Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Dos and Don’ts of Returning

Returning Gifts
Getty Images

If you have a gift to return, here are some tips that may help speed up the process:

  • Remember to bring the receipt, price tag or bar code with the item.  Without a receipt, the sale or current price will be refunded, which may be different from the price paid.
  • The busiest time to return something is between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m..
  • Expect to wait 10 to 15 minutes at peak times.
  • Consider returning the item when it’s less busy; like next week.

In the event you need to get in touch with customer service, avoid Mondays.  According to the Incoming Calls Management Institute, Monday is the worst time to get through to a call center.  Late night isn’t much better, because of limited staffing.  The best times to call are mid-afternoons Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  That’s when most people are too busy working to call.

Another option you might want to consider is to recycle the gift by giving it to someone else.  Over the years, re-gifting has gradually become socially acceptable during the holiday season.  According to a recent consumer spending survey, 79% say re-gifting is okay.  Women and people under the age of 30 tend to re-gift the most.

Finally, worse case scenario – you throw a white elephant party where friends bring holiday gifts they don’t want.  You pile them on a table and let each guest pick out what he or she wants.

Best of Mix 97-3

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Mix VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Mix VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.