Staples event to help teachers get classroom tools
Staples is hosting Teacher Appreciation Day across the country, including the stores in Yuma, to make it easy for teachers to get the classroom tools they need.
Teacher Appreciation Day will be held in Yuma from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Staples stores at 101 W. 16th St. and 500 W. Catalina Drive.
The first 100 Teachers Rewards members visiting Staples stores on Teacher Appreciation Day will receive a free shopping bag plus 20 percent back in Staples rewards on everything they can fit in the bag (exclusions apply). The teacher can also enter to win a $25 Staples gift card and check out the newest items for the classroom.
Each year, teachers spend an average of $356 of their own money on supplies and instructional materials, according to the National School Supply and Equipment Association. To help educators cover additional supply costs, Staples recently introduced the Reward-A-Classroom program so parents and teachers can work together to keep classrooms stocked all year long.
Teachers must be enrolled in Teacher Rewards and parents in Staples Rewards to join Reward A Classroom. Parents and friends just search for and select the teacher they would like to earn extra rewards for, enter their information and then link rewards accounts to start earning extra rewards for the teacher of their choice as well as the 5 percent back in rewards all members receive.
When parents participating in the program shop, teachers receive:
• 5 percent back in rewards on every copy and print purchase
• 2 percent back in rewards on everything else, excluding postage, phone/gift cards and savings passes
Teachers can earn up to $50 from as many as 40 parents each year.
Also, for their own purchases educators can earn 5 percent back in rewards on everything, including technology and services, plus an additional 5 percent back in rewards on teaching and art supplies through the Teacher Rewards program.
All rewards members receive free shipping on Staples.com orders, with next day delivery to 98 percent of the U.S.
For more information on Teacher Appreciation Day, log on to www.staples.com/teacherday.