Target to Offer Free Shipping, Free Returns on Everything
Detailed on page three of the Target Toy Book this year, Target’s free shipping promotion will begin on November 1 and run through December 25. According to details of the offer, there’s no minimum purchase required to qualify for free shipping.
In addition, Target will offer free return shipping on all items if something was purchased in error. Of course, customers can also visit their local Target store in order to return items that were purchased online.
Detailed in the fine print, free shipping will be standard shipping speeds to the 48 contiguous states as well as APO/FPO. In some cases, an over-sized handing fee may apply to large items that are purchased through Target’s site.
This makes Target the second major retailer to announce free shipping for the holidays. Earlier this week, Best Buy announced a similar promotion with a longer running time for consumers. Best Buy’s free shipping promotion starts Sunday and runs through January 2, 2016.
It’s possible that Walmart and Amazon will follow suite with some sort of similar promotion. Of course, if you want free shipping on Amazon, you can always sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime during early November in order to get free two-day shipping throughout the holiday shopping season.