It happens to everyone. You purchase an item you absolutely must have only to find out you actually didn’t need it. Or maybe it wasn’t even the right item. Lucky for you, if you purchased the item at Target, they understand completely. Use the following steps to return any product you purchased at a Target and receive your money back.

  1. Go to
  2. Read the “Exceptions” section about a quarter of the way down the page and search for any rules that may negate your return. This could include
    1. Any items without a receipt.
    2. Any gift cards (except where required by law).
    3. Open media, such as movies, music or software (although they can be exchanged for the same title).
    4. Open or defective collectibles.
    5. Most technology products (i.e. laptops, tablets, cameras, etc.) not returned within 30 days.
    6. About halfway down the page you will find the “all about returning purchases.
    7. Below it is “online returns 101.” You can pick to either review the Target return policy or choose a method to return.
      • If you plan on returning your item to an actual Target store, the website instructs you to bring your “packaging slip, the credit card you used to make the purchase or your receipt, along with the items to return.”
      • If you wish to return the item through, you will be directed to the “online return center” (link is below “online returns 101”) where you will be instructed as to your return options based on the product.
      • Even if you are returning a gift, you may go through the return process on You will need a receipt or gift receipt, however. If the item was purchased for you online, you may still be able to print a gift receipt from the site to proceed with a return.

Between online shopping and impulse buys at the store, it’s inevitable that you eventually end up with a product you regret purchasing. This is not a problem if you bought it from Target. Simply visit and begin the return process today.