I've learned from experience with my friends who have become teachers and even from when I was in school. TEACHERS SPEND THEIR OWN PERSONAL MONEY ON SCHOOL SUPPLIES.  So here's a PSA for all teachers, family of teachers, friends of teachers: Target's huge Teacher discount sale is coming back in July.

Here’s what is included in the week long teacher discount:

  • All school supplies, including: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, binders, arts and crafts items like markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue and classroom storage.
  • Essentials: disinfecting wipes, facial tissue, hand sanitizer and food storage bags.
  • Bullseye’s Playground.
  • Pillowfort furniture.
  • Men’s and women’s apparel and accessories, including performance, basics and shoes.
  • Exclusions: Electronics, backpacks, lunch bags, trial & travel size items, swim, sleepwear, Fan Central, clearance, items sold and shipped by Target+TM Partners and Levi’s Red Tab are excluded.

According to USA Today, Target is working with third-party verification service SheerID to verify if you are a teacher or not. You'll have to sign up for the coupon – valid July 13-20 in stores and online – at Target.com/teacherprep.

The discount is geared toward K-12 teachers, but Target will also offer the savings to teachers working at day care centers, early childhood learning centers and home schooling parents and teachers.

They will take any documentation that ties your name and/or your email to an education system. If you aren't able to validate online, you can submit using things like school ID cards, letters of employment on school letterhead, pay stubs and other official documents.

For those who get verified online, the coupon will be emailed to you.

If you are a teacher by definition (and qualify based on the description above,) SIGN UP FOR THIS! You won't regret it later.