When sale items are out of stock, rain checks allow shoppers to cash in on a sale later. But it’s possible to make the deal even better by using coupons! Just as coupons can be used on sale items originally, shoppers can cash in coupons when redeeming rain checks.

Be sure to alert the cashier when redeeming a rain check (before the items are rung up) since he or she will need to manually enter the old sale price.

Another great benefit of redeeming rain checks is waiting until a matching coupon comes out or there are more coupons available. This can make a good sale a great one later on! Just make sure that those coupons set aside for the original sale still have valid expiration dates. Most stores do not accept expired coupons.