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Old 04-08-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Showing my age but I remember these and plaid stamps too. My mother got a whole bunch of stuff with these stamps. We would beg her to get toys but household items usually won out.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I would to honorably mention Action Park though I think they had only one location. Place was nuts.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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In NJ there are some Roy Rodger's at some turnpike rest stops, but these are the only ones I have seen. They also have Arthur Treacher's, and I haven't seen them anywhere else for a long time.
There's a Roy Rodger's in Beachwood, NJ on Rt. 9. It's the only one that's not on the turnpike that I know of.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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Grants stores.

"W. T. Grant or Grants was a United States-based chain of mass-merchandise stores founded by William Thomas Grant that operated from 1906 until 1976. The stores were generally of the variety store format located in downtowns."

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Gambles and Tempo stores.

The dad of one of my junior high buddies was a corporate bigwig for Gamble-Skogmo, and lost his job when it all fell apart in the late 70s. But it was once a huge enterprise.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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It's been mentioned already, but Gemco. My mother was one of the first in line when they opened their doors in San Diego and she got a lifetime free membership.

Playco is another place I miss.

Woolworth's.

Oshmans was another.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:44 AM
 
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Stride Rite is still a major shoe retailer. Not sure why a PP thinks that they are defunct.

Lerner's has gone through several evolutions and is now New York & Company.

There are a few more that I read in this thread that aren't defunct. Sometimes a company leaves your area, or rebrands in one region but not others.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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We also had a Gibson's Discount Center. I understand that there are a few of those left, one in Texas at least, but as a kid, I liked the year round toy selection in TG&Y better.
We had a Gibson's in my home town, too. It was a great place for me. Sadly, it closed in 1984, and the shopping center never recovered!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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Back in the '60s, my mother was the manager of an S&H Redemption Center. She would come home from work with green-tinged fingers, from counting the books of stamps. Businesses that gave trading stamps did very well, some people wouldn't shop where there was no "reward."

Green Stamps were not the only stamp company. One I remember is Plaid, and I think there was also Gold. I'm not sure if they still exist.


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Grants stores.

"W. T. Grant or Grants was a United States-based chain of mass-merchandise stores founded by William Thomas Grant that operated from 1906 until 1976. The stores were generally of the variety store format located in downtowns."
W.T.Grant was a wonderful store. I shopped there for years and bought underwear and other clothing items for my sons. On one shopping trip, I spotted a dining room set - table and chairs - that I HAD to have! That was over 40 years ago and I still have it. And I still love it. And I still miss W.T.Grant
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