Illinois Teachers Get Big Break At Major Wholesale Club
As the sweet freedom of summer draws to a close, teachers and school staff gear up for another exciting school year. And this year, they have an extra reason to celebrate.
Sam's Club, the beloved wholesale club, is extending a helping hand to educators by offering discounted memberships just in time for the back-to-school frenzy.
For those unfamiliar with Sam's Club memberships, let's break it down. Typically priced at $50 a year, a basic membership already comes with some fantastic benefits.
These include same-day delivery and you can add someone from your household to share the savings and shopping experience with you.
If you want to take it to the next level, the Plus membership is $110 a year and will get you all the perks of the basic membership plus free shipping, curbside pickup, and exclusive discounts on Sam's Club services.
State-licensed and certified educators can snag a basic Sam's Club membership for the fantastic price of $20 both online and in stores nationwide.
This special offer is for new members who are pre-K through 12th-grade teachers, school staff, principals, assistant principals, and college and university professors.
It's Sam's Club's way of acknowledging the incredible work and dedication these educators bring to their classrooms every day.
Scott Ludwig, the vice president of membership at Sam's Club explained to Yahoo! it's no secret that teachers often spend their hard-earned money on essential classroom supplies, going above and beyond to create a nurturing and engaging environment for their students.
With this discount, Sam's Club aims to lend a helping hand and show their appreciation for these incredible educators.
We know that educators continue to dip into their own wallets to pay for classroom supplies, and we want to help ease the burden this year.
The National Education Association reported teachers spent an average of $820 of their own money on classroom supplies during the 2022-2023 school year, an increase from around $500 prior to the pandemic.
Sam's Club hopes to alleviate some of the financial strain on these dedicated educators and make the transition into the new school year a little smoother by lowering its membership fee for them.
The membership discount is available now through August 15th.