Last-minute shoppers, rejoice: There is one more retail holiday of the season. It’s called Free Shipping Day, and it falls on Dec. 15 this year.
This is your last big chance to land savings on gifts — or most anything else — this time of year. I’ve seen an increasing number of retailers offer sales or other discounts on Free Shipping Day in recent years. But that’s just icing on the cake.
Free Shipping Day is a big deal because anything you buy that day from participating retailers — no matter how little you spend — will ship for free and arrive by Christmas Eve. Only retailers willing to deliver on that promise can officially participate in the “holiday.”
Free Shipping Day was started in 2008 by the same folks behind the website FreeShipping.org — which we told you about in “5 Easy Ways to Get Free Shipping.”
The first year, 250 retailers participated in Free Shipping Day. These days, more than 1,000 retailers participate in the retail holiday, according to its website.
As of Thursday morning, FreeShippingDay.com had revealed the names of some 900 retailers participating in Free Shipping Day 2017. But that’s not all of the participating retailers. The others will be posted to the website at 12:01 a.m. ET Friday.
The participants revealed so far range from specialty stores to major national names like:
- Barnes & Noble
- Toys R Us
Just note that Friday isn’t necessarily your only remaining chance to land free shipping for gifts you buy online.
For example, there are retailers that offer free delivery with no minimum year-round. Just check out “32 Retailers With Free Shipping — No Matter How Little You Spend.”
For more holiday-time bargains and plenty of great gift ideas, check out Money Talks News’ 2017 holiday shopping season webpage.
Have you ever taken advantage of Free Shipping Day, or will you this year? Let us know below or on Facebook.