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green stamps

n. money. (From S&H Green Stamps given as an incentive to purchase other goods.) How many green stamps does this take?
See also: green, stamp

Green Stamps

Trading stamps. The most popular of the trading stamps that shoppers collected from the end of the 19th century through the 1980s were S&H (Sperry & Hutchinson) Green Stamps. Supermarket chains, department stores, service stations, and other retailers bought the stamps, then gave them to shoppers in quantities and denominations based on how much the shoppers spent in the store. The object was to create customer loyalty. Shoppers then cashed in the stamps at redemption centers or by mail and received household and sporting goods as well as other items. “Do you give Green Stamps?” was a frequent question, and not always to retailers. A would-be wit might ask a dinner party hostess serving a platter of food, “Do I get Green Stamps with that?” Said often enough, it was enough to make the rest of the gathering lose their appetites.
See also: green, Stamp
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Item: When was the last time you saw an S&H Green Stamps Saver Book?
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This kind of takes us back to the Green Stamps days," says Eddie Owens, director of communications and public relations at United.
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A lifelong resident of Eugene, she worked at a Green Stamps store, worked with orchids at Chase Gardens, worked at St.
In a separate zone, signatures will be collected, and green stamps will be placed on a special banner to signal agreement with the petition.
Going store to store to find the lowest price and combining double Green Stamps that maximized savings stretched our meager dollars.
And in a kitchen drawer, beneath thousands of S&H Green Stamps, she uncovered 400 pages of Teddy's memoirs.
Bills calling for greater control over the industry--which included S&H Green Stamps, King Kom and Stop & Save, among many others--were introduced in numerous states, according to a story in HFD on March 12,1963.
But for the populace at large, stick-on labels aren't used as frequently as they were even five years ago, but are on the road to joining S&H Green Stamps, which themselves have gone online and now are 21st century S&H Green points.
Levine terms the programs "graduate credit dispensers" because "they award the equivalent of green stamps, which can be traded in for raises and promotions to teachers who have no intention of becoming administrators.
The characters, situations, even the hard-earned insights Clewell offers, are both tangible and familiar, are parts of the real world of commuter trains, flea markets and S & H green stamps.
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Merry Christmas to everyone I wrote about this past year: to the Promise Keepers and those who fly with them; to people practiced in infallibility; to all who buried Saint Joseph statues and then sold their homes; to those who miss meat on Lenten Fridays and those who sneak meat; to Henry David Thoreau and all who read his works; to relic collectors everywhere; to all who read good and bad books this past summer; to all who celebrate "Eucharist Without Walls"; to people sitting in parish halls, epicenters of Catholicism; to all who collect green stamps, frequent-flier miles, and indulgences; to all who have dealt with death and eternal life.