Whether Heading to School or Learning from Home, Target Has You Covered with Safe, Easy, Affordable Prep

  • Jul 14, 2020
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This fall will be far from routine. But one constant you can count on: Target, of course. So if you’re buying a backpack or setting up a dining room learning station for the kiddos—or decking out a dorm room or creating a cozy, at-home study nook for your college student—Target’s here to help with safe, convenient and oh-so-affordable prep. Plus, our 15% Techer Prep discount is back and even better, with five more weeks to save. Read on for details.

“Fall learning will look and feel very different this year—and families are balancing a lot,” says Jill Sando, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Style and Owned Brands, Target. “We want our guests to know that we’re here for them, no matter what. So we’re doing what Target does best—listening to their changing needs and designing incredible, affordable products and safe, simple, stress-free shopping experiences to help them send their kids to school or college—or settle in for at-home learning—on their terms.”

With a little help from Target, your school or college prep can be as easy as 1-2-3 …

A color-blocked collage features two smiling models and a variety of school and college supplies and accessoriesStep 1: Check everything off your list
Backpacks, cute outfits and boxes of markers and crayons? Check. On-trend dorm décor, desks and all the delicious snacks? Yep. Target has everything you’ll need, whatever the learning situation, including national brands like Crayola and Five Star, plus thousands of exclusive owned-brand finds at an only-at-Target value.

Faves for school-aged kids: an expanded assortment of Up & Up supplies, quality backpacks, accessories and wardrobe staples—including adaptive options—from Cat & Jack, More Than Magic’s sparkly outfits, accessories and tech, on-trend apparel and more from Art Class and activewear and sporting goods from Target’s new All in Motion line. You’ll find cool animal prints, stretchy denim and cute graphic tees, plus kids’ favorite licensed brands. (Hello, Fortnite, Disney’s Frozen and Harry Potter.)

The college crew’s go-to’s: stylish dorm bedding and décor from Room Essentials, tons of eye-catching tech from Heyday and the flexibility to create their own perfect looks with apparel and accessories from Wild Fable, Original Use and All in Motion. They’ll also love Target’s on-trend denim, elevated lighting options to brighten any space and lots of functional finds like stackable furniture, foldable laundry hampers and creative storage options.

And if you need a little help grabbing all those items, School List Assist lets you find your child’s supply list on Target.com and add everything to your cart with just one click. And college students will appreciate Target’s college gift registry and our 360-degree shoppable room experience that helps them picture how items will look in the context of real rooms.
A college of four images showing Target's same day delivery, order pick up, drive up and 2 day shipping servicesStep 2: Shop your way with safe, easy pickup and delivery options
Our friendly team members are always ready to help you shop confidently in our stores with our ongoing safety measures. And we have plenty of additional fast, convenient ways to shop—including contactless pickup and delivery options—too:

  • Same-day Delivery with Shipt: Have a personal shopper bring your order right to your door in as soon as an hour. Available in most areas with membership or one-time delivery fee.
  • Order Pickup: Shop thousands of items on Target.com or the Target app from the comfort of your couch, then pick them up at your local store for free. Available at all Target stores.
  • Drive Up: Order via the Target app, pull into a designated spot in the Target parking lot, and a team member will bring everything right out to your car. Available at most Target stores.
  • Free 2-Day Shipping: Shop Target.com or the Target app anytime to take advantage of free 2-day shipping on online orders over $35 or when you use your RedCard.

An illustration of Bullseye the dog pushing a shopping cart alongsideStep 3: Save big
Whenever and however you choose to shop, you’ll find incredible, everyday value at Target all season long. Be sure to watch Target Circle for even more savings.

For the teachers: Our popular 15% Teacher Prep Event discount is back and even better—this year, you’ll have five more weeks to take advantage of the savings! Starting July 14, simply join or log in to Target Circle to verify that you’re a teacher. Then, a special, one-time-use offer to save 15% on select classroom supplies and essentials will appear, to be redeemed July 19 through the end of August.

Hey, college students: We have some new savings for you, too. Beginning July 20 through the end of August, simply join or log in to Target Circle to verify that you’re a student to get a one-time offer to save $5 on a purchase of $20 or more. Now that’s shopping smart.

Here’s to your easiest, safest prep yet—and great learning in every form. For even more inspiration, check out our school and college hubs on Target.com.

A Target team member wearing a yellow jacket smiles while pushing a cart at Drive Up.

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