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10 Freebies for Students With Good Grades


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Many companies hand out free rewards for students with good grades. From ice cream to a free movie, let your kids get a pat on the back and a freebie for all their hard work at school.

Tip: Before you visit any of the businesses listed, be sure to call the store first and ask for the manager. You want to verify that particular location is participating before you promise your star student a reward. If the store isn't participating, call other locations in your city. Since many are franchises, one store may not be participating but the location down the street is giving out rewards for students.

  • Applebee's
    The A is for Apple Program gives kids a certificate for a free kids' meals. This program is only open to schools, though. If you're a parent, contact your child's teacher to let her know about this program that offers rewards for students.

  • Baskin-Robbins
    Earn a free scoop of ice cream. Bring in your report card showing good grades to get your freebie.

  • Blockbuster
    A student with a B average or above report card issued within the past 30 days gets one free movie rental. Be sure your student is eligible for the good grades free rental before visiting a participating store.

  • Chick-fil-A
    A report card with A's and B's earns either a free 8-pack of chicken nuggets or a free ice cream cone. Chick-fil-A also offers a program for schools. Students can earn a free kids' meal for good grades, perfect attendance or other student achievements. Your child's school will need to contact the restaurant to get started.

  • Chuck E. Cheese
    Kids earn game tokens for their grades. There's a limit of 15 tokens allowed per child and a food purchase is required.

  • Cold Stone Creamery
    Kids can earn free ice cream for good grades. Students must earn a straight-A report card. Kindergarten students up to fifth graders can participate.

  • Justice Stores
    Tween girl retail store Justice will give you $5 off your purchase. Bring in a good report card that's been issued within the past 30 days.

  • Krispy Kreme
    Get a free doughnut for an A when you visit a Krispy Kreme shop (not a convenience or grocery store that sells Krispy Kreme doughnuts). The limit of doughnuts handed out for A's depends on the store, but it can be as high as 6 per report card.

  • Long John Silver's
    While this program is only open to schools, it rewards students with meals for a number of achievements on top of academic excellence. School administrators need to contact the local restaurant to participate.

  • McDonald's
    Straight-A kindergarten through 5th grade students can earn a free Happy Meal when they bring in their report cards. Grades 6-12 get a free Value Meal.

  • Pizza Hut
    If you have 3 A's on your report card, you get a free Personal Pan Pizza and a small soda or milk. The offer is only good for elementary and middle school students. Dine-in only.

  • Wendy's
    A report card with A's and B's earns a delicious treat. Show the cashier your report card before ordering.
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