As I mentioned in my last post, I use rainchecks. Most stores offer rainchecks; Food Lion, Walgreens, CVS to name just a few. I think a lot of people don't use them because of an increasing amount of ads and commercials that say "rainchecks will not be issued". While there are circumstances where rainchecks will not be issued or redeemed, they are not as common as people seem to think. The worst a store can say is no. If you want, check the store's raincheck policy before going.
If you see a great price in an ad and don't see anything prohibiting rainchecks, don't be afraid to ask a manager for one. Rainchecks are a great way to pay a price you like at a time of your choosing. If a store has run out of a sale item, ask for a raincheck. If you know a coupon will be available later for a sale item, ask for a raincheck. If you've forgotten your wallet at home and are afraid the store will run out before you return, ask for a raincheck.
Rainchecks are a little personal sale just for you!