How Rain Checks Can Save You Money
Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 am
“Can I get a rain check?” We have all heard this phrase. Often, it has nothing to do with couponing or savings. People use it as a way to say “Maybe later” if they can’t attend an event right now. When it comes to couponing, a rain check can be a useful way to save some money. Here are some important things you should know about rain checks.
How to Use Rain Checks to Save Money
What is a Rain Check?
A rain check has absolutely nothing to do with the weather. If you have a rain check, you are not required to wait for a rainy day in order to use it. It can be a bit of a hassle (sometimes) to get a rain check, but it may be worth doing. A rain check can extend a sale for you.
Today, you went to your favorite grocery store because there was a sale on a brand new scent of the deodorant you use. When you got to the store there were none to be found. The store had sold out! Now is the time to ask for a rain check. It is a little slip of paper that resembles a coupon. Only you can use it – no one else.
How to Get a Rain Check
First, check the store’s weekly ad to make sure the item you want is, in fact, on sale right now. Next, visit the store and try to find it. If the shelves where it is supposed to be on are empty, ask a worker where you can find more. Maybe there is an endcap display that has more. There could be more in the back room.
If there aren’t any more left, you need to go to the customer service desk. Politely point out that you came to the store to buy that scent of that brand of deodorant because it was on sale. Mention that the store has sold out. Ask for a rain check. You should be handed one shortly.
How to Use a Rain Check
When you get your rain check, ask the worker when she thinks the store may have more of that item in stock. Return to the store at that time. Look for the item again. The sale might be over, but you can still get the sale price if you use your rain check.
Read the fine print on the rain check to make sure you are following all the rules. The most important thing to know about a rain check is that it will do you no good at all if you leave it stuck to your refrigerator and forget to use it!