Walgreens Gift Card Return Policy [All You Need To Know] 

Walgreens sells a wide range of gift cards at its 8000+ stores spread all over the country. Although these can be very useful as presents, sometimes you need to return gift cards for a variety of reasons.

So you may be wondering: what is Walgreens’ gift card return policy? Here is what I’ve found out!

Walgreens Gift Card Return Policy 2021

Walgreens does not accept returns of any Walgreens or third-party gift cards, even if you have the original receipt as of 2021. If you don’t need it at all, consider gifting it to a family member or friend or trading it with a regular Walgreens (or third-party store) visitor for cash. 

Since you cannot return a gift card once it has been bought, what other options do you have? What should you do if you don’t want to keep the gift card? Keep on reading to find out! 

Can You Return A Gift Card At Walgreens If You Have A Receipt?

Walgreens stores tend to be more inclined towards returning goods if the customer presents an original receipt of purchase. However, Walgreens will not return any gift card at any store, even if you have the original receipt. 

Can You Return A Gift Card At Walgreens Inside 30 Days Of Purchase? 

Walgreens has an official policy under which it accepts returns within 30 days after the purchase of a product.

However, this does not apply to gift cards (which are not returned at all), so Walgreens will not return a gift card even if you are within the 30-day limit. 

What Should You Do If You Don’t Want To Keep A Gift Card?

What Should You Do If You Don’t Want To Keep A Gift Card?

If you have a Walgreens gift card that you don’t want to keep, you can consider the following options: 

  • Give that gift card (as a present) to a family member or friend on a special occasion like a birthday or a wedding anniversary 
  • Trade the gift card for cash with someone who regularly visits the relevant chain 
  • You can use a Walgreens gift card to buy “prescription drugs, general merchandise, over-the-counter medications, cosmetics, electronics, and groceries”. The next time you want to buy something from this list, head over to Walgreens and use the gift card to cover the amount for the product 

For more information, you can also see my posts on whether or not Walgreens sells Amazon, Target, and Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards.

Additionally, you can also view my post on the full Walgreens return policy where I cover it in more depth.

Conclusion

Walgreens does not allow the return of Walgreens or any third-party gift cards at any of its stores. As an alternative, you can consider gifting the card to a family member or friend on a special occasion or trading it for cash with someone who shops regularly at Walgreens. 

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Marques Thomas graduated with an 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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