Last minute Christmas shoppers or anyone else interested in online shopping can save a few dollars by taking advantage of Free Shipping Day. On Thursday, December 17, more than 580 online retailers will participate in a program that promises free shipping guaranteed to reach your house by Christmas Eve.
Holiday shoppers tend to shy away from buying gifts online after December 12, so FreeShipping.org spearheads an effort to encourage deals from sellers. Not all orders will qualify for free shipping, but hundreds of websites will offer some type of deal this Thursday. To address customer fears that gifts may not arrive in time, FreeShippingDay.com maintains a list of shipping deadlines for participating websites. For most stores, December 17 is the absolute latest date to order free standard shipping and guarantee a December 24 delivery, but many offer express shipping options.
Anyone still looking to cross off names on a gift list would be wise to consult free shipping day. Though some deals include restrictions, it is useful to have a scorecard of who has the best shipping value and speed of delivery. Among the familiar names like the Apple Store, Amazon, and Best Buy, there’s also a long list of smaller retailers. Browse the full list at FreeShippingDay.com. Also keep in mind that some websites already have free shipping deals available, so if you don’t want to wait, look around now.