Walgreens Baby Formula Return Policy [All You Need To Know] 

Many parents buy widely-used baby formula products only to find out that their baby does not like it or gets sick because of it.

Since Walgreens is a popular option all over the U.S. for baby formula products, you may be wondering: what is Walgreens’ baby formula return policy?  Here is what I’ve found out!

Walgreens Baby Formula Return Policy 2022

Walgreens accepts returns of unopened baby formula products within 30 days of purchase, providing a full refund if you have the receipt as of 2022. Opened baby formula will be returned if it is defective. In all other cases, the store manager will decide whether to accept a return. 

If you want to know more about returning opened baby formula and whether you can return it without a receipt or after the acceptable time duration, keep on reading! 

Is It Legal To Return Baby Formula?

Yes, it is perfectly legal to return baby formula because there are no laws prohibiting its return. 

Baby formula is classified as a food item and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA has no official laws regarding people returning baby formula products. 

Therefore, every store has its own policy about whether the baby formula is classified as a food item or a general item, and whether it is accepted for returns or not. Walgreens categorizes baby formula as a ‘consumable’ item. 

When Can You Return Baby Formula At Walgreens? 

You can return baby formula at Walgreens within 30 days of purchase. Note that you must have the original receipt to get the full amount refunded to you through the mode of payment you used when buying the product. 

Can You Return Baby Formula At Walgreens Without A Receipt? 

Can You Return Baby Formula At Walgreens Without A Receipt? 

If you do not have the receipt for the baby formula, you can still return the product to Walgreens as long as you go back within 30 days.  

Note that in this case, you will receive the lowest advertised price for the baby formula instead of the full amount you paid. This will be refunded to you in the form of store credit or Walgreens gift cards. 

Can You Return Opened Baby Formula At Walgreens? 

Yes, you can return opened baby formula within 30 days as long as it was defective. Walgreens accepts returns of opened products if they are damaged or defective, and baby formula is included in this. 

However, in all other cases, a store manager will decide whether to accept a return for the baby formula or not. If it is accepted, you will be refunded through gift cards and store credit. 

Can You Return Baby Formula Through Mail?

Yes, you can return baby formula through the mail. To do so, you need to head over to the Walgreens Returns page and provide your address, contact number, and reason for return. You will be given a return label to print. 

Following the instructions given on the label, stick this label to the packaging of the baby formula, place the receipt inside, and drop this product off at a local U.S. Postal Service (USPS) office.

Finally, you just have to call up Walgreens Customer Service and let them know the tracking number. 

Can You Return Baby Formula At Walgreens After 30 Days? 

No, the official policy of Walgreens is that you can only return a product such as baby formula to Walgreens within 30 days of purchase. 

However, Walgreens does leave this to the discretion of its store managers. It is best to speak to a store manager about your situation and explain to them why you could not come back earlier (within 30 days). 

For more information, also see my guides on Walgreens price matching policy , Walgreens store return policy, and the Walgreens cash back policy.

Conclusion

Walgreens accepts returns of all baby formula products within 30 days of purchase, as long as these are not opened. If you bring along the original receipt, you will be refunded through the mode of payment you used to make the purchase. 

If the product has been opened, it will only be accepted for a return if it was defective. Otherwise, the decision will be made by a store manager on a case-by-case basis.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of QuerySprout.com.

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