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Whether you shop for fun or simply necessity, chances are good you’ve been in this situation: not long after you buy something, you wish you hadn’t. Before you put it in the giveaway bin, here are some tips to help you get your money back.
Know the Return Policy. You need to know how long you have to return something, what condition it must be in, and what documents you’ll need to bring with you. Being prepared goes a long way with often-harried customer service workers in retail shops.
Tip: When you receive a gift with no receipt and don’t know where it came from, do some research on what stores carry the item. Find out which one’s return policy is most favorable.
Start with Kindness. Many retailers have some leeway with how strictly they enforce their return policies, and if you come in angry, yelling, and demanding a refund you’re less likely to win their favor.
Get Your Credit Card Involved. When you paid for something with a credit card and you’re not getting anywhere asking for a refund from the store, consider calling your credit card customer service line to see if they can help. In many cases, they’ll call the store (with you on the line) to assist in your refund request.
Learn About Manufacturer Warranties. Just because you don’t get satisfaction at the store doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. You may qualify for a replacement or refund directly from the manufacturer, skipping the middleman entirely.
Tip: The Federal Trade Commissions has a 3-day “Cooling-Off” Rule guaranteeing you can cancel a sale and get a refund in certain situations. Learn more about whether your purchase qualifies at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0176-buyers-remorse-when-ftcs-cooling-rule-may-help
While many people might feel tired now and then, true sleep deprivation is more severe. Here are a few signs you may be sleep deprived to help you deal with it before it becomes chronic.
Be sure to speak with your doctor if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, but ways to combat sleep deprivation include: a strict bedtime and wakeup schedule, no naps during the day, regular exercise, and reducing stress in your life and at work.
Fruit flies are tiny annoyances, especially when they use food you were planning to eat as their breeding grounds. Here are some ways to get rid of fruit flies in your home—and prevent them from coming back.
Keeping up with home maintenance tasks will save you money, preserve the value of your home, and prevent headaches down the line.
Though some of these things can seem like overkill, a home is often your biggest investment. It doesn't have to feel overwhelming to keep everything in tip-top shape. Pick a certain day you do each of these things each month, and it won't feel like a chore.