December 16 is Free Shipping Day

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 by 5 Comments
December 16 is Free Shipping Day

Whoa. Did you know that on December 16th, many many stores – like 750 of them – have signed up to offer free shipping if you order that day? Order online that is. Here is a handful of players who’ve already jumped on the bandwagon: Lands’ End, JCPenney, Cabela’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, DSW, REI, Barnes & Noble and many more.

Wanna see if your fave store is there (like Harry & David or Red Envelope?) here’s the free shipping day site.

For me, I don’t know if online shopping is as satisfying as going to the store. In some ways, it’s more satisfying because I inevitably spend less time blindly wandering around aisles. And then there is the joy of opening packages, even if the merchandise inside is not intended for me to keep.

But I miss the ritual of shopping for my family. Of scurrying about, picking and choosing. Coming home with bags to hide. I feel very old school, very festive. Unless, of course, I don’t find what I’m looking for – then I come home worse then empty handed. I’m empty handed AND exhausted.

So yeah, maybe this year it’s all about the online. You?

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  • Living The Scream

    I am not a huge online shopper but want to be. Thanks for the tip on free shipping day. Love that so many stores are involved.

  • Adventures In Babywearing

    Oh awesome- that is usually about the time I am desperately shopping online trying to get hard to find things in time!


  • Nick

    I didn’t know anything about free shipping day! How far off the mark would that have been not to take advantage of something like that? That said, I’m Cyber Monday all the way this year.

  • Kate

    @Nick. Yea. Me too!

  • Henny Ort

    Wow, this day will be a big one for sales. I better get onto the stock-market in time. :) I like shopping in stores too. noting like fingering the item to make you decide.