Nov 23, 2015

An EASY way to SAVE $$$ on Teaching Resources

If you are an avid Teachers Pay Teachers buyer, you may think I'm nuts to write this post.... BUT you wouldn't believe how many people don't know how important it is to leave FEEDBACK after you purchase items on TPT. Let me just give you some examples. I was looking over some of my statistics the other day and I have some of my more expensive bundles that I've sold 500+ of and only around 100 of the buyers have left feedback!

You may ask, why do I care? You may say, we don't have time to leave feedback! You may say, yes I see those emails come from TPT over and over "reminding me" to leave feedback on my purchases, but I just Don't-Have-Time! You may say, when they remind me to leave feedback, I haven't even USED the product yet, and I'm not going to leave feedback on something I haven't used in my classroom yet. (Very valid answer, but don't forget to go back and leave feedback later!)

Once you realize what leaving feedback can DO FOR YOU, you will realize that you can't AFFORD to not have time! Every time you leave feedback, YOU GET CREDITS TO PURCHASE YOUR NEXT ITEMS! Stop right there! Go to TPT now! Start leaving feedback! This is SO HELPFUL on your future purchases! What teacher doesn't need a little "store-credit" to use!? 

Let me share some real info with you, I'm copying this directly from the TPT site. (Click on MY TPT, then click TPT Credit Balance and you'll see the details there too, plus you'll see if you have any existing credits.)

From TPT:

How it Works
Earn TpT Credits for purchases on TpT. You get one TpT Credit for every $ you spend on TpT. Thing is, you only get the Credits after you Provide Feedback -- both a fair rating and a fair comment -- on the items that you purchase. We will round up for you, too! If you provide fair feedback on a $4.75 item, you will earn 5 credits. Every 100 Credits is worth $5 that you can apply towards future TpT purchases, but there is no need to wait until you have 100 to redeem them. 50 credits is worth $2.50, for example.
The program is retroactive to feedback provided on purchases since August 1, 2011.
How to Redeem TpT Credits
You can keep track of how many credits you have accrued here or on the top of the site after login. When you check out, you will be given the option of applying your TpT Credits to your purchase, thereby discounting your purchase price accordingly.

So, for every DOLLAR you spend, you get a credit. This is why it shocks me that so many people have purchased $20 units from me, but they haven't left feedback! They have 20 credits just waiting for them! Please, take the time today and try completing this. Remember to leave thoughtful feedback about your purchases (That makes it helpful for other potential buyers! Think about what you'd like to know about a product when you go to read the feedback before purchasing.)

Easy steps:
Sign into Teachers Pay Teachers

Click My TPT
Click My Purchases
Next to Sort by: click the pull down menu and click Needs Feedback
Click on each product that needs feedback, leave your thoughtful feedback for each product you have already purchased, then watch your credits rack up! Feel free to let me know in the comments below if this post was helpful, if you already knew this but never have time, and even better, after you go through these steps, tell me how many credits you rack up! Have fun!!!


  1. Had no idea about that filter! Found something from a year ago that I had missed leaving feedback on :)