It’s the end of the semester for a lot of schools. That means report cards! Keeping kids motivated to excel in school can be somewhat of a challenge. So here’s a list of good student freebies and discounts for good grades. Hopefully this list can help you keep your kids motivated to succeed in the classroom!
**If you know of any freebies that we missed, leave the details in the comments so we can add them. Thanks!**
Applebees: A is for Applebees is a reward program that grade school teachers can sign up for. Applebee’s will give teachers a number of FREE Kids Meal reward cards that they can distribute to their students when they meet the criteria created by the teachers. Motivate positive behavior, staying on task, turning work in on time etc. If your child’s teacher isn’t currently participating make them aware of this fun and free option.
Baskin Robbins: Earn a FREE scoop of ice cream when you present your report card. (This is not available at most Utah locations)
Chick-Fil-A: Get a FREE 8 piece nugget or a FREE ice cream cone when you present your report card. (This is not available at most Utah locations)
Chuck E Cheese: Print off and complete the Homework First, Super Student, Reading Rewards or Graduation Reward chart. Complete the chart and earn 10 FREE tokens. Only one chart per child can be redeemed per visit.
Cold Stone Creamery: Earn a FREE ice cream with a straight “A” report card. Kindergarten through 5th grade may participate. (This is not available at most Utah locations)
Krispy Kreme Donuts: Earn a fresh original glazed donut for every “A” on your report card (half-dozen maximum) You will want to call ahead and make sure your local Krispy Kreme is participating.
McDonalds: Kindergarten through 5th grade students can get a FREE Happy Meal when they bring in their report card. 6th-12th grade students can get a FREE Value Meal. (This is not available at most Utah locations)
Noodles & Company School Tools: Present a certificate for perfect attendance, honor roll, good citizenship or fitness and receive a FREE bowl of pasta. (This is not available at most Utah locations)
Pizza Hut:Any child who has 3 A’s or the equivalent thereof, will receive one Personal Pan Pizza and a small soft drink or carton of milk by presenting his or her report card to the manager. This offer is good for Elementary and Middle School students. Student must be present and the original report card must be presented. Available at participating locations for dine-in only.
Wendy’s: Earn a FREE treat for “A’s” or “B’s” when you show the cashier your report card. Be sure to call ahead and check to see if your local Wendy’s is participating. (This is not available at most Utah locations)
Boondocks: Utah readers, can present their report cards to Boondocks and earn $0.75 FREE game play for every “A” or $0.50 FREE game play for every “B.” There is a maximum of 6 grades per report card you must present a current original report card. You can not combine the FREE game play offer with group use.
Brunswick Bowling: Get a FREE game of bowling for each report card “A.” (Brunswick does not have any locations in Utah)
Color Me Mine: Bookmark Reading Program. Teachers can partner with Color Me Mine to help students reach their reading goals. When goals are met they will earn free paint time or a free ceramic piece. This program must be run through your school. So, if your teacher isn’t participating make them aware of this fun way to motivate students.
Utah Community Credit Union: Reader Megan let us know that her bank, Utah Community Credit Union, will pay cash for good grades to kids who have accounts. This is definitely worth calling your banking institution to see if they honor good grades with cash rewards.
Zions Bank: If you open a student savings account at Zions Bank, they will pay you $1.00 for every “A” on your report card.
CAR INSURANCE DISCOUNTS
If you weren’t aware already, most insurance companies will offer Good Student Driving discounts on car insurance. Your insurance agent may not come right out and tell you about this discount, so be sure to call and ask if this is a discount they offer. Some savings can be up to 35% so it is definitely worth investigating.
Here is a list of insurance companies that should offer this discount:
- Progressive (discount varies by state you will need to contact your local agent for details)
- State Farm
- Farmers Insurance
IMPORTANT: Before you visit any of the businesses listed above be sure to call and speak with a manager to confirm they are participating. Many companies are franchised and participation in these rewards is optional. If the location nearest you isn’t participating you can try contacting other locations to see if they have decided to participate. Participation also varies by state.