For those of you doing that last minute Christmas shopping, you may want to hold off until Thursday, Dec. 17.
That’s the official Free Shipping Day, when more than 670 online merchants will offer customers free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.
Participating online retailers include JcPenney, LandsEnd, Toys ‘R’ Us, 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 or you can try out one of their awesome daily deals that are exclusive to new members.