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About Education Express

Big Y’s program to help our local schools get FREE, much needed supplies & equipment, plus, savings & surprises for you.

In 1993 Big Y introduced Education Express, a program committed to helping local schools get the supplies they need. Education Express is an innovative program that takes the burden off the individual schools and teachers and allows the community to provide support. Since 1993, with our customers’ help, over 2,000 local schools received approximately 14 million dollars of much-needed supplies and equipment through the Education Express program. Beginning February 1 through December 26, 2018, Education Express is back.

Sign Up Today to Begin Earning Points!

Participating in the program is simple.

1. Visit bigy.com and log in or create a myBigY account with your Big Y Silver Savings card.
2. Select “Join Education Express”.
3. Select your school.
4. Look for the Education Express logo on items in our weekly circular, online and on signs in our stores.
5. Purchase these specially marked products and your school earns points. They redeem the points for the supplies they need.

Plus, from February 1 through April 25, 2018, EARN GOLD COINS!

FOR EVERY 500 EDUCATION EXPRESS POINTS EARNED, YOU GET A GOLD COIN!

Track your points progress in the myBigY dashboard and on your receipt.
Don't have an account? Create one here or download the myBigY app

Frequently Asked Questions

If I was signed up for the program last time, do I need to sign up again?

Yes. We request that you link your card to the school of your choice via your myBigY account here even if your school information has not changed.

Do I need to have a myBigY account to participate in Education Express?

Yes. Please create or log into your myBigY account to sign up for your school.
You will help your school and receive the benefits on myBigY including:

  • Your Recommended Weekly Ad Items on Your Customized Weekly Flyer
  • Special Savings with myBigY Offers
  • Load click2card Coupons Right to Your Card
  • Earn Points toward a Gold Coin through April 25, 2018.

Can I find out how many total points I have earned?

Yes, you can find this information by logging into your myBigY account and clicking on "EDUCATION EXPRESS" on your myBigY dashboard or on your receipt.


Where can I find the Education Express items to earn points?

  • A sample of items will be in our circular each week.
  • All items will be available online or in our myBigY app
  • All items will have specially marked signs in our store.

How can I earn Gold Coins with Education Express?

For each Education Express item purchased, you will earn points along with your school. For every 500 points you earn a gold coin.
Track your progress in your myBigY account and on your receipt.
This gold coin promotion ends April 25, 2018.

Are there other ways to earn points for my school?

Look for promotions throughout the year, such as Free Points Friday, a special program in our 2018 Big Y Science Fare Calendar.

How can my school get involved in the Education Express program?

Schools in our local area have been contacted with information to sign up to participate. However, if your school is not listed in our sign up list, fill out the "Suggest a School" form. The Education Express headquarters will then follow up with the school. If the school wishes to participate in the program, a school ID number will be issued and the school will appear in our sign up list.

Can schools redeem leftover points from the previous program?

Schools cannot redeem points from the previous program. The points have expired and that program has closed.