Money saving coupons were introduced to the world in mid-1890s by Coca Cola. Asa Griggs Candler, which was the head of the company, had an amazing idea to advertise their tasty drink. She decided to create coupons that would be mailed to potential customers. Those customers would see the coupon entitles them to one glass of Coca Cola at the fountain of any dispenser of genuine. This promotion tempted the masses and was history after that.

In the present day, coupons and discouts are still strongly used. Although they’ve reached a huge market its now becoming harder to beat the competitor. As for the ending consumer its become a greater bargain. We now have access to many different coupon based websites that allow us to print out and use the designated offer.

As a tribute to the designers back in the 20th century we decided to roundup some great examples of vintage discount coupon designs. Whether the design is creative/clever, its very interesting to see what kind of style(trend) was in fashion.

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

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  1. Amazing collection :) Reminds me of those old magazines that i used to collect. These Retro Coupons are really good.

  2. I love vintage design and always enjoy looking through retro coupons like these.
    One thing I would say though is the title of this article – I wouldn’t call these coupons ‘classy’, just simply vintage, and there’s nothing wrong with that!
    Happy Tuesday :)

  3. The graphics on these vintage coupons are superior to anything you see today. What great finds or rescues.

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