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    Grubee's Coca-Cola Cups

    Hey all,

    I was really pleased to find these at a local flea market yesterday. Grubee's was a burger joint here in Winnipeg in the late '70s/early '80s and they ran a promotion giving away Star Wars plastic cups with the purchase of a Coke product:





    Lots more info on these (and many other posts on my vintage Star Wars collection) on my blog: http://www.vintagekennerstarwars.blogspot.com

    Cheers

    d.

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    Very nice! I always wondered if there were other advertising paperwork available for this promotion beyond the newspaper ads like paper tray liners, tabletop tents etc.
    Visit the Canadian Star Wars Gallery:
    http://web.ncf.ca/cn333/starwars.htm
    Star Wars with a Canadian focus
    WTB: a Canadian carded 4-LOM and Kenner Canada 3-Packs / Multipacks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Bradley View Post
    Very nice! I always wondered if there were other advertising paperwork available for this promotion beyond the newspaper ads like paper tray liners, tabletop tents etc.
    Probably impossible to say at this point, as Grubeeís has been defunct for a long time! I put a web-sourced image of the newspaper ad up on my blog but thatís all I could find. Not even the SWCA had a picture of the cups!

    Cheers

    d.

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    Grubee's was only operating in a few provinces too back in the day, which makes finding anything relate to the promotion even more difficult. The cups, by comparison, seem to pop up for sale every so often though.
    Visit the Canadian Star Wars Gallery:
    http://web.ncf.ca/cn333/starwars.htm
    Star Wars with a Canadian focus
    WTB: a Canadian carded 4-LOM and Kenner Canada 3-Packs / Multipacks

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    Nice find! I enjoyed listening to the discussion on the Vintage Rebellion podcast. I believe the image of the advert on your blog is sourced from a scan that I put on flickr a few years ago. Pete Vilmur has a similar advert for the Vader cup.

    The images used on the cups are the same as those used in the Coca Cola bottle cap liner promotion. I talked some about the Coca-Cola promotion, including the Grubee's cups as part of the Food Collectibles panel that I did with Tom Stewart at the last Celebration:

    https://youtu.be/Mvqg4TGmMCs (starts around minute 22)

    Any interest in selling or trading the duplicate cup set? I've been looking for those cups for a long time now.
    Jonathan McElwain

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