Costo Fruit Return Policy: Ultimate Guide


There’s nothing worse than coming home, biting into a piece of fruit, and finding that’s it rotten.

If that’s happened to you recently after purchasing fruit from the USA’s best-loved big box store, Costco, then you might be wondering whether you can make a return and how long you have to do so.

To help you there, we’ve explored what Costco’s fruit return policy is and will bring you up to date with how long you have to make a return, how to return it, when to expect a refund, and much more.

Let’s take a look…

What is Costco’s Fruit Return Policy? The Short Answer

In short, you can return fruit to Costco at any point after you’ve purchased it for a full refund or exchange as part of Costco’s 100% guarantee policy.

This policy also applies to vegetables and most other food items.

You can return fruit for any number of reasons such as:

  • If it’s gone bad
  • If it is flavorless or tastes bad
  • If it was a mistaken order
  • An unwanted gift
  • If you’ve received the wrong item

How to Return Fruit to Costco

The fastest way is to simply take the fruit back to any of Costco’s warehouses.

You can do this even if you ordered the fruit online.

This will ensure a fast and easy refund.

The other option is to use Costco’s mail-in returns process:

  • Log in to your Costco online account
  • Go to Returns and Orders
  • Complete the form
  • Print off the free returns delivery labels
  • Stick the label to your fruit and drop it off at your local USPS drop-off point

Costco even provides free returns as the label you are provided with is pre-paid.

How Long Does it take to Get a Refund When Returning Fruit to Costco?

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The quickest way to receive a refund is to take the fruit back to your local Costco store.

If you return the fruit to one of the warehouses, your refund will be processed immediately and you should receive the money back in your account within a few days depending on your bank or card issuer.

If you return using the mail-in returns with USPS, expect to wait about 10 working days as Costco needs time to receive the goods back and then to process the return.

Related Article:
Costco Meat Return Policy

How Does Costco’s Fruit Return Policy Compare to Other Stores

We’ve taken a look at some of the competition to see how their fruit return policies compare.

Here is what we found:

StoreReturn Window
Walmart90 days
Target90 days
Whole Foods90 days
CostcoReturn any time

Final Thoughts

Costco has simply the best return policy around, whether that’s for fruit or anything else.

They allow you to return most items at any point after purchase even if you’ve half-eaten whatever you want to return.

Moreover, they also provide completely free and convenient returns with pre-paid postage from USPS.

About the author

Oliver graduated from law school in 2008 and has practiced exclusively in the field of civil litigation for the last 10 years. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in litigation involving large financial losses and a special interest in consumer law. He has achieved numerous 7 figure settlements and has been involved in multi-billion dollar class-action consumer lawsuits against companies such as the Volkswagen Group. Away from the law, he is a consumer information and personal finance writer, having been featured in key publications such as Yahoo Finance, GO Banking Rates, NewsBreak, MEL Magazine, and many more.

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