Free Shipping Day Is December 17

Free Shipping DayAlright procrastinators,   I have a little holiday gift for you.  Each and every year,  A large list of retailers participate in what is called “Free Shipping Day“.  This is close to the last day for regular shipping in order to gifts to arrive before Christmas.  These retailers all provide free shipping offers on this day to provide you with an additional incentive to make a purchase.  Check out my coupons page to see if you can find one for your favorite retailer that is participating.  If you like to wait to get your Christmas gifts, then why not take advantage of Free Shipping Day.  I have taken part in Free Shipping Day in the past and it has been great.  There are so many retailers that take part in this, and many of them still provide heavy discounts to online buyers.

As of the creation of this post, there are 1,127 retailers that will be participating in Free Shipping Day.  At midnight on 12/17/2012, will reveal all of the free shipping offers from these retailers.  You can even get an email sent to you with a nice reminder of the day.  Since each retailer has a different shipping deadline, the website has put together a nice list of all participating retailers and their shipping cutoff times.

If you are looking for a good deal and want free shipping, then I would wait until Free Shipping Day.  These retailers confirm that they will be able to deliver by Christmas Eve, barring any shipping interruptions beyond their control.  If you like to procrastinate, along with hating standing in line at the store, then shop online and do it on Free Shipping Day!

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Grayson Bell

Grayson Bell

I'm a business owner, blogger, father, and husband. I used credit cards too much and found myself in over $50,000 in debt. I paid it off, started this blog, and my financial life has changed. I now talk about fighting debt and growing wealth here. I run a blog management company, along with another blog. It is Empowered Shopper, which helps people get information about products they want to buy. You can also check out Eyes on the Dollar, which is a great blog that I co-own.


  1. December 12, 2012 at 11:07 am — Reply

    I HATE paying for shipping! It just seems like it can add so much to the overall cost of the bill. I like using Retailmenot to find free shipping coupons. Thankfully most of my shopping is done, I just need to get a few odds & ends for my wife from a local store here & I’ll be done. Thanks so much for the mention of the giveaway!

    • Grayson
      December 12, 2012 at 11:08 am — Reply

      I hate shipping as well John. This is why I always try to make sure I find a free shipping deal. You are welcome and I hope the giveaway goes well for you.

  2. December 12, 2012 at 11:32 am — Reply

    Ugh! Shipping is the worst! I had no idea that this day existed…well, I knew that Dec. 17th existed, just not the – you know what I mean😀

    Thanks for mentioning the iPad giveaway as well!

    • Grayson
      December 12, 2012 at 11:34 am — Reply

      Well, I am glad that I can provide you with some useful information. I hope your giveaway goes well.

  3. December 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm — Reply

    That is too late for my liking, I feel like my stuff wouldn’t get there on time. But hey, it’s a nice incentive to send gifts out, and if they can GAURANTEE my gifts getting their on time, then hey, why not?!

    • Grayson
      December 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm — Reply

      I have been a part of this day before, so I know that most of the retailers work hard to get your stuff out, but they don’t control the shipping company. You never know what might happen.

  4. December 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm — Reply

    Ohh I didn’t know about this! That’s really exciting, I can’t wait to take a look on the 17th!

    • Grayson
      December 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm — Reply

      I am glad I can help. You can check out the retailers participating now to see if there are any that interest you.

  5. Veronica @ Pelican on Money
    December 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm — Reply

    You’re so generous with all the giveaways :) Good for you, good for you.

    • Grayson
      December 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm — Reply

      Thank you Veronica, I appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. December 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm — Reply

    Hmmm….I have a couple of places that I will check to see if they are shipping for free that day. I wanted to buy some gourmet dark chocolate online the other day and the price to ship was more than the chocolate. Plus I love buying jeans online but again the shipping can be as much as the jeans are. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Grayson
      December 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm — Reply

      Good luck on your shopping adventure and I hope you get something shipped for free.

  7. December 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm — Reply

    The stores will come up for a name and day for everything won’t they? I hate paying for shipping. If I’m ordering something I always make sure I get to the minimum for the free shipping. Recently I bought some stuff at lands end and purposefully bought two pairs of pants in different sizes to see what fit. I kept the pair in the right size and returned the other pair. That way I didn’t have to pay for shipping and didn’t have to worry about if they didn’t fit.

    • Grayson
      December 12, 2012 at 9:55 pm — Reply

      Yes they will KK. All in an attempt to keep you spending. Just offer cheap or free shipping and it really increases your order amounts.

  8. December 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm — Reply

    I totally forgot about this and went shopping in the states instead. I’m pretty sure I came out ahead.

  9. Jennifer Lynn @ Broke-Ass Mommy
    December 13, 2012 at 2:08 am — Reply

    Free shipping, woo-hoo! I am such a tightwad that I won’t purchase anything online unless free shipping AND returns is offered. Thank you for the heads up on this, Grayson!

    • Grayson
      December 13, 2012 at 9:56 am — Reply

      You are welcome Jennifer, I am glad I can help out!

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