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Tue, 11 Sep, 2018Basmah Qazi

The little-known Kmart hack hardly anyone knows about

The little-known Kmart hack hardly anyone knows about

Who doesn’t love a good Kmart bargain? The nation's most popular discount department store is known for its affordable yet great quality products, but what do you do if the item you were after is out of stock?

Because of the growing popularity of Kmart, it can be hard to nab in-demand items as soon as they land on shelves, as chances are, you’re not the only one that has their eye on it. But there is a sneaky hack that will ensure you walk out with the item you were after.

Bargain hunters will rejoice as Kmart has a secret “raincheck” service that means staff will put aside a particular product for you when it comes back in stock, and then notify you when it’s time to be collected.

A Kmart spokeswoman confirmed the raincheck hack to

“At Kmart, we strive to ensure our products are easily accessible for our customers, to support their everyday needs,” the spokeswoman said.

“Sometimes when there is a particularly strong demand for a product, it may sell out in stores.

“When this occurs with advertised products during a promotional period, customers are able to request a raincheck, meaning they will be contacted when more stock becomes available in store, or alternatively, they will be offered a substitute item if no future stock is expected.”

Shoppers are also advised to call Kmart’s customer service team on 1800 124 125 for help locating products in store.

Did you know about Kmart's "raincheck" service and have you used it before? Tell us in the comments below.