Staples Makes More Savings Happen for Educators during Teacher Appreciation Weekend
Teachers Receive 25% off Classroom Supplies during Nationwide Event, August 1-3
Framingham, Mass. – (July 28, 2014) – Staples is helping teachers with a Teacher Appreciation Event all weekend long August 1st through August 3rd at store locations nationwide. Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year on supplies and materials for their classrooms. The Staples Teacher Appreciation Event will help teachers get the supplies their classrooms need such as pencils, glue sticks, tissues, art supplies, and more for less.
“We know how hard teachers work to educate our children, and we want to make great savings happen as they get their classrooms ready for the new school year,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, stores and online marketing, Staples. “Dedicated educators, who spend their own money on supplies, can find everything that they need in one stop at Staples and make more happen for less.”
Teachers enrolled in Staples Teacher Rewards program will receive a coupon for 25 percent off any purchase of $10 or more that can be redeemed during the Teacher Appreciation Event, August 1-3. During the event, teachers will also receive a free academic “Calendar of Savings” with teacher-specific offers each month so they can save all year long. Educators who are not currently Teacher Rewards members can sign up at any Staples store, August 1-3, and receive 25 percent back in rewards during this special Teacher Appreciation event. The special savings offer – exclusive to teachers – excludes technology. Exclusions apply, see store for details.
To continue to help educators throughout the school year, the Staples Teachers Rewards program gives educators 5 percent back in Rewards on everything, including technology and services, plus an additional 5 percent back in Rewards on teaching and art supplies. In addition, teachers get free shipping on every Staples.com order with no minimum purchase required and no limit to the Rewards teachers can earn. Teacher Rewards members can also take advantage of opportunities to earn extra Rewards on certain products throughout the year. They can earn $2 back in Rewards for every ink or toner cartridge that they recycle when they’ve spent $30 on ink or toner over the previous 180 days. To learn more about our Staples Rewards and Teacher Rewards programs visit StaplesRewardsCenter.com.
Staples Makes More Classroom Projects Happen
Staples is teaming up with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and support teachers during the back-to-school season. Staples is building on its long history of supporting teachers, students, and education by donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million students.
Staples’ customers are invited to #MakeRoarHappen and help their local teachers by donating $1 to DonorsChoose.org at their local Staples store or online at www.staples.com/makeroarhappen. Donations will be used to fund classroom projects in the community where the donation was made.
“Staples is proud to contribute to teachers’ efforts to ensure that their students succeed in the classroom,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, stores and online marketing, Staples. “By supporting teachers, we are all working toward building stronger communities.”
To sign up for free Staples Rewards membership or for more information about the Teacher Rewards program, please visit StaplesRewardsCenter.com.
Staples makes it easy to make more happen with more products and more ways to shop. Through its world-class retail, online and delivery capabilities, Staples lets customers shop however and whenever they want, whether it’s in-store, online or on mobile devices. Staples offers more products than ever, such as technology, facilities and breakroom supplies, furniture, safety supplies, medical supplies, and Copy and Print services. Staples also offers free shipping for Staples Rewards Members, in most cases overnight. Headquartered outside of Boston, Staples operates throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples (SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. At this nonprofit website, teachers at half of all the public schools in America have created project requests, and more than a million people have donated $240 million to projects that inspire them. All told, 11.4 million students—most from low-income communities, and many in disaster-stricken areas—have received books, art supplies, field trips, technology, and other resources that they need to learn.