Free Shipping Day: Where to Shop

Posted on 12/14/2010

For frazzled shoppers and hungry retailers, Free Shipping Day could be one of the greatest days of the year. Created in 2008, Free Shipping Day now has hundreds of participating merchants. In 2009, more than 750 merchants signed up generating more than 35,000 sales and organizers are hoping this year is even bigger. So if you deplore paying for shipping, here are some retailers to check out on Friday, December 17 for Free Shipping Day.

Department Stores - There are 15 department stores participating in Free Shipping Day 2010. Keep in mind that not every retailer is offering free shipping on every order, but organizers say more than 60% are. The department stores participating range from the super pricey (Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue) to the more affordable (Macy’s and Kmart.)

Clothing - There are so many clothing retailers participating in Free Shipping Day 2010 that it’s broken into four categories: Men’s, Women’s, Teens and Children. Be sure to check out retailers like Lands’ End, LL Bean and Levi’s.

Baby - If you still need gifts for the babies in your life, there are plenty of shops participating in Free Shipping Day. For unique retailers check out Tea, Funkoos, and Mighty Nest.

Pet Supplies - Still need something for Fido or Fluffy? There are 20 pet suppliers participating in Free Shipping Day so far. The most well-known name is PetSmart, where hundreds of items are already 20% off until early January. Other retailers to consider are Pet Mountain and

Shoes - No matter who you’ve got left on your Christmas list, there’s a shoe store ready to help. Sixty-three online shoe retailers are offering some type of free shipping discount on Friday including Puma Store, Aldo and Ugg.

Jewelry - It looks like jewelry is a popular choice for gifts because nearly 100 online jewelry retailers are offering a free shipping discount this year. Still need something sparkly to put under the tree? You’ll definitely want to check out Blue Luxe, Moonrise Jewelry, or diViene.

Etsy - Handmade items make great gifts so thankfully there’s an entire category at devoted to Etsy sellers. Whether you want handmade buttons or a hand knit scarf there are plenty of creative Etsy sellers offering free shipping.

By Alison Storm

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