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FREEBIE ALERT: Ways for teachers to score free school supplies and other deals!

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 12:36:39-04

Teachers can spend hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars out of their own pockets on school supplies for students. Since many are prepping the classroom right now, here are some helpful tips on how to save and how you can help!

Treasures 4 Teachers now has two locations, granting instructors access to warehouses full of new and used low-cost supplies, even free sections! They also have a the T4T Thrift Shop and mobile unit, T4T on Wheels, to make deliveries! Now, you must be a member, and that cost is $35 annually. So, students, parents, friends and more could pitch in to buy a membership as a gift or make a donation to help! Click here to join. serves K-12 schools in all 50 states. Teachers post supplies they need, and donors pick up a request to assist. connects donors to specific classrooms.

Instructors can join groups like The Freecycle Network, where you can get and give necessities within your neighborhood.

You can create a Classroom Wish List on Amazon and share it with parents and friends who might donate.

Half Price Books donates books to classrooms and libraries. Requests can be made online.

Reusing items or having rummage or garage sales might help too. Plus, dollar stores can help in the saving department for some items.

The National Education Association has all kinds of free activities, lesson plans and more for classrooms, in addition to advice and other resources. has Dollar Store Hacks and over 20 ways to find free or discounted items for classrooms.

What other tips do you have for teachers to save on back-to-school items? Let us know!

Happy Shopping!