All the Stores with Free Shipping During the 2016 Holiday Season

By on November 21, 2016

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Want to find out which stores are offering free shipping for the holiday shopping season? We can help. We’ve compiled a master list of free shipping stores that will be updated constantly through November, Black Friday and beyond.

Stores Offering Free Shipping, No Minimum Purchase Required

These retailers will be offering free shipping for a temporary promotional period this holiday season or simply offer free shipping all the time.

We have detailed the promotion times below as well as the policy on online returns and the average shipping speed.

Best Free Shipping Deals
Store Promotion Dates Free Returns? Shipping Speed
Apple.com All Year Round Yes 2 business days
Ashford.com All Year Round No 3 to 6 business days
Barney's All Year Round Yes 3 to 6 business days
Best Buy October 23 to December 24 In-Store Only 3 to 7 business days
Blue Nile All Year Round No – $9.00 Fedex Ground
Dell.com All Year Round No 3 to 5 business days
Dick's Sporting Goods All Year Round No 3 to 6 business days
Kate Spade All Year Round Yes 3 to 6 business days
L.L. Bean All Year Round No – $6.50 2 to 5 business days
Linens & Things All Year Round No 3 to 6 business days
Microsoft Store All Year Round No 3 to 7 business days
Musician's Friend All Year Round No 3 to 5 business days
Neiman Marcus All Year Round Yes 3 to 6 business days
Nordstrom All Year Round Yes 3 to 6 business days
ShopBop All Year Round Yes 3 business days
Target October 25 to January 1 Yes 3 to 5 business days
Zappos.com All Year Round Yes 4 to 5 business days

 

Stores Offering Free Shipping (Minimum Purchase Required)

These retailers will be offering free shipping during the 2016 holiday season, but will require a minimum purchase amount to qualify.

We have detailed the minimum purchase amount below as well as the cost for shipping under the minimum and the average free shipping speed.

Best Minimum Purchase Options
Store Minimum Purchase? Cost When Under Minimum? Shipping Speed
6pm.com $50 or more Starts at $4.95 4 to 5 business days
Advance Auto Parts $75 or more Depends on Item(s) 3 to 4 business days
Amazon $49 or more Depends on Item(s) 4 to 5 business days
American Eagle $50 or more Starts at $7 3 to 7 business days
Banana Republic $50 or more Starts at $7 7 to 9 business days
Barnes & Noble $25 or more Depends on Item(s) 5 to 7 business days
Bed Bath & Beyond $49 or more Starts at $7.99 3 to 7 business days
Belk $99 or more Starts at $9.50 4 to 7 business days
Container Store $75 or more Starts at $8.95 5 to 6 business days
Finish Line $100 or more Starts at $6.99 6 to 9 business days
Forever 21 $50 or more Starts at $5.95 4 to 9 business days
Frys.com $34 or more Starts at $1.99 3 to 5 business days
Gap $50 or more Starts at $7 7 to 9 business days
Groupon Goods $35 or more Depends on Item(s) 3 to 9 business days
Guitar Center $25 or more Depends on Item(s) 4 to 5 business days
Hallmark $50 or more Starts at $6.99 4 to 7 business days
Home Depot $45 or more Depends on Item(s) 3 to 5 business days
J.Crew $150 or more Starts at $5 6 to 8 business days
JCPenney $99 or more Starts at $8.95 4 to 7 business days
Kohls $75 or More Starts at $8.95 3 to 6 business days
LEGO.com $75 or more Starts at $4.95 3 to 8 business days
Lowes $49 or more Depends on Item(s) 1 to 3 business days
LuLu's $50 or more Starts at $5 7 to 10 business days
Macy's $99 or more Starts at $9.95 3 to 6 business days
Nike.com $150 or more Starts at $8 2 to 4 business days
Office Depot / OfficeMax $35 or more Starts at $9.95 1 to 5 business days
Old Navy $50 or more Starts at $7 7 to 9 business days
Overstock.com $50 or more Starts at $2.95 3 to 5 business days
PetSmart $49 or more Depends on Item(s) 3 to 6 business days
REI $50 or more Starts at $5.99 5 to 8 business days
Sears $49 or more Starts at $6.80 5 to 7 business days
Staples $49.99 or more Depends on Item(s) 1 to 5 business days
Toys R Us $19 or more Starts at $5.99 6 to 9 days
Walgreens $35 or more Starts at 5.99 1 to 3 business days
Walmart $50 or more Starts at $4.97 6 to 9 business days

 

Stores That Offer Free In-Store Pickup

These retailers will be offering free in-store pickup during the 2016 holiday season, no minimum purchase amount.

We have detailed the stores below as well as the length of time the order takes to prep (if in stock) and how long the store will hold it.

In-Store Pickup Details
Store Order Wait Time Length of Hold Time
Ace Hardware Same day 5 days
Advance Auto Within 30 minutes 7 days
Apple Store Within 1 hour 5 days
AT&T Same Day 3 Days
AutoZone Within 2 hours n/a
Barnes & Noble Same day 3 days
Bed Bath & Beyond Within 3 hours 2 days
Best Buy Same day 8 days
Bloomingdale's Same Day by 3 p.m. 7 days
Cabela's 5 to 8 business days 21 days
CVS Within 1 hour 2 days
Dick's Sporting Goods Within 4 hours 2 days
Dollar Tree Same day 6 days
Finish Line Within 2 hours 7 Days
Fry's Electronics Same day 3 days
GameStop Within 2 hours End of business day
Gap Within 1 hour One business day
Hallmark Within 3 hours 7 days
Home Depot Within 2 hours n/a
JCPenney Same day 10 days
KMart Same day 2 days
Kohls Within 4 hours 7 days
Lowes Same day 4 days
Macy's Same Day by 3 p.m. 7 days
New York & Company Same day 5 days
Nordstrom Within 1 hour n/a
Office Depot Within 1 hour 2 Days
Old Navy Within 1 hour One business day
PetSmart Within 2 hours 5 Days
Sears Same day 2 days
Staples Within 2 hours 5 Days
Target Within 4 hours 2 days
Things Remembered Within 4 hours n/a
Toys R Us Within 1 hour 5 days
Verizon Within 30 minutes 4 days
Walgreens Within 1 hour 2 days
Walmart Within 4 hours 7 days

 

Stores That Offer Free Shipping with Membership

These retailers offer free shipping, usually expedited for the premium programs, as well as other perks.

We have detailed the cashback / rewards as well as other perks and the cost to join.

Best Membership Deals
Store Cashback / Rewards? Other Perks? Cost?
Amazon Prime 5% with Amazon Store Card Prime Instant Video – Prime Music $99 / year
Bloomingdale's Loyallist $25 Card for every 5000 points Double / Triple / Power points Free to join
Columbia Sportswear 10 Points for every $1 spent Exclusive discounts Free to join
Men's Wearhouse $50 for every $500 spent $30 off tuxedo rentals Free to join
Newegg Premier None Family Sharing – Rush Processing $50 / year
Nike.com Nike+ n/a n/a Free to join
OverStock.com (Club O) 5% in Rewards Exclusive discounts $20 / year
Shoprunner (100+ retailers) Coupon Discounts Free return shipping – exclusive deals $80 / year
Staples Rewards Up to 5% back $2 back per recycled ink cart Free to join
Target (Redcard) 5% off 30 extra days for returns Free to join
WalMart ShippingPass None None $49 / year

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

5 Comments

  1. rheapjoy

    November 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Ok this was very helpful! I need some items from Dollar tree and if its possible to order online first and go pick it up well thats awesome!

  2. Chase

    November 25, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Great list, wish I had seen this before. Thanks.

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  5. Eileen Deliz

    November 22, 2015 at 9:11 am

    This could be the most helpful ($) list you have printed.

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