One of the sweet benefits of being a teacher is having summers off. Not so sweet and definitely in the minus column is having to spend your own money on school supplies.

As we inch closer to another school year, El Paso teachers will be happy to know Target is offering your wallets some relief by bringing back its "Teacher Prep Event" in July.

Like last year, the retailer is giving teachers a 15 percent discount "on select classroom supplies" from July 13 through July 20, 2019. Plus,  new this year, they've added women's and men's apparel and shoes to the deal.

According to the company website, “select classroom supplies” includes hand sanitizer, classroom storage and organization, and facial tissue.

In order for teachers to get the discount, they need to register and confirm their eligibility online first. After verifying their teaching status, they will receive a coupon via email to use between July 13 and July 20. Click HERE to verify teaching status and sign up for the teacher discount.

According to the most recent study by the National Center of Education Statistics, 94 percent of teachers spend money on supplies. A separate survey, this one by the National School Supply and Equipment, shows teachers spend on average $485 on pencils, crayons and other basic supplies each year.

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