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wheelman54

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 11:36:49 AM

We should bring back Greenstamps so that when by fuel we get something in return.
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RaceFan6
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2013 11:19:39 AM

what's a greenstamp?
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traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 10:34:20 AM

Green Stamps were actually a rip-off. The cost of this "benefit" was stirred into the pricing.

They were also a silly nuisance, trying to qualify for toasters you didn't really need. What about Plaid Stamps? Blue Stamps?
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 8:41:08 AM

The reason we don't have stuff like this is pure greed.
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seabrz7
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 7:27:59 PM

Wheel you can get and give something on here by posting some gas prices. It helps those in your area and for you to find the best prices. It really is what this site is all about.
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 3:28:06 PM

Why?
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BUSSY
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 2:15:31 PM

Will never happen.
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TXBruin
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 10:31:37 AM

sure
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EdPG
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 7:45:12 AM

Yes bring back Green Stamps & 17 cent / gallon Gas!
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 7:09:49 AM

They were nice when they lasted.
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Baron62nd
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 6:29:31 AM

I've still got a bunch of those in a box, left over from the 80's when I drove a semi.
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MertieMan
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 5:18:19 AM

We already get something in return, rookie, RIPPED OFF.
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jes
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2012 4:55:41 AM

Nah
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traffic cop
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 6:16:17 PM

Green Stamps were a scan. I'm old enough to remember them. But people still think/hope they can get 'something for nothing.'
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Bundydogg101
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 3:01:30 PM

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maxstar
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:52:05 PM

The only way to eliminate the surcharge for credit cards, would be for stations to stop accepting credit cards. I am sure that not everyone would consider that a win.

Offering Green stamps would simply add an additinal promotional expense that would be added to the price. No thanks.

[Edited by: maxstar at 12/17/2012 2:57:06 PM EST]
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HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:41:07 PM

Actually S&H Green stamps are on line as S&H Greenpoints. You can even convert any old Green Stamps to points.

A number of businesses give the points for purchases on line.
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borsht
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:21:27 PM

The best thing gas stations could do for patrons is to eliminate the surcharge for credit cards. Everyone wins!
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alphanyr
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 2:16:59 PM

did care
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:58:16 PM

No infrastructure for GreenStamps. Just reduce the price of the gas ...
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 1:38:51 PM


It costs a gas station to take part in the Green Stamps program (which is still in existence in some areas, just in a different form).

Are you willing to pay a couple cents extra a gallon in order to offset the cost of the gas station being in the Green Stamp program?
You don't think that getting fuel for you money, withiout extra cost, is enough?

That said, what might help your fellow Baltimore Gas Buddy members more than Green Stamps is to get other people to join Gas Buddy and to post prices in order that other Gas Buddy members can be better informed shoppers. the more people know about prices the more better they can make their buying decisions, which in itself is something in return for their posting gas prices for your benefit. But that's just a thought on my part; that's all. Just a thought.
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