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S&H Green Stamps
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dt
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:18 am    Post subject: S&H Green Stamps Reply with quote

Someone told me that they still have redemption programs like this in the South. Essentially you would buy something at a participating store and based on the total of your purchase you would receive stamps which you would stick in the book shown. Once the book was full you could take it to a redemption center and get a lamp or an ashtray. There were actually full-time redemption centers in many cities.

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Big Rob



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a green stamp store in Marlow Heights MD right next to Iverson Mall. I think my parents got a BBQ grill there one time after collecting those stamps forever.
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tbva



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 5:02 pm    Post subject: stamps Reply with quote

My Mom was neurotic about savings stamps, Yellow Stamps and Green Stamps. Coffee pots, toasters, radios, kitchen gadgets, all kinds of stuff. My job was to keep on top of filling the books. I remeber Giant Food used to give Yellow stamps with purchases. I also remember how the summer humidity would make them stick to themselves before you could get home...grrr
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I posted the image of the stamps on another of the GoGoMag message boards and someone indicated that there still stores in the south that use redemption programs.
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zapper



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: stamps Reply with quote

I beleive that those yellow stamps were called 'top value stamps'. They weren't as prevelent as the S&H green stamps, at least not where I lived south of Alexandria.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right, zapper. Thanks for the post.
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SandyP



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mom collected both the yellow and green stamps. I collected them for a number of years after I grew up. I probably still have some of the things I got for them. It seemed like it took forever to get enough books to get anything. If I looked hard enough, I might still have some of the stamps.
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ChefJim



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember Giant Food giving out Top value stamps and safeway giving out S&H green stamps
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Crystal



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember my parents getting S&H Green stamps at Grand Union.
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dt
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crystal,

Do you remember anything you or your parents bought with them?
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Crystal



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dt wrote:
Crystal,

Do you remember anything you or your parents bought with them?


LOL No I don't! I'm going to have to ask my mom!

Edited to add: my mom said we got an ashtray! LOL It's one of those on a stand!
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dt
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the ashtrays and lamps were pretty popular stamp-purchases.

Laughing
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tbva



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:50 am    Post subject: Green stamps Reply with quote

I remember getting mostly small appliances like toasters, hand mixers and the ubiquitous waffle irons. The waffle irons then were made with plates you could flip from waffle to smooth griddle...made great grilled cheese sandwiches.
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tbva



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: ....and Reply with quote

...crockpots. My Mom was always killing them so stamps bought new ones when the old one died.
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Crystal



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: ....and Reply with quote

tbva wrote:
...crockpots. My Mom was always killing them so stamps bought new ones when the old one died.


Killing them?? She must have used them everyday! I still have (and use) the one I got as a wedding present in 1981! I recently bought a big fancy one and it has a hot spot that burns food every time! Don't make them like they use to. Laughing
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