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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    03 Jun '13 11:46
    Does anyone remember them?
    Did they have them in America too?
    Or a similar operation?

    They were very popular in Britain and Ireland when I was a child.
    Every time you bought groceries you got green shield stamps at
    the checkout point. The more money you spent, the more stamps
    you got and you had to stick these stamps into a book.

    There was a catalogue detailing what you could get for the stamps.
    For example for four books of stamps you could get an iron
    or for many books of stamps you could trade them for a more expensive
    product such as a tv.

    These stamps were all the rage back in the 1970's.

    Who remembers them? Any good stories?

    My mother was very sad when they eventually went out of business.
  2. SubscriberPonderable
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    Linkenheim
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    03 Jun '13 13:331 edit
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Does anyone remember them?
    Did they have them in America too?
    Or a similar operation?

    They were very popular in Britain and Ireland when I was a child.
    Every time you bought groceries you got green shield stamps at
    the checkout point. The more money you spent, the more stamps
    you got and you had to stick these stamps into a book.

    There wa them? Any good stories?

    My mother was very sad when they eventually went out of business.
    There were such schemes in the 70's I remember, my elder brother got a book, I was next in line and the action ceased to exist....
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    03 Jun '13 13:411 edit
    Our supermarkets still have such schemes, they're called loyalty schemes and the best known ones are called frequent flyer schemes. It's all done with a plastic card now, the stamp method is long gone. My shopping has bought me a business-class airfare to New Zealand and next year it will buy me one to Europe. My mother-in-law buys small appliances this way.