and receives a refund. A woman in California returned a cut Christmas tree on January 4 to Costco and promptly received a refund. http://www.tampabay.com/news/Califo...rning-dead-Christmas-tree-to-Costco_164413905 Costco has an extremely generous return policy and will take back practically anything no questions asked. It's not something I'd do but I can't blame the woman for taking advantage of their policy. Costco can easily prohibit returns on seasonal products after the holiday or "live" products, but they choose not to. I've read about others returning half-eaten graduation sheet cakes, beach chairs in September, luggage after a completed trip, etc. I'm sure they get plenty of returns on large screen TVs the day after the Super Bowl. Was this woman smart or a scam artist?