trading stamps


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trading stamps

a form of SALES PROMOTION whereby a retailer gives customers stamps that have a value related to the value of purchases made and that can then be redeemed for goods or cash.
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Laws Stores announced: "We are utterly against trading stamps. We feel that some customers my be hoodwinked into these stamps by the lure of an illusion of something for nothing.
Others soon followed and the trading stamps were still in circulation until 1977.
There were ups and downs, but by the 1960s, Carlson's Gold Bond trading stamps had 30 percent of the multimillion-dollar market.
* Stamp Haters who preferred no trading stamps and typically were concerned about competitive prices.
Continuing interest was displayed in issues such as sales evaluation, self-selection, electronic data processing, government regulation, trading stamps, the retailing mix, sales productivity, controls, and the shopping center's impact on the central business district.
Additionally, the Tax Court held that the regulation governing "trading stamps" did not apply to the discounts that Giant Eagle customers accrued through fuelperks!
By 1962, trading stamps had peaked, with estimated sales of $671 million.
The British Kidney Patient Association can use postage stamps, trading stamps, petrol vouchers, cigarette coupons, air miles and foreign coins to raise money for portable kidney machines.
1.451-4 provides a narrowly construed exception to the economic performance rules that allows accrual-basis taxpayers who issue premium coupons (or trading stamps) to deduct the estimated fulfillment cost of the coupons (or stamps) at the time they are issued.
1.451-4 provides a method of computing net income for taxpayers that issue or sell qualifying trading stamps or premium coupons that are redeemable by that taxpayer for merchandise, cash, or other property.
By the mid-1950s, trading stamps had become a consumer craze with thousands of devoted collectors.
You can send used postage stamps, Green Shield, Pink Shield, Co-op and other trading stamps, spent telephone cards and petrol and cigarette coupons.