Rewards for Hard Work!!

By Becky Samford, Publisher Duluth, Norcross, Suwanee, Johns Creek & Peachtree Corners Macaroni Kid May 27, 2024

Below is a list of some restaurants and companies that reward students for getting good grades on their report cards.  

Do you know of any other good student/good report card freebies? If so, please email me at so I can add them to this list!

Some of these may be at participating locations only, so I highly recommend that you call ahead to ensure that your particular store is offering these freebies.

Applebees: 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. If you’re a parent, let your child’s teacher know that this program offers rewards for students.

Baskin-Robbins: Get a free scoop of ice cream for good grades on your report card!

Burger King:  Get a free hamburgers or an 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.

Chick-fil-A:- Bring in your report card showing all A’s and B’s,and receive a FREE 8-pack of nuggets!

Cold Stone Creamery: Kids can earn a free ice cream with a straight A report card.  Kindergarten students up to 5th grade!

Dairy Queen: Each local store is unique in their promotions for report cards

Jason’s Deli: Students ages 1-12 can get rewarded 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.

Justice 4 Girls: $5 discount on merchandise for a report card with passing grades on it. 

Krispy Kreme: offers 1 free donut for every "A" on your report card up to 6 A's, up through the sixth grade. This only applies to Krispy Kreme stores - not Krispy Kreme displays you will find in convenience and grocery stores. Contact your local doughnut shop to verify participation.

Limited Too: Get $5 off any Limited Too purchase when you take your report card into any retail store within 30 days of issuance!

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.

McDonalds: K-5 students can receive a free Happy Meal when they bring their report card to a participating store. Middle and high school students can receive a free Value Meal.

Melting Pot: Bring in your report card with all A’s and you will be rewarded with the free Straight A’s Club Fondue Dinner at The Melting Pot Restaurant.  The K to 8th grade feature dinner will be the Three-Course

Orange Leaf is a welcome (and delicious) addition to town! They’ll provide “oz for As”—1 oz of frozen yogurt free for each A on a report card.

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.

Sonic Drive-In: Offers free goodies for good grades, perfect attendance and incentives for teachers and schools as well! 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.

Wendy's: A report card with A's and B's earns a delicious treat.  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.

Good grades are great, but rewarding effort can be great reinforcement, too! A few businesses also offer rewards for reading for fun or school.

Barnes & Noble has a Summer Reading Program where kids can earn a free books. Details are released in late spring each year. While you’re there, be sure to enroll in their Kid’s Club rewards program for discounts, rewards, and a free birthday cupcake!   

Six Flags’ Read to Succeed Program begins in the fall and is open to teachers, schools, and homeschoolers. Kids who complete 6 hours of recreational reading are eligible for a free ticket to Six Flags. A great way to remind kids that all that reading pays off in unexpected ways!

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