But don't let out-of-stock items get you down! Get even and get a raincheck!
Rainchecks, believe it or not, can be wonderful things. They allow you to play the game to your advantage. While an item may be out of stock at a certain time, the situation gives you an opportunity to get more coupons, or to play the raincheck at a better time.
Here's what I recently did. My example displays how you can "work" a raincheck too.
In 2008 I got the following raincheck from CVS (yes, I said 2008, and I AM that organized, and CVS rainchecks don't expire): L'Oreal Hair Care Products, BOGO, limit 4 offers
Last week I finally decided to play it. Here's what I got:
(3) L'Oreal EverStrong Shampoo, retail $6.99 each
(3) L'Oreal EverStrong Conditioner, retail $6.99 each
Total OOP for 6 bottles- $5.97 (which is less than the price of 1!!!)
So, the next time your store is out of a sale item, don't get mad, get even and get a raincheck!