"Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" are behind us. But there's another big annual holiday shopping day coming up. "Free Shipping Day" is December 17th. That's a day when retailers give free shipping to online shoppers with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.
But you may not want to wait until next Friday's national event. Many of the deadlines for December 24th delivery fall before then.
According to ecoupons.com, more than a quarter of the 200 leading online retailers listed on FreeShipping.info have free shipping deadlines before December 17th. Some of them are listed on other websites as participating in next Friday's Free Shipping Day, so be sure and check with the retailer to see if the offer is good.
Don't want to bother with free shipping deadlines? Buy online and pickup in store is a way to avoid paying for shipping. Many retailers, including Best Buy, Kmart, Lowe's, Sears and Walmart offer this service.