June 6, 2023

Your kids may grow out of their clothes, but this hack won’t increase your credit card debt.

A Target hack that previously went viral on TikTok has resurfaced, revealing how parents can save hundreds of dollars in a never-ending loop as their kids grow out of clothes — even if they’re worn out.

“Attention all mothers,” says Jazmine Valdivia in a video posted last summer. “If you guys buy Cat & Jack for your kids, there’s a one year warranty that Cat & Jack offers if your kid outgrows the clothes, be it stains, rips or whatever it is, they’ll refund you.”

In the clip, the mom-of-three reveals she returned a large bag of clothing from Target’s Cat & Jack line, with the receipt returning a total of $537.80.

“Not a single dollar spent on school clothes,” she captioned the clip.

Screenshot of receipt from Target.
The lucky mom posted her massive payback in a viral TikTok video.

TikTok screenshot with bags.
Jazmine Valdivia shared her “hack” with other parents of young children on social media.

She’s not the only mom to benefit from the lenient returns policy.

In April, mother-of-one Tiarra Williams went viral on TikTok after showing off her massive return and buyback from Cat & Jack.

“The season has changed. My girl grew. It’s time to go to Target and get us something new,” Williams begins in her video, walking into Target with two big bags full of clothes.

“It took about 30 to 45 minutes to get everything back, but I have the Target app and all my receipts were in the app… It keeps all of your receipts for a whole year,” she explains.

Williams shows off her loot in the clip, then reveals her total take was a whopping $749.45 — which she spent on new clothes and shoes for her four-year-old.

Red Target trolley filled with children's clothing and shoes.
Tiarra Williams also posted her huge appetite.

The video, which has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, ends with Williams checking out her brand new items, including countless shoes and piles of clothes.

The Target website states, “If you are not satisfied with a Target Owned Brand item, return it within one year with a receipt for an exchange or refund.”

While many people love the pliability of Target’s returns policy, some liked the idea of ​​returning used clothes after they’ve been worn, calling on parents not to just buy new ones.

“It’s just me, but I’d hate to return used clothes my kids grew out of at full price,” one mom responded to a TikTok clip. “It doesn’t seem to be Target’s fault.”

“I have a problem with this,” agreed another. “My biggest one is that these get thrown away when you could have donated them to children in need.”

Target sign outside shop.
Critics say these moms are abusing Target’s policies.
Christopher Sadowski

The retail giant expanded its returns policy in 2015, allowing customers who are unhappy with Target branded items to exchange or get a refund within one year of purchase and with a receipt.

The Post has reached out to Target for comment.