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Great News! Amazon Holiday Return Policy Now in Effect – Returns Open Until January 31, 2021!

Written by Charlie

In a wonderful move for all online shoppers, the 2020 Amazon Holiday return policy is now in effect. This is great news with Prime Day coming up next week!

If you are like any of the millions of people that will be doing some online shopping at Amazon these next couple of months, the good news for you is that you have a much longer time to return items than normal! This is because the Amazon holiday return policy went into effect for all packages shipped today and onward! In fact, this return window is bigger than ever and great news with Prime Day coming up next week.

The Amazon Holiday Return Policy Now In Effect

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Link: Amazon Return Page (this is an affiliate link)

What is the Amazon Holiday Return Policy?

For packages shipped from October 1 to December 31, customers have all the way until January 31, 2021 to return them! This means that packages shipped today would not need to be returned for up to 118 days!

This means that items sold and fulfilled by Amazon do not need to be returned for quite a while. This is great news for gift-givers who find a great deal and want to wait all the way into December to give it (or, if you are like me and can’t wait, you make up a holiday name for the day you want to give it!). It is also great news for deal hunters. This is because this month is one of the best months of the years for deals from retailers but they do not always come out at the same time. So, you can buy from Amazon as soon as you see a great price and then wait to return it to see what other deals might pop up.

From Amazon:

What can I return?
You may return most new, unopened items sold and fulfilled by Amazon within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. During the holidays, items shipped by Amazon between October 1st and December 31st can be returned until January 31st.

Also, remember that you can always do a chat with Amazon if an item’s price drops with them after you have received it. They may tell you that they cannot price match but you can still return it and rebuy it so they may do it since it is easier to just refund the difference!

To return an item, it is super simple. Just login to your Amazon account and select the item you want to return from your Orders page. On that page, it tells you when the return window is open until and you are able to initiate the return!

Make sure you check this Amazon page (affiliate link) to see the items that do not work with this policy.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.