‘A’ Is for Freebies: 7 Perks You Can Get for Good Grades

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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — As finals approach and the first half of the 2011-2012 school year draws to a close, MainStreet rounds up a variety of incentives that businesses are offering students who earn good grades. Here are some freebies that a good report card can net you:

Pizza and soft drink.
Pizza Hut will give elementary and middle school students that earn three As (or an equivalent mark) a free personal pizza and small soft drink when they present their report cards to a manager. The offer is valid at participating locations for dine-in only.

Video game tokens. Students can exchange good grades for up to 15 game tokens at their local Chuck E. Cheese, as long as they also make a food purchase.

Movie rentals. Blockbuster will give out one free non-new release movie to students in grades K-12 who present a report card with a collective B average grade (Satisfactory, 2.7 GPA or 80% grade) or better to a manager on duty. Family Video also lets students from kindergarten through college earn one free overnight rental of a movie or video game for each A (or equivalent mark) they receive in any core subject.

Cookies. Ohio-based bakery chain Cheryl’s gives students who present their report cards at retail locations a cookie for each A earned.

Doughnuts. Krispy Kreme is known to give out free sweets to students of all ages who receive good grades. The number of treats you are eligible to receive varies by location.

Kids’ meal. Teachers should consider participating in  Applebee’s A is for Apple program, which provides educators with gift certificates for free kids’ meals that the educators can then give to  students as an incentive for students to achieve a specific goal.

What other freebies can students score that aren’t necessarily contingent on good grades? Find out in this MainStreet roundup!

—Jeanine Skowronski is staff reporter for MainStreet. You can reach her by email at Skowronski.jeanine@thestreet.com, or follow her on Twitter at @JeanineSko.

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