize!)
     
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    My Staples only gave you 25 folders free and a rain check for the USB port. They gave out a lot more last year. But it is better than nothing. They let teachers buy as much of the 1 cent sales things as they wanted.
     

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