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Thread: Who remembers S&H green stamps

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    Do I ever remember the S&H green stamps , my Mom got lots of stuff , book shelves, tables, cook ware, coolers ... all kinds of stuff. My church even got a piano with S&H green stamps.
    As a kid I loved licking them an putting them in the books. If there was anything wrong with the glue ... It would have been me who would have had issues, can 't tell you how many books worth I licked ...

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    Ok, green stamps. This is a true story. My youngest daughter came along during the green stamp rage. My sisters and I would shop everywhere there were green stamps, busily filling all our books until we had enought to cash them in for great deals. My daughter's baby furniture came from that store along with most everything else. Well, the big day came and we piled everyone in the car for the trip to the store. While I was dedicatedly looking thru the catalog to see what I need next, I hear a saleslady behind the counter say really loud "Oh MY!" while looking behind me. There was my daughter, climbed up on the display potty chair doing her business. Since she was potty training at home, this seemed the thing to do and she was look mightly pleased with herself. Needless to say, it was a readers digest moment for me!

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    What I liked was licking the green stamps to put in the book.

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    I do! I do! I still have two things that I remember purchasing with them! :) One is a quilt rack, I still use and the other is a suitcase I purchased to go off to college in 1979!!! Still have the suitcase!!!

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    Me too! I think I got my first set of dishes and silverware from those stamps. I used to get extra stamps by flirting with the guys at the gas station that gave them out. Brings back memories . . .

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    when we were married several of my great aunts got together and gave us some books of green stamps for a wedding present. we were able to purchase a set of green and blue dishes and some pots and pans we desperately needed. may sound hokey but we thought it was the best gift. I still have a lamp mom purchased with them years ago. wish we still got them. I hate the fact that now every store you go to pushes a plasic discount card for their store that you have to use to get the discount. unpteen hundred cards you carry for ten cents off. either give it to every one or not at all. or the biggie...advertise it four for five dollars or whatever then won't break it down if you need two or one. another way to get you to spend more because they get a deal on it.

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    I do remember them. In fact, every time I sit down in the master bathroom, I look right at a two level cart that I got with Green Stamps more years ago than I usually admit to. It is a sturdy metal, and some years ago I cut out new 1/4 inch plywood boards for new shelves, but otherwise, except for spraying it black, it's the same as the day we brought it home.

    Every now and then while decluttering I run into a couple of the S&W Green Stamps and they sure do bring back the memories. If we ordered anything from the catalog that they didn't have in the small store, we'd have to wait till it was shipped and then pick it up. I was always happy to get that telephone call from them.

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    I am wondering if green stamps were a regional type thing? I grew up in WA, and had never heard of them until I went to Texas to spend the summer with relatives. That is when I heard about them, and bless her heart, my cousin "bought" me a Breyer horse with some!
    We did have Fred Meyer stamps up here; I think they were turned in for credit towards our purchases, or something.

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    The last thing I traded in my green stamps for was a beautiful set of orange bath towels with big yellow sunflowers on them. I got them to put in my very first apartment I lived in all by myself - no roommates!

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    Yes, I too remember these stamps. I remember going into the store trying to find what I could get for one book.

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