NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean State Job Lot, a discount retailer with 103 stores in New England and upstate New York, will extend a 30% discount to teachers on the purchase of school supplies from August 11th-31st. Now in its 3rd year, the Job Lot Educator Partnership Program was designed to defray costs incurred by educators who, according to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, spend on average more than $350 annually from their own income on school supplies and instructional materials.
"Most of us understand that teachers and educators have been reaching into their own pockets for years to help supplement their students' school supplies," explains company CEO Marc Perlman. "With public school budgets smaller than ever, Job Lot wants to lessen the financial burden on educators by offering them quality, brand name supplies for their classrooms at an additional 30% off our regular or sale price."
All teachers, educators, and school personnel authorized to make purchases on behalf of their school are eligible for the special discount with proof of employment. Documented homeschoolers are also included in the offer. The company includes 924 products in 75 different categories in the discount program. Items including book covers, file folders, art supplies, writing instruments, markers, crayons, poster board, pads, staplers, and scissors are available for purchase at the 30% discount.
More about Ocean State Job Lot
Founded in 1977, Ocean State Job Lot is a growing, privately held retail chain with annual sales of $500 million, over 4,000 employees, and 103 stores in New England and New York. Job Lot sells brand name merchandise – 99% of it first quality – at closeout prices. Shoppers find an ever-changing array of household goods, toys, designer fashions, pet food, pool supplies, and kitchen staples like spices, olive oil, whole grains, and maple syrup at a fraction of their typical price. The Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation has a long history of philanthropic leadership, placing emphasis on local food banks in communities where Job Lot operates stores. The Foundation also supports health organizations, disaster relief efforts, the performing arts, special needs children, foster children, and educational institutions.
Ocean State Job Lot is headquartered at 375 Commerce Park Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852., Visit online at www.oceanstatejoblot.com or call (401) 295-2672.
Lori Moretti or Meghan Fitzgerald
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