Utilizing free kids meal certificates, especially those that don’t require an adult purchase, is one of my favorite methods to cut costs when traveling. I have been known to order from the kids menu at restaurants or hotel room service if it doesn’t list a maximum age.
Kid’s meals are cheaper and the portion size doesn’t leave me stuffed. If you are 6’7” tall like Mr. MoneyandMap, you might find a kid’s meal more of a snack – certainly not a meal.
At this time of year there are plenty of places that offer free food as a reward for good grades on their report card. If you homeschool your kids and don’t have official report cards, look for printable report card templates on the internet. Alternatively, follow this link to google docs for a fillable report card template or click to print the same form as a PDF.
Free Food with Good Report Cards
Red Robin Certificate of Excellence – Free kids’ meal (ages 10 and under) or Monster Milkshake (11 and up) for academic achievement, acts of kindness or perfect attendance
Sbarro PizzAchievers – Free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza and a small soda for elementary schoolers or any student with A’s and B’s on his or her report card
Chick-fil-A – Free 8 pack nuggets for report cards with all As and Bs
McDonalds – Free Happy Meal for kids with straight A’s on their report card
Noodles & Company – Free meal when you bring in your report card with perfect attendance, honor roll, or middle school student who has 3 A’s. Student must be present and the original report card to the manager
Baskin-Robbins – Free scoop of ice cream for good grades on your report card
Krispy Kreme – Free donut for each A, maximum of 6
Cold Stone Creamery – Free scoop of ice cream for good grades on your report card
Note: Call ahead as participating locations may vary