GET THE STORE TO INCLUDE A RECEIPT
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1.3 GET THE STORE TO INCLUDE A RECEIPT; CUT AND REDUCE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXPENSES.
Some stores will now give a receipt without the price. So if the gift needs to be returned, the gift recipient will know where to return the gift and have a proof of purchase.
1.3.1 THE ART OF RETURNING GIFTS
When you return or exchange a gift, make sure that you get credit for the price that was paid for the gift. For example, if you return a shirt in January when it is on sale, yet the shirt was bought in December at full price, you should get credit for the full price paid originally.
Make sure you get credit for any tax that was paid. Stores have a way of "forgetting" to refund the tax.
Don't assume that you can only exchange a gift; the store might give you all the money paid for it or a partial refund if you want to buy something less expensive.
1.3.2 MORE REFUND AND RETURNING TIPS
== Small stores, sidewalk venders, or flea market stalls may only offer you store credit for a return. Always check before you buy.
== Avoid stores that say, "All sales final. No refunds."