Today is the last day for Bed Bath & Beyond returns, exchanges

Failed chain won’t accept returns after May 24

The entrance to a Bed Bath & Beyond store is seen in Anchorage, Alaska, on Sunday, April 23, 2023. One of the original big box retailers, the company filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday, following years of dismal sales and losses and numerous failed turnaround plans. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen) (Mark Thiessen, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

If you’re still hoping to make a return at a Bed Bath & Beyond or Buy Buy Baby store, your time is quickly running out: The stores will stop accepting returns after Wednesday.

Bed Bath & Beyond announced in April that all of its stores, and all Buy Buy Baby stores, would close by June 30. The home goods big box retailer, which was founded in 1971, had been struggling for years and closed several stores throughout 2022, then officially filed for bankruptcy last month.

Stores that are still open are selling any remaining items at a discount. But for those hoping to make a return or exchange, it must be done by Wednesday, May 24. After that, stores will no longer take back any merchandise.

Items purchased after April 26, when the closing sales began, are considered final sale and cannot be returned.

Stores stopped accepting gift cards after May 8, and stopped accepting store credit after May 15.

Shoppers can no longer use coupons at Bed Bath & Beyond stores. However, some stores that aren’t affiliated with the chain -- like Joann Fabric and Crafts and Value World -- said they would accept Bed Bath & Beyond coupons at their stores.

The 360 Bed Bath & Beyond and 120 Buy Buy Baby store closures will reportedly affect 14,000 workers.

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