Teachers, could you use some FREE and Cheap school supplies?
I’m talking just to the teachers right now. I really hope you’ve had a wonderfully restful summer break! New teachers, what an exciting time to plan and anticipate all the needs of your students. Veteran teachers, you know what your students need, but it’s always a bit of a mystery as to how to inspire students prior to meeting them for the year.
Once you’ve gotten back into your classroom in July or August, I know that the muse of creativity will give you clear direction as to how you should open school. Oops, there might be few supplies you forgot to order before summer break! How will you put everything together without having all the supplies you need? I know of a couple of places you could reach out to for help.
Four Peaks Brewing Company’s FREE Teacher Supply Kit Give-aways
First of all, look through the teaching supply goodies you get from one of the Four Peaks Brewing Company’s FREE Teacher Supply Kit give-aways. Four Peaks has scheduled a series of Teacher Supply Kit give-aways at various locations around the Valley of the Sun in July and August.
Click here for locations and dates: Four Peaks For Teachers Kit Pick-up 2022. Register ahead of time with the link so that the good folks at Four Peaks have the correct amount of kits. Some dates may be sold out soon, so don’t forget to register! Phoenix on the Cheap lists these give-away dates in our events calendar, which is continually updated.
Treasures for Teachers for FREE Classroom Supplies (last one on 8/6)
Second, even though you’ve acquired a great kit of supplies for the beginning of the school year, you know the need will arise for even more supplies for your students as the year progresses. As a frugal teacher who wisely uses resources, take a trip to Treasures for Teachers in Tempe. It’s worth your time.
Sign up for membership on the website, it’s FREE. As a Treasures for Teachers member, you can acquire new and gently used low cost school supplies. Items for sale are added continually. What’s available? Anything from pens and pencils for your students to specific classroom project kits, and much much more. There’s also a FREE section where you can choose from a multitude of supplies at no cost to you.
Wait, there’s more available at Treasures for Teachers! Look for lesson plan and teaching method ideas that are sure to engage your students.
Treasures for Teachers is located at 3025 South 48th Street, Suite 101, Tempe, 85282. You can reach them by phone at 480-751-1122. They take donations too!
Target Extended Teacher Prep Event
Third, you can benefit from an extended Teacher Prep Event through the Target Circle loyalty program, which helps teachers easily get what they need for the classroom at value prices. The program will run July 17 to Sept. 10 giving teachers the opportunity to save 15% on school supplies and more. (The program is nearly six weeks longer than last year.) It’s easy to join the Target Circle loyalty program, click here.
All K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at daycare centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors and vocational/trade/technical schoolteachers with valid identification are eligible. Check out your local Target’s location here.
OfficeMax Rewards, Teachers Included!
Fourth, the Office Depot OfficeMax Rewards Program, allows teachers to get 2% back in reward points year-round. Especially good about this rewards program is that educators can earn up to 20% in bonuses throughout the year during teacher appreciation events. Rewards can also be earned on certain supplies in-store year-round, such as necessary classroom supplies, essential ink & toner for copiers, much-needed paper, and very helpful services like copying, printing, and shipping. Click here to sign up!
Don’t forget to visit the OfficeMax Teacher Resource Center for those extras teachers need to begin the school year smoothly and efficiently.
Please note, Office Depot and OfficeMax are the same company. Click here for all OfficeMax Valley locations.
Try the sources listed above for help paying for your own classroom needs. As a former teacher myself, I know how expensive it can be when you’ve got a great activity planned without all of the resources to totally make it happen. Best wishes for the 2022-2023 school year!