Gift Returns 101
While most retailers love the holidays because of the increase in sales, many don't look forward to the post holiday gift returns.
Kerri Leon, a team leader at Target in Ocala says it's the biggest return day of the year so they make sure they are staffed accordingly to make sure we get the merchandise put back, and fully staffed at guest services to accompany the guest.
According to the national retail federation about 10 percent of all holiday gifts will be returned, so be prepared to wait in line.
If there are some must return items on your list, there are a few tips to make your trip back to the store as smooth as possible.
First, you may be stuck with a gift card you don't want, some of them are not able to be returned.
Kerri Leon says if a customer doesn't have a receipt the gift card would be theirs to keep.
But one thing that's good with gift cards is there's no expiration date.
Not all stores take back online purchases, so be sure to check their polices on that.
And no gift receipt could mean no return or a trade for in-store credit.
Making sure you dodge roadblocks on your gift returns is as simple as educating yourself on the store's rules.
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