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Store Policies When You Are Left Without a Gift Receipt

X7Z6yp1359337839So, you’ve just had your baby shower or kiddo’s birthday party… and perhaps you have a giant pile of “meh” clothing from various party guests. Or straight up hideous clothes from Grandma Ethel. With no gift receipt. Lucky you. Don’t fret my pet! Most retailers actually offer options for such occurrences! Here is our quick guide to help save you time (and save your child from Grandma Ethel’s poor taste).

Target: You must have a receipt or valid photo ID. Items must be returned in new and unused condition within 90 days of purchase. Despite advertising that a reciept is neccesary for a return, you can actually return items without a reciept, with your valid ID (up to $75 per 12 month period).

Toys R Us & Babies R Us: Items must be returned within 90 days, in new condition, and in original packaging — with all paperwork including: manuals, assembly instructions and packing slip, as well as all accessories to ensure full credit. Plus, according to the website, the company reserves the right to refuse any returns if they do not meet their requirements. If you are registered with BRU, you can return any item off of your registry for up to 90 days. If the item purchased for you was not on your registry, but you are registered with BRU, they will provide store credit without a reciept.

Wal Mart: Walmart, for several years, has accepted returns without a receipt. Walmart gives customers the option of a cash refund (if the purchase was under $25), a shopping card for the amount of the purchase (if it was over $25) or an even exchange for the product. Also, as applicable, Wal Mart follows any manufacturer’s warranties. Must have a valid ID without reciept.

Carter’s & Osh Kosh: The original purchase price will be honored for any item returned or exchanged with an original sales receipt. Purchases made by credit card must be credited back to the original card. For in-store returns or exchanges without a receipt, a store credit in the amount of the current sales price of the merchandise will be awarded. All credits will be offered in the form of a Merchandise Credit that can be used at Carter’s or OshKosh B’gosh retail stores. To return your online purchases by mail for a refund, please include your name, billing address, phone number, order number (if known), and reason for return.

Baby Gap & Old Navy Kids: Items are unwashed and unworn, or defective items with a reciept can be returned within 45 days of purchase. Return policy for items unworn and unwashed, with original tags without a reciept is that the customer will be given store credit of the current value of the item.

Macy*s: Returns and exchanges can be made at any time after purchase. Each item has a Macy*s bar-code sticker placed on the items tag, this can be used without needing original receipt for return or exchange for the original items price.

Nordstrom: Like Macy*s, a Nordstrom bar-code sticker placed on the items tag, this can be used without needing original reciept for return or exchange for the original items price. If this tag is missing, most Nordstrom will return the item for store credit.

The Children’s Place: To make a return or exchange without a receipt, you will be required to present a valid photo ID that will be scanned at the time of the return. Information from your ID will be retained in a database of customer return activity that The Children’s Place uses to authorize returns. Information stored in this database will not be used for marketing purposes.  If your return without a receipt is authorized, you will receive the current selling price of the merchandise in the form of a merchandise credit. Merchandise credits cannot be redeemed for cash or used toward payment of credit cards. Merchandise credits cannot be redeemed online. Items must be returned within 45 days of purchase to recieve full amount.

H&M: Unwashed, unworn or defective merchandise without original reciept may be returned with a valid photo ID. Merchandise returned without a receipt will be refunded at the last activity/ sale price or the current selling price, whichever is lower, in the form of a merchandise credit, if the total value of the return exceeds $5.00. Merchandise cards are not transferable.

Gymboree: Refunds over $5 without gift receipt will be issued in the form of a Merchandise Credit or merchandise exchange for the current selling price. Valid identification is required for all returns and exchanges without an original receipt or gift receipt. Valid forms of photo identification are: U.S. Driver’s License, U.S. state-issued ID, U.S. Military ID and a Passport. Information from your ID will be retained in a company-wide database of customer return activity that Gymboree uses to authorize returns and will not be used for any other purpose.

JC Penney: Items purchased at jcp without a receipt are eligible for exchange or refund at the current price issued in the form of a jcp gift card. Valid photo identification is required for all non-receipted returns/exchanges. Information from the ID will be retained in a secured database to monitor the number of un-receipted returns. jcpenney accepts the following IDs for returns: U.S., Puerto Rican, Canadian and Mexican Driver’s License, U.S. State IDs, Puerto Rican IDs, Canadian Province IDs, U.S. Military IDs, U.S. Laser Visa, Passports, Matricula Consular Card, Puerto Rican Voter Identification Card, and Mexican Voter Registration Card.