green stamps

green stamps

Stamps that certain stores gave shoppers based on how much money they spent there. The shopper could then cash the stamps in. This practice is largely outdated today. Ooh, that purchase earned me a lot of green stamps!
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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.
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Item: When was the last time you saw an S&H Green Stamps Saver Book?
S&H Greenpoints became a popular digital component of the tried-and-true S&H Green Stamps program, while frequent shopper programs with rewards grew in popularity.
(vendor of S&H Green Stamps, now called S&H Greenpoints) is the classic example of a trading stamp company.
"This kind of takes us back to the Green Stamps days," says Eddie Owens, director of communications and public relations at United.
Carpi's failed plan (and I won't even attempt to go into the mysterious disappearance of his ex-wife--read the book) is mirrored by many others ranging from Burlington and S&H (Green Stamps) to General Mills and Masco, the latter of which the author serves up an especially stinging condemnation based on having lived through it during his career at Henredon.
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.
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."
There was never an excess amount of cash lying around, so Dad made that toaster (acquired with green stamps) last 16 years!
Does anyone have an address where I can redeem green stamps? S&H green stamps?
In the 1970's, I remember getting those rows of green stamps from the grocery store when I was little, and carefully sticking them into place in the special Green Stamps Book.