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Free Shipping Day & mailing deadlines

Posted December 14, 2015

Gifts about to be mailed

Here's your last chance to score FREE shipping at over 800 retailers on gifts guaranteed to arrive by Christmas with NO minimum purchase required!

For 2015, the annual Free Shipping Day is on Friday, December 18.

This is the day every year where thousands of retailers offer free shipping AND delivery by Christmas Eve, with no minimum purchase!

Among those participating this year are major retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Target, TJ Maxx, Cabela's, Belk, Harry & David, The Body Shop, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Express Talbots and so many more!

You can find a list of the participating retailers and links to their website at They are adding more participating retailers every day. There will be even more offers added at 12:01 am ET on 12/18/15.

Before you buy anything online, be sure to check for any additional online coupons you may be able to use.

If you shop at the participating free shipping retailers through, you can earn additional rewards. With Swagbucks, you earn points (called SB points) for shopping through their shopping section. Then you can cash in the SB points for gift cards to places including, Starbucks, CVS, Walmart, Target, Domino's pizza and hundreds more.

USPS Mailing Deadlines

If you are mailing packages for Christmas delivery, here are the deadlines from the USPS:

• Dec. 15 - Standard Post
• Dec. 19 - First Class Mail
• Dec. 19 - Global Express Guaranteed
• Dec. 21 - Priority Mail
• Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 15, 2015

    RFB - I need to look at more of the stores. That Etsy category sounds tempting! Thanks for the info. :-)

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Dec 15, 2015

    Thanks for the reminder on this! So many great companies involved this year, plus I was excited to see an Etsy Store category, too!