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WRAL SmartShopper

Free Shipping Day TODAY, 12/16!

Posted December 16, 2016

Gifts in box

Friday is your last chance to score FREE shipping at over 1000 retailers on gifts guaranteed to arrive by Christmas with NO minimum purchase required!

For 2016, the annual Free Shipping Day is on Friday, December 16.

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

List of Participating Retailers

Among those participating this year are major retailers like, Bass Pro Shops, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, The Children's Place, Cabela's, Belk, JCPenney, Harry & David, The Body Shop, Talbots, The Limited, Barnes & Noble, Mrs. Fields, American Eagle Outfitters, Catherines, Oriental Trading, Forever 21, Chicos and so many more!

You can find a huge 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 12/16/16.

Online Coupon Codes

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

Earn Free Gift Cards with Purchase

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 Amazon, Starbucks, CVS, Walmart, Target, Domino's pizza, Sheetz and hundreds more. It's free to sign up and when you are registering, click the text that reads "I have a sign up code" and then enter the code: SMARTSHOPPER to get bonus SB points!

USPS Mailing Deadlines

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

Mail-by Dates — Domestic Services

Dec. 15 – USPS Retail Ground
Ground service for less-than-urgent deliveries and oversized packages.

Dec. 20 – First-Class Mail
Service for standard-sized, single-piece envelopes and small packages weighing up to 13 ounces with delivery in 3 business days or less.

Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
Domestic service in 1, 2 or 3 business days based on where the package is mailed and where it’s being sent, variety of flat-rate options.

Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express
Fastest domestic service, guaranteed overnight scheduled delivery to most locations. Some restrictions and exceptions apply. Please note, Priority Mail Express postage refund eligibility is adjusted for shipments mailed between Dec. 22 and Dec. 25.

See more details about delivery deadlines at

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