Target’s No-Receipt Return Policy Limit

Question from Kasey:

Hiya. Recently tried to return some items to Target without a receipt and they said I exceeded my return limit? What does that mean?

Answer from JD:

I asked the return desk at our local Target and they said thatย without a receiptย  Target has a 12 month $70 return policy limit. So, without receipts you can only return $70 worth of stuff ย during a 12 month time period ๐Ÿ™ They enforce this limit by checking your drivers license to verify who you are.

Returns without a receipt will likely only receive a Target gift card / store credit (not cash).

Finally, if you have the credit card that you purchased an item with they can likely look it up by the credit card number even without the receipt and then you will not be subject to the $70 limit…

I hope this info helps answer your question!

PS please rate my answer on a scale of 1 to 5 stars if you get the chance, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Followup response from Kasey:

Thx for the info! You were right so I asked my hubby to return it and he used his drivers license and it was no problem since he was at $0 on the return limit to start with. We got full store credit for all of the items!!! Now I just have to wait another while for my limit to reset before I can return items again myself if I don’t have the receipt… I give your answer 5 stars, thx!


  • besty

    its stupid to go to target and spend thousands of dollars and if you should lose your reciept you can only return once a year really,done with target

    • Hi Besty,
      I agree 100%.

      I know it is an online store, but I much prefer Amazon’s return policy which has generally been very accommodating. Likewise, Wal-Mart has generally been very good about returns in my experience.

      Here’s hoping Target ups their game and starts matching Wal-Mart & Amazon on ease of returning items. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best regards,

      PS if you do have a Target return without a receipt, but you purchased the item with a CC… you might want to try having them look up the transaction via your CC #.

    • Brett

      Maybe you could just be responsible and save your receipt. It’s really not that difficult.

  • tree

    I believe its more than 70$ now

  • tr

    if it cost 10 dollars or more scan the receipt

    • Hi tr,
      Thank you for the great suggestion!

      My wife and I do scan our receipts using a Doxie Go scanner and for longer invoices/documents we use a Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Scanner.

      My favorite feature is the ability to convert scans to text searchable PDFs. Both those scanners are bundled with software to do so.

      Thanks again for you comment and I hope you have a great 2016!

      Best regards,

  • Katrina

    Target has upped the limit on returns with no receipt, I’m not quite sure if it’s $120 or $150 per year but I’ve recently made two returns one $76 and one around $56 I was given gift card, no problem with ID. Of course I proceeded to buy other thing s it would’ve been just as easy to do exchanges.

    • Dear Katrina,
      Thank you for the updated information! I am very glad that Target has upped their no-receipt return policy limit. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Have a GREAT week!

      Best regards,

  • Katrina

    Wal-Mart’s gotten so iffy on returns different stores and different associates tell you something totally different each time you ask

    • Dear Katrina,
      Thank you for your comment. I agree that it seems hard to get a definitive answer on Wal-Mart’s return policy for a particular item. Hopefully Target will not succumb to this same fate!

      Have a GREAT week and thank you again for commenting. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best regards,

  • Wendy

    I happen to know that they have a lot of people who steal things and then return them. Thatโ€™s why they do the limit.

    • Dear Wendy,
      Thank you kindly for your comment. I am sad to hear that people try to take advantage of Target. ๐Ÿ™ I am not a fan of theft.

      I hope you have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Best regards,

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