Retro Scan of the Week: “The Atari Club. Awesome!”

July 3rd, 2006 by Benj Edwards
Atariclub Form

This form/envelope combo was included in numerous Atari 2600 game boxes in the early 1980s. If you sent Atari one whole dollar, you’d supposedly get a year’s subscription to “AtariAge” magazine, as well as “club benefits and privileges available nowhere else.” Sounds like a great deal to me (you pay them $1, and they get permission to send you pure marketing propaganda!). But seriously, if I could subscribe to this today, I definitely would. Then again, one 1982 dollar is roughly equivalent to, say, twenty 2006 dollars.

…Ok, so I exaggerated a bit on the inflation thing.

Did anybody out there ever send this form in and become a member? Free free to share your memories and let us know how you exercised your Exclusive Atari Privileges. Bonus points for flashing your membership card!

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3 Responses to “Retro Scan of the Week: “The Atari Club. Awesome!””

  1. Sharktar Says:

    I sure wish I had, imagine the prestige? I was sending in whole dollars to Atari before you were pooping on your playstation and wiping it all over the screen, boy!

  2. Jeff C. Says:

    I think we need to redefine the word “Exciting”. Isn’t it a bit of a stretch?

    *Gets gobbled up by the golden dragon*

  3. MikeAZ1 Says:

    I did and was member orig. of Atari Game Club and it went into being the Atari Club I have all the issues of Atari Age. Still glance at them occasionaly

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