Rather-Be-Shopping.com put together a handy list of stores that might be able to help forgetful shoppers out.
Michaels: There’s probably one of the chain’s ubiquitous 40% off one item coupons stashed next to the cash register. “I’d say 90% of the time they’ll open a drawer under the register and pull out a coupon and scan it,” blogger Kyle says of his wife’s shopping trips to the craft supplies chain.
Old Navy: Asking for a coupon works less consistently, but does work sometimes. If you have a smartphone, you can also check it for in-store deals, which may be on the company’s Facebook page.
Jo-Ann: This craft chain also offers 40-50% off one item coupons weekly. If you forget yours, there may be one on a sale flyer sitting around the store, or just ask. The chain also has a smartphone app that you can use to pull up insta-coupons.
Bed Bath & Beyond: If the cashier doesn’t have a loaner coupon or you don’t find one sitting around the store, you can bring your receipt back to the store with your sweet 20% off deal and get a refund.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: Kyle shares the tale of a shopping trip when he pulled up a coupon on his smartphone, only to have the cashier offer an even better one. Handy! It may have helped that he had some raucous children with him.
Kohl’s: This store can scan e-mailed coupons from your smartphone. Don’t have one? The cashier may have scratch-off coupons, which add the fun of an instant lottery ticket to your shopping trip. Just ask.
JCPenney: Yes, they’ve re-embraced coupons. Look for a flyer when you enter the store, or ask a cashier.
Costco: Readers have told us that if you forget the coupon book that Costco mailed you, cashiers have spares. Ask nicely.
Forgot your Coupon? These Retailers Still Got your Back [Rather-Be-Shopping.com]