10 Vintage Life Savers Ads
In 1912 Edward John Noble bought the rights to Life Saver candies for $2,900. Noble founded the Life Savers and Candy Company in 1913 and significantly expanded the market for the product by installing Life Savers displays next to the cash registers of restaurants and grocery stores. He also encouraged the owners of the establishments to always give customers a nickel in their change to encourage sales of the 5¢ Life Savers. The slogan “Still only 5 cents” helped Life Savers to become a favorite treat for children with a tight allowance.