Keep Your Receipt - Long After The Holidays Are Over!

Keep Your Receipt - Long After The Holidays Are Over!

Keep Your Receipt - Long After The Holidays Are Over!

If you're like me, you've been shopping up a storm this past month and have acquired enough receipts to wallpaper a room.  I'll hang on to them for a few weeks after Christmas just in case something is broken, doesn't fit, etc.  But, once I see everything is good to go, I usually shred the receipt unless it is a big ticket item or electronic device. 

Here's a friendly holiday tip:  if the product has a warranty, don't throw away the receipt!  I learned this lesson the hard way.  About two years ago I purchased a Lifetime 4' fold-in-half adjustable height table as a gift for my mom. As a former employee of Lifetime, I was obviously familiar with the strength and durability of Lifetime tables and had seen first-hand the outstanding manufacturing process.  However, I also should have known that, unfortunately, even the highest quality products can sometimes have a manufacturing defect. 

After only using the table for a few months, my mom's table developed a small crack/hole in the plastic right on the seam of the table.  For some reason the plastic is just too thin right in that spot.  I can assure you, this is rare for Lifetime tables!  It's very minor and doesn't affect the strength of the table or the usability.  But, it definitely shouldn't happen.

The bummer of the whole thing is that since I was confident in my purchase and it wasn't a big ticket item or electronic product, I didn't keep the receipt!  I also didn't get a gift receipt for my mom since I knew it was something she wanted and wouldn't return.  Double bummer.  Lifetime (as well as most other companies) clearly states in its warranty that you must provide a "copy of your dated sales receipt".  I suppose if I really wanted to, I could have tried to beg and plead my case to the good people in Lifetime's Customer Service department.  But, I'm not that kind of person...especially when the crack did not affect the usability of the table.  Rules are rules and they are made for a reason.  I need to own up to my mistake (er, stupidity) of not keeping the receipt for a product that carries an awesome 10-year warranty.  DUH!

Anyway, long story short...if you purchase a product this Christmas that has a warranty, be sure to keep your receipt.  And, take advantage of the store's offer for a gift receipt so your gift recipient can utilize the warranty if needed without ever knowing how much you paid.

Happy Holidays!

Check out the Previous Post:
Wrapping Up the Holidays

Check out the Next Post:
A Game You Can “Settle” On



Name- Jan

What I do for a living- First and foremost, I'm a doting mommy of a second grader and a 4-year-old, and a proud wife of a USAF F-16 fighter pilot!  In my pre-children life, I was the Communications Manager for Lifetime Products.  But, once you're a Lifetime fan, you're hooked!  So, after a few years of hiatus, I'm now a WAHM and am happily back on board at Lifetime as a freelance PR Consultant.  In addition to blogging for Lifetime, you can follow and chat with me on Lifetime's Twitter account @Lifetime365 and on the Lifetime Products Facebook page!

Topics I blog about- How I use Lifetime products in my everyday life at home, for kids parties and community activities, as well as inspiring stories... and GIVEAWAYS!  :)

My favorite products from Lifetime- 4x2 Table, 30” Personal Table, Chair, Youth Kayak, and Wheelbarrow.  Although, our Shed and Yard Cart are pretty close favorites, too!

Read all posts by Jan

Be the First to comment

Incorrect please try again
  • Get a new challenge
  • Get an audio challenge
  • Get a visual challenge
  • Help
Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

Nothing to report... Please be patient as it may take a few minutes to publish. Your comment will not publish right away because this blog is moderated.

  • Random
  • Popular
  • Recent
Building Our Lifetime Shed - Step 1
Okey-dokey. So, our Lifetimeshed arrived and we read through the assembling directions. Now that we had the general idea of what we were about to undertake, we were ready to start building our shed! Well, sort of. Before we could actually start assembling our Lifetime shed, we had to prepare the shed site. As you may recall, we plan to put our 8x5 Lifetime shed right up against our back fence. But, our yard has a pretty significant slope and we can only dig about 6 before we hit solid rockpractically boulders in some spots! And, lucky us, we also had a tree stump and roots we had to take into consideration. Fun times. So, our first step was to level the ground to be flush with the tree stump by removing weeds, rocks, mulch, adding dirt, etc. Ground ready? Check. The Lifetime shed directions recommend building the shed on a...
Buy A Lifetime Playset and Get A Tetherball System Free!
Warm weather is on the way and soon the kids will be heading outdoors to play. What a relief, right?!The Lifetime Store Online hasthe perfect way to keep them entertained all day, every day this summer.Purchase a Lifetime Heavy-Duty Playset and we'll throw ina LifetimePortableTetherball system FOR FREE.Now that's a backyard full of fun! The Lifetime358001 playset is constructed with UV-protected high-density polyethylene plastic and powder-coated steel, which not only means it is durable, but resistant to fading, rusting,and heat retention. (Some of us may remember those hot metal slides on the playgrounds of our childhood. Yikes! No worries with Lifetime's heavy-duty plastic slide.) This playset also has some definite advantages over the wooden playsets on the market. No fading like wooden playsets. The bright colors on ...
Second Annual "Salute Our Troops" Event Planned This Memorial Day at Lifetime Store
At Lifetime, we strongly believe that part of our corporate responsibility as a successful business is to support our local community. So, I am excited to tell you that this Memorial Day we will, once again, be hosting our "Salute Our Troops" event! This event will be held only at our Lifetime Store location in Riverdale, Utah. On Memorial Day, 5 percent of our proceeds will be donated to the Utah Military Families Foundation (UMFF), a privately-funded non-profit organization headquartered at Hill Air Force Base that supports over 80,000 military families throughout Utah. Lifetime Products is honored to be neighbors with Hill Air Force Base. So, this event is a way for Lifetime to thank our local military men and women - and their families - that sacrifice so much for our community and country. And, it's a way for us to tha...