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Free shipping is one of the best perks an online store can offer. It always feels good to save a few extra bucks, and it decreases the pressure to fill your cart with unnecessary items to reach an order minimum. Many stores already offer free shipping all year long, but they tend to be startups with more specialized wares.
Just for the holidays, however, a few stores where you can shop for pretty much anything are relaxing their shipping policies and giving you free shipping on your order with no order minimum required, though oftentimes you'll need to be a member of their subscription services.
These are the stores offering free shipping for the holiday season:
Just as it does for the rest of the year, Amazon offers free shipping for Amazon Prime members during the holiday season. If you aren't a member, the minimum order requirement to get free shipping is $25. The vast selection of hundreds of millions of products from the retailer makes it easy to pick up a cheap stocking stuffer alongside a thoughtful gift for your in-laws.
Though it's not limited to the holiday season, Target offers free shipping to REDcard holders year-round, no minimum order required. Otherwise, you'll need to hit a $35 order threshold to get free 2-day shipping.
Macy's offers free shipping without minimum order during the holiday season, as well as every other season, provided you use a Macy's Credit card. A one-stop-shop for gifts for every member of the family, Macy's is the place to go for apparel for everyone in the family, along with home appliances big and small.
Nordstrom also offers free shipping during the pivotal holiday shopping season — actually, it does so the rest of the year, too, but we think it's worth emphasizing as you search for luxe gifts for your designer-inclined friend and limited-time collaborations you can't find anywhere else. It won't be as fast as Amazon or Target, which both have two-day policies for most items, but at least it's still free.
Walmart's new service, Walmart Plus, offers its members free unlimited delivery as early as the same day, no minimum order required. Otherwise, it'll cost $5.99 for shipping for orders under $35, after which point it's free.
If you have yet to try the service out, it's free to sign up for a 15-day trial — it's also good timing if you'd like to take advantage of the free shipping before December 25.
Zappos offers free shipping to shoppers year-round, with no minimums or exclusions. The retailer's vast catalog offers apparel for the whole family, perfect for the gift-giving season. Zappos does note, however, that shipping times may be delayed, so you'll need to keep a close eye on your shipping arrival estimate if you have a deadline to make.
Looking for gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' holiday gift guides for 2020 here.
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