Report Card Rewards

Report Card RewardsAs parents, we teach our children that doing well in school is a reward in itself. But, let’s be honest, a little incentive never hurts. Providing report card rewards can be a great way to remind your children that hard work pays off. Plus, many rewards, such as special activities or outings, can offer a great chance to spend quality time together as a family or one-on-one with your superstar student.

There are many ways to reward students who put in hard work throughout the school year. You can provide report card rewards at home by offering money, prizes, or special treats and activities. Or you can take advantage of local area businesses and organizations that offer free rewards when your students make, and keep their good grades. There are even some groups, such as auto insurance companies, who reward kids (and their parents) for getting good grades with discounts, cash back and other useful incentives. And the best part is that some of these report card rewards even last through college.

However you choose to reward your student, you can be certain that seeing good marks on a report card will be a thrill for them, as well as for you. But, if you are looking for some creative ideas to inspire your students to keep their grades at the top of the class, we’ve put together a list of great ways to incentivize, inspire and reward those students who make the grade.

Of course, as with many things, change is often the name of the game when it comes to special promotions. So, even though we’ve done our best to confirm that all of these rewards are still active, you may want to call ahead to make sure that your local franchise, branch or restaurant is still offering the program. And of course, if you know of a company or organization that offers rewards for stellar report cards, be sure to let us know about it! Send us an email at


Fun Report Card Rewards

Bowl America

Summer Blast Pass Bonus for Good Grades
Every summer, Bowl America offers a Summer Blast Pass that provides two FREE games of bowling every day of the summer (early June through early September). All children in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to register, but if your student also earned an “A” on their report card, they can earn five additional free games to be used throughout the summer. To earn extra free games, register online for the Summer Blast Pass (registration usually begins in the spring), then have your child present their original end-of-year report card to the front desk at your nearest Bowl America. The Summer Blast Pass is over for the 2016-17 school year, but be sure to check back for 2017-18 registration.

Bowl America Eastern
5018 Williamsburg Road
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 222-5183

Bowl America Midlothian
7929 Midlothian Pike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 320-7115

Bowl America Short Pump
4400 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 360-8222

Bowl America Southwest
11532 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 744-1500


Chuck E. Cheese

Super Student Awards
Chuck E. Cheese puts the power of rewarding kids in your hands with their Super Student Awards certificate. When your child meets their academic goals, you can download and print an award certificate, fill it out, and bring it to your nearest Chuck E. Cheese restaurant for 10 free tokens. Be sure to check out all of their awards, including certificates and reward calendars for sports, good behavior, reading, homework, chores and more.

10430 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 330-9865

Richmond/Broad Street
9030 Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 762-4520


Flying Squirrels Baseball

Score an “A” Program
The Richmond Flying Squirrels have teamed up with AXA Advisors to reward your students for their hard work throughout the school year. During the third and fourth grading periods, your student can earn a free ticket to any Flying Squirrels game for every “A” they receive – up to eight free tickets. Have your child present their report card to the front office or box office at The Diamond, then enjoy some Richmond baseball!

Richmond Flying Squirrels
The Diamond
3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 359-3866


Jason’s Deli

Kid Cash Rewards
Reward your children for their academic success with Jason’s Deli Kid Cash. This creative program allows you to request “Kid Cash” that you can hand out at home every time your child meets a milestone or makes a good grade. Kid Cash can then be used for free dine-in meals and treats at any participating Jason’s Deli restaurant. Request your Kid Cash here, but please allow up to 7 days for a manager to get back to you. Children must be between the ages of 1 and 12 years old to be eligible.

Jason’s Deli – Willow Lawn
1700 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 673-5290

Jason’s Deli – Southside
7115 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 323-9390


Krispy Kreme

Free Doughnuts for Good Grades
Reward your children for receiving “A’s” with delicious doughnuts from Krispy Kreme.  Students can receive a free glazed doughnut for every “A” or “4” (can’t leave out the younger kids!).  As of this moment, the locations in Midlothian and West Broad offer this promotion.  Since promotions can change over time, please make sure to call ahead to verify that this reward is being still offered.

Krispy Kreme – West Broad
4910 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-9111

Krispy Kreme – Midlothian
7130 Tim Price Way
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 276-3080


Splat Brothers Paintball Park

Free Goodies for Good Grades
Reward your kids’ good grades with some good old-fashioned fun at Splat Brothers PaintBall Park. Kids who bring in their report card on select “Good Grades” weekends can earn a free grenade for two A’s; a free smoke bomb for three A’s; and a smoke bomb and grenade for four or more A’s. Please note that this promotion is not available at all times (usually once per grading period), so be sure to call ahead, check on Facebook, or ask at the front desk when the next Free Goodies for Good Grades weekend will be happening. Students must bring their original report card and a matching student ID to be eligible and the offer is only valid with paid admission.

Splat Brothers PaintBall Park
13208 Moody Rd
Hopewell, Virginia 23860
(804) 452-2566


The Melting Pot

Straight A’s Club
Want to reward your student for doing a stellar job at school? Every time your child gets straight A’s on their report card, they can earn free “Fun-Due” at The Melting Pot. Present your child’s report card to your server and receive a Three-Course Petite Feast, including cheese, a pick-three entrée and chocolate fondue. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible for this offer once per grading period, and must be accompanied by someone ordering a Four-Course Experience. Even if your child’s school doesn’t offer “A’s,” just bring in their card to show that they got the highest marks possible.

The Melting Pot
9704 Gayton Rd
Henrico, VA 23238
(804) 741-3120


Report Card Rewards for Auto Insurance


Smart Student Discount
Does your teen make good grades? If so, then you could be eligible for a discount on their Allstate auto insurance. Single, full-time student under the age of 25 are eligible for discounts, even beyond high school. Be sure to check out Allstate’s other teen driver discounts, including savings for completing the teenSMART driver education program and attending a school at least 100 miles away from where your car (or theirs) is garaged.

Contact: Get an online quote or find a local Allstate agent here.



Good Student Discount
This online insurance provider is known for their creative savings and discount programs, including their Good Student Discount program in Virginia. As long as your student is in school full-time and maintaining a 3.0 GPA (B average), you could be eligible for savings of up to 10% on their auto insurance. The best part is that these savings could last as long as they are in school full-time (high school or college) up until the age of 25. Visit the Esurance Virginia State Page to learn more.

Contact: Get an Esurance online quote here or call 1-800-378-7262.



Good Student Discount
If your student maintains a B average or better, those good grades could save you a lot of money with Geico. Geico’s Good Student Discount program offers savings to full-time students who keep their grades up – even in college. Most states offer up to 15% savings, so be sure to get a quote and see how your student measures up.

Contact: Get an online quote or find a local Geico agent here.



Good Student Discount
When your student maintains a B average or better, you could save on their auto insurance with Progressive. Plus, Progressive will tack on another discount if your student (under the age of 22) lives more than 100 miles away from where their car is housed. That means that your savings could last all the way through college!

Contact: Get an online quote of find a local Progressive agent here.


State Farm

Good Student Discount
State Farm offers great coverage – and great savings, even for teens. Teens who are in school full-time and maintain good grades could be eligible for savings of up to 25%, from now until the age of 25. If your student heads off to college, no worries. You can earn an additional discount if they only use their car during school holidays and breaks.

Contact: Talk to an agent or get an online car insurance quote from State Farm.

Don’t use one of these providers? Call your auto insurance company and ask if they offer Good Student discounts!


Report Card Rewards from Banks

Many local banks and credit unions offer special incentives for students who make good grades. Whether you use a national branch or a local credit union, it’s worth calling your bank to find out if your student can receive special rewards for all their hard work at school. If you have a college student with their first credit card, be sure to check out programs like Discover’s Good Grades Cash Back Bonus.


Report Card Rewards at Home

While it’s nice to receive rewards around town, you can keep your kids motivated without ever leaving the house. This is especially helpful if you have a student who struggles. As we all know, A’s and B’s aren’t the only markers of academic success. Providing rewards at home allows you and your child to set goals that work for them. Here are a few things you can offer your kids for working hard at school:

  • Provide monetary rewards as appropriate
  • Have a special movie night
  • Go out – or stay in – for ice cream sundaes
  • Have a pizza night
  • Make your child’s favorite dinner
  • Have a “kids’ choice night” where your good student picks the family activity
  • Reward them with a new book of their choice
  • Have a special “date night” with just mom or dad – or both
  • Let them earn a little extra “screen time” on the weekends
  • Have a sleepover with a special friend


Of course, these are just some suggestions. You know your child better than anyone, so find out what motivates them and be sure to let them know that you are proud of how hard they have worked. A little bit of motivation goes a long way!