Holiday gift return tips - Fox 2 News Headlines

Holiday gift return tips

Posted: Updated:

By Fox 2 News Staff

(WJBK) It's not your style, your size, your favorite color.  These are just a few of the reasons you may use when returning that unwanted holiday gift.

But if Santa brought you something you don't want, here are a few tips you should know before you try to return it.

Retail experts say the number one return tip is don't take the item back the day after Christmas.  Stores will have extra customer service help, however, you'll probably still have to stand in a very long line.

The next tip offered by experts is to know what you are getting back.  It is very possible that you will not receive cash back for your unwanted gift.  Instead, you'll most likely get a store credit.

And last but not least, keep track of your window to make the return.  Return policies can range from 30 to 90 days.

  • FOX 2's 2012 Holiday Helper and Gift GuideMore>>

  • Holiday gift return tips

    Holiday gift return tips

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 9:08 AM EST2012-12-26 14:08:52 GMT
    If Santa brought you something you don't want, here are a few tips you should know before you try to return it.
    If Santa brought you something you don't want, here are a few tips you should know before you try to return it.
  • Christmas tree recycling at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

    Christmas tree recycling at Oakland County Parks and Recreation

    Wednesday, December 26 2012 8:28 AM EST2012-12-26 13:28:15 GMT
    The Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers 11 park locations to make holiday cleanup easy and environmentally friendly by offering to recycle Christmas trees.
    The Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers 11 park locations to make holiday cleanup easy and environmentally friendly by offering to recycle Christmas trees.
  • Mitzah Day Volunteer

    Mitzah Day Volunteer

    Monday, December 24 2012 9:45 AM EST2012-12-24 14:45:06 GMT
    If you are looking for a way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season you can take part in Mitzvah Day.
    If you are looking for a way to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season you can take part in Mitzvah Day.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
  • All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:28:22 GMT
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
  • VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:19:13 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices