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Walmart announces back to school discount for Oklahoma teachers

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – For the first time, Walmart is offering teachers across the country a 10% savings on classroom supplies, including teachers in Oklahoma.

The discount is aimed to help ease the financial burden on teachers who spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on back to school essentials.

Teachers who shop at Walmart stores during its Teacher Appreciation Week, July 25-31, are eligible to receive a Walmart eGift Card for 10% back on nearly 15,000 products, which include everything from pencils and glue to classroom decor.

Teachers need to register their receipts on the Walmart website by Aug 15.

“On average, teachers around the country spend about $1,000 readying their classrooms, and half of that comes from reaching into their own wallets to make sure students have what they need,” said Steve Bratspies, executive vice president, general merchandise for Walmart U.S.

Walmart has donated more than $20 million to U.S. educators in the last five years