Exchange rewards academic excellence with “You Made the Grade Program”

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DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students who excel in the classroom with its You Made the Grade program, now in its 15th year. Students in first through 12th grades who maintain a B average or better are eligible to receive a coupon book filled with free offers and discounts.

You Made the Grade offers for 2015 include free food items such as a Burrito Supreme or Taco Supreme from Taco Bell; small chicken Philly sandwich at Charleys; Popeyes Chicken Po’Boy; and a bacon double cheeseburger and small fry from Burger King.

Other offers include discounts on backpacks, shoes and more.

Scholars can also enter the You Made the Grade semiannual sweepstakes to receive gift cards worth $2,000, $1,500 or $500. Entries for the gift card sweepstakes drawing can be submitted twice a year, with drawings typically held in June and December.

“The Exchange understands and appreciates the sacrifices military students make,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Those who excel in the classroom, especially while dealing with multiple moves and parents’ deployments, deserve to be recognized.”

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 booklet for each qualifying report card.