Meijer expands teacher discount offerings

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With back to school season quickly approaching, Meijer is looking to help educators in the communities it serves.

The retailer announced that it would be expanding the number of products available in its teacher discount, which now includes office furniture, desks, bookshelves, frames, lamps and kids apparel.

Offered to teachers throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky, the discount also includes such classroom essentials as paper, pencils, folders and notebooks.

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“Teachers proved to be heroes as they adapted lesson plans and extended the classroom into their homes during the pandemic,” May Graceffa, director of back-to-school merchandising for Meijer said. “The upcoming school year may require flexibility, so finding a way to further reduce stress on their pocketbooks as they consider their own homes and families for the first day of classes led us to expand the offerings covered by this year's discount.”

Other available items include all-purpose cleaners, disinfecting sprays, hand sanitizer, hand tissues and baby wipes.

Teachers are able to obtain the 15% discount by presenting a current school ID at their local Meijer customer service. The paper coupon can be used repeatedly by obtaining a new one any time they return to the retailer during the back-to-school shopping season, the company said.

“There is already a lot of excitement for getting back to class, so we want to do our part in helping teachers across the Midwest,” Graceffa said. “Returning to school always holds special meaning, but thanks to local teachers this back-to-school season will represent even more as our communities take another step toward normalcy.”