School might be out for summer, but we know that teachers are looking for great deals on school supplies year round. Why? Because close to 94% of them pay for supplies for their classrooms out of their own pockets. 

Things like Kleenex, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes appear on school supply lists every year but often they run out by Christmas break. Crayons get lost, pencils eventually get sharpened down to nothing and markers dry out.  Often teachers have extras on hand for when kids need them at a moment's notice. When it comes to papers and borders for bulletin boards, flash cards, pillows and rugs for the classroom, those costs are frequently absorbed by teacher's own wallets as well. Nationally, the average price teachers pay for their own supplies yearly is $479.

That's why Target is lending a hand to teachers in the Treasure Valley as they start preparing for the 2019-2020 school year! During the week of July 13, Target will offer teachers a 15% discount on supplies like pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks and folders, hygienic items like disinfecting wipes, facial tissue and hand sanitizer, classroom storage and organization and apparel. The discount has also expanded to include their line of sensory friendly kid's furniture and Bullseye's Playground toys, activities and education supplies.

To get the coupon for their 15% discount teachers can apply using their school and personal e-mail addresses through this website. Once verified, the coupon will be delivered to the school e-mail address and can be used July 13-20.

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