The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Virtual Green Stamps

Green Stamps, believe it or not, are still around. But like everything else in the world they've gone virtual. You now have to lick your monitor. But more on that later.

Whatever happened to Green Stamps?

(Yes, it's The Straight Dope and not Snopes, because Snopes has been pushing adware/spyware to viewers of the site, even though they said they don't. Scary, isn't it?)

Ah, S&H Green Stamps. I remember those as a kid. Mom would get them at Publix, and have me lick the darned things (“Wow … trippy”) into the books so we could exchange them for valuable prizes.

I still have the 12″ globe I received from S&H.

A few months ago I remember seeing an S&H sign on the side of a building while driving and wondering whatever became of the company (Publix no longer gives out the stamps). And then just now I came across this ad and had to find out.

They're still around, virtually though. No more licking.

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