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PDN57
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San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 11:47:38 AM

Glasses or a towel
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pezbep
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 2:14:07 PM

S&H stamps, glasses sometimes a free car wash
BuzzLOL
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 1:36:57 PM

. Top Value Stamps, S&H Green stamps, windshield clean with handled sponge, soapy water, and squeegee dry off, oil level check, tire wear check, free air, coolant level check, free water, FREE USA and/or STATE MAPS, directions, orange Styrofoam antenna ball at Gulf stations in USA also, music at the pumps, free installation of wiper blades, oil, fluids, and batteries you bought there... plus you could pay the onsite mechanic to fix your car...

. My Mom got Samsonite USA-made card table and chairs with the Top Value Stamps and lots of other stuff at the Top Value Stamps redemption center store... we didn't collect the less valuable green stamps...
pbarbee
Champion Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2013 3:26:37 AM

Green stamps
herbiepopnecker
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:20:51 PM

You could buy wrenches with a fillup at Shell for 69c
xbAG
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 9:13:36 PM

green stamps.
lwood655
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2013 10:51:33 AM

remember the tiger tail from ESSO (Exxon)

[Edited by: lwood655 at 11/7/2013 10:51:59 AM EST]
TomB2
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 6:12:19 PM

Glasses from Mobil Oil around 1970, I still have them.
dfp609
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2013 8:29:12 AM

Apollo 11 glasses from Marathon Oil Company (way back in 1969)
herbiepopnecker
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 10:51:16 PM

Bring back the Tiger tails
Allan2836
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 9:46:45 PM

FREE AIR...
CLEAN WINDSHIELDS
CHECKING OIL
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 6:56:03 AM

Glasses.....dishes....screwdriver set......towels......from Texaco......
mawtaow
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 6:29:31 AM

clean windshield
pagbowl
All-Star Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 10:18:09 AM

Glasses, candy, clean windshield
dfp609
Champion Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2013 5:32:54 PM

Apollo glasses, towels, maps
eyeplant
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 13, 2013 1:57:20 AM

maps, pamphlets, window cleaning that you have to do yourself, and lastly checking air pressure in tires.
gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 3:40:02 PM

B.C glasses! Maps and green stamps.

[Edited by: gvan at 9/6/2013 3:42:31 PM EST]
budman1035
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 1:36:52 PM

Green stamps!
BartandLisa
Champion Author Newfoundland

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:58:41 AM

Calgary Olympics drink glasses
Calendars
Bottle openers
Ball caps
morrongiello
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:53:07 AM

square glasses at Merit stations
urpostman
All-Star Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:46:41 AM

What's a freebie????
TheJediCharles
Veteran Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2013 10:21:04 AM

Oceanarcher stole my thunder.
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 7:32:29 AM

Glasses and dishes.....from Texaco years ago.....
Dennis783
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 7:29:47 AM

drinking glasses
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 6:03:59 AM

Free maps
rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 4:51:17 AM

Free maps, free air, but ...

Pay toilets.
boutmuet
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 2:32:01 AM

They used to give paper towels to clean your window with but ive noticed stations are cutting back on that even.
EvPv
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 1:45:08 AM

none.
LarryMarg
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 1:44:35 AM

Glasses and knives. I still have a number of the steak knives, which I believe were from Shell.
04Ram1500
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 12:29:39 AM

Glasses
snirt
Champion Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 10:52:09 PM

wonder when they will start charging for the receipt?
herbiepopnecker
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 12:35:58 AM

Tiger Tails 69c wrenches
JOB_Dave
Sophomore Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 11:32:54 PM

Green Stamps, Blue Chip Stamps, Glasses of various types, Ice scraper
snirt
Champion Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 12:36:21 AM

stamps, air
vulcan96
Champion Author Ohio

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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 9:26:21 PM

S & H greenstamps
Dr_Denny
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 9:12:55 PM

Flintstones glasses at Sinclair stations
catladyNM
All-Star Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: May 11, 2013 3:39:41 PM

Grog mugs
beachd8
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 9:24:53 PM

@ OceanArcher: Yeah, I miss that.
Mopar4me
Champion Author Peoria

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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 4:43:08 PM

Air
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 9:36:57 AM

Free stuff from the Mapco connivence store just last year.
rmw10rpw
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 9:26:20 AM

air
OceanArcher
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: May 8, 2013 8:40:42 AM

"personalized service" by a man (usually in brand marked coveralls) checking fluid levels, testing tire pressures, and generally inspecting for the onset of possible problems ... along with a smile, and a "Thank you" for visiting their station.
RickB
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 9:46:41 PM

Green stamps.
gassprite
Champion Author Toms River

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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 9:02:07 PM

A tiger tale.
Cutlery.
Dishes.
cogas1
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 6:34:14 PM

Tiger tail-Exxon back in the 80's.
mybigtruck
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 6:46:33 PM

Collectable state emblem window stickers of each state
anapeg
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 5:45:58 PM

Tiger tail to place inside and hang out side the gas door from Sunoco 'cause you had a tiger in your tank. Glass tumblers, one from each province and each territory from Texaco for our centennial. Orange poly styrene ball to go atop your antenna from Gulf Canada. Most every one at one time or another gave green stamps in conjunction with Lawblaws grocery stores. Metal tumblers from Imperial Oil as well as small boxes of Christmas cards and Easter chocolate. Any with a car wash gave free car washes for $25.00 or more in gas. Still do but it is $50.00 or more and at some $75.00.
BartandLisa
Champion Author Newfoundland

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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 4:54:44 PM

1988 Calgary Olympics glasses
Portrait scenes of Atlantic Canada
Calendars (certain types kept out of sight)
Bottle openers
Seat belt cutters
Ball caps
nichols
Champion Author Halifax

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Message Posted: May 6, 2013 4:44:30 PM

xmas cloth gift bags
zardoz74
Veteran Author Houston

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2013 11:14:56 PM

They used to give away toasters at new stations.
bradley3533
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 9:12:51 AM

air and water
DiscoPeteGreen
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 8:43:46 AM

Maps, air for the tires, S&H Green Stamps, t-shirts.
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