You may hear couponers complaining sometimes that the deals and coupons just aren’t what they used to be – and to some extent, that’s true. It seems like prices go up, coupon values go down, and stores get a little more restrictive as time goes by. That’s not to say we don’t still come across plenty of amazing deals – but it’s fun to pull out Rainchecks I got awhile back and use them here and there for a better deal. Rainchecks are basically promise notes you get when products that are part of an advertised sale are out of stock – the store promises that whenever you come back with your raincheck in hand, you can get the deal/price you were wanting today.
Interesting Tidbit: CVS rainchecks currently have no expiration date. I have some from nearly 3 years ago just waiting for a time I need the items, or when some truly amazing coupons come out to pair them with.
This week CVS has Finish Electrasol Dishwashing tablets as part of an ECB Deal – and it reminded me that I have a raincheck for these tucked in my coupon binder. I fished it out, and it was better that this week’s deal – check it out:
Raincheck Deal from last year: Buy $20 in Finish Products @ $3 each ~ Get $10 Extra Care Bucks
Deal for this week: Buy $20 in Finish Products @ $3.50 each ~ Get $10 Extra Care Bucks
I handed over my raincheck and bought 7 boxes of Finish Gelpacs for $21
I used (7) $.75/1 Finish Coupons
I paid $15.75 ~ Got $10 Extra Care Bucks back
That’s just $5.75 for 8 boxes of Finish Geltabs, or $.82 each!
Read more about the Rainchecks and how to get them in our post HERE