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Old 03-11-2014, 09:01 AM   #3671
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It,s February 2014 ........? now what do I do with all these S&H green stamps I been saving ?



We,ll see how old some of us are .

I remember Green Stamps. From the 60's


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They even had Green Stamp redemption stores. Most store gave green stamps. One of the chores of young children was to put all the accumulated green stamps in the books. The back of the stamps had to be licked like a postage stamp. This required a bowl of water and a sponge…a messy affair best left to children, who were rewarded by letting them “help” choose the item “bought” with the stamps.
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I remember some billboards along the roadways with "Jesus Saves" and a picture of Jesus. On almost all of them, some graffiti artist would put at the bottom of the billboard, "Green Stamps".

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Old 03-11-2014, 02:56 PM   #3674
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They even had Green Stamp redemption stores. Most store gave green stamps. One of the chores of young children was to put all the accumulated green stamps in the books. The back of the stamps had to be licked like a postage stamp. This required a bowl of water and a sponge…a messy affair best left to children, who were rewarded by letting them “help” choose the item “bought” with the stamps.
I didn't use a bowl of water and a sponge. I licked them all. My Mother got some nice items with S&H Green Stamps.

Who remembers Plaid Stamps? My Mother saved those, too, but they weren't as prevalent as Green Stamps.
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I didn't use a bowl of water and a sponge. I licked them all. My Mother got some nice items with S&H Green Stamps.

Who remembers Plaid Stamps? My Mother saved those, too, but they weren't as prevalent as Green Stamps.
They had good stuff! And some fairly expensive stuff. There was a catalog that you could get free at places that gave stamps that had all the items available along with how many books it took to get them.
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They even had Green Stamp redemption stores. Most store gave green stamps. One of the chores of young children was to put all the accumulated green stamps in the books. The back of the stamps had to be licked like a postage stamp. This required a bowl of water and a sponge…a messy affair best left to children, who were rewarded by letting them “help” choose the item “bought” with the stamps.
Oh hey I remember.. yeah.. No, I don't have any idea what you guys are talking about, I was just feeling left out.
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You'd have to be one of us old geezers to remember that stuff. But Green Stamps were just that. They were the size and shape of postage stamps and a person who bought something like a gallon of gas would get a Green Stamp or two. Then he/she'd stick the stamps in a little paperback "book". Each stamp was redeemable for a tiny fraction of a cent. It would take hundreds or thousands of green stamps to be able to redeem them for some trivial item.

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They even had Green Stamp redemption stores. Most store gave green stamps. One of the chores of young children was to put all the accumulated green stamps in the books. The back of the stamps had to be licked like a postage stamp. This required a bowl of water and a sponge…a messy affair best left to children, who were rewarded by letting them “help” choose the item “bought” with the stamps.
My Mother made it a point to shop at stores that gave out Green Stamps.
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When is spring ???

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I think it is 21 March to 21 June.

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