Get Ready: Target's 20% Off Back-To-School Sale for College Students & Teachers Starts July 16

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Can you believe the back-to-school season is almost here? Yes, even as you’re rinsing out your family’s swimsuits and enjoying frozen lemonades, it’s actually time to start stocking up on back-to-school supplies. So mark your calendars: from July 16 to August 26, Target is helping teachers and families get a leg up on the school year in a major way with two huge sales: the Target Circle’s Teacher Appreciation Event and the Target Circle College Student Appreciation program.

The Target Circle’s Teacher Appreciation Event gives educators 20% off sitewide — and storewide, too! So it’s a great time to stock up on classroom supplies, your own back-to-school wardrobe, electronics, beauty and grooming supplies, and pretty much anything that’ll set you up for success. The Target Circle College Student Appreciation program is very similar. It allows college kids to get 20% off their entire online shopping session at, where back-to-school clothes, dorm decor, school supplies and even snacks to fuel their study sessions are in stock and ready to be snapped up.

How to Access The Sales

For students to take advantage of the Target Circle College Student Appreciation program, all they need is a valid school I.D. and a Target Circle membership, which they can easily sign up for at

Teachers will also need to present a valid I.D. get to get their one-time 20% discount. Eligible educators include all Kindergarten through grade 12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at daycare centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors and vocational/trade/technical school teachers. Educators also need to be Target Circle members, so sign up here.

Leave it to Target to hit the bullseye on what families and teachers need to start off the school year right! Ready to add stuff to your Target wishlist? Here’s an overview of the back-to-school essentials that college kids and educators alike can earmark to help them get another successful school year in the books.


Target’s selection of backpacks for college kids and teachers makes the grade. It includes top-rated backpacks with padded shoulder straps, protective laptop sleeves, mesh pockets for water bottles and more. Get yours during the sale for 20% off.

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