Walmart announces discount for Teachers until July 31st

As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, Walmart has announced that teachers who shop for school supplies at its stores between July 25th and July 31st can receive a Walmart eGift Card for 10% back. The company says teachers need to register their receipts on its website by August 15th.

According to KFSM, Walmart also surprised a group of teachers who were attending orientation at the Bentonville Schools Administration on Monday with a basket of school supplies and a $25 gift card.

Bentonville Superintendent, Michael Poore, received a Walmart gift card worth $1,000.

According to Steve Bratspies, executive vice president, general merchandise for Walmart U.S., each teacher spends an average of $1,000 on school supplies- at least half coming from their own money.

3rd grade teacher, Julie Clark, of Elm Tree Elementary in Bentonville explained, “Some kids do come to class without supplies just because they can’t afford it, it’s just not in their financial budget as well.”

Clark went on to say, “I usually go out and buy supplies for them on my own, so it’s nice to have a set already so I don’t have to spend my own dime on it all the time at least.”

Trudy McKissic, 2nd grade teacher at R.E. Baker Elementary, also received a basket. “We spend a lot of money trying to get supplies for out classroom so this is a blessing. We appreciate it a lot.”

Walmart has donated more than $20 million to educators in the last five years, according to the company.

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8 comments

    • Suzanne

      Tracey, why should it include homeschool teachers? Public and private school teachers are buying supplies for about 30 students. If you are so concerned with not getting this deal go work at a public or private school.

    • wmoore

      As a homeschool teacher, I have no idea why you would feel the need to post that. I am thankful to Wal-Mart for helping any teacher. The negativity in this world never ceases to amaze me.

      • Todd Ringling

        maybe if the Waltons hadn’t gutted the local economies where they drop their boxes, if they hadn’t suckered the local nimrod politicians into giving them “tax incentives” (really, bribes) to build their stores, there would be enough property tax revenues that underfunding schools’ equipment/books/supplies wouldn’t occur. But hey, if it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy in your pants that they do something like that for publicity purposes only, tell yourself the moon is made of green cheese, and after an earthquake, cows give milkshakes…

  • Suzanne

    As a public school teacher, I had to respond. Public schools and teachers are depicted negatively all the time and I can not listen to home school “teachers” complain about not getting an incentive they shouldn’t. $200 dollars a month is nothing compared to what a typical teacher spends monthly. However, I am surprised Walmart doesn’t extend this discount to homeschool. The Walton Foundations goal is to get rid of public schools and support alternatives to public schools.

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