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Today’s credit card rewards programs strive to appeal to the modern-day consumer, but their roots go all the way back to the late 1800s. Founded in 1896 by Thomas Sperry and Shelly Hutchinson, S&H Green Stamps was one of the first retail loyalty programs in the United States. Merchants bought the stamps and distributed them to customers based on the amount of their purchases. 

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