Target Is Pausing In-Store Returns on All Items for Three Weeks

Before you hop in the car, keep this in mind—Target is not accepting in-store returns right now.

While we all settle in and stock up on essentials via grocery delivery, retailers are hard at work making shopping as easy for employees as it is for customers. Costco stopped accepting returns on high-demand items, like toilet paper and Lysol, for the time being. Now Target is following in their footsteps.

For three weeks, Target will not accept in-store returns on any items. But don’t worry—that doesn’t mean you can’t get your money back.

Why the Pause on Returns?

According to Target CEO Brian Cornell, the chain is making some cautious changes to keep its shoppers and employees safe. That means keeping up on cleaning around the stores, making space at the registers and, of course, halting in-store returns for a little while. It’s to promote no-contact and avoid further spreading of COVID-19, but Cornell wants you to rest assured that your returns won’t go unhonored:

“To be extra cautious, Target will stop accepting in-store product returns and exchanges for the next three weeks—but don’t worry if you have a return that expires during that period, because we’ll still honor them three weeks past the holding period.” You can find the entire release here.

What Else Is Changing at Target?

On top of a rigorous cleaning schedule, Target will no longer be allowing reusable grocery bags. Target is offering paper bags, though, so you can skip the plastic ones. They’re also making room for senior hours in their schedule (the first hour of every Tuesday and Wednesday), to make sure the most vulnerable guests get what they need.

Target is cleaning registers after every customer use, so you won’t have to bring your own wipes. All in-store CVS pharmacy locations are staying open, as well. Target is doing their all to keep us safe, and we’ve got nothing but praise for their hard work!

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.