Report Card Freebies


report-card-freebies-2016It’s hard to believe, but many schools are nearing the end of the first quarter. As an educator, I know how important it is for my daughter to take ownership over her grades, so I’m excited to ooze pride as she shows me her first report card of the year.  As a frugal mama, I’m even more excited to celebrate with her by collecting some freebies around town.

Free is Good!

Below is a list of businesses that show students how much they value education by giving out some type of reward for high grades.    

Cheryl’s Cookies: One free cookie per A, max 3

Chuck E Cheese:  Reward Calendars – too cool!  Parents can use their template to give their kids motivation for just about anything, grades included.

Columbus Blue Jackets – free tickets for straight A’s (or equivalent) or letter grade improvement in one class.  

Krispy Kreme – Doughnut for each A, max 6

Magic Mountain:  A=3 tokens, B=2 tokens, max 20

Pizza Hut – Three A’s Program – 3 A’s or the equivalent = Personal Pan Pizza and a drink.  Elementary and Middle School students. Dine-in only.

Crazy Parents

I plan on making a big deal about cashing in the report card rewards and also engaging the employee in a conversation about education.  I hope to show my daughter it’s not just her crazy parents that think school is important. 

The Fine Print

I’ve called store locations near Lewis Center, Ohio to confirm their participation in these report card freebies but you may want to verify at your own local establishments.  

Who did I forget?  

Let’s hear about other local businesses who support education in the comments below.  

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When Jen is not trading sarcastic jabs with her husband or hanging out with her kids, she can be found bargain shopping, digital scrapbooking, or *gasp* sleeping. She lives by the Golden Rule and tries to teach her kids to do the same. Jen is a school counselor and loves being an advocate for kids. She is mom to two awesome girls: a rule following, empathetic-beyond-her-years 5 year old and a spunky and sweet 1 year old. She has been married for ten years and has lived in Ohio forever. She was born and raised in the Cleveland area and established roots in Columbus 15 years ago. Her basement is full of "stuff" Including deals too good to leave at the store and childhood memories. She is a recovering people pleaser and a current Pepsi addict. She loves people watching but hates cleaning the bathroom. Jen is hopeful that Columbus Mom's Blog can help families in central Ohio connect while also creating that lost feeling of community that she craves.