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Exchange You Made the Grade Program


Last updated 10/25/2022 at 1:34pm | View PDF

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service's You Made the Grade program is back and better than ever with bigger prizes for military kids.

The Exchange is kicking off its 22nd year of You Made the Grade, which rewards military students who maintain good grades. To participate in the program, sponsored this year by American Greetings, military kids in first through 12th grades can bring their report cards to their Exchange customer service area and present a valid military ID with proof of a B average or higher each grading period for prizes.

Students with straight A's will receive a $20 gift card and an Exchange coupon sheet. Students with at least a B average will receive a $10 gift card and an Exchange coupon sheet. The coupons include:

• Free combo meal at Exchange restaurants.

• Free kid's meal at Exchange restaurants.

• Free drink, any size, at the Express.

• Free kid's haircut.

• $5 off at any Exchange mall concession shop.

• Additional savings on clothes and PowerZone accessories.

"The Exchange's You Made the Grade program encourages military kids to reach their goals in the classroom," said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Osby, the Exchange's senior enlisted advisor. "We've been rewarding young scholars for more than two decades, and we're excited to offer bigger and better prizes to honor their hard work."

Additionally, students who participate in the You Made the Grade program can enter a worldwide sweepstakes twice a year for a chance to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. To enter, students can complete the form on the back of the gift card reward sleeve and mail it to:

You Made the Grade

PO Box 227398

Dallas, TX 75222-7398

Students can submit one sweepstakes entry for each grading period. Drawings are held in December and June. A fourth grader at U.S. Army Garrison Italy took the top prize in the most recent drawing.

Since 1895, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (Exchange) has gone where Soldiers, Airmen, Guardians and their families go to improve the quality of their lives by providing valued goods and services at exclusive military pricing. The Exchange is the 54th-largest retailer in the United States. 100% of Exchange earnings support military communities. In the last 10 years, your Exchange benefit has provided $3.5 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs. The Exchange is a non-appropriated fund entity of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors. The Exchange is a 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, planning and conducting events and activities that recognize the service, valor and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans and their families in conjunction with the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at


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