Returning holiday packages? Return policies at Amazon, Macy’s, Target and more

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Not quite satisfied with a few of your holiday gifts this year? Don’t forget to read the fine print when opting to return or exchange.

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According to Offers.com, clothing is the most likely item to be returned this holiday season, followed by toys and shoes.

The site put together a nifty list of standard and extended holiday return deadlines to help consumers get some cash or merchandise credit back. Note that it's best to have a gift receipt or packing slip on you when returning items.

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Holiday gift return policies at popular retailers:

ExploreAmazon

  • You have until Jan. 31 to return most new and unopened gifts shipped between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 for a full refund.
  • Returning items purchased using Alexa? Amazon will pay return shipping.
ExploreAmerican Eagle Outfitters
  • No deadline on returns
ExploreApple Store
  • You typically have 14 days to return items. Items ordered between Nov. 14 and Dec. 25 must be returned by Jan. 8.
ExploreBarnes & Noble
  • You have a 14-day window to return items purchased at the retailer.
ExploreBed, Bath & Beyond
  • You have one year to return or exchange items if you have the original receipt.
  • No receipt? The store will exchange the item for 20 percent less than current selling price or offer merchandise credit for 20 percent less than current selling price.
ExploreBelk
  • You have 180 days to return items.
ExploreBest Buy
  • Most items purchased between Oct. 28 and Dec. 28 can be returned by Jan. 12, unless the products involve a carrier contract or phones.
  • Certain opened items (video games, music, etc.) can be exchanged for identical items only.
ExploreCostco
  • You have 90 days to return certain electronics and appliances, but most merchandise can be returned without deadline.
ExploreDell
  • You have 30 days to return or exchange items ordered through Dell.
ExploreH&M
  • H&M has a strict 30-day return policy.
ExploreJCPenney
  • No receipt? You have 45 days to return items.
  • For appliances, electronics or furniture, you have 30 days to return items.
  • Jewelry must be returned within 60 days.
ExploreKohl’s
  • Most merchandise doesn't have a return or exchange deadline.
  • Premium electronics purchased between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25 must be returned by Jan. 31 for a full refund.
  • No receipt? Return your item for merch credit for the lowest 13-week sale price.
ExploreMacy’s
  • Orders placed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 must be returned by Jan. 31. Items with a 60-day return policy must be returned within deadline.
ExploreNike
  • Orders placed between Nov. 1 and Jan. 14 must be returned within 60 days of purchase
ExploreNordstrom
  • No hard-line return policy, though receipts help with returns.
ExploreOld Navy
  • Unwashed, unworn Old Navy, The Gap and Banana Republic items can be returned or exchanged within 45 days of purchase.
ExploreOverstock.com
  • Orders placed between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 must be returned by Jan. 31 or within 30 days of delivery, whichever is later
ExploreSaks Fifth Avenue
  • You have until Jan. 15 for orders placed after Oct. 1
ExploreSamsung
  • All items must be returned or exchanged within 15 days of receipt
ExploreTarget
  • Most unopened items can be returned or exchanged within 90 days of purchase for a full refund.
  • Some electronics have a 30-day deadline.
  • Opened music, movies, software or video games can be exchanged for the same title.
  • REDcard holders get an extra 30 days to return items.
ExploreT.J. Maxx
  • Items ordered between Oct. 14 and Dec. 24 must be returned by Jan. 23.
ExploreUrban Outfitters
  • Items ordered between Nov. 1 and Dec. 25 must be returned or exchanged by Feb. 28
ExploreWalmart
  • Returns typically accepted within 90 days of purchase, but electronics have a limited return period of 15 or 30 days starting Dec. 26.
  • Some items (DVDs, CDs, video games etc.) must be returned unopened.
  • Scan the receipt on the Walmart app before heading to the in-store express lane to speed up the return process.

Full list of return policies at Offers.com.

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