Holiday Shipping Cut Off Times 2016

Posted: Dec 16 2016, 11:26am CST | by , in News | Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Holiday Shipping Cut Off Times 2016
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The last days of Holiday shopping have arrived. Here are the dates customers need to order to receive the gifts in time for Christmas Eve.

The pressure should be on you if you aren't willing to do your Christmas shopping in busy malls and stores. Shopping online is a favorite past time for just about everybody, but you have to get to work if you are going to get anything from online.

According to a recent survey, 91% of people are STILL shopping for Christmas gifts. If you are among that number, you might want to get to work, especially because shipping times are slowly starting to expire.

Below are the Holiday shopping cut of times 2016 of major online retailers. The dates below show you when you need to order to be able to get your order in time for the Holidays.

Amazon

Free shipping (non-Prime): December 16, 2016

Standard shipping: December 19, 2016

Two-day shipping: December 22, 2016

One-day shipping: December 23, 2016

Same-day delivery: December 24, 2016, 9:30 AM local time

Two-hour delivery via Prime Now: December 24, 2016, 9:45 PM local time

Best Buy

If you purchase from the online retailer by December 21, 2016, and you pick two-day delivery, you will receive your gift by the end of the day on December 23, 2017. As a bonus to customers, Best Buy is offering free shipping on many products up until Christmas Eve.

Dell

Standard delivery is free at Dell as well, and for those who are members of the Dell Advantage Rewards program, you can get expedited shipping. If you are going to order certain items, you have to order them today (December 12, 2016) in order to get the delivery. Make sure to pay attention to the fine print when you order.

Standard shipping: December 16, 2016, at 2 PM CT

Expedited shipping: December 21, 2016, at 2 PM CT

Express shipping: December 22, 2016, at 2 PM CT

J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney shoppers will get free standard shipping on orders of $49 or more and free store deliver on orders of $25 or more.

Ship to store: December 16, 2016

Standard shipping: December 19, 2016

Two-day shipping: December 20, 2016, at 12 AM CT

One-day shipping: December 22, 2016, at 12 PM CT

Macy’s

Orders of $99 or more will get free standard shipping at Macy's. For everything you order, make sure to double check the shipping dates because some orders are back ordered.

Standard shipping: December 15, 2016, at 5 PM ET

Premium shipping: December 21, 2016, at 5 PM ET

Express shipping: December 22, 2016, at 12 PM ET

In-store pickup: December 23, 2016, at 12 PM local time

Same-day delivery: December 24, 2016, at 10 AM local time

Sears

Sears provides free standard shipping on orders of $49 or more as well as free in-store pickup on all orders.

Free shipping: December 19, 2016, at 11:59 PM Central

Standard shipping: December 21, 2016, at 4 PM Central

Premium shipping: December 22, 2016, at 4 PM Central

In-store pickup: December 24, 2016

ToysRUs

Of course, ToysRUs offers free in-store pickup all the time, but December 19, 2016, is the last day to receive free shipping if you spend $19 or more.

Standard shipping: December 19, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET

Expedited shipping: December 21, 2016, at 3 PM ET

Express shipping: December 21, 2016, at 11:59 PM ET

In-store pickup: December 24, 2016, at 6 PM local time

Victoria’s Secret

The minimum for shipping depends on where you live, so make sure to check on your order.

Standard shipping: December 15, 2016, at 5 PM ET

Third business day: December 20, 2016, at 5 PM ET

Second business day: December 21, 2016, at 5 PM ET

Next business day: December 21, 2016, at 5 PM ET

Saturday delivery: December 23, 2016, at 5 PM ET

Some of the most popular retailers haven't set official dates yet, which means you are still safe to order. Remember that free shipping day is December 16, 2016.

The U.S. Postal Service also has some dates to guarantee delivery by Christmas:

Ground service: December 15, 2016

First-class mail: December 20, 2016

Priority mail: December 21, 2016

Priority mail express: December 23, 2016

Of course, the sooner you can get everything ordered, the better. It will save you money and ensure that your packages get there on time.

The next big sales day this week is on Friday December 16. The Free Shipping Day 2016 is supported about almost 1,000 online stores so far this year. All stores supporting the Free Shipping Day need to offer free shipping with no minimum and delivery by Christmas Eve.

The final list of stores offering free shipping will be revealed on 12:01am EST on Friday, December 16, 2016 at freeshippingday.com.

On Saturday, December 17, Sam's Club offers a Holiday Celebration sale. See the Sam's Club Holiday Savings Event Ad for the deals.

Find the latest deals on Holiday gifts and guides in the Holiday Gifts 2016 coverage. Holiday shoppers can find all information needed to find Hatchimals and Nintendo NES Classic in time for Christmas.

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