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15 Stores That Will Upgrade Your Shipping for Free for the Holidays

If you still need to buy gifts before Christmas (it's just over a week away!) these stores will upgrade your shipping in time for delivery for the big day for free.
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Christmas is nearly here, and while you're wrapping gifts and baking cookies to prep for Santa's arrival, some retailers are getting ready in other ways. Many are getting into the holiday spirit by offering discounted expedited shipping options to make sure your last-minute buys arrive by Christmas Eve.

Some are gifting shoppers with faster shipping that's totally complimentary, but others require a certain amount be met for orders to qualify. For any last-minute shoppers that might be hitting the panic button, we've laid out the details you need to know below.

For a list of absolute last-minute deadlines, be sure to check out our complete guide to holiday shipping deadlines.

Stores That Will Upgrade Your Shipping

  • Allen Edmonds: Known for providing dapper looks, this men's shoemaker offers a free upgrade to 2-day shipping on orders of $50 or more. Order by December 21 at 12 pm to ensure delivery by Christmas.

  • Amazon: The online retailer that has practically everything offers its Prime members free two-day shipping, and they have until December 22 to order in time for Christmas. Once again this year, it's also offering free 1-day shipping in select cities for Prime members, but they must order by December 23. Prime members are also eligible for Same-Day delivery in select cities, but they must order by 9:30 am local time on December 24 to ensure delivery for Christmas.

  • B&H Photo and Video: B&H offers free next-day shipping on select items. Order by 4 pm on December 22 to make sure your gift arrives in time for Christmas.

  • Backcountry: Specializing in outdoor gear of all kinds, Backcountry is offering free 2-day shipping on orders of $50 or more. Get your gifts by Christmas by ordering by 7 pm on December 21.

  • Best Buy: This retailer is offering free 2-day shipping on tons of items. Order by 11:30 am on December 21 to ensure Santa delivers the gifts on time.

  • Coach: This designer retailer specializing in leather goods is offering free "holiday shipping" on all orders. Christmas delivery is guaranteed as long as orders are placed by noon on December 22.

  • Harman Audio: Bag all things audio with free 2-day shipping from this retailer. Orders must be placed by 3 pm on December 21.

  • Neiman Marcus: This upscale retailer offers free rush delivery on on all orders placed by December 21 at 1 pm via coupon code "NMRUSH".

  • The North Face: This outerwear specialist offers free 2-day shipping sitewide. Place your order by December 20 at 2:59 am for it to arrive by Christmas.

  • Oakley: Bag sports and outdoor gear just in time for Christmas from Oakley. You can bag free next-day shipping on most purchases, but you must order by December 22 at 2:59 am.

  • Patagonia: Support this socially- and environmentally-responsible retailer this holiday season and score free 2-day shipping on orders of $75 or more. Although they recommend choosing slower shipping methods to ensure a lower environmental impact, you can order by 3 pm on December 21 using this delivery method.

  • Target: This major retailer will ensure that eligible gifts arrive by Christmas as long as you order by 4 pm on December 21 and select free "holiday shipping" during the checkout process.

  • Turntable Lab: Vinyl lovers can score last-minute gifts from this specialized retailer with free 2-day shipping on orders of $99 or more. Some exclusions apply, and you must place your order by 5 pm on December 20.

  • Victoria's Secret: Whether you're on the lookout for something with lace, or just some comfy loungewear, you can bag free 2-day shipping on orders of $125 or more via the code "SHIP2DAY". Hurry though, as this offer is only good until 5 pm on December 20.

  • Zales: Get something sparkly just in time for Christmas. Order by December 22 at 4 pm for a free upgrade to next day air, or order by 4 pm on December 23 for a free upgrade to Saturday delivery where it's available.

Readers, do you still have holiday shopping to wrap up? Or did you mark all the gifts off your list weeks ago? Let us know in the comments below.


Staff Writer

As a college student, Julie wrote for the college newspaper and freelanced for the website College Candy. Since then she has worked as freelancer through Textbroker and has written press releases, feature pages, and other miscellaneous pieces for a software company. She enjoys writing both as a hobby and a career, and is always working on some kind of story.
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