Saturday, December 6, 2008

Last Minute Christmas Delivery Deadlines - Expedited & Free Shipping Dates for

As Christmas rapidly approaches, you may find yourself needing last minute Christmas delivery of gifts you put off purchasing. Check this list for holiday shipping deadlines for, including expedited delivery services and free shipping opportunities. Amazon has some of the cheapest last-minute Christmas delivery options you'll find (including free and immediate options).

These dates and prices apply to most items sold or fulfilled by 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 17

Free Super Saver Shipping on a huge selection of items in all categories
Gift Cards by Mail

Thursday, December 18

Standard Shipping on most items, price varies by item, $3 and up

Monday, December 22, as late as 3pm PST, depending on item

Two-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 item

One-Day Shipping, price varies by item, $10 and up or $3.99 per item with Amazon Prime

Christmas Day, December 25

Amazon 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.


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