This year, Free Shipping Day falls on Friday, December 18 when hundreds of stores are expected to offer free shipping with no minimum purchase and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. But you don’t have to wait ‘til December 18 to land a great shipping deal.
Here are 18 stores offering free or low-cost expedited shipping right now. Plus, some strategies to get around paying shipping prices. Spend less on shipping and save more for gifting!
Start your free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime to instantly get free two-day shipping through the holiday season. After your free trial, it will cost you $99 a year if you choose to continue the service.
We’ve got even more reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime, so what are you waiting for?
Place your order by 5 p.m. local time and get free two-day shipping on in-stock items. Offer does not include customized Macs, engraved products, and certain order types including financed purchases.
Get two-day shipping for free when you spend over $140 (use coupon code EXPRESSUSA at checkout). (Exp. 2/28/2016) Otherwise it will cost you $12 for two-day and $6 for four-day shipping.
4. Best Buy
Best Buy is offering free shipping with no minimum through January 2. Elite Plus members of the Best Buy loyalty program get free expedited shipping year round.
Get free two-day shipping with any $100 purchase through December 31. Use coupon code 2DAY. (Exp. 12/31)
6. Diapers.com / Soap.com / Wag.com / Yoyo.com / Beautybar.com / Casa.com / Afterschool.com / Vinemarket.com / Look.com
Get free one- to two-day delivery on orders over $49. In most cases, items share a shopping cart across sites so you can reach that $49 threshold easily.
They’re also offering free two-day shipping on purchases $100+ with code 2DAYSHIP. (Exp. 12/31)
8. Google Shopping Express
Get same-day delivery in San Francisco, Peninsula, San Jose, West Los Angeles, Manhattan, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC. Overnight delivery is available in Northern and Southern California and the Midwest (WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, IA, MN, MO, and KY). Delivery starts at $4.99 per store when you meet the minimum purchase (or pay a $3 small order service fee).
This is a great hack to get one-day shipping from eligible stores, which include popular gift-buying destinations like Kohl’s, Toys”R”Us, Costco, REI, and Barnes & Noble. Stores and rules vary by service area. Become a member ($10/month or $95 per year) for unlimited free delivery.
Get free two-day shipping on all U.S. orders.
10. Jared & Kay Jewelers
Both jewelers offer free two-day shipping with no minimum purchase
11. Lands’ End
Pay with Visa Checkout and get free two-day shipping.
12. Neiman Marcus / Bergdorf Goodman / Last Call / Horchow/ Cusp
INCIRCLE loyalty members who’ve reached “Circle 2” (annual spend of $1,000+) get complimentary two-day shipping.
Sign up for a Sephora FLASH subscription ($10) and get free two-day shipping for a year, no minimum purchase required. If you need it even sooner, you can upgrade your order to overnight for $5.95.
Get free two-day shipping at hundreds of stores when you sign up for the ShopRunner service. Check out the free 30-day trial — annual membership costs $79 a year. Eligible American Express card members can get a complimentary membership.
Get free two-day shipping with coupon code 2DAYDEC on orders of $49+. (Exp. 12/31)
16. Ugg Australia
Enter your email address on the Ugg website and get an exclusive offer for free two-day shipping.
Known for their free shipping and returns, Zappos is now offering free two-business-day shipping for the holidays. Place your order by 1 p.m. PT to get it in two business days. VIP customers get free one-business-day shipping.
18. Free In-Store Pickup
A vast number of stores now offer free in-store pickup. It’s a good way to avoid hefty shipping fees. If an item is in stock at your local store, it could be ready to pickup in as little as one hour. If it has to be shipped to the store it could take awhile, so be sure to read the fine print and make sure this option is truly expedited. Stores that offer free in-store pickup include: