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Did you know MSCS employees and retirees can enjoy outstanding discounts at a wide variety of businesses and attractions?


Let us connect you with great discounts from our growing list of local businesses and community partners, as well as several regional and national discounts.


Discounts and Perks for Educators

AVIS Car Rental

Employees can save UP TO 25% OFF Base Rates at Avis.  Click on the link below or call 800-331-1212 and use discount code AWD#: D134100.


BUDGET Car RentalEmployees can save Up to 25% OFF Base Rates at Budget.  Click on the link below or call 800-455-2848 and use discount code BCD#: Z408900.
HERTZ Car RentalEmployees can save Up to 25% OFF Base Rates at Hertz.  Click on the link below or call 800-654-2210 and use discount code CDP#: 1742729.

Special employee pricing of up to 40% off select hotels worldwide on Booking.com.


EXPEDIA.COMEmployees can save 8% OFF select hotels at Expedia.com.

Kohl’s is thanking educators and school staff with a 25% discount for a limited time.

The chain said it’s the second year offering the discount to recognize them for their work and dedication.

The discount is available to use in-store through Sunday, July 17.



The teacher Prep Event begins Sunday, July 17. It will continue through Sept. 10 and gives teachers a 15% discount on school supplies.

All K-12 teachers, homeschool teachers, teachers working at daycare centers and early childhood learning centers, university or college professors, and vocational/trade/technical schoolteachers with valid identification are eligible. 

Target also plans to offer a one-time 20% discount for college students through Sept. 3. The discount is available through Target Circle.


Michaels offers teachers a 15% off entire purchase discount.

To qualify, teachers need to create a Michaels account,

To qualify, teachers need to create a Michaels account, provide school information to become verified, and then follow the instructions to shop either online or in a store.

Office Depot

Offering 20% Off Qualifying Purchase

30% back in bonus rewards on all ink & toner

Free next-business-day shipping on All ink  & toner

JC PenneyOffering an extra 25% off with code SHOPBTS

Save on Mac OR iPad with an education discount

Get 20% off AppleCare and an Apple gift card for up to $150

MSCS Educator Appreciation Day 2022

Saturday, September 24 

University of Memphis Football 
WalmartBack-to-school supplies are as cheap as $0.25

Offering back-to-school deals for students and educators 




Back-to-school deals


Teacher Appreciation

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Back to School Shopping for clothes


Extra 50% off – use code MORE

Extra 10% off the regular price – use code GOSHOP

End 07/17/2022

The Children’s Place

Up to 70% off 

July 7 – August 29, 2022

French Toast


15% off Polos and Shorts + free shipping on orders of $99

NikeStock up on sneakers for the whole family with select styles up to 40 percent off. There are lots of cool workout and playground clothes included in the deals as well.
J.CrewFor a limited time, all students and teachers can get 20 percent off their purchase when they shop with a valid school ID.
ASOSAll students get 15 percent off with a student email address now through September 27. Plus, score 10 percent off year-round until your graduation date.
Old NavyRefresh your fall wardrobe with up to 70 percent off clothes for the whole family, including some uniform styles, with kids’ clothes as low as $5. And to celebrate ON’s sizing overhaul, you can take 30 percent off your entire order, no code necessary, today only.
Macy’s:Macy’s is offering limited-time deals on backpacks, sneakers, fall clothes, and even dorm gear, like sheets, storage, and cool decor, so be sure to check back each week to see when your favorites go on sale.
Urban Outfitters:Trendy accessories, shoes, and clothes—like BDG jeans starting at just $49—are up to 80 percent off right now. And don’t forget to check out UO’s sale of home goods to decorate your dorm in style.
American Eagle and AerieGet 25 percent off your entire order simply by adding a pair of jeans to your cart, plus get 40 percent off tons of Aerie best-sellers like the viral cross-front leggings, for a limited time. And be sure to check back regularly for deals on all your other fall favorites.
BackcountryYou don’t need to have any outdoor excursions planned to take advantage of Backcountry’s huge end-of-summer sale, with up to 50 percent off hot brands like The North Face, Patagonia, PrAna, and Arc’teryx to name a few.
Shop bopSolidify your status as Best Dressed by scouring Shopbop’s enormous sale section for incredible deals on designer jeans, shoes, knitwear, and the chicest bookbags imaginable.
AmazonBe sure to check out Amazon’s daily deals for deep discounts on must-have brands like Adidas, Levi’s, Calvin Klein, Champion, and more.

has a ton of back to school/community events, but registration is required



DormifyJoin Dormify’s Countdown to College with 30 percent off tons of on-campus essentials like bedding, desk organizers, artwork, and decor.
Tanger Oulets – Southaven MS

Offering up to 50% off Vineyard Vines , Up to 70% off Vera Bradley, 

40-60% off at Tommy Hilfiger , Skechers -10% off, 

American Eagle – Jeans and shorts BOGO 50% + Take additional 60% off clearance.

H & M –  Up to 60%  off Summer and offers 20% Student Discount – register with Student Beans (free)

2022 Tax-Free Weekend


Tennessee - 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022

Mississippi - July 29, and 12:00 Midnight Saturday, July 30

Arkansas - 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 6, 2022, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 7, 2022

*Sales Tax Holiday During Month of August Public Chapter 1131 (2022), effective July 1, 2022, creates a new sales tax holiday starting at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. During this period, food and food ingredients may be purchased tax free. Food and food ingredients purchased from a micro market or vending machine remain subject to sales 

tax.  *Tennessee only

Students and Educators get Microsoft Office 365 for free 

Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. Use your valid school email address to get started today.


The program helps improve the educational experience of students while relieving the financial burden from teachers who are spending their own money on supplies, according to a release from the Burroughs Foundation.


A total of 20 grants in the amount of $500 are available for Memphis-Shelby County teachers in grades Pre-K-4, with preference given to those who teach in Memphis-Shelby County Schools.


Teachers may use the grant to purchase school supplies, curriculum, and/or technology resources for students, the release said.



Submit a completed grant application by August 19, 2022. (Incomplete applications will not be accepted.)


Submit a proposal for how the funds will be used and how students will benefit.


Related video: Classroom grant portal helps teachers with school supplies for innovative projects

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Awardees must provide a copy of the receipt(s) detailing purchases as indicated on the application.

Winners will be highlighted in the Foundation’s newsletter and on social media.


Click here to apply.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Shelby County Mayor’s Office has teamed up with local museums and galleries for the return of free admission and the “901 Student Passport” program.


Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris hosted a kickoff celebration on Tuesday, which showcased exhibits from many of the participating museums and galleries and included passports and gifts for the young attendees.


This expanded initiative runs until Nov. 30 and features free museum admission for school-aged children, plus a new art-in-the-box program.


Donate backpacks

Every backpack that is donated will be filled with the necessary supplies that are needed for the 3rd grade year.

From July 8 - 30, visit any YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South location and drop off a new backpack.

On July 30 from 10 to 2 p.m., you can visit Incredible Pizza at 1245 North Germantown Parkway in Cordova to drop off backpacks as well.

You can also donate a backpack online by clicking here.

Crayola ExperienceCrayola Experience is giving certified teachers (grades pre-K through 12) a free annual pass good for any of Crayola Experience’s five locations. The pass allows teachers to visit 365 days a year with no blackout dates. As an annual pass holder, teachers also receive 20% off admission tickets for family and friends, 20% off food and beverage purchases, 20% off merchandise, 10% off birthday parties, and special monthly offers. Teachers must show a valid teaching certificate and photo ID to qualify. Click on the link above for more information.
Tour St. Augustinethrough our own "Educator Appreciation & Teacher VIP Program" with multiple attractions and tour operators we work with. We will also assist with teacher field trip planning and familiarization visits, including hotel discounts we've been able to negotiate for teachers. Our contact information to receive more info and current participating discounts is [email protected].
Castleberry TravelScan and upload your teacher ID card during registration on the site to receive a discounted rate at participating Orlando hotels. Example rate ranges are $35/night to $69/night at the Grand Orlando Resort in Celebration, the Sheraton Tampa East in Maitland and the Hilton by Doubletree at SeaWorld. We continue to negotiate low rates state-and nationwide, and we alert members when new hotels join our program. Registered members are able to book directly through the site. Membership is always free.
Galleria Palms HotelUse the code TEACH to receive the Teacher Appreciation Rate for 15% off your next stay. Call 407-396-6300 or go online to book your reservation.
Stay Sky HotelsAll educators can enjoy a 25% discount. Please use the following links when booking your reservations.
Tradewinds ResortTradewinds Resort honors teachers with an exclusive discount of 10% year round.
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

In appreciation for all that you do, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort would like to offer you a very special room rate for your next vacation to the most magical place in the world…the Walt Disney World® Resort! Take advantage of savings up to 25 % off our regular rates at time of booking.

For Reservations: Contact us at 1-888-828-8850 and ask for promotional code TEACHERS RATE or when booking online, make sure Promotional Code ZTC appears in the Corporate/Promo code box. Valid teacher or school issued ID required at check-in to receive this offer.



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