Short answer: You can make a Walmart return after 90 days for items that fall under the store’s general return policy. Instead of a refund, you may be issued store credit equal to the current sale price of the item. Only items still being sold at Walmart are eligible for returns past 90 days. You’ll need to show ID to return an item that cost more than $10. Some stores may not accept returns after 90 days, but most of the store we contacted said they would. For more details, see below.
What Is the Walmart Return Policy After 90 Days?
Many Walmart store locations will issue store credit for returns made more than 90 days after purchase.
According to Walmart’s general return policy, “items purchased in our stores or on Walmart.com may be returned or exchanged within 90 days of purchase with or without a receipt.” To find out if items are eligible for return or exchange after 90 days, we contacted Walmart store locations in New York, Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Several of the store associates we spoke to said in order to make a return after 90 days, you’ll need to show a photo ID instead of your receipt; namely for items over $10. After 90 days, store associates advise requesting a return without a receipt. With a receipt, you’ll need to make the return within 90 days of purchase. One store associate in Gordonsville, Va., said Walmart allows customers three returns without a receipt past 90 days per year.
Keep in mind, you will likely receive store credit rather than a refund. The credit will be for the current sale price of the item, which may be less than your purchase price. And, returns will only be accepted if the item is still in Walmart’s system. This means that the item you’re returning must still be sold at Walmart stores or on Walmart.com. Items that do not fall under Walmart’s general return policy, such as drones or digital cameras, cannot be returned past 90 days.
While most of the stores we contacted said you can return or exchange an item past 90 days for store credit, the Walmart stores we called in North Carolina said they could not accept any returns past 90 days. Because we received varying responses, you may want to contact your local Walmart to find out if it will accept a return after 90 days.
Many Walmart stores allow returns after 90 days. You’ll need to present a photo ID for items over $10 and be willing to accept your refund in the form of store credit for the current sale price. Some locations won’t accept any returns after 90 days, so you may want to contact your local Walmart for details.