I’d say mark your calendars, but if you’re just doing your shopping now, you probably need a calendar, too.
Anyway… just a heads up: Thursday, December 18 is Free Shipping Day, a day when many merchants give free shipping to online shoppers with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. This is the last chance for all of you procrastinators out there to get those gifts ordered before its too late.
Participating online retailers include Macy’s, JcPenney, Kodak Picture Gallery, Kohls, Target, and many more. You can also see an extensive list of holiday ordering deadlines for more than 250 stores at FreeShippingDay.com
The idea for Free Shipping Day came from Luke Knowles, the founder of FreeShipping.org. It’s a neat idea because shoppers are rewarded with free shipping for doing their last minute Christmas shopping online, and retailers have the chance to boost their holiday sales.
I personally try not to do online shopping without first consulting FreeShipping.org for the latest codes for free shipping. It can definitely save you some money.
And just because you’ve waited until the last minute does mean you can’t try to save some dough. Be sure to sign up for Ebates and earn cash back on your purchases. It’s free to join and they’ll give you a $5 bonus after you make your first purchase. Just by doing my regular online shopping, I’ve earned more than $50 in cash back from Ebates this holiday season.