ICFE eNEWS #12-19 - August 29th 2012
Top 10 Discounts for Teachers
Like students, teachers want to save money on back-to-school
supplies. Whether its materials for their classroom or fresh additions
to their wardrobe, educators can take advantage of savings even
if sales pitches aren't directed at them.
When you sign up for the
Star Teacher Program, you'll receive 10-percent back in
rewards on ink, toner and paper purchases from Office Depot.
Additionally, you can save 15 percent on copy and print services
when you order online or in-store.
The Container Store
Get organized for less by registering for the
Organized Teacher Program at The Container Store. You'll
score 15-percent off all items online and in-store. Be sure
you have your school ID when visiting brick-and-mortar locations.
Barnes & Noble
The Barnes & Noble NOOK has recently dropped in price, making
the popular e-reader a good buy for everyone. Teachers can also
save 20-percent off the publisher's list price on purchases
for classroom use through the
B&N Educator Program. And don't forget about Educator Appreciation
Days with discounts up to 25 percent.
Look sophisticated for less with the
LOFT Loves Teachers program. Membership will afford you
15-percent off all in-store, full-price purchases. As a new
member you'll also receive an introductory discount, plus you'll
enjoy other perks including exclusive sweepstakes for teachers
and seasonal style guides.
Get 15-percent off everything at The Limited stores when you
show your school ID or valid paystub. You can save an additional
25 percent when you purchase a discount gift card to The Limited
Receive exclusive discounts when you sign up for the
HP Academy program, including a one-time "welcome" coupon
for first-time members. According to the website, you can combine
the discounts you receive with most instant rebates, sale prices
and mail-in-rebates for additional savings.
Though this one is state-specific, it's too good not to mention.
Current K-12 teachers in Florida can get unlimited free admission
to SeaWorld Orlando through Dec. 31, 2012 with the
Teacher Study Pass. Bring your Florida teaching certificate,
a paystub within the last 30 days and a valid photo ID to redeem.
JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores
Enjoy 15-percent off most purchases at JoAnn Fabric and Craft
Stores with their free
Teacher Rewards discount card. Home-school educators and
early-childhood professionals are eligible for this card as
well. New members will receive a 20-percent discount upon registration.
Show your school ID at checkout and receive 15-percent off your
full-price purchase at J. Crew stores. Some exclusions may apply,
so call ahead to make sure your coveted garment is eligible.
Earn 10-percent back in Staples Rewards when you purchase ink,
toner and paper. You can also earn these rewards when you use
their copy and print services. Even better, you can recycle
old ink cartridges and get $2 back in Staples Rewards for extra
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Paul S. Richard
President - Executive Director
Institute of Consumer
Financial Education (ICFE)
About the ICFE:
The Institute of Consumer Financial Education (ICFE) was founded in 1982 by the late Loren Dunton (creator of the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation). The ICFE is dedicated to helping consumers of all ages to improve their spending, increase savings and use credit more wisely.
The ICFE is an award winning, nonprofit, consumer education organization that has helped millions of people through its education programs and Resources. It publishes the Do-It-Yourself Credit File correction Guide, which is updated annually. The ICFE has distributed over one million Credit/Debit Card Warning Labels and Credit/Debit Card Sleeves world wide.
The ICFE became an official partner with the Department of Defense/Financial Readiness Campaign in June of 2004.The ICFE was an active partner in the California Student Debt Resource Awareness Project (CASDRAP) which resulted in a new web site: (studentdebthelp.org). CASDRAP disbanded in 2010, shortly after the web site project was completed. In 2011 the ICFE assumed the single sponsorship of the (studentdebthelp.org) web site and is now responsible for its content and operation.
The ICFE is also an on-line help for consumers who spend too much. ICFE's spending help was featured in PARADE Magazine in the Intelligence Report section. The money helps and tips are from the ICFE's Money Instruction Book, our course in personal finance.
Visit the ICFE's other web sites at: www.financial-education-icfe.org and studentdebthelp.org. Both sites helps consumers and students with mending spending, learning about the proper use of credit, budget and expense guidelines, how to set up and implement a spending-plan and also how to access financial education courses and how to teach children about money. Other ICFE services include: Ask Mr. G, a free eNews, and an online resource center for students, parents and educators, plus financial education learning tools and a book store.