Remembering S & H Green Stamps

 

Remembering S & H Green Stamps

 

By Elton Camp

 

This was at one time a marketer’s dream

Loved, though most knew it was a scheme

 

For each dime spent, one stamp you got

Soon they would add up to quite a lot

 

Grocery stores that wouldn’t participate

Their decision would soon come to hate

 

For about the stamps customers did care

And they’d take their shopping elsewhere

 

Lick ‘em and stick ‘em into a little book

Go to the redemption center for a look

 

What made ‘em even more of a rage

One big stamp filled up a whole page

 

Swap the filled books for merchandise

A toaster or a lamp that looked nice

 

Some felt they were getting things free

But the more savvy knew it couldn’t be

 

Use of Green Stamps finally faded away

But they were wildly popular in their day

 

 


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They were wildly poplar at one time.
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