Staples Teacher Appreciation Day.
Enter your state and city to find the date and time your event will start.
The "great perks" include...
A FREE thank you gift bag (while supplies last) with bonus coupons to use at the event.
A sneak peek at must-have new items for your classroom.
Time to catch up with colleagues.
Staples makes it sound pretty exciting. The image their advertising inspires is one of a relaxed social gathering with smiling people sipping cider and laughing whilst extolling the virtues of glue sticks and post-it notes.
In reality, a harried employee slaps down a tote bag containing fewer items than the year before and you make your way through an overcrowded store thinking, "do I really need any of this stuff?".
But, it's all part of the back to school ritual and it is common knowledge that teachers like free stuff!
In my area Office Max has their Teacher Appreciation Event on the same day so my little MINI will be bursting at the seams.
And that's a good thing.