Target’s 2023 back-to-school discount for teachers isn’t limited to just school supplies

Back-to-school time is somehow just around the corner, and teachers, it’s time to mark your calendars. Target just announced that it’s bringing back its popular Teacher Appreciation shopping event, but with some big changes this year that you’re going to love.

Last year, the event was extended to six weeks, giving teachers plenty of time to cash in in a 15% discount on select school supplies they need for their classrooms (and so often have to pay for out-of-pocket). This year, the event will once again run for six weeks—from July 16 to Aug. 26. But Target has sweetened the pot by increasing the discount to 20% and opening it up to anything in the store or online for one shopping trip. That’s right—it’s no longer limited to just school supplies, because teachers deserve to get whatever the heck they want and save money doing it.

“We’re pleased to expand our 20% teacher discount across the entire store and on, to provide teachers with even greater value on the items they need for their classrooms,” Target’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Jill Sando, said in a press release. “Both teachers and students can count on Target for all their school-year gear at great prices.”

The one big change is that teachers won’t be able to take advantage of the discount for the whole six-week period this year—they just get 20% off of one shopping trip, which means this will require some planning. You should also know that the discount is connected to your Target Circle account. You’ll need to show valid identification that proves you’re a teacher, but all 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 are eligible. Happy shopping!

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