How to Get Free Shipping This Holiday Season
Did you miss Black Friday? Sleep through Cyber Monday? Relax! There are still plenty of great deals to be found. And while more merchants are adding free shipping automatically this holiday season, not all do. So mark your calendars for Free Shipping Day on Dec. 16. If you’re a last-minute shopper, this is the day for you.
What is Free Shipping Day?
Started in 2008 by online entrepreneurs as the recession loomed, it is considered the third-heaviest online shopping day of the year. More than 365 merchants are expected to participate. Online shopping has exploded in popularity since this unofficial retail holiday began, and some predict Cyber Monday has already overtaken the traditional Black Friday stampede – for good. The promise of free shipping is a great way to save extra in addition to applying coupon codes to your order.
Shipping with No Minimum
Many stores offer free shipping, but you have to meet a minimum order. December 16 marks a day when many retailers will get rid of the minimum. It’s perfect for procrastinators and those who want to save an extra buck. One of the first to announce no-minimum free shipping through Christmas is Target, Walmart, Old Navy and Zappos. Dozens of other stores will offer free shipping when you spend $25, $50 or some other threshold.
Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
It’s not just super frugal types of who benefit from Free Shipping Day. If you’re always behind the 8-ball when it comes to Christmas shopping, you’ll love Free Shipping Day. It guarantees shipment by Christmas Eve and gives you an opportunity to compare prices. Or simply use an app like PriceJump and jump on last-minute deals.