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Exchange rewards students with good grade program

By AAFES Public Affairs | May 08, 2014

DALLAS – Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. From first-graders to high school seniors, pupils who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that recognizes academic excellence.

The You Made the Grade program rewards military students with a coupon booklet filled with free offers and discounts, including a free regular six-inch Subway sandwich and a Burger King Tendergrill chicken sandwich. Those who make the grade also will score Snack Avenue coupons for a free 16-ounce drink, a complimentary hot dog and more.

Other offers include $5 off a $25 iTunes gift card, as well as discounts on clothing and shoes, among others. Additionally, students with a B average or better can enter the You Made the Grade semiannual sweepstakes to receive gift cards worth $2,000, $1,500 or $500.

“The Exchange is proud to reward military students who make it their mission to do well in school,” said Col. Thomas Ockenfels, the Exchange’s chief of staff. “Service members’ children face unique challenges inside and outside the classroom,” he said, noting reports most military children will attend nine different schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. “The Exchange recognizes these students’ challenges, and they deserve to be rewarded.”

Students, including those who are home schooled, can receive a You Made the Grade coupon booklet by presenting a valid military I.D. and proof of an overall B average at their nearest Exchange customer service area. Eligible students can pick up one coupon booklet for each qualifying report card. Entries for the gift card sweepstakes drawing can be submitted twice a year, with drawings typically held in June and December.

Students and guardians can visit their local Exchange for more information about the Exchange’s You Made the Grade program.