Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pre-lottery era chance cards

I have been thinking about something from years ago, back in the 1970s, and I wonder if you remember too. When I worked, women would bring in a punch card, and people would take a chance by punching out a small circle to reveal the amount that the chance would cost, then they'd write their name on the back of the card beside the numeral they punched out. Some paid 78 cents, 58 cents $1.98 and so on. After the circles were all punched out, then the last circle on top next to the photo of what the chance card featured ( jewelry box or figurine etc.) would be punched out to reveal the winning number. That person won the prize. It may have cost the winner a few cents to a few dollars. I'm thinking it might have been Fingerhut, but then again maybe not.

Does anyone else remember those?

9 comments:

Bookie said...

Sorry, I have never heard of anything like this. Can you Google it?

Sioux said...

Sorry. That was before my time. (ha)

Mevely317 said...

I'm at a loss, as well, Linda. But it sounds like great fun!

Val said...

That's a new one for me. No help here.

Merlesworld said...

No don't think it was available here.
Merle........

Weekend-Windup said...

I have no idea about it. But it is interesting to hear!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think I remember my mother telling me once about something like that. I'll have to ask her :)

Kathy's Klothesline said...

New to me, too. I do remember S&H green stamps and I think there were other stamps that came after. I seem to recall a gold stamp that I collected from a grocery chain and got a set of Corning Ware with my stamps. Long, long ago.

BECKY said...

I never heard of it, either, but I thought of S&H Green stamps, which I see Kathy's Klothesline also thought of!