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?
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.
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:
|Whole Foods||90 days|
|Costco||Return any time|
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.