The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children that runs through September 9th, 2016. After registering, kiddos are to read as many minutes as they can, log their minutes and earn rewards.
*TD Bank Summer Reading Program*
If you have a TD Bank near you, your kids can earn $10 to be deposited into their new or existing TD Bank Young Saver Account when they read 10 books. Participating kids need to:
1. Read 10 books this summer 2. Print out the Summer Reading Form 3. Write down the names of the books they’ve read 4. Take the form to the nearest TD Bank 5. Watch $10 be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver Account
Valid June 1st through August 31st, 2016, for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Bring form of ID for child for new account opening. Go here for more details.
SYNC is a program that gives away two FREE audiobook downloads every week each Summer for readers ages 13+. (each week features a current Young Adult title paired with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title). Titles are delivered through the OverDrive app which can be downloaded for free. For more information, head here.
Kids from grades K-8 can head on over to BookAdventure.com where they can search for books, read them offline, come back to take a quiz and win prizes! Parents and teachers will even have the opportunity to track their child’s/students work (just click on the “Teacher’s Lounge” OR “Parents Place”). Go here to get started searching for a book and check out this video for more information.
Be sure to check your public library as many libraries have a kids’ reading rewards program, as well as free storytime, family movie days, activities and more throughout the summer.
Get your kiddos out of the house and keep them entertained all Summer long with FREE Bowling!
Kid’s Bowl Free –
The annual Kids Bowl Free Program can be found at over 1,000 bowling centers in the US and Canada and is valid for kids ages 15 and under – each child will snag coupons for 2 free games of bowling daily throughout the summer. To register your kids, head on over here and select a bowling center near you.
This program also offers a great deal for parents and older siblings. The optional Family Pass allows up to 4 adults to bowl 2 free games right alongside the kids all summer long. The Family Pass starts at just $28.95 (it is just a one-time payment) and is valid for the entire length of the Kids Bowl Free program at your local bowling center. Even sweeter, you can use promo code IPHONE10 to get 10% off a Family Pass.
AMF Bowling –
Also, you can now register for the Summer Games Bowling Pass at AMF Bowling Centers which includes 3 games of bowling per day and shoe rental all Summer long from May 23rd through September 5th! Pricing does vary by location – kid’s passes range between $4.95 and $31.95 & adult passes range between $14.95 and $36.95!
To check pricing in your local area, head here, then enter your zip code and click ‘Search’. Click on the the AMF Bowling Center in your area that you’d like to bowl at, and then the pricing for your location will be displayed.
Calling all you special teachers! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2nd-May 6th), several businesses are showing their gratitude by offering up some great freebies and special offers! Check them out…
Educators with a valid school email address, can save 10% sitewide when you sign uphere – you will then receive a coupon code on demand. Your personalized discount code has no expiration date and can be used as many times as desired.
Banana Republic is offering up 15% off your full-priced purchase when you present a valid student or teacher ID. This offer is valid in-store only.
Barnes & Noble:
Sign up for the FREE Barnes & Noble Educator Program and get 20% off the list price of most hardcover and paperback books, toys, games, music, movies and more for use in the classroom!
Through May 8th, participatingBruegger’s Bagels locations are honoring educators everywhere with a week-long discount on Big Bagel Bundles. Simply head over here, wait for the pop up and then sign up to receive a coupon valid for 13 fresh-baked bagels + 2 tubs of cream cheese for just $9.99!
Select Chick-fil-A restaurants may be offering up various food freebies with valid school ID. Contact your local restaurant to verify participation and for more details.
On Tuesday, May 3rd from 3PM-Close, Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants are offering up Buy 1 get 1 FREE Burritos, Bowls, Salads, or Order of Tacos for teachers, faculty or staff! Just be sure to bring your ID or other documentation from preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, community college, or university identifying as faculty or staff, or home school ID card.
From May 2nd-May 7th daily from 4PM-10PM only, participating locations are offering up a free entree for educators. Note that teachers need to present a valid school ID to receive the offer.
J. Crew offers a 15% discount to all teachers and college students when they shop in-store and show a valid school ID at checkout. For more information, go here.
New York & Company:
For a limited time , New York & Company is giving all nurses and teachers 30% off any in-store purchase (note that you must show a valid form of ID to receive the discount like a badge, paystub, business card etc.). Or, you can save 30% off a $50 online purchase when you use the code 6223 at checkout. Check out the New York & Company Facebook page for more information.
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery:
On Tuesday, May 3rd from 6AM-9PM, teachers can score a FREE Magnificent Seven or Appetizer. Simply present our teacher ID or proof of employment.