These dates and prices apply to most items sold or fulfilled by Amazon.com and shipped to US street addresses. Earlier deadlines or additional charges apply to items shipped to FPO addresses, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, or PO Boxes and to large or heavy items requiring White Glove delivery (TVs, exercise equipment, etc.).
Wednesday, December 17Free Super Saver Shipping on a huge selection of items in all categories
Gift Cards by Mail
Thursday, December 18Standard Shipping on most items, price varies by item, $3 and up
Monday, December 22, as late as 3pm PST, depending on itemTwo-Day Shipping on most items, price varies by item, $6 and up or free with Amazon Prime
Tuesday, December 23, as late as 3pm PST, depending on itemOne-Day Shipping, price varies by item, $10 and up or $3.99 per item with Amazon Prime
Christmas Day, December 25Amazon Gift Cards and Magazine Subscriptions, free email delivery or printable certificate in minutes
If you have a lot of last-minute shopping to do, or if you need a cheaper way to send packages to people around the US, consider getting an Amazon Prime membership. It costs $79 a year, but there is a one-month free trial going on right now. You get unlimited free two-day shipping and one-day shipping costs only $3.99 per item. There are no purchase minimums or limitations, so if you're running late and facing expedited shipping charges you can save a lot, even if you pay the annual fee. You can ship as many packages as you need to, to any number of locations, as late as December 22 with no shipping charges beyond the Amazon Prime membership fee. Depending on your situation, the $79 annual fee can be a huge bargain.