How to Calculate 30 Days on a Receipt

Receipts may have a 30-day period written on them.

If you purchase some clothing or a gift, the receipt might have a 30-day period for exchanges. The receipt might specifically state that you have 30 days to exchange the purchase or it might simply say DARO, which means days after receipt of order. The receipt itself may not state the specific date that the items need to be returned by, so you need to calculate this date yourself. Depending on the month you purchase the items, the dates will differ due to the amount of days in each month.

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Step 1

Locate the receipt and read it. The information regarding the 30 days could mean several things. For example, the 30 days could mean that you have to exchange the purchase within 30 days of purchasing the items. It could also mean that you have 30 days to use a promotion or discount within the store. This is important for you to determine what you need to use the receipt for.

Step 2

Find the date on the receipt. This will be the date you purchased the items. It is from this date that the 30 days start. The date is either located near the top with the company's information or near the bottom where the total is displayed or near the signature line for credit card purchases.

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Step 3

Calculate the 30-day period, if you have made the purchase in the month of February. The 30-day period will extend further into the month of March, due to the shorter month of February. For example, if a purchase is made on Feb 13, the 30- day period will end on March 15.

Step 4

Calculate the 30-day period, if you have made the purchase in a month that has 30 days. Four months out of the year have 30 days. For example, if you make a purchase on April 13, the 30-day period will end on May 13.

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Step 5

Calculate the 30-day period, if you have made the purchase in a month that has 31 days. Seven months out of the year have 31 days. If you make a purchase on the July 13, the 30-day period will end on Aug. 12.

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