What you need to know about returning unwanted holiday gifts

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Americans will return nearly $90 billion worth of gifts in the wake of Christmas.

December 26-27 are historically the busiest days for returns. Adding to the crowds, shoppers looking to use gift cards and land great deals with after-Christmas sales will also be out in force.

Many retailers extend return policies over the holidays, but others stick to their standard 15, 30, or 45-day return policy (measured from the day of purchase). Return policies should be on the receipt, but you can always call the company to ask.

Some companies even offer free shipping, meaning you could return your gift online without having to step foot inside the store.

In the ABC11 viewing area, the weather will be good for heading out to shop or return gifts. The morning starts off rather cold (in the 30s), but with the sun out, temperatures increase to nearly 50 degrees in the afternoon.

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