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Monday, September 29th, 2014
35 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for Woolworth stores advertising their "Dollar Days" with a lady in a carnival barker type getup. Also makes note of Woolworth's 100th Anniversary at the end of the ad (1879-1979).

This aired on September 30, 1979.

Woolworth - "Dollar Days" (Commercial, 1979)

Here's a commercial for Woolworth stores advertising their "Dollar Days" with a lady in a carnival barker type getup. Also makes note of Woolworth's 100th Anniversary at the end of the ad (1879-1979).

My Mom used to call Woolworth's a "dime store". The one we specifically used to go to was in Cermak Plaza in Berwyn and a few doors down was "Murphy's" - another dimestore-type place. Anyone remember them?

"Beat inflation, folks!"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, September 30th 1979 at a little before 11:00pm.

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Make that "Dollahdays"...
Comment posted by T.K. on Monday, December 30th 2013 at 12:37am.

I remember Woolworth. I lived in the south suburbs so we probably went to ones in Matteson or Tinley Park or Homewood if any of these existed.
Comment posted by LaPrincess on Monday, December 30th 2013 at 11:09pm.

In 1979 Woolworth was 100 years old, but the store chain would last only 17 more years before it closed down for good in 1997.
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Thursday, January 9th 2014 at 9:46pm.

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