Get Ahead of the Class with Incredible Back-to-School Deals for Students *and* Teachers

  • Jul 17, 2023
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Ready to ace back-to-school or back-to-college shopping? We’ve done our homework and stocked up on everything you need, from backpacks and notebooks to dorm decor, teacher supplies and more — so you or your kiddo can make the grade at an incredible value. With prices starting at 25 cents, plus special deals for teachers and college students through Target Circle, our free-to-join loyalty program, Target’s your easy, affordable one-stop shop that’ll have any student bright-eyed and ready for the first day of school and beyond.

“Our back-to-school and back-to-college assortment features a broad range of essentials that are priced right for all families. From on-trend Cat & Jack outfits and fun and functional Room Essentials dorm décor, to supplies of all kinds from Mondo Llama and top national brands, Target has everything to help students from pre-K to college start the school year in affordable style,” says Jill Sando, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target. “We’re also pleased to expand our 20% teacher discount across the entire store and on, to provide teachers with even greater value on the items they need for their classrooms. Both teachers and students can count on Target for all their school-year gear at great prices.”


Thank you, teachers

New this year, we’re expanding our popular Teacher Appreciation Event to give teachers a one-time 20% discount on an entire shopping trip, in stores or online, through Target Circle. The event runs July 16-Aug. 26, helping teachers save on everything they need for the year ahead. Who’s eligible? All K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at daycare centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors and vocational/trade/technical school teachers with valid identification. Your teacher I.D. can be validated right within the Target Circle app.

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Back-to-college savings

College students, we know you need all kinds of things to kick off your semester. From furniture, bedding and storage solutions to must-haves like backpacks and tech, we’re helping you prep for college with a one-time 20% discount on your entire shopping trip through Target Circle, July 16-Aug. 26, in stores or online. You just need a valid student I.D. to access the deal. Not a Target Circle member yet? Join for free at And to make shopping super easy, our College Registry tool lets you keep all your top picks in one place and order with just a few clicks.


Affordable joy and ease

Target’s beloved owned brands like Cat & Jack, Pillowfort and Room Essentials, and top national brands like Crayola, Yoobi and JanSport add up to an unbeatable back-to-school mix. With deals starting at 25 cents (hi, glue sticks) and almost everything else under $15, we’ve got budget-friendly back-to-school shopping at its best. And if you live in a state with a sales tax holiday event, you can save even more with no sales tax during specific weekends.

Want to make back-to-school shopping even easier? Our popular School List Assist checklist helps you find everything on your kiddo’s class list and add it to your cart all at once.  

Shop back-to-school and back-to-college at Target stores and on, through our industry-leading same-day options like Drive Up and Order Pickup, or delivered to your doorstep through Same-Day Delivery with Shipt.  

However you choose to shop, we’ve made it as easy as ABC.

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