Remember S&H Green Stamps? They were a big deal in the Fifties and Sixties. A marketing ploy, you know: attract people to the store. You’d get them at the supermarket, gas station, or wherever else, save them in a Green Stamp book, and turn the books in for all sorts of gifts. Including–so says the guy in this commercial–a freakin’ cabin cruiser. He doesn’t say how many books that would take.
Soupy Sales had a catchy little song: “How do I get me a Cadillac car? Green stamps, green stamps! How do I get me a Cadillac car? Fill up a green stamp book!”
My folks saved Green Stamps. We got a football once. Too bad we didn’t get a cabin cruiser. My father would’ve liked that.
Green Stamps were discontinued in the 1980s. So if you were saving up for a bowling alley, I’m afraid you’re out of luck.