Target's Teacher Prep Event Includes Discounts on Hand Sanitizer and Face Coverings This Year

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With the upcoming school year set to be far from routine, Target is giving teachers extra time to take advantage of its annual prep event. Starting now and running through the end of August, Target's Teacher Prep Event is giving teachers 15% off select supplies ranging from school supplies and classroom storage to snacks like granola bars and fruit, as well as food storage bags and tissues.


The retailer will also be extending these promotions from the usual one week to six weeks, giving educators extra time to use the savings for gearing up for what should will be a challenging school year. This year, the discount will apply to PPE such as face coverings and hand sanitizer. (Certain items like electronics, backpacks, lunch bags, trial and travel size items, as well as clearance items, aren't eligible).

To qualify for the discount you need to be a K-12 teacher or homeschooler, a daycare/early learning educator, a university or college professor, or a vocational/trade/technical school teacher. Simply use the Target Circle app to verify you are a teacher and you're good to go! Educators can find the coupon in the app by going to the "Add Extra Offers" tab in their Target Wallet or Target Circle categories, or on by going to the "Target Circle" tab in your account. College students will also be eligible for savings as well with a $5 off coupon for a purchase of $20 or more spent in-store or online.

Those worried about shopping safely can also take advantage of Target's fast and safe minimal or no-contact options to shop on their own terms, with a variety of options including drive up, order pickup, free two-day shipping, school list assist, college registry and same-day delivery with Shipt. Things might be uncertain, but at least we can still do a little (safe) school supply shopping.


Laura is a New York City-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and design. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She's a sucker for a good curbside furniture find.