Extreme Coupon Education: Don’t Miss Out Get A Rain Check

June 20, 2012 4 Comments | Disclosure

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Because they don’t tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. TLC’s Extreme Couponing is really not about education it is more about entertainment. Our goal is to educate you and empower you to save money for your family.

One of the most disapponiting things when couponing is to find a cleared shelf, or just that your store has not ordered enough to sustain the sale. Don’t forget that most stores offer a rain check! With a rain check you can come back later the next week and get the sale price on the item when it is back in stock.  So do not feel like you missed out because you can still get the deal. Sometimes the deal can even get better with a rain check if a better coupon comes out or a new catalina is available.

Rain check policies for some of your favorite stores:

  • Abertsons rain checks are good for 30 days, and they won’t give you one on “Coupon required” sales (like get $.39 Tillamook yogurt with in store coupon)
  • Walgreens rain checks expire in 30 days, but they will not give you a rain check that includes the RR part of it.  Most limit it to 4 items.
  • Rite Aid does include the Ups+ on their rain checks (they write them right on the rain check)
  • Target rain checks are good for 30 days, but they won’t do them on most advertised prices, they’ll usually offer an immediate “other option” instead.
  • CVS offers rain checks on non-seasonal/non regularly stocked items.  There is no expiration date on the rain check (but you must buy the entire quantity you requested when you got the rain check if they are in stock), you can’t split it up into multiple transactions.
  • Walmart Does not offer rain checks because they do not have many advertised sales.
  • Fred Meyer rain checks are even good on store coupons.
What information do you have about your local stores rain checks. We can add it to the list! 

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  1. Walgreens rain checks expire after 30 days. Here’s a link saying it. It’s a little over a quarter of the way down the page, but you can just control f and search “rain” and you’ll find it.


  2. I work at Walgreens and I’ve never seen a rain check rejected.

    So hey, if you have a two or three month old rain check, don’t be afraid to try it. I’m betting no one will give you a hard time. Especially since it sometimes takes a few weeks to get certain products back in stock. Doesn’t hurt to ask.

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