Borders® Reminds Customers: Help a Classroom in Need; Visit Borders Stores This Weekend and Get Up to $30 to Donate to a Classroom

Dec 03, 2010, 15:38 ET from Borders

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers have the unique opportunity this weekend to help classrooms in need by participating in Borders' Super Classroom Days happening in Borders superstores nationwide tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5. Anyone who makes a purchase at Borders on these two days will receive a $15 gift card to make a donation to a classroom on In addition, each copy of the #1 New York Times bestselling companion book, "Waiting for 'Superman': How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools," includes another $15 gift card to, so by adding this book to their basket, customers can double their contribution. Borders' Super Classroom Days is made possible through a partnership with The Perseus Books Group and

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The Borders' Super Classroom Days is just one example of Borders' long-term commitment to supporting educators and the important work they do in advancing communities. Teachers can also take advantage of:

  • Great Every Day Discount. Borders honors teachers with a 25 percent discount off the list price of classroom purchases. Teachers can apply this discount to the many resources available in Borders' Teaching Zones, special sections in stores that feature educational workbooks, curriculum development books, inspirational narratives as well as many non-book items such as stickers and classroom decor products.
  • Borders Rewards PlusEven More Benefits for Teachers. Teachers who join the Borders Rewards Plus program receive an additional 10 percent discount off the list price of most items in store in addition to their every day 25 percent classroom discount.
  • Free National Teacher Registry (NTR). Now teachers can choose from more than 80,000 enriching book and music titles from Borders on the National Teacher Registry, the nation's first and only free Wish List registry for educators. NTR enables teachers to create a Wish List of items they need and want for their classrooms. After a Wish List has been created, friends, family, parents and others can easily access the Wish List online, purchase items from the Wish List and have the items conveniently delivered to the teacher's classroom.

Special Discount This Weekend

Today through Sunday, teachers who are members of the free Borders Rewards program will enjoy a 30 percent discount off the list price of most items in their in-store purchases. Teachers who have signed up for the Borders Rewards Plus program will enjoy the 30 percent discount plus the 10 percent discount they receive for being Borders Rewards Plus members. (This promotion is valid with a coupon e-mailed to Rewards members today.) For more information on Borders Rewards, visit

About Borders Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., through its subsidiaries Borders Group, Inc. (NYSE: BGP) is a leading specialty retailer of books as well as other educational and entertainment items. The company employs approximately 19,500 throughout the U.S., primarily in its Borders® and Waldenbooks® stores. Online shopping is offered through Find author interviews and vibrant discussions of the products we and our customers are passionate about online at, and For more information about the company, visit

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