Amazon Matches Target’s Free Shipping Throwdown for the Holidays & Everyone Wins


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Ordering holiday gifts online can be a godsend when you have kids at home, but sometimes it can be hard to swallow those shipping fees in the name of convenience. Now you can get free shipping at Amazon for the holidays. Better still? You don’t even need an Amazon Prime membership!

If you haven’t noticed, major retailers have been rolling out super-sweet shipping bonuses to score holiday shoppers. Target just added a free two-day shipping perk, too—apparently hoping to compete with Amazon Prime. Amazon has seen the writing on the wall and offered free holiday shipping of its own and honestly, everybody wins here.

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The mega online retailer will offer U.S. customers absolutely, positively free shipping starting Nov. 5. with no purchase minimum, either. While the offer doesn’t apply to each and every item that you can find on Amazon, it does apply to hundreds of millions of listings. Yay!

Even though this offer applies to everyone, Prime members get an added perk. Forget about free two-day shipping. Amazon is offering free same-day delivery on over three million items to Prime members.

According to Doug Herrington, Senior Vice President of North American Retail at Amazon, “This holiday, customers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum purchase amount on orders that will arrive in time for Christmas, including items from Amazon’s expertly curated Gift Guides across electronics, fashion, home and toys.”

So get ready to fill your kiddo’s wish list. That is, without the three-hour drive around the mall parking lot just to find the farthest space from the entrance, trudge 10 minutes in the slushy snow and battle all the other mamas for the “it” toy of the season!

—Erica Loop



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