Trade In Good Grades for a PX Coupon Book

Trade In Good Grades for a PX Coupon Book http://wp.me/p1d7d0-9Kz(Graphic courtesy of AAFES.)

Let’s be real: Sometimes a little bribery doesn’t hurt, especially when it comes to parenting.

That’s why we should give a nod to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) for making bribery just a little easier. For 16 years they have been giving out Exchange coupon books for free and discounted items to children first grade through high school who turn in a report card reflecting a “B” grade average.

Ten percent off Exchange-sold shoes may not make your third grader’s heart go pitter-patter, but I’m guessing free fast food and snacks from the shoppette might. Even if you’re like us and don’t normally eat that stuff, a special treat or two won’t kill your kid.

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AAFES is providing one coupon book per report card. Present a military ID and school grade documents at service desk. Coupons are good through July of 2017.

So what’s included in this PX coupon book? Here’s a quick rundown:

–  Free Burrito Supreme or Taco Supreme from Taco Bell

–  Free small Philly sandwich at Charleys

–  Free Chicken Po’Boy at Popeyes

–  Free bacon double cheeseburger and small fry from Burger King

–  Free Snack Avenue fountain drink, yeti drink, frozen drink or iced tea

–  Free Snack Avenue hot dog

–  Free Snack Avenue Tornado or Rollerbite

–   Free 14-ounce Crystal Cool Cow milk.

–   Free haircut

–   Ten percent off footwear

–   $5 off Under Armour apparel

 

AAFES officials said they don’t know how many good-grades coupon books were handed out last year because they don’t track that information.

But we think they should expand the PX coupon book program to adult learners. Fact: MilSpouse college students dig free snacks.

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Amy Bushatz
Amy is the editor in chief of Military.com’s spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for Military.com where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on CNN.com, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.