In an earlier post here on the Smallflower blog, we delved into the rich, centuries-old history of the Underberg brand. Briefly, we touched on something called the “Tops & More” rewards program–a system where Underberg lovers can trade in their bottle caps for various prizes.
There’s a lot to learn about the program, though, more than we were able to fit in that post! So we decided to give you a little bit more of an in-depth look at the Tops & More program and all the prizes you could win for sending in your caps.
The program began in 2002, as a way of giving back to the customers of Underberg. Since then, the brand has experienced a “Sammelfieber,” or a frenzy of collecting. It’s been so successful that they’ve continually renewed it, with the current deadline for caps being December 31, 2022.
On average, Underberg receives one bottle cap per second from over 70 countries all around the world, the most recent addition being Vietnam. Germany is the leader in number of bottle caps collected, followed by Denmark.
To redeem the prizes show below, all you have to do is collect all your Underberg caps and send them (along with this form) to this address:
Underberg Marketing Service
47906 Kempen, Germany
You must be 18 years of age or older to participate, and the rewards aren’t available for sale – so get to collecting those caps!
Key Finder Key Chain
This dandy little key chain not only helps you find your keys in a deep purse or messy junk drawer. If you lose your keys, a little number etched into the bottom of the bottle helps Underberg return them to you.
Schafkopfkarten Card Game
Schafkopfkarten is a game that originated in Bavaria in the early 19th century. It’s still played today throughout Germany and German-speaking countires like Austria. You can find the instructions here →
Skatspiel Card Game
Like Schafkopfkarten, Skatspiel originated in Germany in the early 19th century. It’s played widely in Germany and parts of Poland. You can find more info on how to play here →
Doppelkopf Card Game
Rounding out the trio of card games is Doppelkopf, which is played all over Germany but especially in the north and the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region. Instructions can be found here →
Underberg Twin Tin
This compact little tin protects two of the precious single-portion bottles perfectly. It’s small enough to slip in your pocket, so it’s great for on the go!
Underberg Tin Sign
Choose from seven retro-cool tin signs decorated with a vintage Underberg advertisement from the 1960s.
Nostalgic Postcard Set
This set of seven postcards is decorated with original artwork from Underberg ads in the 1960s.
The Original Team
Show off your love of the German digestif with this bright and bold flag declaring that you’re “Team Underberg.”
Designed back in the 19th century by the founder, Hubert Underberg, and an Italian glass artisan, this elegant long-stemmed glass stands tall above your table setting.
Rummy Card Game
This tournament-grade kit gives you everything you need for hours of fun, with the added bonus of a beautiful classic Underberg design. Rules for the game can be found here →
Put your own personal flair on the classic, hand-blown Underberg glass with the engraving of your choice. It makes a great gift!
Nostalgic Metal Sign
Based on an original design from 1907, this high-quality piece will bring an authentic touch to a collector’s home decor.
Crystal Glass Stand
Whether you’re hosting a fancy dinner, a potluck, or you just want a classy way to display Underberg in your home bar, this glass stand makes a bold statement.
Due to high demand, Underberg relaunched this popular bowling score-keeping book decorated with original artwork. The book includes rules for fun bowling games to play with friends.
2014 Edition Matte
A modern matte finish puts a new, exciting spin on the classic, hand-blown long-stemmed Underberg glass.
Created to celebrate the 165th anniversary of the company’s founding, this glass boasts an elegant two-tone stem that brings a splash of Underberg green to your table setting.
The classic, vintage-inspired motif on this thermometer make it a great addition to your collection. As a bonus it’s specially treated to be able to withstand the elements, so it can be used indoors or out!
Make the modern matte glass even more special by adding your own personalized engraving.
A personalized engraving steps up the sophistication of this elegant, two-tone glass.
A soft, pale green hue and beautiful floral embroidery decorate this runner, bringing old-world charm to your table setting
Personalized Table Runner
Add an extra level of vintage-inspired charm to your dinner parties with a personalized monogram atop the super-sweet table runner.
This charming little car is a replica of the original 1937 “Underberg Kräuter-Mobil.” It can fit up to 12 single-portion bottles in its trunk for a playful display.
Underberg Herbal Trailer
When you’ve just got too much Underberg for one tiny truck, you can always hitch on this pint-sized trailer, which adds another 12 bottles to the carrying capacity. Plus, it houses a music box that plays the official Underberg song!
Outdoor chefs and BBQ aficionados will love this flame-resistant apron in bright Underberg green. Three little loops at the chest let the wearer keep their favorite herbal beverage within arm’s reach.
Picnic Blanket with
This Underberg green blanket boasts a super-soft fleece top and a water-resistant bottom for perfect picnics. Plus, it comes with a convenient carrying bag with four little loops for grab-and-go bottle storage.
Underberg Bone China
In collaboration with the renowned porcelain manufacturer Villeroy & Bach, Underberg created this series of beautifully detailed plates decorated with illustrations of some of the herbs used in the famous recipe. They can be redeemed for 384 caps each.
Underberg Glass Bar
This decorative and stylish piece shows off up to eight Underberg bottles and four of the long-stemmed glasses. It’s designed to stand out on a table setting and strike a balance between artistic display and functional storage.