Shipping Your Christmas Gifts for Free

christmas gifts I love shopping online for Christmas gift because it is so convenient. I can do my research, shop at different stores, find all of the deals and never have to deal with cranky kids and crowded stores. Well, at least if the kids get cranky, I can give them a snack and send them down to the playroom, something I can’t so when I shop at the actual retail stores.

There is one thing that I don’t like about buying Christmas gifts online and that is the shipping costs that may be associated with them. Of course there are ways around being charged shipping this holiday season.

Free Shipping Program from Amazon Prime

Right now, Amazon is offering a free trial of its Prime program. You can get three months of free two-day shipping, and you don’t have to worry about a minimum purchase. This helps you snag those daily specials or last minute deals without worry. You can set up the prime account to automatically expire at the end of the trail so you will never be charged for the service.

Ship to Store

Many stores, such as Walmart and Sears offer a ship to store option. You place your order online and your local store sets the items aside or orders them in to the store. You can then simply go to the store, where your order will be waiting for you already assembled and checked out. It brings new convenience to the request, “Honey can you pick up a few things on your way home?”

Coupon Codes and Free Holiday Shipping

As the Christmas holidays get closer, many online stores will offer free shipping deals or free shipping coupon codes. You can find these codes by searching for the name of the store and the term “coupon codes.” You can also search on coupon code sites, such as Retailmenot.com for coupon codes and links that will give you free shipping.

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Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com

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