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  • What ever happened to S&H Green Stamps?

    And Raleigh coupons?
    Be a nice way to fund that Collings I've been eyeballing.
    It might be worth it to start smoking if I could get a nice guitar for some trading stamps.
    To you I'm an atheist; but to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.

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    I remember S&H Green Stamps and all the cool things one could buy with them.

    Realizing that I'm old enough to remember them is kinda like getting a bi**h slap from time....LOL

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    • #3
      Oh! oh! Next tell us what it was like during the Wilson administration! And Where were you when you heard McKinley was shot?
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      • #4
        They're gone, along with the days when someone used to pump your gas and clean your windows.
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        • #5
          I remember them (I'm mid/upper 30s).

          http://www.greenpoints.com/info/inf_newarticle.asp?Article=newYorktimes030900.html
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          • #6
            I got my first guitar w/ Green Stamps.

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            • #7
              They're gone, along with the days when someone used to pump your gas and clean your windows.


              They still do that in Oregon....yeah, I jumped out of my car grabbed the pump, and an irritated guy yells out.....HEY! what do you think you are doing?
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              • #8
                Oh yeah, S&H stamps.......they were about as valuable as Italian (lira) currency...about a million of them would buy you another pack of cigarettes.
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                • #9
                  They still do that in Oregon....yeah, I jumped out of my car grabbed the pump, and an irritated guy yells out.....HEY! what do you think you are doing?


                  LOL. I made that same mistake on a recent trip to Portland. Guy says "Lady, you can't pump your own gas" and I gave him WTF look.

                  Then he spotted my Louisiana car tags and explained.

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                  • #10
                    Wow... I'm flashing back!
                    S&H Quick Saver book on eBay

                    The guitar was a 3/4 sized Decca classical. I remember filling out the books with Mom.

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                    • #11
                      Oh! oh! Next tell us what it was like during the Wilson administration! And Where were you when you heard McKinley was shot?

                      Hey, I didn't know it was arms for hostages, and I didn't kidnap the Lindbergh baby.
                      To you I'm an atheist; but to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition.

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                      • #12
                        Sperry and Hutchinson. Yep, redeemd many books for a lot of crap, mostly. Way back my Pop would bring home 20 books worth or so with each trip he'd take. I remember the redemption center store was a quagmire of shelves and walls loaded with really cheap stuff. Croquet set with mallets that fell apart. Lot's of framed prints of things like Blue Boy and Pinky. Yep, we had them hanging in the hallway.

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                        • #13
                          That's the way I remember it too, Melodeous. Sort of the way the Goodwill store here looks today only much smaller, but with the same marketing flare. I was wearing my Buster Browns in those days, trying to find something of value. I think our family got an Igloo cooler or a Thermos there once. Kind of fuzzy memories at this point.
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                          • #14
                            We used to also have Blue Chip stamps in So. Cal. I remember going to their redemption center many a time. But my memories were of redeeming a bunch of books for cash. We had it a little rough at one time. And you didn't get much either. I think it might have been $5.00 for 10 or 20 books. But hey, it bought gas for my dad to get back and forth to work or it was a few groceries for a day or two. Something to make it till the next payday.
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                            • #15
                              S&H Green Stamps are now this. Surprisingly, if you still have any stamps laying around, you can evidently still redeem them. Who'd a thought?

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