Kids Invited to Redeem Report Cards at Hansen Surfboards

Students in grades K-12 with good grades are invited to redeem their report cards in exchange for vouchers good for merchandise at Hansen Surfboards as part of the retailer's "Goods for Grades" program, now in its 17th year. The store gave away $98,041 in merchandise vouchers last year and expects to give away more this year. Since the Goods for Grades program was created in October of 1996 to reward students from elementary through high school for their good grades, the retailer has given away a total of $584,978. The idea for the program was created by employee, Patty Bolton, and the Hansen family immediately loved the idea.

"Goods for Grades is so rewarding for us because the kids and their families get so excited to show us their report cards," said Josh Hansen. "Some of them who used to live here or heard about it from friends or the internet come from other parts of the U.S. when they're on their family vacation. If it's an incentive to get kids to try harder in school, and they have fun doing it, then we're all for it."

Since 2007 alone, Goods for Grades has grown substantially. Below is a snapshot of the amount of merchandise vouchers given by Hansen Surfboards as a result of this program:

$52,935.04 - 2007 - 2008 School Year

$71,169.45 - 2008 - 2009 School Year

$83,106.20 - 2009 - 2010 School Year

$93,764.67 - 2010 - 2011 School Year

$98,041.42 - 2011 - 2012 School Year

To redeem report cards for merchandise vouchers in the Goods for Grades program, kids must present their report cards in person at Hansen Surfboards during the two redeeming periods - mid-year report cards before March 31, and final report cards before August 15. For more information on Goods for Grades rules, visit

Founded in 1961, Hansen Surfboards is San Diego's largest surf shop. With more than 16,000 square feet of retail space, Hansen Surfboards offers something for everyone in the family. The retailer recently celebrated 50 years of success as a single-store, family-owned and operated retail business. The family credits the San Diego community, surf legends and brands that have been a big part of its success. For more information and to stay updated about activities and specials, visit Hansen Surfboards' Facebook fan page, Twitter, Instagram at @hansensurfboards or shop online at