Two years ago, Luke Knowles started an interesting holiday shopping tradition: Encouraging retailers to offer free shipping on December 17th with the guarantee that gifts would arrive in time for Christmas Eve. This year, the tradition continues, and there are more than 450 merchants offering free shipping on December 17th, which is named Free Shipping Day.
This move has steadily gained in popularity amongst retailers and consumers alike, and the day is expected to provide a needed boost to holiday shopping that slows down considerably after December 10th. Retailers like the extra shot in the arm as the holiday shopping season winds down, and shoppers appreciate the fact that free shipping can save them a great deal of money. Shipping costs start to add up after awhile.
So mark your calendars, and visit FreeShipping.org. Find out who will be participating, and plan your Christmas shopping around saving a little extra money when it comes time to order your gifts. Because when you are doing Christmas when money is tight, every little bit helps.
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