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Procrastinate much? Mark your calendar for Free Shipping Day on Dec. 14, 2022, if you find yourself scrambling to get gifts delivered by Christmas Eve. In 2022, retailers like Walgreens and Bath and Body Works are offering free shipping early on December 12 to get ahead (no minimum!).
Free Shipping Day is kind of like the last hurrah for retailers offering free shipping promotions during the holiday shopping season. National Free Shipping Day started in 2008 and has brought hundreds of retailers together to offer no-cost delivery to shoppers, many with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Sadly, the website FreeShippingDay.com is no longer. The website creators shut it down in 2018 after a decade of helping shoppers get their last-minute holiday items — noting on the way out that they were “ready to settle in for a long winter’s nap.”
The good news is we expect plenty of retailers to continue offering a day of free shipping, despite the website going away.
To be in the know about procrastinator-friendly retail promotions and holiday sales, download the free The Krazy Coupon Lady app and read on!
Last-Minute Gifts to Get on Free Shipping Day
These stores normally have a minimum threshold required for you to score free shipping. However, we expect them to participate in Free Shipping Day.
1. Retailers that offer free shipping every day — without a spend threshold.
AbeBooks offers millions of new and used books online — even textbooks. Select books from their free shipping page and get your books shipped at no charge.
Join the AdiClub for free and get unlimited free standard shipping.
Like Adidas, Apple offers free shipping on all orders. You can usually get next-day free shipping on in-stock iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TVs, or Apple Watches.
Order select AT&T cell phones or tablets and you’ll get free shipping with no minimum. Orders usually take no more than five days.
Billabong, known for their surfer-themed apparel, offers free shipping on orders to their Billabong Crew. It’s free to join. Orders should arrive in two to six days.
Bonobos sells casual men’s clothing with free ground shipping on all orders. Your delivery time may range from one to four days, depending on where you live in the U.S.
Crate & Barrel
Shop the Free Shipping section at Crate & Barrel and get your stuff delivered for free.
If you’re looking for laptops, electronics, or accessories, shop at Dell.com and get free 3- to 5-day shipping with no minimum.
Most of the sellers on the Jane website offer free shipping on all orders with no spend threshold.
Looking for a new purse? Kate Spade has free shipping with no minimum purchase.
Owned by J. Crew, Madewell sells women’s clothing. Join the free Madewell Insider loyalty program and you can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend. Delivery typically takes eight to 10 days.
Nordstrom offers free standard shipping every day with no spend minimum.
Everything ships for free at Overstock. Whether it’s home decor, kitchen goods, bedding, or even furniture.
Reformation, a clothing store for women that uses sustainable fabrics and vintage garments, offers free shipping. Expect your order to arrive in five to 10 days.
Sweetwater, an online musical instrument and supply retailer, offers free shipping on almost all items. Some oversized or special orders may have shipping fees. Delivery time ranges from one to five days.
The Children’s Place
Get free shipping every day without a minimum spend threshold at The Children’s Place.
The North Face
Shop at The North Face and get free shipping and returns with no minimum.
Verizon gives you free 2-day shipping on any device. Or you can pick up your order in store for free.
Related: Check out these other free things you can (almost) always get for free.
2. How to get free shipping at stores that don’t offer everyday free shipping.
Some retailers play hardball and make you jump through hoops to get free shipping.
Get free 2-day shipping on Amazon if you’re a Prime member, which costs $139 a year or $14.99 a month, or if your order meets the $25 minimum threshold. Standard shipping can take five to eight days.
Barnes & Noble
You can enjoy free shipping at Barnes & Noble with no minimum spend when you join the B&N Member Program for $25 a year. B&N nonmembers must spend $40 on “Free Shipping” eligible items to get free shipping.
Spend $35+ on select items and get free shipping from Best Buy. Eligible items with will have free shipping noted on the product page and in your cart.
Cabela’s offers free shipping when you meet the $50+ order minimum.
Enjoy free shipping when you spend $35 or more at Carter’s.
Cents of Style
Spend $40 or more at Cents of Style and get free shipping. If you spend under $40, you’ll have to pay $2.99 for shipping.
Columbia offers free shipping on orders over $125, or you can join their free loyalty program Greater Rewards to get free ground shipping on every order.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
To get free shipping at Dick’s Sporting Goods, you must be a ScoreCard member and spend $49+ on a single transaction.
Enjoy free 1 -3 day shipping when you spend $49 ore more at GameStop.
Spend $119+ and enjoy free shipping from ILoveDooney.
Spend over $49 and get free shipping JCPenney.
Get free shipping from Joann when you spend $75 or more.
Kohl’s offers free shipping on orders over $49. If you’re a Kohl’s Rewards member that spends $600 a year on your Kohl’s credit card, you can unlock Most Valued Customer free shipping events.
From Dec. 4 – Dec. 22, 2022 Macy’s will ship orders $25+ for free.
Join the free Michael Kors KORSVIP Loyalty program and get free standard shipping on all orders from Michael Kors without a spend minimum.
Michaels offers free shipping on orders $49+.
Spend $89 ore more and get free standard shipping from Nordstrom Rack.
PetSmart offers free shipping on orders over $49 for thier Treats Rewards program member. It’s free to sign up.
Spend $50 or more at Powell’s Books to get free shipping. Spend under that and you’ll pay $3.99 per order. Powell’s no-rush economy shipping takes four to nine days.
Sign up for the free Reebok Unlocked loyalty program and you can get free shipping on all your orders.
Order $50+ at REI to get free shipping. Or pay $30 for a lifetime REI Co-op membership and enjoy free shipping on all orders, no minimum spend required, forever.
Sign up for Sephora Beauty Insiders Loyalty program and get free shipping on all orders, no minimum purchase required.
Spend $30 or more and get free shipping at Staples.
Target offers free 2-day shipping on orders $35+ or when you pay with your Target RedCard (debit, credit, or reloadable debit).
Get free shipping when ypu spend $74 or more at Toms.
Spend $99 ore more and get shipping for free when you shop Under Armour.
Walmart has a $35 spend threshold for free shipping. Join Walmart+ for $98 a year to get free shipping on all orders.
3. Retailers who are participating in Free Shipping Day 2022.
This year, Free Shipping Day will happen on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022. With most stores offering free everyday shipping or free shipping with memberhip to their free rewards programs. We did find Ann Taylor, Loft (use code COZY), and Forever 21 (use code FREESHIP) will offer free shipping on Dec. 14, 2022.
4. Watch out for retailers that say they’re participating in Free Shipping Day but don’t actually offer free shipping.
Yes, this is actually a thing.
Some retailers and brands are piggybacking on the marketing benefits of “Free Shipping Day,” but you still have to pay a minimum amount to reach the Free Shipping threshold when you buy from them.
For example, Kohl’s only offered free shipping on orders over $49+. In order to find out whether a retailer’s “Free Shipping” is actually free, always read the terms and conditions to see if there’s a minimum spend requirement. Here’s a coupl of retailers that lowered their spend threshold for free shipping day 2022:
- Charlotte Russe for orders over $25, normally $100 min
- J.Crew on orders $25+ (usually $99)
5. Save the most money at the last minute by shopping clearance online in addition to sales.
Really squeeze the most value out of Free Shipping Day by getting clearance items shipped for free.
Look for markdowns of 50% – 70% off regular prices or items you can’t buy in stores.