As I don't cook and I don't need pans, thank you, I routinely told the cashier to keep them, or to give them to the next customer.
At the same time, and without my knowledge, my husband was gleefully stocking up on stamps so he could buy a $500 pan. In the past month, and reluctantly, I handed over the occasional stamp so he could reach his goal. Our neighbors kicked in several (thousand) as well, as did Dennis, our delightful son-in-law (who is a wonderful cook).
Friday was pan day. Husband had enough to get two -- one for Den and one for us.
I was too busy enjoying the inaugural ham and cheese omelette to take a picture, but it was delicious.
If you are of a certain age, you will remember S&H Green Stamps. I think my mother bought a hair dryer in the summer of 1961. It had a plastic hood that poofed up when you turned on the air. In about 60 seconds, the back of your neck burned something fierce and you had to turn it off. And that was okay because the thing was so loud, you couldn't hear the TV.
At least I think the hairdryer was a Green Stamp purchase. Maybe we got a blender.
In any event, do you remember Green Stamps? What did you get? And more importantly, do you still have your "free" treasure? Leave me a comment with what you bought, or if you particpated in/boycotted Jewel's great pot giveaway.