Target for the first time will offer teachers a back-to-school discount of 15 percent on classroom supplies.
The Minneapolis-based retailer is running the promotion for the week July 15-21, with teachers given money off supplies including pens, pencils, crayons, markers, classroom storage, tissues and hand sanitizer.
From Sunday, teachers will be able to access a discount coupon by visiting Target.com/teacherprep.
It's long been the case that teachers across the U.S. spend their own money on classroom supplies for their students.
A survey by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) found that 94 percent of teachers spent their own money on classroom supplies in the 2014-15 school year, without reimbursement from the school.
The median amount spent per teacher was $297, though the mean average was much higher at $479.
A 15 percent discount on $479 would mean teachers save just over $70.
Those working in city schools spent higher on average ($526) than those at suburban, town, or rural schools ($468, $445 and $442 respectively).
The study also found that 9 percent of city teachers had spent more than $1,000 on school supplies during the year.