In the Continental US, 12/17 marks the last big online shopping day of 2010, when vendors celebrate by offering free shipping with delivery by Christmas. Of course, many of them have caveats, so we've rounded up 20 participating stores and 20 products with all the details included — for the full list of participating vendors, see FreeShippingDay.com.
This online retailer has been marketing a lot of holiday programs, including free shipping and 25 Days of 25 Deals. If you order today and your item is shipped within 24 hours, it will arrive by 12/24. Shown: Lodge Enamel-Coated 6-quart Dutch Oven, $106.
Started in 2001 by Shawn Smith, this online shop carries handmade stuffed animals and characters including moustachios, ninjas, and pocket plushes. They're offering free shipping on 12/17 for orders over $40. Shown: We Ninja Plus, $18.
A standby resource for appliances and electronics, Sears is celebrating their last day of free shipping this season. (Use coupon code SANTA at checkout.) Shown: Ion USB Turntable with Direct-to-CD Recording, $324.
Ralph Lauren Home
They say you can order by 12/20 and still have on-time standard delivery by Christmas, and free shipping will apply if you use coupon code RLHOLIDAY10. Everything else has a seasonal $8 flat rate shipping fee. Shown: Cotton Cable Throw, $100.
Home Decorators Online Outlet
They're offering 20 to 50 percent off holiday decor through 12/20, and standard free shipping on 12/17. (They also offer 2nd day and overnight delivery for a fee.) Shown: Diamond Mirror, $89.
J and R
This electronics store offered free shipping through the entire holiday season. (Deadlines depend on where you're shipping. New Yorkers can wait a little longer; check their schedule for details.) Shown: Panasonic DMC-FH20 14 Megapixel Lumix Digital Camera, $158.
Apple is currently offering free two-to-three day shipping on orders over $50, and you can see the full chart of holiday deadlines here. Shown: Jawbone Jambox Wireless Speaker, $200, connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or auxiliary stereo jack.
They're offering free ground shipping on orders of $50 or more only. (Check their online sale section for additional deals.) Shown: Echo Metal Votive Set, handcrafted from hammered metal in flint, gold, or platinum, $75.
Plow & Hearth
If you order by 8 pm EST on 12/19, you can get standard shipping in time for Christmas. They're offering free shipping and a $10 reward card on any order over $75. Shown: 20-bulb Star of Bethlehem arrangement, $20.
This online gift shop offers free shipping on items that are $75 or more, and they've posted a bunch of new sale items into their seasonal section if you're looking for further discounts. Shown: Jewel Blossom Vases, $40.
They're offering free ground shipping on orders of $75 or more, and delivery dates vary by location. To be sure you'll get your order on time, check their holiday schedule. Shown: Such a Perfect Day Calendar, $25.
December 17th is their last day for standard shipping by Christmas, and orders must be placed by 2 pm EST. They offer free ground shipping on orders of $99 or more with coupon code KITCHENFSD10. Shown: Ice Cream Maker, $75.
This online wine club is offering free shipping on orders of $75 or more with coupon code SHIPPING75, and they're also currently offering a year of "umlimited standard shipping" for $50. Shown: Quintessential Reds Gift Set, $100.
This Chicago-based modern home shop is offering free standard ground shipping on 12/17 for the entire catalog, as long as orders are placed by 2pm. Shown: Infinity Stool, made from heavy gauge aluminum, $148.
The Kate Spade store is offering free shipping on all orders. If you're looking for ideas, they've posted gift guides by price, including options under $250, under $150, and under $75. Shown: Ticker Tape Tidbit Plates, $50.
This online shop of "smart stuff for the masses" is offering free ground shipping on any order of $50 or more — just use the code FREESHIPPINGDAY at checkout. Shown: Clocky Robotic Alarm that rolls away when it goes off, $50 - $60.
Their offer of Free Standard Shipping on all orders ends 12/17 at midnight MST. Enter coupon code BW2PF2103 at checkout. Shown: Le Creuset Whistling Tea Kettle, made of enameled double porcelain, on sale for $70.
This green online store is offering free shipping on 12/17 and they have a coupon site where you can see current deals and discounts. Use code FREESHIPPINGDAY at checkout. Shown: Small Square Bamboo Cutting Board, $10.
Abt Electronics and Appliances
This online electronics store is offering free shipping on most of their inventory today, 12/17, as long as orders are placed by 3 pm EST. For their 2010 holiday delivery timeline, click here. Shown: Tivoli Audio Model One Radio, $150.
Whole Foods Market
They're offering free standard shipping on all gift boxes as long as you order by 12/20, and they currently have about 5 different gift box options available for online ordering. Shown: Warm Fuzzy Gift Box, $50.
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