Target’s Sending Students and Teachers Back to Class with Extra Savings

  • Jul 6, 2022
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Back-to-school and back-to-college season is just around the corner — and we’re setting you up for success with smart, easy ways to shop and even more ways to save on everything you need for the upcoming school year.

Our unbeatable mix of only-at-Target and top national brands has you covered from kindergarten to campus and beyond with school supplies, apparel and backpacks, electronics, college décor and more.

New this year, we’ve increased our Target Circle offer to 20% off a one-time purchase for college students and extended our Teacher Prep Event (yep, teachers, you’ll now have nearly eight weeks to use your 15%-off discount on school supplies and more). With all this plus the return of tax-free weekends and all-season-long low prices, you’ll be ready to hit the halls running. And, with the majority of items under $10 and deals starting at less than $1, you’ll be ruling your school while shopping smart.

“We know the back-to-school season signals an important milestone for millions of families across the country — and we’re here to help by introducing even more ways for guests to save and find everything they need all in one convenient location,” says Jill Sando, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “From supplies and stylish apparel to snacks and the latest electronics, guests can count on Target to make the most of their budgets, with thousands of items under $10.”
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Back-to-school options and savings for all

We did our homework and planned for all your back-to-school needs — from only-at-Target brands like up & up, Art Class and Mondo Llama, to top national brands like Crayola, Five Star and Yoobi — so you can cross all your school supplies and essentials off your list. For back-to-school style, Cat & Jack has on-trend kids’ apparel and accessories, including wardrobe staples, uniforms and backpacks — all at incredible quality and value. Add to that adaptive and sensory-friendly options from  Pillowfort and Cat & Jack, plus offerings from more than 100 Black-owned brands to help meet the needs of all guests.

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College prep

And we've got all the goods for college students on a budget, including stylish, affordable only-at-Target dorm décor, household essentials, tech gadgets, apparel, food and beverage items and more from guest-favorite brands like Room Essentials, Brightroom, Wild Fable, Goodfellow & Co., Heyday and Good & Gather, and national brands like Apple, Levi’s and JanSport. And college students, this year you can save even more with 20% off a one-time purchase through Target Circle (July 3-Sept. 3), giving you lots of time to save on back-to-college essentials.

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Special savings for teachers

And teachers, take note. This year, we've extended our popular Teacher Prep Event (available through Target Circle July 17-Sept. 10 to all 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) to help you get what you need at an incredible value. You'll have almost eight weeks to save 15% off school supplies and more — that’s nearly six weeks longer than last year.

Even more ways to save

Tax-free weekends and Target Deal Days are returning, offering guests even more options for back-to-school savings. All Target stores in states with sales-tax holiday events will not charge sales tax. Learn more about your state’s sales tax holiday. And mark your calendars for our biggest sale event of the summer, Target Deal Days, with three full days of incredible savings July 11-13 on with no membership required.

Shop on your terms

We’re making shopping fast and fun with checklist tools on or the Target app, including School List Assist and College Registry, so you can easily access your classroom supply lists or create your college wish list and order everything with a simple click.

And with Target’s industry-leading same-day fulfillment options — including Drive Up, Order Pickup and Same-Day Delivery with Shipt — you can get everything on your list on your terms, fast. Start shopping our back-to-school and back-to-college assortment now, and for even more savings, join our free loyalty program, Target Circle, and use a Target RedCard for an extra 5% off all purchases. See? You’ve already aced the test.

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