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4 Ways to Get Free Shipping for Christmas

Updated on November 14, 2011

When it comes to Christmas shopping, free shipping can make good deals even better, especially if you're able to combine it with a coupon and don't have to pay state sales tax.

Fortunately, many stores want you to spend your money online, so they're willing to offer free shipping deals near the holidays.

If you look around, you can find free shipping before Christmas for many - maybe even all - of the gifts you want to buy online.

Here are four ways to find free shipping for Christmas.

How to Get Free Shipping for Christmas

- Shop at stores that offer free shipping every day.
Many stores offer free shipping with a minimum purchase all through the year. Amazon is well-known for offering free Super Saver shipping on eligible purchases, but it's not the only merchant doing so. For instance, another large merchant that gives you free shipping with a minimum purchase is Target. If you spend $50 on eligible items, you can get free shipping at Target. You can also find products with free shipping in the eBay Gifts Guide, which highlights favorite items available with free shipping. Search for "free shipping every day" to find more stores offering this feature.

- Get a free trial of Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime is the annual subscription program at Amazon.com that includes free 2-day shipping without a minimum purchase, free streaming of movies and TV programs and free access to hundreds of books in the Kindle lending library. Anyone can sign up for a free trial and get all the benefits of Prime membership for your trial period. You can cancel at any time before the trial ends without getting charged, or you can keep your membership after the trial and enjoy all the benefits.

- Look for free shipping coupons.
Even if your favorite store doesn't offer every-day free shipping, they may offer free shipping before Christmas with online coupons. Check your favorite coupon site, or visit Christmas Coupons 365.com to see stores with free shipping for Christmas.

- Shop on Free Shipping Day.
Free Shipping Day is a one-day event that started in 2008. As the name suggests, Free Shipping Day is a day, normally in mid-December, when online retailers offer free shipping to their customers. In 2010, more than 1700 merchants participated, according to Wikipedia. The next Free Shipping Day will be held on December 16, 2011. Mark your calendars and plan to visit your favorite online retailers that day to see if they're participating.

Free shipping is a great way to save money during the holidays, so be sure to search for holiday shipping deals before you buy this year.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Great tips to keep in mind re shipping packages during the Christmas season. Thanks for posting them!

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