Exchange Rewards Good Grades

MEDIA CONTACT: Amy Hall
MEDIA ADVISORY: 13-021
RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2013

DALLAS – Hard-working students deserve recognition, so the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students in grades 1-12 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 thirteen 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 “You Made the Grade” program. Each store’s contact information, including store hours, is available through the “Exchange Stores” link at www.shopmyexchange.com.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint non-appropriated fund instrumentality of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors which is responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force through the Service Chiefs of Staff.  The Exchange has the dual mission of providing authorized patrons with quality merchandise and services at competitively low prices and generating non-appropriated fund earnings as a supplemental source of funding for military morale, welfare and recreation programs. To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

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Media Notes:

For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Amy Hall, 214-312-2132 or hallam@aafes.com.