Shop and Save: Companies that Offer Free Holiday Shipping

For those pinching pennies, the holiday season can put a hurting on the pocket book. That, coupled with extraordinary lines at department stores and rushes on popular items can make many moms not want to buy gifts at all. Thankfully, shopping online has become easier for busy parents and is now more cost effective. In an effort to draw customers from the competition, many well-known national stores offer free shipping on their products. Some restrictions do apply, but for those who like to do all their shopping in one place, the discount should be available. Check out these major companies that are offering free holiday shipping on online orders, with gift suggestions for every member of the family.

1. Amazon: This online behemoth has everything, from books to clothing to now groceries, and is offering free shipping on select items priced over $25. Or, for those who sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime, can receive free two-day shipping on all purchases.

  • Perfect for the baby boomer in need of a nostalgia trip, Amazon grocery now sells decade-specific box baskets including the candy and sweets of the da

2. Barnes and Noble: The biggest book store chain in the country, Barnes and Noble is offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more, or on orders of $10 or more for B & N members.

  • They also sell CDs, DVDs, and their Nook eBook reader. For the parent in the family who loves to cook, cookbooks are now buy one get one 50% in stores and online! A favorite: Ina Garten’s Everyday Italian.

3. Lowe’s: The nation’s premier hardware chain will give online shoppers free shipping on designated items. Get tools, paint, appliances, and anything for your next home project at Lowe’s.

  • Currently Lowe’s is offering holiday discounts on all Dewalt tools, 15% off. Get Dad or the builder in the family a new tool or drill set this holiday season.

4. Overstock.com: Overstock specializes in selling surplus merchandise at big discounts, and is now giving new customers free shipping for the holidays on select items.

  • Browse Overstock’s jewelry selection to get your sweetie something sparkly without breaking the bank. Some items are as much as 60% off retail price, so do some browsing to find the item that will make the holidays magical for someone special.

5. Wal Mart: The biggest name in shopping sells just about everything, but is offering free shipping on select holiday items, specifically on all electronics, including stereos and video games. Also, as always, shipping to your nearest Wal Mart store is always free.

  • f you have a gamer in the family, the must-have for this holiday season is Call of Duty: Black Ops, available for XBOX 360 and Playstation 3. If you don’t have a household system, check out Wal Mart’s bundle packages that include systems, games, and other extras for one convenient low price.
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