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Retailers offering free shipping always jumps during the holidays

Posted by: John Ewoldt under Retail Updated: December 3, 2012 - 10:52 AM

 

Consumers are in the free shipping zone and it's not even Free Shipping Day yet. With November spending a little soft at major retailers from Target to Nordstrom, shoppers can probably expect better deals this month, including more offers of free shipping online.

 

J. Crew, for example, offers free shipping during the year only when buyers spend a ridiculously high amount, $175, but things are more reasonable now. On Monday, buyers could get free shipping and 25 percent off with discount code STYLE25. that's more like it. 

 

More on current offers in a second, but it's time to give credit to retailers that offer free shipping without a lot of conditions most of the time including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Von Maur, Dell, L.L. Bean, Best Buy, Blue Nile jewelry, Guitar Center, Microsoft, Net-a-Porter, Ugg, Zappos, and Estee Lauder. 

Retailers that generally offer free shipping as long as buyers spend $25 to $50 include Amazon, Cabela's, Home Depot, Lowe's, CVS, Walgreens, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Office Max and Office Depot. 

Don't see your favorite retailer offering free shipping yet? Check back until Dec. 17 (Free Shipping Day), when more than 3,000 online retailers will be offering free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve in the continental U.S.  

For more information about free shipping policies and its new partner, free return shipping, check out the trend in article "Something for nothing: Free shipping."

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