S&H, which stood for the Sperry Hutchinson Company founded in 1896 by Thomas Sperry and Shelly B. Hutchinson, was the most prominent “rewards program” in which stamps were given out at checkout counters in retail stores, gasoline stations and even movie theaters around the country which could later be redeemed for goods in the Sperry Hutchinson catalog. S&H thrived for decades until the company was sold in 1981 and then gradually lost favor until 1999 when only 100 establishments around the country were offering them.
However, the program carried on as S&H “Greenpoints” that could be redeemed online. This led to the unusual sight of an S&H Greenpoints sign on a Foodtown, not in Greenpoint but in Kensington, at McDonald Avenue and Albemarle Road. However, S&H Greenpoints didn’t really catch on and the program was discontinued in 2020. All was not lost, though, as internet searches for S&H Greenpoints redirected to a different online redeeming program called Freshpoints.
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