These 15 Stores Accept Returns—No Questions Asked

We all know that return policies vary widely from retailer to retailer (or e-tailer to e-tailer, right?). Here’s a rundown of some of the most flexible return policies out there.


Home of the “Hassle-Free Return.” No receipt does not mean you’re out of luck, especially if you used your Kohl’s card. Check out this link for a wide variety of scenarios that should cover you nicely.

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The outdoor gear store has a simple and clear “100 percent Satisfaction Guaranteed” policy. If you’re unhappy with your purchase, you’ve got a year to return it for a replacement or refund. REI’s policy doesn’t cover “ordinary wear and tear or damage caused by improper use or accidents.”

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Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods guarantees everything it sells. Bring it back opened OR unopened for a full refund. You’ve got to have the original receipt, but other than that, you’re in the clear.

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You need a receipt, but other than furniture, anything can be returned at any time.

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Trader Joe’s

Even if you ate the whole thing, as long as you have the original packaging and receipt, your money gets returned—not that we’re recommending you exploit TJ’s generosity.

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Bath & Body Works

Bring anything back at any time for a refund—with or without the receipt. If you don’t have the receipt, they will refund you the lowest selling price of the item in question.

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L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean will accept any return, any time, for any reason. End. Of. Story.

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Bring it back any time for a refund with or without a receipt. That policy excludes electronics and diamonds, which must be returned within 90 days.

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The Body Shop

They’ll take anything back at any time, but a receipt is needed. If you don’t have your receipt, you can still get store credit based on the lowest selling price in the last 30 days.

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You can get full refunds on beauty products here—whether or not they’ve been opened.

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Eddie Bauer

This one is pretty solid: it’s basically an un unconditional lifetime guarantee. Bring back any item at any time for a full refund. If you don’t have a receipt, you can get a store credit or make an exchange.

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Nordstrom doesn’t even have a return policy! Here’s what they have to say on the matter on the website: “We’ll do our best to take care of you, but from time to time we cannot accommodate a return.” That sounds quite flexible.

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Lands’ End

With a receipt, you can bring purchases back any time for a full refund. If you’re missing the receipt, you’ll get a store credit.



You’ve got a year to return items in the original packaging and in the original condition.

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Apple Store

Electronics can be kind of tricky, but not with this tech giant. If you buy something at the Apple Store, you’ve got 14 days to return it—even if it’s opened and you’ve been using it. That means you’ve got two weeks to decide whether that new iPad or laptop is the one for you.

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[h/t: PureWow and Lifehacker]

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