Shopping online today could save you money because today is Free Shipping Day with more than 1,700 retailers taking part and they guarantee delivery by Christmas. Consumer reporter Robin Taylor has more on some of the special offers available today.
If you have some last-minute shopping to do, today is the day to get your order in, especially if you're buying from a specialty retailer that doesn't usually offer free shipping.
A lot of major retailers offer free shipping throughout the holidays, but there's usually a minimum purchase. On Monday, Dec. 17, most retailers are waiving the minimum, making small orders on stocking stuffers more affordable.
"My advice to consumers, if you have a couple minutes to shop today or tonight and you have someone on your list to buy for, it's a great time to look around," said Trae Bodge, a retail expert with RetailMeNot.com.
Think of Free Shipping Day as a mini Cyber Monday with lots of special deals. Here are some great offers.
The Disney Store – Free shipping plus up to 50 percent off.
Ralph Lauren – Free shipping plus up to 60 percent off.
Best Buy – Free shipping plus up to 35 percent off most merchandise.
Eddie Bauer – Free shipping plus 30 percent off all orders.
J.CREW – Free shipping plus 30 percent off all orders.
Many of these offers require special coupon codes, so make sure to put them in before you finalize your order. You can find coupon codes on FreeShippingDay.com, RetailMeNot.com and Savings.com.