Return Unopened Formula to Target

Updated on January 22, 2012
G.G. asks from Coppell, TX
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Hi ladies,

My baby was on similac and recently she was switched to organic earth best formula. Last month I bought 7 cans of similac and unfortunately I lost the receipt. Will Target take my similac back without a receipt ( I paid cash).

Thanks for your input:)

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answers from Dallas on

I have no idea if target will let you return your Similac, however I have a child in my home daycare that uses Similac Advance and I would be willing to buy a couple cans from you to avoid them being thrown away. That is of course if you are in the vicinity of Flower Mound and if it is "Similac Advance".

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answers from Chicago on

Oh please don't walk in with an attitude like one poster suggests! It's not Target's fault that you don't need this formula anymore. Their customer service rep certainly didn't do anything wrong and doesn't deserve to be treated like that.

I've always had luck getting a store credit when I return something without a receipt. And like Diana says, speaking nicely and explaining your situation will work in your favor. And if it doesn't work, you can donate the formula to a needy family.

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answers from Phoenix on

Ugh, PLEASE don't be the arsehole who goes up to a customer service rep making around minimum wage & acts like they did something wrong when they didn't. Please don't be the person that automatically acts like they are owed something, even though they were shortsighted & got rid of the receipt. I'm surprised that someone suggested you do that, personally. You don't seem like that type of person, fortunately. Just go in, & be nice. You get more bees with honey :-)

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answers from Minneapolis on

I work in customer service at wal-mart. Here are the rules we follow when returning any sort of baby food (Formula included):

With a receipt we are allowed to do the return but the items must be claims out and thrown away

Without a receipt we are not allowed to do the return. Period.

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answers from Oklahoma City on

Not likely. Even if you had a receipt they will most likely say no. Call them and ask the customer service person.

Items that are WIC related just do not get refunded or credited, money cannot be given on them in any way. The stores can loose their contracts with the State if the do this. Even if the person has a receipt it does not mean they purchased the item. It means they have a receipt that shows someone did. Formula, milk, just one of those things.

They may have a more lenient police in your area so call, it will not hurt to ask and may save you gasoline and time.



answers from New York on

Yes, Target will accept returns with no receipt. Been there, returned that. Just be yourself, ask and you shall receive.

Worse case scenario, you can donate the formula to a food pantry.



answers from Portland on

Target does accept most returns without a receipt. I've returned something without a receipt and was given a store credit.

I have a Target Master Card which I use only at Target. They also have a Target Debit Card. When you use either one you get 5% off of your purchase and they can always access the original purchase.



answers from Minneapolis on

Target will accept the return but give you a store credit not cash. there are plenty of things to spend the credit on. If you used a card, they would look up the receipt and credit that.


answers from San Antonio on

I don't think they will take it back. Honestly, without a receipt, they will often find your sale by swiping your credit card that you used when you paid. But since you didn't use a credit card, they will likely NOT take it back. I mean, from their point of view, you could have bought it at Walmart for $5 and then tried returning it to them for $7. Good luck, but doubtful they'll take it.


answers from Los Angeles on

At least try. I have been told "no" at times, (which their policy clearly states they will do) and "yes' on others when trying to return things without a receipt. They will give you a gift card you can use on other things in the store if they do allow you to return them...maybe they sell Earth's Best : )



answers from Dallas on

Due to formula being included on wic, I have never seen it able to be returned with no receipt. Whenever I had that problem, they let me exchange it for another can of formula. If you want cash back, try selling it on Craigslist.


answers from Chicago on

I don't think you'll have a problem returning it.

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