Happy New Year! It’s the 1st of January and the start of a brand new year so I think it’s safe to say the festive period is officially over.
The decorations will be coming down and all the Christmas presents will be getting put away in their new homes.
But what about those presents that weren’t quite right for one reason or another? Rather than stuffing them away in a cupboard to never be used or see the light of day again – return them and get your money back… or at least get a credit note or gift voucher.
So many of us tell ourselves we’ll return these unwanted gifts but we never get around to it, so make this the year that you actually take stuff back!… and do it now!
It’s time to start packaging up any gifts that need to be returned because although many shops offer extended Christmas returns, those windows might be closing up quicker than you think.
Lots of retailers allow gifts purchased from around October/November time to be returned in January which is outside of the usual 30 days.
Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to get a refund and return those unwanted presents, the toys that didn’t work or the clothing that didn’t fit before the extended returns window closes.
Here, I’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular retailer’s Christmas Returns policies, so if you purchased gifts that need returning from any of these stores, these are the important dates you need to take note of.
(The form of refund you get will depend entirely on type of proof of purchase you have (if any) and on the individual retailers returns policy but most places will at least give you a credit note provided the item is in it’s original state.)
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Extended Christmas Returns Policies
Most orders delivered between October 1st and December 31st 2020 are returnable until January 31st 2021.
Purchases made from 18 October 2020 can be returned up to 24th January 2021.
Orders placed from 1st November 2020 – 24th December 2020 can be returned until 31st January 2021.
Shoes bought from 8th November can be returned until 31st January 2021.
Buy any product between 29th October and 24th December 2020 and you can return it until 14th January 2021.
Purchases made after 8th October can be returned until 28th January 2021.
M and M Direct
Order made on or after 1st October 2020 can be returned until 17th January 2021.
Extended returns policy valid from 4th October 2020 until 10th January 2021.
Items purchased as a gift between 1st October and 24th December can be returned until 14th January 2021.
Items purchased from 24th October can be returned until 24th January 2021.
Purchases between 15th October and 24th December can be returned until 31st January 2021.
Items purchased from 7th September 2020 can be returned until the 31st January 2021.
Gifts purchased on or after 1st November 2020 can be returned until 3rd January 2021 for a refund in the form of a credit note / gift voucher.
Toys purchased between 1st October and 24th December can be returned until 21st January with proof of purchase.
Gifts bought from 5th October 2020 can be returned until 11th January 2021.
This post is the first in my January Jumpstart series, helping you to take back control of your finances and get 2021 off to the best possible start. Follow along on Instagram @katiesaves