I am a huge fan of rainchecks. When I find a shelf empty, I get a raincheck. When I find the flavor of cereal on sale we want gone, I get a raincheck. It is a simple, easy way to purchase items on sale at a later date when stores are able to restock their shelves.
When I went shopping this week at Rite Aid, I encountered empty shelves for two of the “hot” items in the ad this week. The Poise moneymaker and the free Nivea lip balm.
When I went up to the cashier to request a raincheck, she actually had the items behind the counter and said she had even more in the back. This brings me to rule number one when you find an empty shelf – ask if there is any more stock in the back or behind the counter. I was able to purchase both items this week, walking away with free items and my +UP Rewards.
I then did some asking around. What happens when an item has a +UP Reward attached to it and I want a raincheck? I was informed that they deduct the +UP Reward that would normally print from the sale price.
For example, if I had gotten a raincheck for the Poise products, it would have been a quantity of two (as that was the limit stated in the ad) and the sale price would have been $0. I would have thirty days to then return to that specific Rite Aid and receive my two Poise products for free.
Obviously free is a great price, but unfortunately I would not have been able to use my coupons on those products when redeeming my raincheck, negating the “moneymaker” part of the deal. (*Note: You are still able to use valid coupons with rainchecks as long as the sale price on the raincheck is not zero.)
If there is no +UP Reward attached to the product, then the raincheck is filled out with the sale price, giving you thirty days to use the raincheck along with valid coupons.
I did not have to get rainchecks this week so check out what I was able to purchase for $7!
(4) Finish Quantam Tabs (25 ct) $8.29 (Buy One, Get One FREE)
(4) Nivea Lip Care (.17 oz) $1.50
(2) Poise Feminine Wash (7.3 oz) $2.99
Total Before Coupons: $28.56
Used (2) $1.25/1 coupons from 2/10 SS insert
Used (2) $3/2 coupons from 2/10 RP insert
Used (2) $3/1 coupons from 2/10 SS insert
Used $7 +UP Rewards from last week
Paid $7.08, Received $3, $2.99 and $2.99 +UP Rewards
Rite Aid Gift Card Balance: $62.35
+UP Rewards for next week: $8.98
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