Teachers, educators, school management and support personnel (and documented home-schooling parents) get a 30 percent discount on most regularly-priced school supplies through Aug. 13. Items include notebooks, pencils, glue, index cards, copy paper, paints and hundreds of other classroom staples. Ask for a list of eligible products when you arrive, and let the cashier know you are a teacher before you check out. ID required. Details at www.osjl.com.
Ocean State Job Lot stores will hold a Senior Salute week from Thursday, June 5 though Wednesday, June 11, when customers 62 years and older will save 25 percent on most purchases, (proof of age is required). Generators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, pools and some other seasonal items are 15 percent off. Information: www.osjl.com.
Ocean State Job Lot stores will hold a special savings week for first responders and public-safety personnel. From April 3 to April 9, active duty and retired police, firefighters, EMTs and others will get 25 percent off thousands of items. IDs are required. Information: www.oceanstatejoblot.com.
Ocean State Job Lot stores got in a shipment of cute, warm winter jackets for toddlers and kids from such labels as Disney, Nike and London Fog. Retail prices are from $35 to $100, but OSJL is selling them for $10 each.
Don’t have kids? These would be a great buy for holiday coat drives and donations.
All active duty, National Guard, Reserve and retired military personnel, veterans (and immediate family members) save 30 percent on in-store purchases at Ocean State Job Lot stores. The pre-Veteran’s Day discount, called “Operation: Thank You!,” runs from October 20 to 23. Information: www.osjl.com
Time to stock up on summer reading with a book deal at Ocean State Job Stores. Buy any amount – up to $100 – worth of books, and you’ll get a free Ocean State gift card equal to your purchase. All in-stock books qualify, including kids’ books, cook books, novels, non-fiction and audio books. Information: www.oceanstatejoblot.com.
Decorating for a shower or wedding and need dozens and dozens of artificial flowers? How would you like to get them free? Ocean State Job Stores have a great deal. Buy any amount – up to $100 – and you’ll get a FREE OSJL gift card equal to your flower purchase. Most of the stems, which retailed for $4 and up each, are $1.49. They’re made by a company called Teters and were sold under the “Better Home & Gardens” brand at Walmart.