Put the Receipt In Your WalletReturn windows are generally pretty short. If you're lucky, you get 30 days. Usually, you get 14 or 15. If there's any chance you might need to return the item you bought, don't take the receipt in the bag. Take it directly from the cashier, fold it up, and stick it in your wallet. Not only will this keep it safe in the event of a problem, but if you go to return the item you'll already know you have it with you.Your
phone's camera isn't just leisure photos—it's fully capable of scanning a receipt. If you're worried about losing that important slip of paper, just snap a picture so you have a backup copy. If you've got a smartphone, you can take it a little further and use an app designed for scanning and storing receipts. Previously mentioned app Lemon (for iPhone and Android) is an excellent (and free) receipt scanner.
It also handles plenty of other digital wallet-type things as well, like storing rewards cards, but the receipt functionality is enough to make it great. If you scan all your receipts right after purchase, you'll always have them in your pocket without the need to stuff them in your wallet.