Extreme Couponing Tip: Prepaying with Coupons?

“If chocolate chips are on sale for $0.95 per bag and the store is out of stock, may I get a rain check for ten bags and go ahead and pay now? My coupons expire tomorrow, so I can’t wait for the re-stock, but I can pay now and then pick up the chocolate chips when they arrive, right?”

Wrong! Unfortunately, you cannot prepay for items with coupons. It technically constitutes coupon fraud. You may get a rain check for as many items as the store allows, but you may not buy the items with a coupon until they are physically in your cart.