Retailers' Holiday Shipping Deadlines Announced + Free Shipping Day

Retailers' Holiday Shipping Deadlines Announced + Free Shipping Day

TL;DR

Free Shipping Day 2016 falls on December 16 this year and here's the breakdown on free shipping details from your favorite retailers.

Yes it may be a little early in the season but it doesn’t hurt to mark your calendar and keep your eye on upcoming holidays that can help you save during the busy shopping season. Last year, we posted a master list of top retailers and postal services free shipping day and holiday deadlines so you can check it out for information and reference as to what kind of offers to expect.

Last week, we began the countdown to 100 days ‘till Black Friday which includes some insight into past Black Friday shopping trends and what kind of deals and promotions shoppers can anticipate for Black Friday 2016. The mobile and online shopping trend is only going up so you’ll want to keep an eye on online discounts and retailers online policies for not only the best sales of the season but holiday layaway programs, free shipping promotions and more. Stay up to date by keeping this page bookmarked or sign up for our email newsletter below this post.


Free Shipping Day 2016

Although Free Shipping Day usually falls on December 18, seeing that it’s on a Sunday this year, Free Shipping Day will instead be on Friday December 16, 2016.

Here’s the low down on Free Shipping Day for curious readers:

“Free Shipping Day happens every year on December 18th. The event was created by Luke and Maisie Knowles as a strategy to improve online shopping experience for holiday shoppers. This event has become incredibly popular every year especially now that more online and mobile shopping platforms are seeing a huge increase in sales. Plus, more consumers are opting to shop online for convenience and availability of sales and coupons to help maximize savings.”

Popular major retailers tend to kick off their free shipping promotion in advance of Free Shipping Day but leading up to the actual day, this is usually your last chance to get free shipping in time for Christmas. So with that said, keep an eye on this date so you don’t have to pay pricey expedited shipping fee!


Top Stores Free Shipping Day Deals and Holiday Shipping Deadline 2016

Take a further look down below for top retailers' holiday shipping deadline and see which retailer will be offering free shipping no minimum on Free Shipping Day! We’ll keep this post updated with specific Free Shipping Day 2016 details so check back or follow BlackFriday.fm on Facebook or Twitter for update details.


amazon

  • December 16: free shipping
  • December 19: standard shipping
  • December 22: free 2-day shipping (Prime)
  • December 23: 1-day shipping (select cities with Prime)
  • December 24 9AM local time: same-day shipping (select cities with Prime)
  • December 24 9:45AM local time: 2-hour delivery (select cities with Prime)


walmart

  • Get unlimited free 2-day shipping via Walmart ShippingPass free 30-day trial
  • December 19: standard shipping
  • December 22: 3-day shipping
  • December 23: 2-day shipping/ShippingPass


target

  • Target offers free shipping no minimum on all orders from now through January 1, 2017.
  • December 19: standard shipping
  • December 22: premium shipping
  • December: 23: express shipping
  • December 24 1:30PM local time: rush delivery


best buy

  • Best Buy offers free shipping no minimum on all orders from now through December 24, 2016.
  • My Best Buy: shoppers also has the option of registering for a free my Best Buy reward membership and once you reach elite or elite plus status, you can get free shipping on any order with no minimum PLUS 10-25% bonus points and extended return period.
  • December 15: standard shipping
  • December 22: 2-day shipping
  • December 23: 1-day shipping
  • December 24: same day shipping (select areas)


kohl

Kohl's has lowered their free shipping threshold to $50 for a limited time. They recently launched same day delivery for select locations.

  • Extra 15% off with code SPARKLE15 or extra 20% off $100 with code CANDYCANE
  • December 19: standard ground shipping
  • December 22: 2-day shipping
  • December 23: 1-day shipping
  • December 24 before 1PM local time: 1-day shipping (select areas only)


macy's

Macy’s normally offers free shipping on your order of $99 and over but we’ve seen them roll out special free shipping on $25 type of promotions lately. They’re also currently offering an extra 15-20% off coupon if you buy online at Macys.com and pick up at your local store.

  • Free shipping on $25
  • Free Shipping on All Beauty Orders: Macy’s offer free shipping on any beauty purchase and here’s a free shipping hack for you--you’ll get free shipping on ANY order just by having one small beauty item in your cart at checkout
  • December 15: standard shipping
  • December 20: premium shipping
  • December 21 before 5PM EST: express shipping
  • December 24 by 1PM local time: same-day


toys r us

  • Free shipping no minimum thru 12/15 or 12/16
  • Free shipping on orders of $19 or more
  • December 19: standard shipping
  • December 21: expedited shipping (by 3PM ET) or express shipping (by 11:59PM ET)
  • December 24 by 6PM local time: free store pickup


Holiday Shipping Cut Off Dates for Delivery Companies

All ship by dates listed below are for standard ground shipping only. To see cut off dates for priority shipping, other form of express shipping, international shipping and etc, click on each company's name for full holiday shipping details.

USPS

  • Ship by 12/15 for USPS retail ground shipping

UPS

  • Ship by 12/19 for 3-day shipping to receive order on 12/23

FedEx

  • Find ground shipping rates and transit times for specific locations at fedex.com
  • FedEx offers $5 off $15 on ground shipping valid from now thru January 31, 2017

For more international shipping information, click on the store name and you’ll be taken to the retailer’s shipping information page. They will have all holiday shipping details listed so mark your calendars!


Department / Discount Stores

Barneys New York

  • December 17: ground shipping

Bealls

  • December 15: standard shipping by Christmas

Bloomingdale’s

  • Free shipping for everyone through 12/21

Boscov’s

  • December 16: standard shipping

Dillard’s

  • December 22 by 12PM CT: standard delivery on or before 12/24

JCPenney

  • Free same day pickup - item must be ordered by 3pm local time (1pm local time Sunday)
  • December 16: standard delivery

Lord & Taylor

  • Free standard shipping on all orders on 12/15 - 12/16
  • December 21: free next day air upgrade on all orders over $99

Neiman Marcus

  • December 21 by noon CT: rush shipping with code NMRUSH and extra 20% off regular-priced purchase with code FRIENDME

Nordstrom

  • Free standard shipping everyday
  • December 15: standard shipping

Sam's Club

  • December 13: value shipping
  • December 17: standard shipping

Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Free shipping no minimum with code HOLIDAY (ends 12/31)
  • December 23 at 12pm ET: standard shipping

Sears

  • December 15: standard shipping

Stage Stores

  • Free shipping on all orders
  • December 19: standard shipping


Clothing & Shoes

6pm.com

  • December 16: standard shipping

Abercrombie & Fitch

  • Free shipping on all orders and 50% off sitewide
  • December 18 midnight EST: standard shipping
  • December 22: next day shipping

Aeropostale

  • 75% off everything store closing sale (in-stores only)
  • December 20 by 11:59pm EST: standard shipping

Aldo Shoes

  • Free shipping no minimum thru 12/18 & 50% off sale
  • December 18: standard shipping

American Eagle Outfitters

  • Free shipping no minimum on holiday collection
  • December 15: standard shipping

Anthropologie

  • December 21 by 11:59pm EST: standard delivery on or before 12/24

Ashley Stewart

  • Free shipping no minimum from 12/15 - 12/17
  • December 15: standard shipping

Avenue

  • December 15 by 1PM CT: for standard delivery on or before Christmas

Banana Republic

  • December 14: everyday free shipping
  • December 18: standard shipping

Brook’s Brother

  • December 15 midnight: standard delivery before Christmas

Cabela's

  • Free shipping no minimum with code 6FREESHIP
  • December 20 by 5pm EST: standard express

Chico’s

  • December 18 by 2PM EST: standard delivery by 12/24

Disney Store

  • Free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP (12/15 only)
  • December 18: standard shipping

Eddie Bauer

  • Free shipping on all orders
  • December 21 by midnight PST: free standard shipping

Express

  • Free shipping on all order and extra 50% off everything
  • December 18 by 11:59pm standard time: standard shipping

Foot Locker

  • December 16: standard shipping

Forever 21

  • Free shipping no minimum on 12/16 only and extra $20 off $100 with code FALALA20
  • December 19: standard shipping

GAP

  • Free shipping on all orders with code FREESHIP
  • December 17: standard shipping

Guess

  • December 15: standard shipping

H&M

  • Free shipping on $40 with code 0040
  • December 22 by 3AM EST: standard delivery

Tommy Hilfiger

  • December 13: standard shipping

J.Crew

  • December 15: standard shipping

Lands' End

  • Free 2-day shipping and extra 10-15% off when you pay with Visa Checkout
  • Extra 40% off your order with free shipping using code JOYFUL and pin 7895
  • December 20: standard shipping

Lane Bryant

  • Free shipping no minimum and extra 40% off everything with code HOLIDAY
  • December 15: standard shipping

Lululemon

  • Free shipping no minimum
  • December 19: standard shipping

Modcloth

  • Free shipping and extra 40% off everything with code HAULIDAY
  • December 16: ground shipping

New York & Co.

  • Free shipping on all orders and 20% off $100 with code 5730
  • December 20 by 9pm EST: standard shipping

The North Face

  • Free 2-day shipping from 12/16 - 12/19
  • December 15: free 3-day shipping
  • December 19: free 2-day shipping

Old Navy

  • December 18: standard shipping

PacSun

  • Free express shipping no minimum
  • December 16: express delivery on or before Christmas

PUMA

  • Free shipping no minimum thru 12/17 + 40% off full priced styles and extra 25% off sale with code PUMAFRIEND
  • December 16: standard shipping

Ralph Lauren

  • Free shipping and gift boxing with code FREESHIP
  • December 21: standard shipping

REI

  • December 16: standard shipping

Sunglass Hut

  • Free next day shipping with code SHIP1216
  • December 21: free 2-day shipping

TOMS

  • Free 2-day shipping no minimum on 12/16
  • December 13 by 12PM PST: economy shipping
  • December 15 by 12PM PST: standard shipping

White House Black Market

  • December 18 by 2PM EST: for standard shipping on or before 12/24 (orders placed Mon - Fri)

Uniqlo

  • December 15: for standard delivery on or before Christmas

Zumiez

  • December 12: standard shipping


Home

Barnes & Noble

  • Decenber 19: standard shipping

Crate & Barrel

  • December 19 by 2PM CT: standard shipping on or before Christmas

Gourmet Gift Baskets

  • Free shipping no minimum sitewide & extra 15% off with code FREEGROUND

Kirkland’s

  • December 13 by noon EST: standard delivery on or before 12/24

Office Depot OfficeMax

  • Free shipping no minimum on all orders thru 12/17 with extra $20 off $100 or more

Petco

  • Free shipping no minimum with code HOLIDAY
  • December 21: standard shipping

Pottery Barn

  • December 20 by 2PM PT: standard delivery on or before 12/23

West Elm

  • December 16 by 9PM PT: standard delivery on or before 12/23

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