12 of the Best Report Card Freebies & Discounts for Students with Good Grades

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Your kids can get rewarded for good grades!

Did your kiddo have a stellar report card recently? Not only do they deserve a big kudos for excelling in such an interesting school year, but they can score some sweet perks for their good grades! To make it easier for you, we’re sharing 12 restaurants & companies that offer awesome freebies & discounts just for doing well in school.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following promotions vary by location, so before packing up the kids in the car and venturing out for your good grade freebies, call the restaurant or store to verify your location is participating. If the store isn’t participating, try calling other locations in your city.

1. Score a FREE kid’s meal at Applebee’s.

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Students, 12 & under, who excel in academics (or other areas determined by their teachers) are eligible to receive an “A” is for Applebee’s award card which can be redeemed for a FREE meal from the Applebee’s Kid’s Menu. The promotional card must be completely filled out by the teacher.

Applebee’s will provide schools and teachers with the number of award cards requested and leave distribution up to each teacher. Teachers may award cards even if the school does not use a grading system. Or they may want to recognize students for accomplishments in non-academic areas. The program can be as flexible as needed; however, the intention is for students to take the cards home with them and to celebrate their success with their families.

Go here for more details and to request your cards. If you’re a parent, let your child’s teacher know that this program offers rewards for students.

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2. Some banks & insurance companies offer cash incentives. 

Places like First Southern National Bank will pay your kiddos for good grades, so check with your local banks, credit unions, and car insurance companies to see if they’re offering something similar. Many of them offer monetary rewards (some up to $10 per report card!) or discounts for good grades which you can typically read about from their website or learn more by chatting with a bank employee.

3. Burger King is giving out free hamburgers or an ice cream cone for acing a test!

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Students may be able to score a free hamburger or ice cream cone for scoring 100% on a test. It is limited to one free hamburger per week per child – including homeschooling families! Contact your local restaurant to verify participation.

4. Chuck E. Cheese gives free tokens for just about anything.

At Chuck E. Cheese, you can choose from a huge variety of awards so no kiddo feels left out even if they’re still working on the good grades. They offer rewards like the Super Student Award, the Graduation Certificate, or even a special reward for doing your homework!

To claim each reward, you’ll print one of their free printables, fill it out at home, and once your kiddo has reached their goal, you can turn it in to receive 10 free points/tokens to play games with. Limit one certificate per child per day.

5. Score a free movie night at home with 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. Find a Family Video location near you!

6. Enjoy an entire meal on the house at Jason’s Deli.

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Jason’s Deli rewards students ages 1-12 for good grades, good efforts, or good deeds through their Kid Cash program. Kid Cash is valid only at participating Jason’s Deli restaurants and is good for dine-in meals only. Just complete this form and your local sales manager will contact you within 5-7 days.

7. Students can score up to 6 free donuts at Krispy Kreme!

Students may be able to get up to six free original glazed doughnuts or a 3-pack of their choice of donuts for good grades on their report card! Be sure to contact your local doughnut shop to verify participation.

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8. Get a free McDonald’s Happy Meal or Value Meal for an outstanding report card. 

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If your kindergarten-5th grade student has a straight-A report card and brings it along, he/she may be able to receive a free Happy Meal for good grades! Students in 6th-12th grades may get a free Value Meal when they bring in their report card. This promotion may vary by location, so be sure to call your local restaurant before heading out.

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9. Chow down on an entire Peter Piper Pizza for free.

If you live in TX, NM, AZ, or CA with a Peter Piper location near you, students may be able to get a free 7″ one-topping pizza for good grades on a report card. To claim your free pizza, students should receive a coupon from their teacher, but make sure to call ahead of time to make sure your location is accepting them.

10. Make a pit stop at a Sonic Drive-In for a free menu item even if you just have perfect attendance. 

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Participating Sonic Drive-Ins may offer Positive Behavior Support certificates for honor roll, perfect attendance, and birthdays. Each certificate contains a coupon for a free menu item at Sonic. This good grade freebie is only available through schools, church organizations, programs, and clubs.

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11. Students with A’s and B’s still get treated at Wendy’s.

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Participating locations may offer students with good grades a free treat when you show your cashier a report card with As and Bs. Contact your local restaurant to verify participation before making a special trip for your freebie.

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12. Marco’s Pizza treats all kids (even at college) to a free pizza with just an A.

Participating locations may offer kindergarten through college students a free one-topping pizza when they have an A on their report card. Contact your local restaurant to verify participation.

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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 15

  1. Kathleen

    Thank you for not just focusing on food-based rewards, as there are many children and families with food allergies/autoimmune diseases that prevent eating out at places like those in the ad

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome, Kathleen!

  2. ksteele293327

    Looks like Sonic is for Louisiana only. I tried to do the Applebee’s request (as a teacher) only to find out our local Applebee’s closed down over COVID 😂 Shows how often I go!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! I do see that the Sonic offer is for Louisiana based schools. It does look like other locations participate, however you’ll have to call in to yours to be sure.
      “For schools outside of Louisiana, please contact your local Sonic Drive-In.”

      Hope this helps!


    my fourth grader still gets scored 1-4. No A-F yet? How does any of this work then?

    • Jessica B

      If any of the employees are parents they should know 3&4’s are great grades.

  4. Jessica B

    My kids report cards are online and I have trouble interpreting them 😂. 5th grade isn’t getting grades this year. My daughter has a bunch of O’s for outstanding with her behavior, considering she’s only there 2x a week her behavior better be outstanding. This year is messed up. Everyone needs to be rewarded just for surviving the school year.

    • Sara

      I’m right there with ya, Jessica!

    • Rae

      I guess I would just pull up on the phone. My daughters grades are like that too they use differnt letters no As and Bs. When her school had awards ceremony they called it As I think so parents understood. She got all As for the entire year, 90 percentile and above. Whatever letter that corresponds to. Lol.

  5. rickfisher

    i have all AS and Bs can i ge ta dicount

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Be sure to browse the options above and check with your locations to be sure they are participating.

  6. Cat

    Call me Karen if you want but only offering some of these deals for “good grades” is ridiculous! Grades do not reflect effort or take learning disabilities in to account and so many other dynamics.

    • alam

      you are a Karen… People with learning disabilities are accommodated in schools and at these places.

      • Cat

        You really should broaden your vocabulary and stop overusing the term “karen”. That isn’t even what it means.

        • Cat

          Oh. and as usual for people that use the word Karen a lot, you missed the point.

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