Stores vary on after Christmas return policies

4:13 PM, Dec 24, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Lines will be long even after Christmas, but this time many will be for those looking to return presents.

Here's a list of 11 different stores and their return policies this holiday season.

Target, normally you would have 30 days to return electronics and 90 days for most everything else. But for the holidays, if you purchased something between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 the refund period starts on Dec. 26. You have 30 and 90 days respectively from that date. If you have a gift receipt, you'll get a store gift card. Without a receipt you still might be able to return the item, but there are restrictions. For more information, go to target.com.

Wal-Mart, if you don't have a receipt you can get store credit and like Target if an item is purchased after Nov. 1, the return policy kicks in Dec. 26. You have 15 days from that date to return computers, cameras and video players. For most everything else you have 90 days to return. For more information, go to walmart.com.

Sears has a 30, 60 and 90-day return policy depending on the item. Also, if purchased after Nov. 1, you have until Jan. 24 for a 30-day return. Refunds are not given without a receipt. For more information, go to sears.com.

Kohl's allows you to make a return any item, any time for any reason whether you have a receipt or not and you can get a full exchange or store credit. For more information, go to kohlscorporation.com.

Macy's will allow you to return most merchandise for a full refund within 180 days of purchase. If it's a gift you will receive a store credit. For more information, go to customerservice.macys.com.

At Michaels you must have a photo ID. If you have a receipt, the item must be new and no more than 60 days old. Without a receipt refunds will be given at the item's lowest price sold within the last 90 days. For more information, go to Michaels.com.

If your purchase was made at an outlet store, returns can run the gamut and you'll want to check with the individual store to find out its return policy.

At Costco, computers, cameras and most electronics must be returned within 90 days. For everything else if you're not satisfied with the product you can get a full refund. For more information, go to costco.com.

IKEA items must be returned within 90 days, unused and in original packaging with a receipt. A driver's license may be required for a return. For more information, go to ikea.com.

At Home Depot, if you have a receipt, for most things you can bring it back within 90 days. There are some exceptions where the item must be returned within 30 days. For more information, go to homedepot.com.

Toys R Us has a 90 day return policy and all items must be returned in new or like new condition and in its original packaging with all of the paperwork and manuals that came with it. For more information, go to toysrus.com.

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