March 2, 2011

Wordy Wednesday: Vintage Coupons

It just dawned on me that today is Wordless Wednesday. It is almost impossible for me to post pictures without some sort of blurb about them. Today’s pictures are kind of interesting.

I’ve been wanting my mom’s old coupon box for a while. I meant to get it from her last summer and forgot so while I was visiting in January I made sure to get it.

I opened up the box expecting to find a bunch of expired coupons. I was quite surprised when I found these old coupons.

I don’t know about you but I found these pretty humorous. Humorous because when is the last time you saw a coupon for $.12? There are so many coupons for small amounts like $.20.

None of these coupons are expired. They all have “no expiration date” on them.  I’m thinking of taking some of these to use at Harris Teeter and seeing what happens.  I can only imagine the looks I’ll get.  I know some of these products are no longer being manufactured. 

As of now I can’t really decide what I’m going to do with all of the coupons but I thought you all might like to see them.

What do you think I should do with the coupons?



7 Responses to “Wordy Wednesday: Vintage Coupons”
  1. 1
    Tonya Mills says:

    Did you notice that several of them don’t have a barcode even? Oh, I’d love to see what a store would do with those!!! LOL! Let us know if you do try it!

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    The Thrifty Mommy
    Twitter: thriftymommy

    Yes, no barcode. I thought that was funny too. I can just picture one of the teenage cashiers looking at the coupon like ‘What am I supposed to do with this?’. Then someone would be calling for a manager. haha

  3. 3
    Tonya Mills says:

    I think you should try it at Wal0Mart…hahahahahahaha!!

  4. 4
    Jennifer says:

    As a cashier I will tell you the company’s still get reimbursed for those coupons with or without a barcode….go for it!

  5. 5

    I’d frame them!
    Does anyone remember coupons that made you choose which coupon you wanted to use? I remember clipping coupons as a kid and 2 coupons would intersect (kind of like what I “drew” below), and you had to choose which coupon you were going to clip.

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    I’m 45 now…so this was probably 1975-79?

  6. 6

    sorry the “drawing” didn’t work….

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    The Thrifty Mommy
    Twitter: thriftymommy

    Probably the late 70s, early 80s

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