Teachers: Here’s How to Sign Up for the Target Teacher Discount

Hey teachers, here’s another reason to love your Target runs!

By: Amanda Mushro

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Teacher pinning posters and drawings on notice board at school.


Teacher pinning posters and drawings on notice board at school.

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With the back to school season in full swing, Target is offering bigger discounts on classroom essentials for all teachers. Plus, the discounts are happening six weeks longer than previous years.

On average, teachers spend $750 of their own money on classroom supplies. From pencils and crayons to folders and decor, making your classroom a welcoming place helps students get excited to learn. However, these items shouldn’t break the bank. So teachers, mark your calendars and the next time you head to Target, stock up on all the items you’ll need to make the school year run a little smoother.

What discounts is Target offering?

Target is offering all teachers a 15% off Target Circle coupon. Teachers can use this coupon for basic classroom supplies, cleaning supplies, tissues, and hand sanitizer. However, teachers can also use the savings on other essentials: sports equipment, furniture for the classroom, storage bins and baskets, and snacks for the classroom. The coupon works online and in Target stores. If you have a Target Red Card, you can get an extra 5% off select items. Plus, you’ll get free shipping for online orders over $35 and free in-store pickup.

When does the discount end?

The Target Teacher Prep Event will run until September 10, 2022.

Who is eligible?

  • Elementary, middle, and high school teachers
  • Daycare center teachers
  • Homeschool teachers
  • Preschool and early childhood learning centers
  • University and college professors
  • Vocational, trade, and technical school teachers

If you are a new teacher and you don’t have your credentials yet, don’t worry. You can use another form of verification like an official document to get the discount.

How do I sign up?

  1. Start by verifying your status here.
  2. Save your teacher savings Circle offer.
  3. You’ll see your discount when you checkout in your Target wallet in the store or on Target.com.
  4. If you aren’t ready to use your 15% coupon, uncheck it from your Target wallet and use it for another purchase at another time.

What’s New This Year?

Target also announced that many of their back to school essentials will be priced at $10 and under, so teachers and families can snag these great deals.

For college students, Target is also offering a 20% discount through Target Circle. This discount can be used on school supplies, apparel, backpacks, tech gear, furniture, dorm decor, and more. The college discount applies to a one-time purchase and must be made by September 3.