Rain Checks Rule

Why? Because they extend the life of sales. This strategy applies to retailers of various types. Most set limits on coupon redemption and purchase quantities. And, stragglers like myself miss out on sale items because other savvy shoppers pounce as soon as an ad takes effect.

What I Got for Free Today
Don't despair when you encounter empty shelf space. Go to the customer service counter and request the maximum allowable amount of rain checks. When the item is back in stock, redeem the voucher for that amount or less depending on your needs. If using coupons too, make your purchase before the coupon expiration date.