Most people would probably agree that shopping online is easier, more convenient and often cheaper than spending a day at the mall. But for all its advantages, there's one major drawback of cyber spending: the shipping fees.
Depending on what you order, you could be paying an extra $10-$20 to get the goods delivered to your door. The good news for last-minute holiday shoppers is that Friday, December 15, has been declared National Free Shipping Day.
The bad news is that this event might not be everything it's cracked up to be. Many of the participating retailers already Offer free shipping year-round, which makes their involvement in this event yawn-worthy at best. And even if they don't ship free every day, you can usually get it anyway by using a coupon or simply buying from a store that does.
Plus, if it's free shipping you want, you don't have to wait around until Thursday. Despite their pledge to Free Shipping Day, Target is already offering free shipping with no minimums throughout the holiday season, and Nordstrom, Barney's, 6pm and Zappos are among 50+ big-name retailers who offer free shipping all year.
That being said, there are a few big stores who've signed on to Free Shipping Day that don't usually offer free shipping. Here's our list of noteworthy retailers (which usually charge for shipping) offering free shipping with no minimums on December 15:
- Barnes and Noble
- Best Buy
- Guitar Center
- JCPenney (with code SHIPNOW3)
- Old Navy
- Saks Off Fifth (with code SHIP4FREE)
- Stage Stores
- UGG Australia (with code FREESHIPDAY)
Is your favorite store participating in National Free Shipping Day? Let us know in the comments below!
Related Deals with Free Shipping:
Kohl's: Free Shipping with No Minimum!
Tillys: 50% Off Pajamas + Free Shipping
Up to 50% Off Columbia + Free Shipping