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If you ever go to a store for a sale item and its out of stock, ask if you can get a rain check. This means, when the item is back in stock, regardless of if the sale is still running or not you will get the item at the sale price! If you don’t ask, you’ll never know!


Posted anonymously, 26th April 2015


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  • A really good advice read here!

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  • Oh that’s handy to know!

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  • I did my first rain check last week,the offer was too good and they were out of stock,so why not!

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  • I’ve never actually asked for a raincheck – I always forget!

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  • I do this all the time too. Woolworths rain checks last for 12 months so totally worth getting one when the product is a good price and out of stock.

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  • Yes, this works for most things in most shops.

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  • I know supermarkets do but drives me crazy where a lot of other stores say no and specify it in their brochure. The problem is they have these awesome sales and then never get the stock! I get so excited and then let down lol

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  • Rainchecks are never on the items I want as they are usually the sale items! ;) Good to let people know about rainchecks; may be helpful. :)

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  • doesnt work on clearance stuff though

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  • Great tip … hopefully there won’t be conditions not to allow it.

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  • Yeah, now the store gets smarter. Some items cannot be rainchecked. Some items were still out of stock for months after the special (too many rainchecks, I guess).

    The raincheck expires in 30 days as well. It’s harder and harder to get the bargain.

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  • Oh! I didn’t know that. Thank you for the tip! It could become handy one day!

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  • Many supermarkets give a rain check, however Coles only give a 30 day coupon, and Woolworths 12 months.


    • Never thought of getting a rain check at a supermarket.

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  • Some items don’t allow rainchecks . When you get one, you can nominate the number of items that you wish to get the rainchecks on. Then you have from 4 weeks to 52 to purchase that item at the special deal.

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  • That’s a great tip. I have done it a few times

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