Target’s teacher discount is back with more ways to save

Target is helping teachers stretch their back-to-school budget on more than just supplies for their classrooms.

Educators will get a week-long 15 percent-off discount on select items starting July 13 as part of their Teacher Prep Event.

In addition to school supplies and essentials (which include things like disinfecting wipes and Ziploc bags), the discount will apply to adult clothing and accessories, Pillowfort furniture, and Bullseye’s Playground items.

How to sign up:

Target is working with third-party verification service SheerID to verify eligibility. Sign up for the coupon – valid July 13-20 in stores and online – at

The discount aims to help K-12 teachers, of course.

Target will also offer savings to teachers working at day care centers, early childhood learning centers.

Parents and teachers who homeschool are also eligible for the discount.

Target’s FAQ says the store can use “any document that ties your name and/or email address to an educational system” for verification.

Eligible guests who are not able to validate online can visit their local Target store for assistance.

Furthermore, other acceptable documents include a school ID card, letter of employment on school letterhead, current pay stub and official documents.

For teachers able to verify the information online, the coupon will be emailed.

Here’s what is included in the week-long teacher discount:

  • All school supplies, including pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, binders, and arts and crafts items
  • Essentials: disinfecting wipes, facial tissue, hand sanitizer, and food storage bags
  • Bullseye’s Playground
  • Pillowfort furniture
  • Men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, including performance, basics and shoes

Now that you know what you can use the discount on, you need to know what isn’t eligible for it: electronics, backpacks, lunch bags, trial & travel size items, swim, sleepwear, Fan Central, clearance, items sold and shipped by Target+TM Partners and Levi’s Red Tab.