Not all presents are hits
In a recent Consumer Reports poll, 20 percent of adults admit they received a gift they didn't want last year. That's about 49 million unhappy gift recipients. Given this startling number, chances are you'll get an underwhelming present (or two) this holiday season. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with the duds. Following are your best options for parlaying your bummer gifts into bonuses.
And by return, we mean to the retailer, not the giver. Hopefully you'll find a gift receipt taped to the box or at the bottom of the gift bag. If this is the case, you'll most likely get store credit for the full purchase price of the gift. And while most stores accept returned merchandise without a receipt during the holidays, you'll only get credit for the current sales price-which is likely much lower if it's post-Christmas. But it's better than an ugly brown sweater you'll never wear, right?
One man's garbage is another man's treasure. It's true: the