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trading stamp

noun
1.
a stamp with a certain value given as a premium by a retailer to a customer, specified quantities of these stamps being exchangeable for various articles.
Origin of trading stamp
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism
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  • You knew that Black was thinking of taking up the trading stamp proposition.

  • But with trading stamp competition every one is offering merely trading stamps.

  • Simeon probably has a ninety-nine year lease on his fat carcass—with the soul thrown in for a trading stamp.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
  • Of course it's all right for the trading stamp concerns, because the more stamps that are sold, the more profit they make.

British Dictionary definitions for trading stamp

trading stamp

noun
1.
(esp formerly) a stamp of stated value given by some retail organizations to customers, according to the value of their purchases and redeemable for articles offered on a premium list
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