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As a kid, what’s better than celebrating a birthday or good grades with the fam? Getting some good ol’ fashion sweet freebies in recognition, of course! I’ve got some great kids’ rewards programs for birthdays and good grades, plus a few other milestones that’ll please any kid.

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1. Krispy Kreme rewards students with a free donut for every ‘A’.


Many Krispy Kreme locations reward students with good grades. Students can earn up to six free donuts with no purchase necessary. Check if your local Krispy Kreme participates.


2. Chuck E. Cheese hands out extra tokens for being a stellar student.

kids play games at chuck e cheese with free tokens for good students

Chuck E. Cheese offers kids ten free tokens for their outstanding schoolwork when they fill out the Super Student Certificate and bring it to their local restaurant. They also offer rewards for graduation, sports participation, a lost tooth, and being a good patient.


3. Chick-fil-A gives out free nuggets for good grades.

Picture of an 8-count chicken nuggets in a box next to fries and a drink on a table

Some Chick-fil-A locations offer students an 8-pack of chicken nuggets when they bring in a report card with A’s and B’s. Since Chick-fil-As are independently owned, be sure to check with your local Chick-fil-A to see if they participate in any of these.


4. Applebee’s offers a free kids meal for students that excel in school.

The front of an Applebees restaurant at night with the building lights on.

The A is for Applebee’s reward is good for a free kids meal for students 12 and under who excel in academics or non-academic areas. Contact your local Applebee’s to make sure they participate.


5. McDonald’s recognizes a good report card with a free Happy Meal or Value Meal.

A McDonald's Happy Meal sitting on a table in the restaurant.

Your McDonald’s may offer students K through 5th grade a Happy Meal or a free Value Meal for students 6th – 12th grade when they bring their straight A report card. Be sure to contact your local McD’s to see if they offer this promotion.



6. Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program serves up a personal pan pizza for reading accomplishments.

Two children holding certificate for Pizza Hut's BOOK IT! program.

Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! program rewards students’ reading accomplishments in kindergarten through sixth grade with free pizza, praise, and recognition. Your kid can keep earning free pizza as long as they continue to meet their reading goals.


7. Barnes & Noble’s Kids Club will give kids a free birthday treat.


When a parent signs up for the Barnes & Noble Kids Club, they’ll receive an email the Monday before their child’s birthday for a free treat from The Barnes & Noble Café.

8. Banks will give kids money for earning good grades.

Some banks will give you $1 for those A’s and $.50 for the B’s. Here are just a few banks that reward good grades, but you may want to call your local bank or credit union to see if they participate in a similar program.



9. Car insurance companies reward young drivers who do well in school.

A boy sticking his head out of a car window.

Students get lower car insurance costs when they keep their grades up. Here’s a list of a few companies that offer discounts. Call ahead to make sure you qualify with your insurer.

  • Allstate will let single, full-time students under the age of 25 save up to 20% for getting good grades.
  • Farmers Insurance gives student drivers ages 16 – 24 a discount as long as they have a 3.0 GPA or rank in the top 20% of their class.
  • Geico auto insurance delivers up to 15% off certain coverages when a student keeps a B average.
  • Nationwide offers a good student discount on auto insurance for drivers 16 – 24 who are full-time high school or college students and maintain a minimum B average.
  • State Farm will give students a discount of up to 25% when they get good grades of a 3.0 GPA or higher. These savings can last up to 25 years of age.
  • Travelers rewards full-time high school or college students ages 16 – 24 with a discount of up to 8% when they maintain a B average.
  • Liberty Mutual offers car insurance discounts for students under the age of 25 who achieve at least a B average.


10. Baskin Robbins will give you a free scoop for your birthday no matter your age.

Let’s face it, when it comes to ice cream, we’re all kids! Sign yourself up for Baskin-Robbins’ Birthday Club and receive a coupon for a free scoop. Add your family members to your account, and they too will get a free scoop. It’s a win-win!

10 Kids' Rewards Programs for Birthdays & Good Grades