Target Return Policy: 11 Tips To Make It Work For You [2018 Update]

Target Return Policy: 11 Tips To Make It Work For You [2018 Update]

The Target return policy is one of those things that is a little tricky.

Don't worry we have the answers.

Whether you have simple questions like whether you need a receipt when you return at Target or if you're wondering what the return policy is after 90 days, look no further...

We'll be breaking down what the Target 2018 return policy is and also the 11 biggest questions shoppers have about the return policy.

Target Return Policy

Put simply...

Target's return policy lets you return unopened items within 90 days of purchase.

Below we'll go more into details of Target's return policy, and also be answering common questions like what is the policy, what if you lost the receipt or different ways to lookup your receipt if you need to.

What is Target’s return policy?

The biggest one, what exactly is the Target return policy? Put simply, Target allows you to return unopened items within 90 days of purchase.

REDcard holders enjoy a 30 day additional window on returns making the return policy for cardholders 120 days after purchase.

What if I lost my receipt?

Having a receipt for your Target purchase is not required.

The sweet thing about Target's return policy is they have the ability to look up your purchase in many ways so you can actually recover your receipt in a few ways...

They can look up returns by REDcard, credit/debit card, personal check or even gift cards as long as you have the gift card you used during the purchase still.

When can you not return without receipt?

When you used cash.

Put simple, if you used cash you're out of luck for looking up your receipt. If you want to avoid this problem in the future, you might want to consider signing up for a REDcard.

Well, if you used cash you're out of luck you may want to consider signing up for a Target REDcard as you'll be able to look up your receipt for future purchases.

What are the exceptions to the 90 days?

You'll want to know what items are the exceptions to the 90 day return policy.

Here's a breakdown of the items that are exceptions to the 90 day policy:

  • Open music, movies, video games and software cannot be returned, but may be exchanged at the store for the same title, for the same or different gaming platform.
  • Open airbeds cannot be returned, but may be exchanged for a similar item.
  • Open or defective collectibles (sports cards, special edition Barbie dolls, porcelain dolls, action figures and die-cast cars) cannot be returned.
  • All electronics and entertainment items must be returned within 30 days for a refund or exchange.
  • Drones must be returned within 14 days for a refund or exchange.

Check your receipt for more information on this but some items, have a modified return policy than most items. If so it will be on the receipt.

Can I return Target owned brands?

For returning Target owned brands the good news is you have an entire year to return those.

Here are all the Target brands with a 1 year return window:

  • A New Day
  • Archer Farms
  • Art Class
  • Ava & Viv
  • Boots & Barkley
  • Cat & Jack
  • Circo
  • Cloud Island
  • Durabuilt
  • Embark
  • Gilligan & O’Malley
  • Goodfellow & Co
  • Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
  • Heyday
  • Hyde and Eek! Boutique
  • JoyLab
  • Made By Design
  • Market Pantry
  • Merona
  • Opalhouse
  • Original Use
  • Pillowfort
  • Project 62
  • Project 62
  • Room Essentials
  • Shade & Shore
  • Simply Balanced
  • Smith & Hawken
  • Sonia Kashuk
  • Spritz
  • Sutton & Dodge
  • Tevolio
  • Threshold
  • Universal Thread
  • Up&Up
  • Wild Fable
  • Wine Cube
  • Wondershop
  • Xhilaration

Can purchases be returned in-store too?

Yes purchases from can be returned in-store.

Something sweet about Target's return policy is online purchases being accepted in-store for returns. Items purchased on can be returned to any Target store.

Just bring your item, packing slip and the original form of payment for your return!

Don't have your receipt? You can access a copy of your receipt by visiting the find your order page, pretty convenient for those that enjoy shopping online.

Does the Target return policy let you return opened items?

For the most part, yes.

As long as the product is within the 90 days and eligible for a return, Target will give you an exchange or refund.

Something to keep in mind is they do state in their return policy they can refuse a refund on opened items. They don't say what exactly this includes but taking advantage of the policy is most probably when this would come into play.

Can I return clearance items at Target?

Yes, according to the Target return policy you can return clearance items.

Can I extend the return policy window?

Yes when you sign up for the Target REDCard.

With a Target REDCard the return policy is extended 30 days making it 120. It really is such a sweet perk when you become a cardholder and you get an extended return window.

Can I return gift registry items at Target?

Put simply, yes. You have a year from your event to return gift registry items at Target.

Considering how popular their registry is this is a sweet perk. If you don't have the receipt just print out the gifts purchased list and it can be used as a receipt!

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