The rise in online shopping has been a huge factor in reducing holiday stress. Imagine completing your entire holiday list without leaving the house. No fighting through crowds. No paying for gas. Skip going store to store to find everything you need. Now imagine getting the best prices available without fighting for that great deal on black Friday? Are you afraid that the shipping cost will add up? This year shop online Without paying for shipping.
Shop online without paying shipping using shipping subscription services
Look for programs that offer fast free shipping. For great deals over the holiday’s you can grab yourself a free trial of Amazon Prime or even a month subscription for just about $10. This will give you free 2-day shipping on all prime eligible items, access to the best holiday deals before anyone else. The benefits really add up. Some areas can even get Sunday and same day delivery making online shopping on Amazon even better. You will also receive unlimited video streaming with your Prime account to help keep everyone content on cold icky weather days.
Not interested in shopping Amazon? More websites are beginning to offer programs similar to Amazon to help complete with the shipping giant. Walmart has added a paid subscription to shipping like Amazon’s as part of many new online features. You can start a free 30-day trial to save time and money this holiday season.
Plan to hit the minimum to shop without paying shipping
Many sites offer free shipping when you spend a minimum usually ranging from $25-$75. A great way to save money and avoid paying for shipping is to plan on spending the minimum when doing your shopping. Spend time looking at what the site has to offer and add something that would make a good stocking stuffer or gift for someone else to cover the last few dollars to hit your minimum.
Enjoy free shipping specials
A lot of great sites offer free shipping year round but if you follow your favorite shops on social media or join their e-mail newsletters you will catch great free shipping specials all over the web. Sometimes watching a brand can pay off and save you a lot of money as you catch their free shipping sales.
Places to watch out for free shipping deals
QVC is packed with great deals for every wish list.
Fabric.com is great for finding supplies for your homemade gifts.
Sephora steps up with great deals for the makeup lover on your list.
Children’s Place has free shipping on all orders perfect for grabbing that Christmas dress for your little one.
Wayfair is packed with great deals for the home.
Grab great deals on Groupon to keep everyone entertained over the holidays.
Oriental Trading offers free shipping on any order often.
This is PERFECT! I have to send almost all my christmas gifts! I will be checking all of this out when I have their gifts! Thank you this will help a lot!
Myrah @ Coupon Mamacita says
That is so awesome! I NEVER pay shipping if I don’t have to. Thanks for this info.
Dawn McAlexander says
This is a dream come true. I do a lot of shopping online. Things are cheaper that way, but they get you with the shipping charges. This is a great idea.
We love Amazon Prime! Love these other ideas for avoiding shipping too… I hate paying shipping fees. >:(
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love to shop online but hate all the shipping fees. These are great tips. I am about to start my Christmas shopping.
I always look for deals on shipping when I shop online. There are so many great deals out there. I love to shop online and avoid the crowds.
Lisa Favre says
Great tips to try and save money while shopping online! I am often tempted but I never really purchase in bulk so I end up paying shipping fees.
I have been thinking of signing up for Amazon Prime. I tend to buy the minimum amount to get free shipping. I love online shopping. I did most of my Christmas shopping last year online and I will probably do it again this year.
Claudia Krusch says
I love Amazon Prime! Love all your ideas ideas!! … I hate paying shipping fee. It’s great to find everything in one place!
Aimee Smith says
I live in Alaska so free shipping almost never happens for me. But Amazon prime is still free, it just takes longer!
Amanda West says
Love your site suggestions for free shipping options! I hate finding a good deal and then having it ruined by large shipping costs.
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com says
Thanks so much for all these tips! I love shopping online but sometimes it’s the shipping fee that’s a pain. Glad that there are stores that give free shipping.
Robin Rue says
Paying shipping can be such a bummer. I am glad that there are ways to shop and not pay it.
Awesome suggestions to save money for online shopping.
I would always try to hit the minimum and end up I buy a lot of things that I do not need.