Although it's more convenient than fighting crowds in stores, online Christmas shopping can be quite the battle. Searching high and low for the best deals is only the half of it. Making sure the gifts arrive on time is the other part.
What's your plan of attack? Do you order months in advance and hide gifts around the house? Or have you had to spend an exorbitant amount on overnight shipping? One couple created the solution to our holiday shipping woes and millions of people have been using it since 2008.
Have you heard of Free Shipping Day? This year it's Friday, December 16! There's no minimum purchase to qualify for free shipping and the retailers guarantee that you will receive your gifts by Christmas Eve. How amazing is that?
The creators, Luke and Maisie Knowles, partner with thousands of retailers each year to make this special day work. So far, hundreds of online stores are participating including major retailers like Target, Toys R Us, JC Penney and T.J. Maxx. There are many great specialty stores as well; the Komando Shop is even on the list!
It all started in 2007 when the Knowles launched their site, FreeShipping.Org. It's a collection of daily free shipping deals and other coupon offers from various retailers. The site did so well they launched similar sites in Canada and the U.K. Canada also has its own Free Shipping Day.
If you want free shipping every day, consider becoming an Amazon Prime member. As a Prime member you get free two-day shipping on tons of gifts; in fact, many things qualify for free same-day delivery. And you can get groceries delivered in just two hours for free with Prime Now.