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Plattsburgh video store rewards students who study

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

Students who got good grades this last school year might want to show off their report cards at a local video store in Plattsburgh. The store is rewarding the students who study.

Becky Leonard owns a video rental store in Plattsburgh. To compete with the likes of Netflix or Redbox, she's always thinking of ways to bring in movie buffs.

For the month of July, Under One Roof Video Store is offering a special deal for students.

"We want to support kids and we think an immediate reward is something kids like, so if they come in with a report card and they show us any A's then they get free rentals," said Leonard.

Even Leonard's daughter Amanda, who could get a free movie anyway, is rewarding herself for her good grades.

"Even though I do work here, it's pretty cool to come in and use them, the free rentals. You can use them for anything, new releases, Blu-rays, anything like that. So it's cool. I like it a lot," said Amanda.

Students from kindergarten to college can come to the video store to claim their prize for their hard work in school. They have the whole store to choose from, full of video games and movies.

"It's very encouraging. I think it's a good idea, especially for business and also for the children to be aware that if they get an A they can get a free movie," said Sherry Pavone of Plattsburgh.

While some may think movies and video games can be a distraction from studying, Leonard says it's OK to play after homework is done.

"Studying is important, but I also think that relaxing and having a good time and enjoying yourself are important too. So, I think it's a good reward for those students who have done their studying," said Leonard.

If the promotion's successful, Leonard says the free rentals will happen at the end of every school semester.

The "free rentals for good grades" program is open to any student and you don't have to be from Plattsburgh to participate.

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