The Big Y supermarket chain has announced that its Education Express Program will return Oct. 4.
When Big Y shoppers purchase participating products marked with a school bus logo and present their Big Y Express Savings Club or Silver Savings Club card, they automatically earn points redeemable by the school of their choice for free educational supplies.
During the Big Y program from 2008 to 2010, local schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts earned more than 8,120 art supplies, 2,720 books, 350 digital cameras, 25 interactive boards, 40 computers, 710 musical instruments, 109,650 pencils and more.
Points will accumulate through Jan. 1, 2014. To sign up, go to bigy.com/educationexpress, through Facebook at facebook.com/bigyworldclassmarket, or fill out a form at a customer service desk or cash register.