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What You Need To Know Before Making Xmas Returns

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The presents are open and the wrapping paper is covering your living room floor. But not all of those gifts may have hit the mark, so it’s time to head back to the store.

But there are a few things you should know before you hit the mall to exchange those gifts.

The day after Christmas is one of the biggest shopping days of the year — only second to Black Friday.

One of the biggest reminders for returns — bring your receipt. Only a few stores will accept a return without one.

“You want to be sure to not open the packaging, if you’re not sure you want it. Because, forget it — you can leave all the tags and labels on the item, but if you destroy the packaging or rip it apart, again, you’ll have a much more difficult time returning it,” said Tod Marks, Consumer Reports Senior Editor.

Some stores will take back items if the packaging is open, so it’s best to check with each individual store’s policy before making a return.

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