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Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:04 pm | Updated: 10:34 pm, Wed Aug 3, 2011.

Teachers, get ready for some bargains as you re-stock your classroom for another school year. On Saturday, Staples stores will host Teacher Appreciation Day with coupons and specials on classroom staples from brands like Crayola, Spectrum and Eureka.

Participating locations in the East Valley:

• Chandler - 1157 W. Chandler Blvd., 2840 E. Germann Road, and 4240 S. Arizona Ave.

• Gilbert - 1455 E. Warner Road, 865 E. Baseline Road, and 5382 S. Power Road

• Mesa - 4535 E. McKellips Road, 1353 S. Alma School Road, 7032 E. Hampton Ave., and 1850 S. Signal Butte Road

• Queen Creek - 21168 E. Ocotillo Road

The first 100 teachers visiting Staples stores on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon will receive a reusable lunch bag filled with pens, eraser caps, note tabs, a one-subject notebook, glue sticks and sticky notes.

The National Education Association estimates that each year more than 90 percent of teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on classroom supplies.

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