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S&H Green Stamps Plaid Stamps

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Posted by GlenEllyn at 4:58 pm (PDT) on Tue June 20, 2017   
Here in Minnesota we also had Gold Bond stamps, but S&H were far more popular.  Until now, I had not heard of Plaid stamps.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 12:23 am (PDT) on Sun October 9, 2016   
S&H is still around, but it's now called S&H Greenpoints. You amass points from the stores you shopped at, and redeem them on their website for their premiums.
Posted by freddo30 at 6:43 pm (PDT) on Tue April 5, 2016   
Our phone number was but one digit off from the Top-Valu stamps redemption store and even though we answered with "hello" people started rattling off questions and checking stock ... I agreed to hold an item for a woman once, imagine her annoyance when she showed up at the store to claim it and they knew nothing ... bwahahahah
Posted by Bob Matthews at 12:51 pm (PDT) on Fri June 12, 2015   
Yep, it was Duz all right. The largest box had the bath towel and the smaller boxes a hand towel or dish towel.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 12:04 pm (PDT) on Fri June 12, 2015   
Bob, you just jogged my memory about "Duz" laundry detergent w/the towel in every box. I was a kid in the 60's, and remember those commercials.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 4:22 pm (PDT) on Fri May 15, 2015   
This was the same era when you could buy a large size laundry soap powder (Duz?) and find a towel inside the box as a premium.

Of course in those innocent days nobody realized that the manufacturer was using the cheap towel to add weight to the box in place of soap!
Posted by CJ at 11:07 am (PDT) on Wed May 13, 2015   
Green Stamps & "FULL" Service all for 20.9 cents a gallon. Sure do miss those days!
Posted by Steverino at 9:46 pm (PDT) on Wed July 30, 2014   
Growing up working at a 'Chevron' gas station, giving the pretty girls double stamps trying to get a date.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 10:28 am (PST) on Mon February 10, 2014   
I remember when my folks would get S&H Green Stamps, and Blue Chip Stamps. We used to get all kinds of cool premiums.
Posted by unclekipsy at 12:34 pm (PST) on Fri February 7, 2014   
Mom put us to work getting the "tons" of plaid stamp into the booklets.  We used a wet sponge......too many stamps to lick.  We cashed those puppies in for the lamp in my bedroom and some other items.  I think we actually went to a store called "Plaidland".  I think Dad got most of them from filling-up at the Mobile Gas Station. (Or did Mom get them from food shopping ??) ....... I can't remember !
Posted by pebbles&bambam at 8:07 am (PST) on Fri January 3, 2014   
Haha! I remember these.....my mother bought a really nice "oil painting", matted and framed of a snowbound cabin....2 ft x 2ft... I must say, is very nice! Can't recall what else she purchased, but yes, good old Greenstamps lol Kiss 
Posted by AliKaplan at 8:45 am (PDT) on Mon April 22, 2013   
We shopped at A&P, they gave out plaid stamps and those stamps got me so many things such as my movie projector (super 8 MM), the screen to view the movies on, a great rainbird sprinkler with brass head and loads of other things for our new home.  There were also Blue Stamps but can't recall what stores gave those out.
Posted by Good Golly Miss Molly at 11:19 pm (PDT) on Fri November 5, 2010   
Mom always shopped at Loblaws because of the green stamps, and she would let me put them in her book....never knew what she was saving for....
Posted by Katbear at 8:55 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
There was a Green Stamp store in the town where I live now when I moved here 24 years ago. My mom gave me her old S&H stamps and I got a bassinet for my baby who is now 23. I also got a set of bowls which I still have two of the three....
Posted by Laura at 12:04 pm (PDT) on Sat August 8, 2009   
Many a good things were bought with green stamps. I remember pasting them into the book for my mom.

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