Walmart announces discount program for teachers

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NOTE: This article is from 2014. There has been no update at this time on whether Walmart’s Teacher Appreciation Week will take place again in 2015.

Heads up, teachers!

Walmart has announced a new discount program for teachers purchasing school supplies.

Teacher Appreciation Week will be held July 25-31, 2014 according to the company website. Teachers will receive a 10-percent discount/rebate on classroom supplies purchased during that week.

How it works:

– Teachers shop at Walmart for classroom supplies
– Teachers can visit by August 15, 2014 and register their receipts
– 10 percent savings on eligible items from select departments will be delivered on an eGift card via email

“On average, teachers around the country spend about $1,000 readying their classrooms, and half of that comes from reaching into their own wallets to make sure students have what they need,” Walmart executive vice president Steve Bratspies said in a statement.

The deal does not apply to purchases.

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  • Kilgore A Trout

    A unionized teacher going to Walmart has no ethics and hates their community. Going to Walmart means more of our taxes going to Food Stamps and Medicade while the Walton family destroys our nation.

  • Kendra

    It’s amazing how people constantly complain. I am a teacher, I faithfully and proudly shop at Wal-Mart, and I appreciate the discount.

  • Louise

    If Walmart really cared about teachers, they’d pay a decent wage and stop undermining us with all their support of charters. This teacher will never shop at Walmart, for school supplies or anything else!

  • tmareace

    If you are a teacher who is faithfully and proudly shopping at Walmart, you are a teacher who is faithfully contributing to the demise of your profession while at the same time contributing to the demise of the middle class in this country. You are also contributing to the current situation where our tax dollars go to support food stamps and welfare for Walmart employees who are not paid enough to live so the Waltons can enjoy their billions in profits.

  • Joel

    This is a joke, right? I’d have to: 1. Go to Walmart and spend money on stuff that I really should not have to buy in order to do my job. 2. Register these “eligible” purchases online. 3. Wait 6-8 weeks for my “rebate” gift card to show up. 4. Take aforementioned gift card back to Walmart to buy more stuff that I really should not have to buy to do my job.


  • Lisa

    Anything is appreciated, but 10% is kind of insulting. I can’t afford to spend more than about $50 so all I could get is a gift card for $5? I don’t want a gift card, I need to actually save the money. I’m drowning in student loans and the last thing I need is to have to make another trip to the store to buy more stuff. I’m not saying that this isn’t a nice thing for them to do. It’s good to see something positive happening for teachers, but I’m just not impressed and will probably forget to even go.

  • Gigis_wolfs

    A savings of 10% is not worth my time or effort. I believe all teachers should be given tax exempt privileges at Walmart, Target, Hobby Lobby, and other similar stores. Like one person said already, these are supplies I shouldn’t have to be buying in the first place.

  • G B

    It will be a cold day in hell when this teacher shops at Walmart. They can take their 10% and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

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