Coupon success at Fred Meyer and Rain check couponing?

Ingard’s out of pocket for her Fred Meyer shopping was $8.00 before tax, before sales and coupon this would have been $30

This was done in two identical transactions

Tillamook Shredded cheese (8oz packages) 5 for $5

My store was out of stock on the Wisk and so I got a rain check.

Arm and Hammer OR Wisk laundry detergent or dryer sheets $2.99

Some of you may know what I mean when I refer to a rain check but for some that might be a new term. So read on for an explanation. (This is modified from a previous post, found HERE)

A rain check is an assurance to a customer that an item on sale that is sold out or out of stock may be purchased later at the sale price.

If the item is part of a Catalina promo getting a rain check may not work.  They can not write you a rain check for the catalina only the sale price.  Some catalina run longer than the ad price so it is still worth getting a rain check, and you will just need to pay attention to the end date of the catalina.

If the item is not part of the weekly ad, but on sale you can still get a rain check.  I hope to find this time back in stock next time I head over to Fred Meyer before 8/27. Also another little note to make your rain check shopping easier… hand your rain check to the cashier before they ring you up as they do something special to get you your price.

To get a rain check you will need to ask Customer Service or some cashiers are able to write them.   Please note that every store does rain checks a little different, it is important to ask your store questions you may have.  But Rain Checks are a great way to get a Thrifty Deal.

Albertsons Rain checks expire 30 days from the date written, while Walgreens do not expire, Rite Aid rain checks are good until the product is available, Safeway rain checks expire 90 days from date written (as report by a reader) and Fred Meyer’s are good for 60 days from date written.

I know Albertsons, Walgreens, Fred Meyer, RiteAid,  and Shopko give out rain checks….what stores in your area use them?


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