Hawaii students can score gift cards, prizes in Exchange’s 2023 You Made the Grade Program

By Army & Air Force Exchange ServiceMarch 14, 2023

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The Hawaii Exchange is continuing its tradition of rewarding academic excellence through the You Made the Grade program, honoring the resiliency of military kids worldwide.

In its 23rd year, the You Made the Grade program rewards military students in first through 12th grades, including those who are home schooled, with prizes for maintaining good grades. Military dependent students with straight As will receive a $20 gift card and an Exchange coupon sheet, while students with a B average or better are eligible to receive a $10 Exchange gift card and coupon sheet. Coupons include:

• Free meals 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.

“Military children face greater challenges than their civilian counterparts,” said Hawaii Exchange General Manager Michael Ryan. “Our youngest heroes cope with frequent moves and the stress of having parents deploy. Yet, despite challenges, they rise to succeed in the classroom. The Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program celebrates this resiliency. Military kids’ hard work pays off at the Exchange.”

Students who make the grade can also qualify to enter a worldwide sweepstakes to win a $2,000, $1,500 or $500 Exchange gift card. Drawings are held in June and December.

To receive their gift card and coupons, students can visit the PX customer service area and present a valid military ID with proof of a B average or higher each grading period.

To enter the You Made the Grade sweepstakes, 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

The next drawing will take place in June.

In Hawaii, authorized patrons have four Exchanges they can shop at:

  • Hickam
  • Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe (not an AAFES facility)
  • Navy Exchange (not an AAFES facility)
  • Schofield Barracks


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 $3.4 billion in earnings for critical military Quality-of-Life programs.

To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our website at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.