Forgive my ignorance but what were these used for? Are they like coupons?
A certain number would get you a toaster, or a sewing machine, or maybe a set of fiesta ware, etc.
Ahhh they are kind of like the Kool Aid points I used to save as a kid. If you saved enough you could use them to get Kool Aid themed merchandise.Thanks for explaining.
Remember the episode of the brady bunch where alice had a bunch of green stamps, and the boys wanted to redeem them for a fishing boat, and the girls wanted to redeem them for a sewing machine..Of course, nobody asked alice what she wanted, and they were hers.
It was our monthly treat to go to the Green Stamp store and get merchandise. If we were lucky, my sister and I would get something as well. I believe we got the Chutes and Ladders board game on time. I used to love going into that store. It was just a countertop with a lot of stuff behind it. You would pick something out of the catalogue and show it to the guy at the counter and he would go into the back and get it for you. Maybe with this economy the way it is, they'll bring this idea back. It would be much cooler with the internet involved!
I remember these quite well. Every checkout lane at the supermarket had the dispenser, and the clerk would dial out the proper number of stamps based on how much you spent. We had a redemption center in our town, too, and I remember at least one trip there to cash a bunch in for something (I forget exactly what).I also remember thinking that the "+ H" part looked like some kind of weird monstery thing. Hey, I was three at the time.
I was just thinking of that Brady episode and they had the contest with the boys vs. the girls (row boat vs. sewing machine) ...
Your grandmother didn't redeem them because it took several million before you could get anything worth having!
Dartman: Aw, that sounds nice. My grandmother wouldn't get me anything.Mr. P.: Well you remember more than I on this one it seems..Jim: I've no clue what the brady boys would do with a sewing machine.It just doesn't seem "natural", if you know what i mean.Retro: No, she was just stingy. That was just her.
Joe, you remember how that episode ends, right?
They ended up choosing a tv.And to think the boys could've ended up stuck with a sewing machine, if the girls had gotten their way..
Let's say the boys won, do you think they would have gone with the tv also?
I remember them, too!!! We used to have a ton of books.
Jim: I don't know. Personally I'd choose the boat. Screw the girls...Wings: So what'd you get?
oh my god i forgot all about these! my mom collected these too. everytime we shopped at the local IGA you got these and she used to save them and get free stuff with them. nice trip down memery lane, thank you!c
Joe,I immediately thought of that episode of the Brady Bunch when I saw this post.My mother told me that when she and my father were newlyweds, she threw a baby shower for a friend and all the guests gave their Green Stamps to the mother-to-be.
Hey that's a cute idea.
I used to collect those with my friends but I never new what to do with them.
I used to browse through the catalog, and get off on the stuff that we could have got.But didn't.
I wonder if one of those catalogs is still around. It would be fun to look at.
There's a ton of them on ebay. I'm guessing they're pretty cheap.
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