Yeah, really, they do!!! Did you know this??? Color me clueless, but I sure didn't! I cannot even begin to convey my excitement over this, so let me scream it again. CVS gives RAIN CHECKS!!! Yes, they even give them on items that generate ECBs!
I discovered this little tidbit the other night when I was chatting with a manager at one of the stores I like to shop. I mentioned that I had only been able to purchase one bottle of the Huggies wash all month because every time I shopped they were completely out of stock. Imagine my surprise when she said very matter of factly, "Oh, well, I can give you a rain check for that. We can't generate the ExtraBucks for them once their promotional period is over, but we'll just fill in the price for how much the item would cost after your received them."
I'm telling you, you could have knocked me over with a feather at that moment. She graciously wrote me out a slip for four of the washes at $1.49 each, and I was able to redeem it for three of them this afternoon AND still use the coupons that I had planned to use previously! I was able to get a new slip for the one that I was still unable to purchase.
This works on the free after ECBs items as well. Both of my stores have been out of the Physician's Formula mascara all week. I simply asked the assistant manager that was ringing me out if I could please get a rain check for the item. She said, "Sure, no problem," and filled it right out. I can just take it in and redeem it for a free mascara when they receive more stock.
It's just mind boggling to think about all the deals I've missed out on because I just figured that I was out of luck if they were out of stock. Out of luck no more!