If you google, “Hollister History” it’s pretty funny what comes up. There are several sites that talk about the “fake” Hollister history backstory Hollister made up.
Hollister’s fake history story:
The “fake” history that Hollister apparently tells its employees in new-employee orientation is the following:
There once was a man named John M. Hollister born at the end of the 19th century and loved to play and surf in Maine when he was a kid.
In 1915 he graduated Yale and instead of following a societally accepted path he set off for the West Indies and bought a rubber plantation, fell in love, had a kid, and then moved to California with his wife.
His kid, John Jr., grew up loving to surf just like his dad, and they started a surf shop in town around the early 1920s.
The really funny part is that Hollister has no about page with any type of founding story information on their website and they do not advertise any of this online in any official form.
BUT, here’s the kicker.
Their shirts, coats and other apparel items are branded with the year 1922, as if that was the year John Hollister started his surf shop in Cali.
It was started as the cheaper offshoot of Abercrombie in 2000. 2000 would just look less “cool” and “classic” printed on a shirt than 1922.
So they made up a fake history and then half-committed to it, but still print the year 1922 on their shirts.
Huh. Let me know your thoughts about this in the comments below.
Hollister’s history in actuality is really pretty simple.
It was started by the Abercrombie company in 2000 to offer a similar clothing style with slightly more laid back surfer vibes but at a lower cost than the original Abercrombie store.
Today it has grown to over 540 stores and collects feedback via the tellhco.com survey where it offers loyal customers a coupon in exchange for taking the survey.
Similar to Hollister, its parent store Abercrombie also has a survey where you can get a $10 off $50 coupon. You can take the Abercrombie survey at www.tellanf.com.
Keep reading to find out how to take the Hollister survey and get your own discount code.
Hollister Survey Prize
You’ll receive a coupon for $10 off your next $50 or more purchase at a Hollister location after completing the survey.
Prize: $10 Off $50 Coupon
Tellhco.com Survey Details
|Survey Prize||$10 Off $50 Coupon|
|Coupon Expires||Date printed at end of survey|
|Receipt Valid For||14 Days|
Take The Tellhco Survey
- Buy one or more items at a Hollister store
- Don’t throw your receipt away, keep it with you until you can get online
- Once you’re able to get online, which must be within 14 days of receiving your receipt, go to the Hollister Survey site http://www.tellhco.com
- Choose your language to start the survey
- Answer all survey questions
- At the end of the survey you will receive your unique coupon code to receive $10 off $50 or more
- Screenshot the code and save it to use on your next Hollister visit
The tellhco survey homepage is tan and blue and asks you to select your language, either English or Spanish to continue to take the survey:
Don’t confuse the Hollister Feedback page with the survey page. The feedback page is a plain survey monkey form that lists all 10 questions on the same page.
Hollister Survey Rules
- A purchase is necessary to take the tellhco.com survey
- Saving your receipt is also necessary
- Survey must be taken within 14 days of receiving the receipt
- You’ll also need to use your coupon before its expiration date, which will be clearly written on the screen when you complete the survey
Contact Hollister About The Survey
Phone: 1 (866) 426-1285
tellhco Survey Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org