Exchange rewards good grades

DALLAS — Hard-working students deserve recognition, so the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1 to 12 who maintain a “B” or better average with the “You Made the Grade” program.

“We love it when military students excel,” said the Exchange’s chief of staff, Col. Tom Ockenfels, “so it’s natural to encourage and reward great grades.”

For the past 13 years, this program has rewarded schoolchildren around the world with a “You Made the Grade” coupon booklet listing a multitude of free products and discounted offers. The 2013 version includes a free Burger King hamburger kids meal, Subway 6-inch combo, $2 off any new release CD or DVD at Power Zone and a complimentary haircut, among other great prizes.

In addition, qualifying students can register for a drawing to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. Students can receive a “You Made the Grade” booklet by simply presenting a valid military ID and proof of an overall “B” average at their local Exchange store.

Those eligible may receive one coupon booklet and submit one drawing entry each qualifying report card.

Visit a nearby Exchange store to get more information about the program. Each store’s contact information, including store hours, is available through the Exchange stores link at

(Courtesy of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service)