As Christmas shopping winds down, find out how to return unwanted gifts

Writer: Melissa Montoya
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As shoppers finish their holiday shopping this year, there might be an item or two that needs to be returned.

Different stores have differing return policies.

Walmart has announced a new option for returns — a partnership between the retail giant and FedEx will allow customers to get their items picked up, according to CNN. The new service is called “Carrier Pickup by FedEx” and can be accessed via Walmart’s website and app.

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You can schedule when you want your order picked up, or drop it off at a FedEx location.

Walmart will allow most electronics purchased between Oct. 16 and Christmas Day to be returned by Jan. 24. Items also have a 90-day window from the delivery to be returned.

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Target accepts returns at their stores or through the mail. Their deadline to return electronics purchased between Oct. 1 and Christmas Day is Jan. 25. Items received via mail have a 90-day return period.

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At Best Buy, most of their returns need to be back by Jan. 16, including in-store returns and shipping using a prepaid UPS label.

Amazon will allow items shipped between Oct. 1 and New Year’s Eve to be returned by Jan. 31. Double-check whether your item is sold by a third-party seller because the same rules might not apply. Amazon returns can be dropped off without a box or label at Kohls and UPS stores.

If you’re missing a gift receipt, you might be at the store’s mercy. In most cases, you may be given store credit.

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