1. The trend started with Kenner’s offers on Star Wars toys in the ’70s:
3. In the ’80s, “Pizza Points” could be found on the back of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys:
4. They were redeemable for prizes like this inexplicable life vest:
8. Transformers proof of purchase points had the uninspired name of “Robot Points”:
14. It wasn’t just toys. Kool-Aid had one of the best point systems around:
18. Everyone remembers thumbing through Pepsi Stuff catalogs every year:
22. And of course, anyone who grew up with smokers will remember “Camel Cash”:
23. The prizes were always really strange, like this pyramid clock:
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