Store out of stock? No problem! Rain checks can be a blessing in disguise. These little slips of paper you get when your store is out of stock allow you to come back later and purchase items for the sale price.
Rain checks can really come in handy, especially in areas that have low stock of sale items, like drugstores with limited shelf and storage space. Simply wait until after the sale when the item is restocked, and you can cash in with your own private sale. This allows shopping at your convenience when you might have more time or money.
Other benefits of rain checks include waiting to redeem them until a matching coupon comes out or you get more coupons. This can make a good sale a GREAT one later on!