As much fun as shopping can be, strict return policies can make the experience a bit more stressful or less enjoyable than it has to be.
Whether you’re shopping for a gift and are unsure of what to get, or are buying something for yourself, strict return policies can really complicate things and end up costing you more money.
That’s why it is always a good idea to shop at stores that have amazing lenient policies. Then, you can buy what you want without worrying about what happens if you change your mind!
We’ve rounding up the 5 retailers with the best return policies to take the guesswork out of it for you. Take a peek below!
MEC offers an incredible lifelong return policy which has no restrictions. As stated in their return policy, MEC has a “Rocksolid Guarantee” which guarantees the quality of all of their products. MEC stands behind the products they sell as well as the advice they give to you as a shopper. So, if you aren’t completely satisfied for any reason, you’re not stuck with the product.
Join their member program to reap all of their amazing return benefits! MEC offers exchanges, refunds, repairs, or store credit. They accept returns regardless of when the items were purchased, and for your convenience you can return your items in store or by mail.
Bath & Body Works is the perfect store to buy gifts for your loved ones as they have something for everyone. That being said, with such a wide selection of products, and scents, to choose from, it can be hard to know which one is perfect.
You don’t have to worry about picking out the wrong fragrance for your mom or the wrong candle for your sister because Bath & Body Works offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As stated in their return policy, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your items, you can bring them back.
IKEA recently launched their 365 Returns, in case you needed another reason to love shopping there. IKEA’s return policy states that you have 365 days to make up your mind with any purchases. If your furniture or home decor pieces end up not being the right size or style for your home they can easily be refunded. The items have to be in re-saleable condition, but IKEA will take back items even if they have been assembled.
IKEA also understands that finding the right mattress can take some time which is why you also have 365 days to try out your new mattress. If it’s not right, you have the option to come back and choose another so you end up with the perfect one for you!
You may have to be a member to shop at Costco, but it certainly pays off if you need to return something! Costco carries such a large assortment of products which makes it easy to shop for yourself and others there — especially since Costco has one of the best return policies around. As mentioned in their return policy, they guarantee your satisfaction with every purchase and will give you a full refund if you aren’t happy with your purchase. Sure, there are a few exceptions like electronics must be returned within 90 days, but for the most part, you can bring back anything that isn’t quite right anytime for a full refund!
When it comes to makeup and skincare, finding the right products is such a personal thing. There is a lot of trial and error involved, which is why shopping at Sephora is your best bet. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase or gift you have 30 days to get your money back or exchange it for something else. This gives you (or the gift recipient) enough time to try out the product for decent amount of time and make a decision on whether or not it’s right for you. And, if you miss the 30 day deadline, Sephora will still offer you an exchange or store credit.
So, while you can’t get your money back after 30 days, you can still get something better suited for you. And, if we’re being honest, it’s not hard to find something new to try at Sephora!
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