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Back-to-School Shopping with Your MTA Discounts

There are still a few weeks left before you need to set that alarm, but the back-to-school shopping frenzy is already underway. While planning what you’re going to need for the upcoming year – both professionally and for your family – don’t forget about many of the great discounts available to MTA members.


The most important item for someone who stands most of the day is what you wear on your feet. Luckily, you can save on quality brands like Dansko, an MTA member favorite, which offers 25% off your purchase using the exclusive link found here. At Reebok outlets, save 20% on your total purchase and the Reebok Boston store will give you 50% off your purchase. Grab new sneakers for the entire family at a great price!

A valuable resource for retailer discounts is our nationwide partner, Access. When shopping at Calvin Klein Outlets, you’ll save $15 off a purchase of $100 and you can get 15% off online orders at JC Penney. Jos. A. Bank offers a discount of 40% off regular price retail items. For more great deals on shoes, Access provides discounts at New Balance (10%), Naturalizer/Naturalizer Outlet (10%) and $10 off a $100 online purchase at Clarks. If you’re replacing cosmetics or looking to try something new, Sephora offers a FREE 45-minute custom makeover with a $50 purchase.

Access provides discounts for the entire family, too. Save 15% off a $100 purchase at Kohl’s, a one-stop-shop for clothes, shoes, backpacks and more! TOMS offers $20 off a purchase of $150 or $10 off a purchase of $99. Get a FREE Tanger Outlets Savings Book to save more at shops like Banana Republic Factory, Carters Babies & Kids and Old Navy Outlet.

Supplies & Organization

Back-to-school supplies are expensive, so whether you’re shopping just for your classroom or for yourself and your children’s needs, save on the necessities with the Office Depot/OfficeMax discount program. You’ll get a 15% discount on retail web pricing for 3,000 of the most commonly used items, plus up to 75% off preferred products. With discounts on copying and printing, FREE next-day delivery on orders over $50 and additional promotions and specials, you’ll save tons getting that classroom ready.

The Bookcase Factory Outlet in Somerville and Watertown offers 10% off your unfinished furniture purchase – including classroom bookcases! Finishing and delivery are available. While you’re getting your apparel discounts through Access, don’t miss the 15% off deal with Mabel’s Labels. Whether you’re using them for the classroom or your own children’s belongings, no one will beat your organizational skills.

Electronics & Technology

If you’re in the market for a new computer or other electronic device, Access has discounts with both Dell and Apple. At Dell, you could save up to 30% on your purchase. With Apple education pricing, you’ll get up to $200 of an eligible Mac and $20 off an iPad Pro.

Often, we find ourselves in need of a big-ticket item when we least expect it – the fridge is no longer keeping the food cold or your dryer is no longer completing its one and only task – and for situations like this, our shopping program with Zebit might come in handy. You could get up to $2,500 interest-free credit with no fees and no credit check. Use the program if you find yourself in an emergency or to simply get a head start on holiday shopping with items like computers and tablets, furniture and appliances.

For those of you with a long commute, log in to Access discounts for a 2-month free trial to Audible. Listen to your favorite books while you sit in traffic – because we wouldn’t recommend flipping through your hardcover best-seller while driving.

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