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Green Stamps and NY Giants Glasses

Posted by dlucier at Wednesday, Dec-08-2004 01:06 PM

Does anyone rememeber when National Car Rental gave out green stamps? Or when gas stations gave out NY Giants glassware to patrons who filled their tanks? Well, back in the early 1970s, GETSCO accounting department started requiring that we turn in any green stamps we got to GE. It would be like having to sign over Frequent Flyer Miles today. This applied to all field engineers. Of course, GE wanted us to lick the stamps and put them in the books.

Well, some of us decided to get even. We brought in bags of green stamps and anything else we got for free. I remember bringing NY Giants glasses I got at the gas pumps. Some of the other GETSCO guys did the same or better. We brought them into 513W and dropped them off on our bean counter's desks. Soon GETCSO decided that was not a good idea and dropped it.

Green Stamp Days of Old

Posted by slgriller at Saturday, Dec-11-2004 02:56 PM
I remember that many of us traded in our green stamps for basketballs and when the edict came down to turn in the green stamps or the free gifts, we all mailed the basketballs to the T&L department in Schenectady. Shortly after, the policy was dropped with no explainations. Do you think we had an influence on that policy??

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