After Christmas Gift Returns

I’m sure you received a lot of wonderful gifts for Christmas this year, but some of them might not be the right fit or a good match for you. The customer service lines can be very long this time of year with after Christmas returns, so it’s good to arrive prepared.

If at all possible bring the gift receipt or original receipt with you. If you want cash back for an item, in most cases you will need to have a receipt. Without a receipt you are going to get back either a merchandise credit or the lowest amount the item sold for.

Also, be sure to keep all tags, stickers and labels on the item. If not, some stores may charge you a restocking fee or a repacking fee, in the case of some electronics.

Know the stores return policy. Some stores will list terms of the return policy on the receipt. If not, you can usually go online to check. Don’t wait too long. You may only have a window from 7 to 90 days to make a return.

More stores are being more flexible with return policies this year. Stores like Walmart and Target will allow return of most things without a receipt.

Did you get any gift cards this year? You’ll want to be sure to check the expiration date on your gift cards, so you don’t miss out.

I have some pajamas to exchange this week an am hoping it will be a simple process. Do you have any after Christmas gift returns to make?

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