Does anyone remember S & H green stamps?

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  1. rutley profile image63
    rutleyposted 11 years ago

    Does anyone remember S & H green stamps?

    I remember my Dad getting those little books and he let us paste in the stamps.  They tasted so good.  Where did the stamps come from?

  2. Kim Cantrell profile image59
    Kim Cantrellposted 11 years ago

    My mother used to get them when she did the grocery shopping.  To the best of my recollection anyway, it's only a very vague memory.

  3. proudmamma profile image81
    proudmammaposted 11 years ago

    As a young girl, I remember my grandma and my mother getting them from one of the local grocery stores. I vaguely remember placing them on sheets in some type of booklet.

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    healingswordposted 11 years ago

    We used to sit for hours on Saturdays and fill the little books with green stamps.  That seems like a lifetime ago!

  5. truthisntstupid profile image59
    truthisntstupidposted 11 years ago

    I remember S&H Green Stamps. I believe the S&H Green Stamp redemption center downtown where I'm from closed permanently sometime in the seventies. S&H Green Stamps was huge back then, with apparently a lot of participating businesses. You could save up enough for smaller things that didn't take as long to save for, like a toaster, or some people managed to save enough S&H Green Stamps to even get a TV set!

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    Fiddlemanposted 11 years ago

    Yes I do and I wrote a hub about those stamps, now deleted. We even had a store in town that the stamps could be redeemed for some really great things. When I published my hub and shared it on FB, some of my friends who read commented they still have things purchased or redeemed for those stamps.

  7. Kris Heeter profile image72
    Kris Heeterposted 11 years ago

    We always got them at the grocery store.  My sister and I loved to spend and afternoon filling the books so we could redeem them for something.  What a blast from the past - I had totally forgotten about those!

  8. Rachelle Williams profile image91
    Rachelle Williamsposted 11 years ago

    Oh, I remember those....What a blast from the past!  Great topic, and thanks for the memories smile

  9. Jamie Brock profile image88
    Jamie Brockposted 11 years ago

    YES! I used to help my mom and grandmother paste those stamps in empty books. Oh my gosh.. I had totally forgotten about them.  Talk about a blast from the past!

  10. sholland10 profile image87
    sholland10posted 11 years ago

    I remember S&H green stamps!  My mother and I would take them to the S&H store!  It was such a treat and a reward! :-)

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    oldandwiseposted 11 years ago

    I remember them so well. Everytime you went to the grocery store you got green stamps to put in a book. When you had enough to trade in, for say a toaster, you went to the S&H redemption store and shopped.

  12. Rosemay50 profile image61
    Rosemay50posted 11 years ago

    They were the same thing that we called 'Green Shield' stamps in the UK. I remember sticking them into the books for my grandmother. They came from a grocery store, the number depending on how much you spent.
    This brings back a lot of memories.

  13. LoriSoard profile image64
    LoriSoardposted 11 years ago

    I vaguely remember this from early childhood, but I don't know where they came from. You could trade them for things, though, like toasters.

  14. Hyphenbird profile image83
    Hyphenbirdposted 11 years ago

    I do remember green stamps. We loved to visit the redemption store and shop. What a great memory. Thank you!

  15. ktrapp profile image93
    ktrappposted 11 years ago

    I remember my mother sometimes getting the stamps, and I remember putting them in the books, and I even remember an S&H green stamp store where you could redeem them in CT, but I don't know where the stamps actually came from.

  16. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 11 years ago

    That's a funny question.  I remember all the kids in my grade school collecting S&H green stamps in books from their parents, and then going to the store in my town to pick up toys using the green stamps books or to exchange them for cash to buy candy and other sweets.

  17. mary615 profile image85
    mary615posted 11 years ago

    OMG, haven't thought of these in years!  I loved Green Stamps.  We had a redemption center here in town, and my kids and I would go in there to see just what goodie we had enough stamps for.  I still have a few of these stamps in my kitchen drawer.  I refuse to throw them out!

  18. Dave Mathews profile image60
    Dave Mathewsposted 11 years ago

    I remember hearing about them but never had the occasion to use them.

  19. CloudExplorer profile image78
    CloudExplorerposted 11 years ago

    I never heard of them, but I definitely use to taste stamps back when they required moisture to paste them onto letters, "I always thought the taste of stamps was kinda repulsive".  Now I'm curious to see a S & H stamp, I'll google it to see what your talking about, thanks for a cool question such as this one, maybe those did taste better smile

    I found one on wikipedia, here's the screen shot.  Nope, I never seen this one before, it must have been before my time.

  20. WillStarr profile image81
    WillStarrposted 11 years ago

    Sure! They came out many years ago and had their heyday in the 60's. After that, they faded out and by the 80's. they were mostly gone.

    They were actually a poor deal. Merchants would jack up their prices to pay for them, so they cost more than they were worth.

  21. tirelesstraveler profile image61
    tirelesstravelerposted 11 years ago

    When you purchased groceries or gasoline you got either green chip stamps or blue chip stamps.Blue Chip Stamps may have been a west coast thing. My Chicago bred husband doesn't remember them. There was a blue chip stamp redemption store a few blocks from my grandma's. You looked through the wish book(aka catalog) then you saved until you had enough to redeem a toaster or something from the catalog then you went to the redemption store. Very similar to rewards to what we get from Visa/MasterCard today only way more fun,

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    ExoticHippieQueenposted 11 years ago

    Where did they come from?  Well, I know that we got them from buying something, but I don't exactly remember what.  I do remember pasting them in the books, and them lustfully looking through the catalog at what could be redeemed with them.  My concern was not how we got them, just what we got from them.

  23. Credence2 profile image80
    Credence2posted 11 years ago

    Gee whiz, that goes back a long time. But, I would have to say yes. I was just a kid and did not get involved, we are talking about the 1960's, I think that they sort of disappeared much after that. I would like to know where the stamps came from?

  24. catgypsy profile image75
    catgypsyposted 11 years ago

    YES! My brother and I always got to pick something we wanted and it was so exciting as kids to get our "prizes"!  I wish they'd bring them back!

  25. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 11 years ago

    O dear ....does it date me if i admit i do??? we used to get all kinds of good stuff with them. we had to shop at a store that was not our 'usual' store to get them but we would every now and then.
    it was fun being able to redeem them especially because it was something my Mother and Daddy would be buying anyway.

  26. Gail Anthony profile image61
    Gail Anthonyposted 11 years ago

    Holy Mole, there's a lot of old people here. I bet there's people here that can remember when there were a lot of IGA stores that gave out green stamps.

  27. always exploring profile image78
    always exploringposted 11 years ago

    I can remember as a kid, pasting stamps in a book, when it was full  i think you traded it in for some kind of credit..


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