"To learn how to shop with point stamps, these youngsters in a Fairfax County, Virginia, grade school have set up a play store, complete with point value table and informational material on point rationing."
Photographer| Roger Smith.
Poster in the Background
Title: "How to Shop With Ration Book Two".
Subtitle: "...To Buy Canned, Bottled and Frozen Fruits and Vegetables; Dried Fruits, Juices and all Canned Soups".
1. Use This Ration Book. You may use one or all of your family's ration books when you shop. You may not shop with loose ration stamps.
2. Use Blue Stamps Only. All blue point stamps marked A, B, and C are good during the first ration period. They add up to 48 points for each member of the family.
3. The Numbers Show Points. You will not be able to get "change" in point stamps, so save your low-value stamps for buying low-point foods.
4. Look At The Point Values before you buy. Points have nothing to do with prices or quality. Point values will be the same in all stores.
5. Give The Stamps To Your Grocer. Tear out stamps in the presences of your grocer—or tear them out in the presence of the delivery boy.
6. Fresh Fruits And Vegatables are not rationed. Use them instead of rationed foods whenever possible. Try out recipes that make your rations go further.