Think back about …

Retail Rewards

Remember trading stamps? We’d receive them at the checkout counters of some supermarkets and gas stations, mount them in collector’s books, then redeem them for products. Contemporary customer loyalty programs offer cash-back coupons, members-only sales, rewards points, and punch cards … buy 10, get the 11th one free. Think back … have you ever redeemed trading stamps, rewards points, or a punch card freebie? Share your Retail Rewards stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Stuck Like Glue
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I have such strong memories of S&H Green Stamps - the look, the feel, and even the taste of the glue.
The Highchair
I was gifted an unsafe, flimsy, and frankly ugly aluminum highchair purchased with green stamps.
Points
I helped Mom lick S&H Green stamps and put them in many, many books, but I have no memory of what she traded them in for. [...]
A Rewarding Experience
rewards, points,stamps, marketing

New Stories on Old Prompts

Check out the list of past prompts for inspiration.

Past Stories You May Have Missed

Nightmares of P.E. Class
P.E. does not provide the expected relief on the first day of school in a foreign country.
Prompted By Dance Crazes
January 30, 2016
The I Hate to Cook Book
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My mother was not much of a cook. She made dinner every night for 30 years (except for the occasional restaurant meal), and [...]
Prompted By What We Ate
October 4, 2016

Think back about …

Retail Rewards

Remember trading stamps? We’d receive them at the checkout counters of some supermarkets and gas stations, mount them in collector’s books, then redeem them for products. Contemporary customer loyalty programs offer cash-back coupons, members-only sales, rewards points, and punch cards … buy 10, get the 11th one free. Think back … have you ever redeemed trading stamps, rewards points, or a punch card freebie? Share your Retail Rewards stories forward.

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