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?