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Thread: Who remembers S&H green stamps

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    Today's post about chenille bedspreads reminded me of the one I had in my room when I was a teenager. Mother got it with S&H Green Stamps (trading stamps). You could get all kinds of things with trading stamps, ranging from toys to linens, to cookware, dishes, lamps, furniture, most anything. After I married and moved to Dallas, we also got Gold Bond stamps and Top Value stamps. My daughter still uses a table lamp that my husband and I got with trading stamps shortly after we were married, and I have several pieces of Revere Ware cookware. In fact my kitchen would have been kind of sparsely furnished back then had it not been for those stamps!

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    omg... Yes... my mother saved those green stamps
    I wish they still gave S&H green stamps ... we could buy things with them and it was almost like getting stuff free...

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    LOL I remember all of the ones you listed. :shock: Oh no I am old. LOL

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    Oh, yes do I remember S & H stamps. We would go out of the stores with rolls and rolls of stamps. You couldn't wait until that book was filled. And yes I bought many of items for the house with these stamps. Oh the memories--

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    yes, I remember them when I was home (mom would use them all the time) boy that brings back memories

    Quote Originally Posted by countrycottage
    Today's post about chenille bedspreads reminded me of the one I had in my room when I was a teenager. Mother got it with S&H Green Stamps (trading stamps). You could get all kinds of things with trading stamps, ranging from toys to linens, to cookware, dishes, lamps, furniture, most anything. After I married and moved to Dallas, we also got Gold Bond stamps and Top Value stamps. My daughter still uses a table lamp that my husband and I got with trading stamps shortly after we were married, and I have several pieces of Revere Ware cookware. In fact my kitchen would have been kind of sparsely furnished back then had it not been for those stamps!

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    Oh, yes, I remember S&H green stamps. And Top Value. Back then you had to "lick" them to put them in the books (or wet with something). We got the greatest things with them!

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    Yes...I remember mom getting them. I would always fill the books for her. Those and yellow stamps too....

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    I remember and blue chip stamps

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    My Mom saved Green Stamps and yellow Top Value stamps. We got all kinds of suff with them. The one I remember most was a Sunburst clock. My Mother loved that clock.

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    I remember buying a clock after we were married that we kept for years. Mostly I remember how bad they tasted when we licked them to glue them in. Too impatient to wait to get a sponge or wet cloth!

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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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    Back in the UK, we had S&H Pink Stamps and Green Shield stamps. My brother and I also loved to fill up the books so we could go and pick out a treat. Only a little thing, but so much fun back then.

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    Oh my, do I remember!! {{{Blush}}} I was in my 30's and the Dr was giving me the "once over" down below. (He was an older ex-patriot Englishman) His eyebrows went up and he glanced at the nurse and she at him. He asked her to step outside with him and look at something he had in tweezers. "Oh dear", I thought, "must be really bad!!" Then I heard an outburst of laughter. The old gent came back in with an S&H green stamp in those tweezers! I'd gone to the restroom to give a urine sample, there was no toilet paper so I pulled a kleenex out of my pocket......
    Oh yes I remember! I coyly told him I'd been giving them out all day. so I had the last laugh! :oops: :oops: :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    Oh my, do I remember!! {{{Blush}}} I was in my 30's and the Dr was giving me the "once over" down below. (He was an older ex-patriot Englishman) His eyebrows went up and he glanced at the nurse and she at him. He asked her to step outside with him and look at something he had in tweezers. "Oh dear", I thought, "must be really bad!!" Then I heard an outburst of laughter. The old gent came back in with an S&H green stamp in those tweezers! I'd gone to the restroom to give a urine sample, there was no toilet paper so I pulled a kleenex out of my pocket......
    Oh yes I remember! I coyly told him I'd been giving them out all day. so I had the last laugh! :oops: :oops: :oops:
    ROFL!!!!!!

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    I remember the Green stamps and the Blue stamps - my mom was always saving them for something. I remember looking at the catalog to see what we could get. I wonder why they quit doing these - I guess now with the internet no one needs them.

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    I do remember my mom saving them and myself for a while. I remember getting 2 coleman sleeping bags. I still have one, but very old and faded.

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