How to Get Free Shipping

There are many opportunities to get free shipping. Some free shipping offers are ongoing while others occur for a limited time. Keep an eye out for these options from your favorite stores. If a retailer offers any of these options, you will find them listed in the retailer's links on the Store Diretory pages of our web site.

*Order Online and Pickup at your local store.
*Spend above a certain amount on your order
*Select from certain promotional items.

Read on for more details on these free offers and other shipping related information.

Order Online and then Pick-up the Items at Your Local Store: Have you ever gone to the store looking for a particular product and it took you forever to find the item, or worse yet, found it was out-of-stock? Did you ever go to the store and find the right item but you did not find the right size or color? The following stores help you save time by getting what you want, when you want it. You can review their vast array of products online, select exactly what you want, and then have it waiting for you when you go to the store. As you will see in the list below, some stores even offer guarantees they will have the product waiting for you just minutes after you order online. Learn how to get free in-store pick up.
*Sears In-Store Pickup - 5 Minute Guarantee
*Best Buy Store Pick Up - Select 'Store Pick Up' under 'Your Order'
*Finish Line - Select the closest stores for availability on the Product Detail page and pickup your items in about 2 hours!
*Office Depot In-Store Pick Up Program - Select 'Delivery Info' under 'Customer Service'
*Radio Shack - Select 'Help' and then 'Ship-to-Store'
*Ace Hardware - Click on 'Free Shipping to Your Local Ace' on the image of their delivery truck.
*Wal-Mart - Click on the 'Site-to-Store' Link at the top of the page
*Payless ShoeSource - Select 'Customer Service' and then 'Free In-Store Delivery'

Spend Above a Certain Amount on Your Order: Many stores offer Free Shipping if you spend above a certain amount. Image of UPS TruckSome stores offer this on a permanent basis, while others offer it as a monthly or weekly promotion. We list these free shipping offers as they become available next to the store logos in the 'Store Directory' pages to your right. Here are some examples:
*Barnes & Noble - Delivery in 3 business days or less. Plus, free shipping on orders of $25 or more.
*Apple Store - Free Shipping on all orders over $50.
*Office Depot - Free Next-Business Day Delivery on Select Orders of $50 or more within local delivery area.
*Pacific Sunwear - $5 Flat Fee Shipping or FREE when you spend $50.
*Florsheim - Free Shipping with $100 Purchase
*Zales - Free FedEx Express Saver shipping with any order of $149 or more.
*Jos. A. Bank - Free Shipping on orders $175+

Select From Certain Promotional Items: Many stores offer Free Shipping for select promotional items. Some stores offer this on a permanent basis with new products being listed each week, while others offer it as a monthly or weekly promotion. We list these free shipping offers as they become available next to the store logos in the 'Store Directory' pages to your right. In addition to these examples, Target and Dick's Sporting Goods offer different free shipping offers on a regular basis.
*Best Buy Free Shipping on Select Items
*Brookstone - Free shipping on select items! No promo code needed - stackable with other offers!
*Discovery Channel Store - Free Shipping on select bestsellers.
* - Free Shipping on all Outdoor Lighting!

Other Shipping Related Information: If your order does not qualify for free shipping under one of the scenarios explained above, you can usually expect your standard shipping charge to range from $5 - $9 for small orders. Shipping costs go up if you purchase heavy items or request expedited shipping, such as FedEx Overnight service. Standard shipping generally takes anywhere from 1 - 10 business days, depending on the retailer. Each retailer lists its typical shipping costs and delivery time. You can find Shipping Information for each store when you click on 'Help' or 'Customer Service' on their web site. The links for 'Help' and 'Customer Service' are usually found along the top or bottom of the store web page.

When ordering online, you will usually get a message that says something similar too, 'Your item will ship in 1-2 days'. This is the amount of time it will take to prepare your order for shipment. Thus, you must add this time on to the number of shipping days when trying to estimate a delivery date. If you order early in the business day, most stores will get your shipment out the door by the end of that day. The stores mention 1 - 2 days on their web sites in case you order at night or on the weekends.

Most stores offer a link called 'Order Status' or 'Track My Order'. You can track the progress of your order and the estimated delivery date using this feature. Most retailers will also send you emails confirming your order and then a notice of when your order was shipped.

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