While most Krazy Couponers know that shopping the first day of the ad week gives you a better chance of getting sale items in stock, there are some perks of getting to the store on the last day! 

  • Sneak preview: Check out a preview of the upcoming ad if you get the chance. Many times previews can be available on the store website or in mail fliers the day before the ad week starts. This allows you to get the best deal by either shopping that day and cashing in on the current sales or waiting until the next week.
  • Check it out: Store out of stock? No problem! Rain checks can be a blessing in disguise when you wait to redeem them until a matching coupon comes out or you get more coupons, or you can simply cash them in at your convenience.
  • Double double: Grocery stores such as Sprouts Farmers Market, Sunflower Market, Sun Harvest, Henry’s Farmers Market, and Elm City Market feature a “Double Ad Day.” Most sales run Wednesday to Wednesday, meaning that if you shop Wednesday, you can get two weeks’ worth of deals at once! Save time by shopping once every 2 weeks instead of each and every week to get in on the hot sale prices.

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5 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Shop the Last Day of a Sale”

The only problem i have with rain check’s is when it mess’s with my sceniou’s!!

My stratigie for shopping at local stores is to shop 2 times a week. The first day and the last day. The first day I like to scavenge and look for clearence deals and be the first one to grab the items while they are in stock, and for the items I was planning to buy. The last day I shop is for either rolling rewards, such as, Register rewards, catlinas, or +up rewards. The last day, they normally have a new stock and a full shelf.:)

it states “Check it out: Store out of stock?….you can simply
cash them in at your convenience.” —- can someone tell me what do you cash out here? tia

you can get a rain check from customer service for the sale price on particular products when the store is out of stock. most stores will do this, and basically it is a slip of paper that allows you to the redeem the product for a previous sale price when that product is back in stock. it locks in the price of that particular item, if you will.

The best part about the last day of a sale versus the first day: inventory. I know the article says the first day has the most …but at cvs, a lot of the sales are on going so items like physician’s formula is still gone from the sale two weeks ago when it was save $6 instantly. This week it will be get $7 ecb with $10 purchase. I know the store stocks on Thursday and sometimes it carries into Friday, so I have found that shopping on Saturday works best for me. Same thing with Krogers. The sale starts on a wednesday for me, but with the volume of customers and no coupon limits, shelves get bare fast. I usually ask when the truck comes in for more, and usually I just wait until the weekend before it ends. I don’t really advise shopping on the first day of a sale because more printable coupons can come out throughout the week, and it’s more a hassle to be there to ‘beat’ others to the punch line. 😀 I’m just a lazy shopper