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Posted 08/25/2009   7:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add laswabbie to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I mentioned S&H Green Stamps in a group discussion today and all of the 20-somethings looked at me like I had two heads.

I can still remember getting a sticky tongue from licking and sticking after my Mom went grocery shopping on double stamp Wednesday at Piggly Wiggly.

Does anyone else remember them?
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Posted 08/25/2009   7:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Laswabbie

I sure do...we also had Plaid Stamps.. The gas stations would have
double stamps on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

They raised the price of gas by 2 cents, but the prices in those days was only 29.9 cents a gallon
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Posted 08/25/2009   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ziggy9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Swabbie
You want to talk about sticky tounges? My mom would wait for the double stamp night and do the shopping for the month all at once, for a family of 14! She got some great stuff with those stamps. I still have the Remington Model 514 .22 cal rifle that she bought for my oldest brother with green stamps.

Richard
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Posted 08/25/2009   8:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobgggg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My mom gave me my first Daisey BB gun with the redeemed books
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Posted 08/25/2009   8:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add laswabbie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
for a family of 14


14

I'm surprised you ever got anything to eat!
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Posted 08/25/2009   8:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nr-notrare to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We had them too.......

.....Blue Chip & Gold Bond too......I think they all used the same horrid gum.
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Posted 08/25/2009   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperdude to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have any direct experience with them, I'm too young. But I do know what they are and how they were used. I do have some gas ration stamps somewhere. I've been going to antique stores on my own since I was 16, what can I say I like old stuff. I am one strange dude.
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Posted 08/25/2009   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 1775mac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh boy, it was great to clean out that kitchen drawer and head down to the little S&H store to cash in. Probally still have a few books someplace. Used to be the old a&P market where we got ours in upstate N.Y.. Also the checkers had a real coffe mill at each register when you checked out.
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Posted 08/25/2009   10:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cgrotha to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh yeah...I remember them well plus the swell smells at the old A&P. And the less interesting or more 'sophisticated' "National Tea". We were just talking the other day about the fact that we don't have a green grocer anymore where you could just pop in and get a piece of fruit for lunch or whatever.
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Posted 08/25/2009   11:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tina to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
even I remember them only vaguely though
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Posted 08/26/2009   12:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add khj to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oh, yeah, that really brings back some memories. Also Big Bonus, Top Value... to add on to those previously mentioned.

Some people still collect those, by the way!

Also, something most people don't know -- you can STILL redeem the S&H green stamps!

So if got a whole bunch and need a new toaster or clock (or whatever they offer nowadays)...

http://www.greenpoints.com

See, we're not THAT old, yet! The young'ns just don't know everything!

k
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Posted 08/26/2009   02:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add scb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A great topic... I think most countries have something similar, but reading the wikipedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S&H_Green_Stamps) was mindblowing:

"...and the company issued three times as many stamps as the U.S. Postal Service"

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Posted 08/26/2009   02:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WpgLwr to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, trading stamps...

Gawd, I hated those things, for all the reasons already mentioned. I don't think we ever did redeem the ones we had.
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Posted 08/26/2009   5:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add abutt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We still have several items, in the kitchen specifically, trays and serving platters and such that were S&H Greenies. I, fortunately or un fortunately worked right across the street from one of their redemption centers in Stamford,CT. I often got "Honey, if you're not busy at lunch" bit. I remember we got a "Roto-Broil 400" from them. How many of you remember that cooking monstrosity?
Allan
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Posted 08/26/2009   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sfgoda to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My brother and I finally got smart and used a moist wash cloth to "lick" the stamps.


Butch
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Posted 08/26/2009   6:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I remember I liked the taste of their gum.
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