Family Video Celebrates Student Academic Excellence and Achievement By Giving Away Millions of Rentals.

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Family Video is helping to start the summer off right for students! Earn free movie or game rentals at Family Video for every final "A" (or equivalent mark) achieved in core school courses throughout the month of June.

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Throughout June, students from Kindergarten to College can earn free movie or game rentals at Family Video stores for each final “A” (or equivalent mark) they achieve in core courses. The company expects to give away millions of free movie and game rentals during the 2013 edition of its “Report Card ‘A’” Program.

“Report Card ‘A’” began as a local promotion by Charlie Hoogland, the company’s founder, in Springfield, IL over 30 years ago. It is now offered at all of the company’s 775 movie and game rental stores in 19 states and Canada, and nearly 1,000,000 movie and game rentals were awarded to deserving students in 2012. As the scale of the program has grown, the purpose behind it remains the same.

The company and its leaders believe that the keys to what makes our country great are the opportunities for a good education, as well as the work ethic and dedication necessary for seizing those opportunities. As a way to recognize those students who put in the time and effort to achieve success in the classroom, the “Report Card ‘A’” concept was born, and has grown into a company-wide initiative.

“Having kids of my own in school and watching them get excited for receiving an ‘A’ makes me realize how important our “Report Card ‘A’” Program is because I believe that academic excellence is something to be celebrated,” said Keith Hoogland, Family Video President. “It’s great to be able to give back to local communities and reward those students on their success. We look forward to continuing this program for many years to come.”

Family Video is also proud to celebrate the role that teachers play in the education of our nation’s young people. On May 7, in honor of National Teacher Day, any teacher showing reasonable proof of employment can receive a free movie or game rental at any of the chain’s 775 stores.

About Family Video
Family Video is the largest movie and game rental chain in the United States, operating more than 775 stores in 19 states and Canada. The company has developed more than 600 retail strip centers, with tenants ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local community retailers. For more information or a list of store locations, visit

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