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SURVEY OF THE DECADES - SHOPPING
Shopping in the 1960s
What would it be like to shop in the 1960s? Sure, many of the large supermarkets and department stores where we shop today were around in the 1960s, but much has also changed! Many things we take for granted today came about in the last decade or so, and have changed the shopping experience drastically!
Was it cheaper to shop in the 1960s? A glance at the prices surely seems to indicate that it was...but is that really true?
Stay tuned as I recreate the 1960s shopping experience that we, (as children?) our mothers and grandmothers navigated to bring home the food, clothing and other products of daily life which helped make our houses home.
The Store Coupon
Here's a coupon I found in an old newspaper from 1963 for 5¢ off Pillsbury's Gingerbread mix! 5¢ may not seem like a lot now, but in 1963 it was. Heck, in the '70s you could still get a candy bar for 5¢! (I added the green color to it...they didn't have colored newspapers in the 1960s.)
This isn't just another coupon. It's the coupon that saves you 5¢ on Pillsbury's dark, moist, spicy, delicious gingerbread mix. Some coupon, huh?
Two Common Charge Cards:
Store Issued Charge Cards
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