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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Summer is a great time to encourage your child to read books. Reading will help to improve literacy skills and better prepare your child for the upcoming school year.

One of the best ways to get your child reading is to allow them to pick books they want to read about topics that interest them.

Here are some free reading programs to make it even more fun!

Barnes & Noble
Read 8 books and record them in the printable journal and get a free book when you turn in the list to a participating Barnes & Noble store. (Ends 9/4/12)

Scholastic
Log in the minutes your child reads online. When you child reaches their weekly reading goal they win digital prizes.

H-E-B Grocery
H-E-B Grocery stores mail kids a package of cool prizes after they read 10 books. Just fill out the form and mail it in. The package arrives in 3-4 weeks.

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain
Read for 600 minutes in June and July to get a $5 gift card to Half Price Books. Complete the form and take it to your local Half Price Books.

TD Bank Summer Reading
TD Bank will deposit $10 into a new or existing TD Young Saver bank account when they read 10 books. Just fill out the form and take it to your local TD Bank. If you are creating a new account you will need a picture ID for your child. (Ends 9/29/12)

Chuck E Cheese Reading Rewards
Earn 10 free tokens when you child reads for 2 weeks straight. Food purchase is required. Take this form to your local Chuck E Cheese. (Ends 12/31/12)

Pottery Barn Kids
Complete a reading list and get a free book. Fill out the form and take it to a local store. (Ends 8/22/12)

Book Adventure
Children read books, take comprehension quizzes, and earn points for passing them. The points can be redeemed for prizes.

National Amusement Theaters Bookworm Wednesdays
Children get free admission to a select children’s film when they present a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex cinemas box office.

PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge
Beginning 6/18, you will get chances to win prizes, reading tips, free downloads, book suggestions and savings.

Don’t forget to also check out your local library for their summer reading program!

Do you know of any other programs?

    • Mom3girls1boy

      Just wanted to give you a heads up that the Barnes and Noble link sends you to last years forms.

      • guest

        It took me to the 2012 form…..not sure where you clicked.

        • Mom3girls1boy

          I’m pretty sure it didn’t have anything to do with “where we clicked.”  I’m not the only one who clicked the link and got taken to the 2011 forms.  Not sure why you think it had something to do with where we clicked….

          • rebecca

             I also got sent to the 2011 form.

            • rebecca

               If you click on the words Barns and Noble it will take you to the 2012 one!

      • Susan

        It took me to 2011 form also.  Thanks for having me check the date!

      • 1cypress

         http://img1.imagesbn.com/pimages/kids/summerreading/2012/bnsummertearpad.pdf   will take you to the 2012 forms.

    • Mcleodsc

      H-E-B is for Texas Residents only

      • Mreeanne

        No, it isn’t. I live in Nevada and this is my third year doing it. My kids can’t use the coupon, but they still get the pencil, t-shirt and certificate. The b- day club is only for those living in Texas, but not the reading club.

        • @Mreeanne – The entry form states “Texas residents only.” This is disappointing to me also as my children have participated for the past 3 years.

    • Mcleodsc

      Book Adventure is for K-8-AWESOME!!

    • Mcleodsc

      Schoolastic is only for up to age 12. Grandson will turn 13 in July.

    • Jan Smoak

      Local public libraries. The Richland County Public Library has had a program since I was in school!  They also have an adult summer program too.

      • Ruthhayden

        I also wanted to encourage people to use their local library programs. We have over 1,000 children involved in our Summer Reading programs, and we serve ages two through eighteen. This year we have aTeen program targeted just to them and we expect a great turnout.. Our grand finale is at our City’s public pool for a library kids only event.

    • Bookish

      Don’t forget your local library…they have fun free entertainment and storytime too!

    • Doris
    • Krista

      The Barnes and noble journal link says its for 2011…can this one still be used or is there a 2012 version?

    • Jenny

      I really like the Scholastic program.  I’m a school librarian and I signed up all of my elementary students for it.  We’re having a little competition to see which grade level reads the most minutes this summer.  

    • FlHeather

      Not sure if this is running in all stores…but my local Books-a-Million (in Florida) is running a program where students receive a free Dr. Seuss lunch bag for reading four Dr. Seuss books.  I picked up the form in store and sent one home with all my students.

    • Just to clarify, I called TD Bank and the rep told me that the child needs their SS card to open the account…it’s the parent who needs the Photo ID (and also their SS card)…

    • Ffields
    • Chiefsangeleyes

      The HEB one is for Texas residents only

      • Mreeanne

        No, it isn’t. I live in Nevada and this will be our third year doing it. Of course, we can’t use the coupon, but my kids still get the t-shirt, pencil, and certificate.

        The b-day club is just for Texas, but not the reading club.

        • @Mreeanne – The entry form states “Texas residents only.” This is disappointing to me also as my children have participated for the past 3 years.

        • @Mreeanne – The entry form states “Texas residents only.” This is disappointing to me also as my children have participated for the past 3 years.

    • Erin

      our library has free minor league baseball and free water park tix.

    • Cara

      thank you very much! This is very helpful and extremely thoughtful! Just printed out the Barnes and Noble Journal and have a 4th grader who is eager to get started! <3

    • Cara

      thank you very much! This is very helpful and extremely thoughtful! Just printed out the Barnes and Noble Journal and have a 4th grader who is eager to get started! <3