Target return policy is the customer’s savior. If you bought something and didn’t like it once home or got a gift that doesn’t fit your requirements, you can easily return it to the company’s store or by mail.
After all customer satisfaction is the key to achieve the tag of being top department store chains in the US.
Want to know the process and exceptions related to Target’s return policy? We have got it covered!
The return procedure
The period for return – 90 days
For most of its products, Target offers a 90-day window. Just keep in mind that the returned products must be unopened and in their original/saleable condition.
Also, keep that receipt safely, as Target requires that for processing returns. In case of loss of any of these 2 things, Target might refuse your refund or exchange.
Items bought from Target Plus Partner that are in new condition and unopened can be returned at Target mail or store within 90 days. Some of the items have a modified return policy which can be accessed via Target.com.
In view of the current lockdown, to contain the spread of the virus Target too has closed its outlets. But you need not worry in case your return period expires at this time.
Target return policy announced that all returns and exchanges will be suspended between 3/26/20 to 4/16/20 (Exception: Recalls, SodaStream CO2 replacement carbonator purchases, and mobile phones).
The company will extend the time for 3 weeks.
Return Policy by Type of Products
Target offers varied return windows for its different products.
For example, the policy is extra lenient in case of Target owned brands where you can make valid returns, accompanied by a receipt, within 1 whole year.
Target owned brands include a long list of brands such as A New Day, Archer Farms, Good & Gather, Merona, Target Beauty Box, and many more. Find the whole list here.
Also, if you are a Target RedCard debit/credit card holder you can extend the period by 30days. Visit here for more details. Listed below is a compilation of applicable return periods for various product types.
|Product||Return Window||Return Condition|
|Mobile Phones||14 Days||The return period is applicable from the date of in-store purchase or online order pickup All items purchased with a carrier contract and carrier plans also have to be returned within 14 days.|
|Apple Products||15 Days||Must be unopened with all the receipts.|
|Electronic Products||30 Days||It also included any entertainment items bought from the store.|
|Opened Beauty Products||90 Days||The period is extended up to 120 days if purchased via Target RedCard.|
|Target owned Brands||1 Year||Must be unopened with all the receipts.|
Target Products with No Return Policy
Apart from above, the following list of items can’t be returned at Target stores:
- Open music, movies, video games and software (they may be exchanged for a similar item)
- Open airbeds (they may be exchanged for a similar item)
- Open or defective collectables (e.g., special edition Barbie dolls, sports cards, action figures, porcelain dolls, and die-cast cars)
- Personalized items
- Digital Downloads
- Target Mobile GiftCards and Target eGiftCards can’t be redeemed for cash or credit (until and unless required by law)
- Speciality pre-paid and gift cards
- International returns or exchange
- Items purchased at Optical, Pharmacy, Starbucks and Target Tech (they are to be returned at the respective stores only)
Holiday Return Policy
The return policies for holiday items and limited-time-only collections have varied policies.
To facilitate your holidays and provide you full advantage of the return policy Target’s holiday return policy states that for items purchased between November 1 and December 25, the respective refund period starts on December 26.
The applicable terms are normally mentioned on the items.
How to Return?
Once, you have checked the applicable terms and conditions to your items, nothing much is left. You just have to return your products and you will get your money back.
You can return online or offline at your convenience. How to do so and what are the considerations? Below are your answers!
Return to Target’s Local Store
This is the quickest method to get your money back. Take your product and its sales receipt to their customer representative, you will get an immediate refund. Find your nearest Target’s Store. You can return online purchased items in-store.
Return by sending them via Mail
To return your products online is a little tedious and time-consuming. It can take up to 5 additional business days from in-store returns. Following are the steps to be followed:
Step1: Sign in to your Target.com account.
Step 2: Search your order and select Receipts and Invoices from the options given to get your receipt. Find out more information here.
Step 3: Get the print out of a prepaid return mailing label and stick it to your package.
Step 4: Pack your items along with the confirmation page, attach mailing label and ship from any UPS Location.
Step 5: Once the package reaches Target they will drop you an email confirmation.
Target Refund Policy
In most cases, you will get a refund in the original form of the payment. In case of the use of multiple platforms, repayments would be made in respective accounts.
Target takes 1-2 days to refund the product to your respective account. You have a variety of options for different payment options as listed below:
|Original Form of Payment||Refund Options|
|Cash||CashCredit to RedCardTarget GiftCard|
|Check||For checks not yet cleared – Merchandise return cardReturn is made 10 days after the date of purchase – Cash|
|Debit Card||Credit to the respective card|
|PayPal||For in-store returns – CashFor Returns via Mail – Target eGiftCard|
|Target Red Card (Target Credit Card or Target Mastercard)||Credit to the respective cardTarget GiftCard|
|Target Debit Card||Credit to the respective cardTarget GiftCard|
|Target GiftCard||Credit to the respective card|
|Third-party Credit Card||Credit to the respective cardTarget GiftCard|
|Third-party Gift Card:||Credit to the respective cardCashTarget GiftCard|
|Returns without original receipt||Merchandise Return Card (if the proof of purchase can’t be traced)|
Target Exchange Policy
Most of the items purchased at Target can be exchanged. Just take the product to the Guest Services within the return policy time frame and you can exchange the product.
For exchanging goods bought online contact Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869. If the item you want is available you can get your exchange for the original purchase price.
You can’t exchange without a receipt, you are only eligible for merchandise return card in this case.
Gift registries are the perfect solution for you to get your favorite item and save you from any gift return hassles.
Target provides you the option of creating various registries or kids’ wish lists via its webpage, app or in-store by visiting the guest service desk.
These are available for various occasions such as wedding registry, baby registry, housewarming registry, or a custom one. Visit to know more about the gift registry. You can also call the customer service at 1-800-888-9333 from 7 am to 12 am Central.
Questions on Target Return Policy?
What is Target’s Customer Service Number?
You can call Customer Service at 1-800-591-3869
Does Target provide for pickup of large item returns such as Furniture to Target?
Some of these large items are eligible for return pickup. They are to be unassembled, boxed and taken to the point of pickup. Also, attach the packing slip with it. Call customer service to know more details about it.
Can Target look up at my receipt?
Yes, using your transaction details they can track the item and get the purchase proof.
Does Target allow me return without receipt?
Yes, you can return an item but you will be refunded in store credit only.
In the End
Do you know that Target has more than 1,800 stores across the United States? There are ~280 stores in California, ~150 stores in Texas, ~120 stores in Florida and ~94 stores in Illinois. In a bold move back in 1993 it opened 11 stores in Chicago in a single day.
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