Dino Dollars

Dino Dollars
Dino Dollars

Above: This is a common 'Dino Dollars' game card
(Version 1), scratched to reveal the text.


DINO DOLLARS was a promotional game issued by the Sinclair Refining Company in 1967. This was a collect-and-win game with instant winners. The game consisted of a game card given to customers each time they visited a participating Sinclair gas station.

The Dino Dollars game cards (Sinclair calls them 'Coupons') have a scratch-off area which, when scratched, reveals either an instant winner cash prize, or one-half of the slogan "Drive With Care And Buy Sinclair" with a dollar amount next to it. When a player collected two cards that contained both halves of the slogan "Drive With Care And Buy Sinclair" and the same dollar amount, the player won that amount.

Instant winner prizes were 25-cents and $1. Matching slogan prizes were $5, $10, $100, $500 and $2,500.

Two different designs were used for the front of the cards (shown below). The back design was the same for all the cards. There were twenty-four different printed cards issued in the game. Ten were common, ten were prize-winning slogan cards, and four were instant winner cards (three of the four are shown below).

Dino Dollars

Above: The two game card front designs, Version 1 (left) and Version 2 (right). Both are unscratched.

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Above: The two game card front designs, Version 1 (left) and Version 2 (right) scratched to show the different text styles in the scratch-off areas.

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Above: Common reverse design for all the game cards.


Sinclair Dino Dollars

Above: Instant Winner Game Card, Twenty-Five Cents Prize (Version 1).


Sinclair Dino Dollars

Above: Instant Winner Game Card, Twenty-Five Cents Prize (Version 2).


Sinclair Dino Dollars

Above: Instant Winner Game Card, $1.00 Prize. Scarce.


Sinclair Dino Dollars

Above: On the left is the common half of the $5.00 prize. On the right is the winning half. This prize-winning $5.00 game card is extremely rare.

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Above: Newspaper ad in the Farwell News (Farwell, Michigan), 12/7/1967.

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Above: Still shot from a promotional TV commercial in 1967.


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