Teacher Discounts

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  1. HorseLover

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    I noticed that Office Max has a few days where they offer 25% discount to teachers, and they even have a place on their site where you can look up which days it will be in your area

    Office Max Teacher Appreciation

    Does anyone know of other stores that offer discounts to teachers (either during a set period of time or all the time)?
     
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    J. Crew and NY & Co offer a discount. Most book stores I've been to do also. If I'm remembering correctly Christopher and Banks has a discount too- I'm a little young for that store but I do buy gifts for my mom there occasionally.
     
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    Michaels gives 15% every day with a teacher ID.
     
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    The Staples discount is probably already well known, but you pay $10 for a %15 discount card, good until the end of August (I think).
     
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    Joanns has 10% everyday for teachers. You have to sign up for their discount card and show your ID.
     
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    The discounts I know of are
    Barnes and Nobles
    JoAnns
    AC Moore
    Michaels

    All of them are 15% off as far as I can recall. With Michaels you just show a teacher ID, they don't issue a card. With JoAnn and B&N, show your ID, fill out a form, and get a card that lasts a year. AC Moore I'm not sure how they do it as I haven't been there for a while.
     
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    Verizon has a discount for my school district. 18%, worth looking into. Never hurts to ask, right? It is applied to our monthly bill, not to items like phones.

    I am loving the list of other places that offer a discount. I need to look into them more!
     
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    AT&T. I believe it's 15%.
     
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    Sprint gives teachers 18% off as well.


    I miss Vista print's mega coupons I use to get in my email. :(
     
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    It really is backwards and I still haven't purchased one. I usually just say no thank you because I need the $10 to use on my purchases.
     
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    We got 21%. :)
     
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    I don't think the Staples discount is all that great, but they are having their appreciation day on the 17th, and that day there is a lot of chances to get a bigger discount.

    Lakeshore Learning gives a good discount; I get emails every day for something. Right now they are having a lot of BOGO's.
     
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    Maybe I'm missing something. I was at Staples today and the cashier told me the card would only cost me $1 (because they offer it cheaper with a bigger purchase, or something), and the 15% off would apply to my purchases at that time. It seemed to me like I'd be paying $1 to get about $5 off that day (I spent about $50 but $9 was on something excluded) plus 15% every other time I hit Staples until Sept 21. Did I miss something? I bought it :unsure:
     
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    I watched something play out at Staples tonight that really turned me off to them; apparently the Better Binders have a lifetime return policy; you can return and exchange/recycle them for new ones every year with your receipt. These sweet kids, a brother and sister, came in with all their binders and receipt, and wanted to exchange for new. The cashier made a comment that the binders looked too nice to exchange, and that she didn't think they would qualify, and even when the manager said ok, she still kept complaining...then something happened and the manager came back over and said they would have to wait to get some kind of credit from Staples corporate. So the kids walked out with nothing. Kind of seemed like very bad customer service to me.
     
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    Hm. That's lousy customer service, but on the other hand I never knew about that binder policy and theoretically it's a good one. Binders die and the "better binders" are not too expensive in the first place. But original receipt?! Bleh. You had to have bought it at Staples, isn't it a proprietary product? I guess it's that part that keeps them from losing money on this, who holds onto a store receipt until their looseleaf dies?
     

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