Monday, January 19, 2009

Check it out... Acme Style!


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This is a one in a million find on youtube. It's actually only part of a longer video for a TV station in Philadelphia. I managed to extract just the Acme commercial.

This ad campaign from the early 90's is the inspiration for this blog. I personally believe it was the best campaign Acme has ever had. You couldn't help but to get the energetic jingle stuck in your head. Unfortunately this commercial does not have the full lyrics. When the campaign first started, the slick commercials portrayed in-store experiences of Acme shoppers while the the theme song played throughout. Here is a sampling of the lyrics as I remember...

Check it out!
You're gonna love our prices...
Check it out!
You're gonna love our smiles...
Check it out!
You're gonna love all the money you save when you...
Check it out Acme Style!

Other memorable tag lines...
Tell a friend
Your store for low prices
Take a New Look (launched after the massive chain-wide remodel of the mid 80's)

Please share any other you may remember!

9 comments:

  1. i used yo biy a l;ot of junk food at acme!

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  2. ''Bring it all home from Acme!'' (Late 1980's, I saw this in a commercial on YouTube)
    ''It's Acme Super Savings Time!!!'' (1970's, coincided with the introduction of Super Saver stores, learned this thanks to a friend on Flickr).

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  3. Here's another one: ''Your Neighborhood Store'' from 1992.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QcIxbK_FsY

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  4. And there's more! I will be posting these commercials when the Jersey Shore Tour comes to an end.

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  5. I just had this jingle in my head, and this course was from at least 15 years ago. Just found your blog. This truly was the most catchy and successful Acme commercial ever!!

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  6. I just found this Check It Out Acme Style! ad in the September 2, 1992 edition of the Reading Eagle in the Google News Archives. If you scroll down to the 'Our Pledge To You' section, is the pledge the rest of the lyrics? They seem similar to what you have written above. See here: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=19920902&id=6oU0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=x6MFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1933,496640

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  7. Your going to like it here at Acme and Super Saver...This is a jingle from the 70's...

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  8. Does anyone know where i could find late 70's Acme commercials that were local to the Philadelphia area?

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