This week we are going to talk about rain checks and coupons.
First, for anyone who might not be aware – Publix will write a rain check for any advertised item that is not in stock. So, if you get to the store and find the advertised item you had intended to buy is gone, grab a rain check and you will be able to get the item at the sale price when you find it back in stock.
I know finding a bare shelf is not fun – but, it is impossible for a store to predict how items will sell. We all know that those hot deals that pop up can create a bit of a frenzy ;-)
So what happens when you have a coupon that is soon to expire and the product is not in stock? Publix addresses this scenario in their Publix Coupon Policy Q & A.
Q: What if I have a rain check and a coupon for an item, but the coupon is now expired, though it was valid on the date the rain check was issued. Can I still use the coupon on the item?
A: Yes, Publix will accept the coupon that was valid on the date the rain check was issued.
So, next time you are shopping and find an empty shelf – don’t stress. Just grab your rain check and staple your coupons to it. You will be ready to roll the next time you shop! This is a fantastic option in the policy as it helps make sure we never miss that deal!
Be sure and check out all the posts in our Publix Coupon Policy series.