Good report cards are always something to celebrate, but so are improved report card grades too! Rewarding hard work in school has been a solid motivator for my middle school son and as soon as he starts slipping a little in school he remembers our family deal. Every time report cards come out he has the chance to earn $15 towards video games for his retro consoles. He can use it right away or roll it up and save it all till the end of the school year. Below are some good report card reward ideas PLUS current report card freebies this year!
Not everyone is an A student, or even a B student. Don’t penalize your kids just because they struggle! Although report card freebies in stores typically only reward A and/or B grades, you can instill a system that works for you in your family. And it doesn’t have to be monetary or even food related! Below are some ideas but you can come up with a plan that works for you!
Good Report Card Reward Ideas:
There are an endless amount of ideas to celebrate good report cards and below are a few reward ideas to get you started:
- Buy a new book!
- Visit a museum!
- Head out for a special dinner or dessert!
- Buy a new video game! or LEGO set!
- Go camping on the last day of school! Or head out for a mini-weekend getaway to celebrate!
- Kid’s choice family night! – Go to the movies, bowling, mini-golfing, laser tag, etc.!
- Head to the pool for a water day!
- Have a sleepover!
- Weekend off of chores!
Report Card FREEBIES:
Krispy Kreme – Get a free original glazed donut for each A (up to 6 A’s).
Chick-fil-A – Bring in your all A’s and B’s report card and receive a FREE 8 pack nuggets! Call ahead to your location to see if they are participating
Pizza Hut – Each marking period, 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. Dine-in only. Student must be present and the original report card must be presented. Available at participating locations.
McDonalds – If your child has a straight “A” report card, he/she can receive a FREE Happy Meal. This may vary by location so call ahead first!
Family Video – Throughout the month of June, Family Video gives a FREE overnight movie or game rental to students for every ‘A’ they receive on their final report card in any core subjects designed to ensure that we are an active, participating member of the community in which our store is located.
Cheryl’s Cookies – Get up to 3 FREE Cookies for A’s.
Cold Stone Creamery – Not on a national level, but the stores are individual owned & operated so the best thing to do would be to ask your local store as some have offered them in the past.
Bank Rewards – A reader sent in the tip to check with your local banks and credit unions as many of them offer money rewards for good grades as well.
Applebee’s – Whether it’s an “A” on a test or a perfect attendance record, recognize students for their achievements and award them with a free Kid’s Meal from Applebee’s. Designed for grade school students, this reward card for teachers is available to motivate positive behavior (you set the criteria), and is yours for the asking!
Wendy’s – A report card with A’s and B’s earns a treat. Show the cashier your report card before ordering.
Kudzoo App – Middle school and college students can download the FREE Kudzoo app and build Kudzoo cash to use in your favorite places, from restaurants to concerts. Earn the grades, scan the report cards then spend your Kudzoo cash! There is also a daily challenge round and coupons to help college students boost their savings!
Although I did contact each company to verify their participation again this year, I always suggest calling ahead to be sure that your area business is participating.