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Friday, May 29th, 2015
35 Years Ago Today

Here's an animated commercial for Little Bucky Saving Centers - with a Robin Hood or elf type mascot. Chicagoland locations included 63rd Street and 75th Avenue in Summit, 130th and Western. Besides Chicago, Little Bucky had locations in the Grand Rapids, Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin areas. Does anyone remember these stores? What happened to them? This aired on May 30, 1980.

Little Bucky Saving Centers - "Towels, Coffee, & Insoles" (Commercial, 1980)

Here's an animated commercial for Little Bucky Saving Centers - with a Robin Hood or elf type mascot. Does anyone remember these stores? What happened to them?

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 30th 1980.

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Never heard of Little Bucky Saving Centers!! LOL LOL
Comment posted by michiganfan on Tuesday, July 28th 2009 at 11:57am.

They must be long gone. I can't find one mention of them on Google.

I've never heard of them either.

Comment posted by TomChiTV on Tuesday, July 28th 2009 at 4:45pm.

I remember their commercials, but I have no idea where the stores were. There wasn't one in any of the areas that I used to be in. Maybe if someone has access to the newspaper ads we could figure it out...
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, July 28th 2009 at 8:40pm.

I lived in Summit. There was a Walgreen's on 63rd Street and 75th Avenue that became a Little Bucky Saving Center. It's now a laundromat.
Comment posted by Mos Eisleian Radio on Tuesday, July 28th 2009 at 9:28pm.

Ahh Little Buckys we had one here in the 70's early 80's. Was about 130th & Western. One year at halloween I won a pumpkin full of candy because I was the closest guess on its weight. If I remember right I had 17lbs down.

FYI: They were a drug store in the same vain as Walgreens and Woolworths.


Comment posted by BabyBear on Tuesday, July 28th 2009 at 11:36pm.

I looked like Tom did on Google, the only website that appeared was this page. Which goes to show how interesting the site here is. As "Fuzzy" says, not only is this probably the only place you'd be able to see these commercials and programs, it might be the only place on the internet these former stores and companies are even mentioned at all!
Comment posted by afdave on Wednesday, July 29th 2009 at 6:04am.

Besides Chicago, Little Bucky had locations in the Grand Rapids, Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin areas.
Comment posted by dth1971 on Wednesday, July 29th 2009 at 8:41am.

As far as I know, Little Bucky was basically a supplier of merchandise for independent drug stores. Our small local drug store southwest of Joliet carried Little Bucky-supplied items and distributed sale flyers that were made up by them. I don't know if there were any actual stores named Little Bucky or not. Regardless, I haven't heard about them in decades.
Comment posted by mlanoue on Wednesday, July 29th 2009 at 12:24pm.

I don't know about you guys, but I love this ad!
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Wednesday, July 29th 2009 at 1:27pm.

I remember the Little Bucky TV ads but we didn't have one in my neighborhood or area. we had many Walgreens,Rexall Drugs and Osco's though. Fuzzy,if you run across any of the old Certi-Saver ads,please post. Everyone in the Chicagoland area probably had one Certified Grocers Of Illinois affiliated store in their area. (Singing).."Quality and price and people who are nice/The Super Saver satisfied waaay." LOL!
Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Sunday, August 2nd 2009 at 7:25am.

Interesting, only thing I found via Google was doing a historical Google News search, it shows that they had ads in the Trib in 76 and 80:

http://news.google.com/archivesearch?um=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22Little+Bucky+Saving+Centers%22&cf=all


Comment posted by afdave on Sunday, August 16th 2009 at 8:02pm.

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