Free shipping: 48 retailers' policies
A lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, plus some tips on how these deals work.
Online shopping helps you nab the best deals by making price comparisons a lot easier. But those shipping fees can be downright painful!
Thankfully, a lot of online stores will ship your orders for free, but those bargains often come with limitations. To help you navigate, we've put together a list of 48 retailers that offer free shipping, plus some tips on how these deals work.
Know the Facts About Free Shipping
While some retailers offer slightly better (or worse) deals, here's how free shipping typically works:
It will be offered for the slowest shipping option. If you need your items faster, you'll have to pay.
It only covers domestic shipping, sometimes within the continental United States only.
It's typically not available for bulky items. Some retailers have a specific weight limitation for free shipping.
The minimum you'll need to spend to bag free shipping is usually calculated after any discounts and before taxes.
Some retailers only offer free shipping promotions at select times of the year. You're most likely to see these offers during the holiday season, but you shouldn't always count on it: while its competitors provided free holiday shipping last year, Walmart stuck with its usual $50 minimum purchase requirement.
50 Retailers That Offer Free Shipping
The list below covers retailers that offer free shipping, typically after a minimum purchase, on all items except for those that are large or bulky. Click on the "more details" links to check the exact shipping policies for each store.
Amazon: Free shipping for all orders of $49 or more; free shipping on book orders of at least $25; free two-day shipping on all items for Prime members ($99 per year or $10.99 per month). More details
Burlington: Free shipping on orders of $50 or more. More details
DX: Free shipping for all orders. More details
Lululemon Athletica: Free shipping for all orders. More details
Marks and Spencer: Free shipping on orders over $50. More details
O'Reilly Auto Parts: Free shipping on orders of $75 or more. More details
Of course this list doesn't cover every retailer that ships for free. In addition to the above retailers that offer free shipping on all (or almost all) items, you'll find some — Sears being a prime example — that offer free shipping on select items. If your preferred retailer is not listed here, look out for free shipping on particular items, or coupons that will give you free shipping on occasion.
This article first appeared in DealNews.
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