How to get shipping for free on nearly everything you buy

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In the old days, those of us who were brave enough to try this new online shopping thing were willing to pay a shipping fee for the mere convenience of having goods delivered to our door. Today, we’re a lot more experienced (and jaded), and free shipping is something we actively seek. Most e-tailers will offer free shipping with a minimum threshold, like $25, $35 or $50. During the holidays, merchants like Target, Amazon and Best Buy spoil us with free shipping with no minimum purchase, but there are actually 48 e-tailers that offer free shipping with no minimum spend – and no membership fee, like with Amazon Prime.

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1. ABT

This site that sells home appliances and electronics offers free shipping on thousands of items. Just look for the “free shipping on this product” icon as you shop.

 

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2. Accessory Geeks

This cell phone accessory site offers free shipping when you select “Free ship (USPS)” at checkout.

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3. Apple

 

Apple offers free shipping on all in-stock items. Many items even qualify for free 2-day shipping, and iPhones qualify for free Next Day Air.

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4. Barney’s New York

This luxury retailer offers free ground shipping on all US orders. Express delivery is available for a fee.

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5. Bergdorf Goodman

This New York City-based luxury retailer offers free standard shipping within the U.S.

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6. Better World Books

This online bookseller will ship for free anywhere in the world. The free shipping offer applies to orders shipped directly from Better World Books or from their partner providers.

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7. Blue Mercury

This beauty etailer offers free 2-day shipping within the U.S., but cannot ship to P.O. boxes.

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8. Blue Nile

This jewelry and gift site offers free shipping on orders within the U.S. and 46 other country. Shipping is provided via the USPS or Federal Express.

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9. Billabong

Join the free loyalty program, Billabong Club, and receive free economy shipping.

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10. Buydig

This electronics etailer offers free shipping on thousands of items within the contiguous U.S. At the time of this writing, free 2-day shipping was also available with code BDEXPRESS.

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11. Coach

The luxury apparel and accessories brand offers free standard shipping within the continental U.S.

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12. Converse

This hip sneaker line has frequent sales, and if you sign up at Nike.com to be a Nike Plus member, you can get free shipping (Nike owns Converse).

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13. Dell

This technology brand offers free ground shipping. Orders will be delivered within 3-5 business days.

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14. Dermstore


This online beauty store offers free standard shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories. Delivery is guaranteed within 8 business days.

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15. Estee Lauder


Beauty brand Estee Lauder, offers free shipping with in the U.S. and U.S. Territories. While most orders are delivered within 3-5 business days, deliveries to U.S. Territories and APO/FPO/DPO can take up to 21 business days.

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16. Fossil

This watch and accessories brand offers free shipping within the U.S. and territories within 7-10 business days. Orders shipped to an APO/FPO/DPO address will arrive in 3-5 weeks.

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17. HP

HP offers free shipping on a variety of products, including Chromebooks, ink, toner and paper supplies. Shipping time and method vary based on the products ordered.

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18. Jansport

Jansport products, including backpacks and accessories, ship for free within the U.S. 

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19. Kate Spade

Kate Spade accessories and apparel are shipped for free within the continental U.S. and Alaska and Hawaii. Items within the continental U.S. ship via ground and items ship via 2-day air to Alaska and Hawaii.

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20. L.L. Bean

Outdoor apparel and footwear brand, L.L. Bean, ships for free within the U.S., U.S. Territories and Canada.

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21. MAC Cosmetics

A banner on the shipping page indicates that shipping is free on all orders, however, if you scroll down, it appears that MAC offers free Standard shipping, except to Pro members, who pay $5 for orders under $40 (orders over $40 ship free).

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22. Madewell

Denim brand, Madewell, ships free to Madewell Insider members within the continental U.S., U.S. territories, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses. The shipping time is 3-8 business days and the Insider loyalty program is free to join.

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23. Marmot

Marmot, which is an outdoor apparel and equipment brand, offers free Fedex Super Saver shipping on all orders within the U.S. Orders shipped to P.O. Boxes are shipped via USPS.

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24. Microsoft

Microsoft, maker of computers, software, Xbox and more, offers free shipping on all orders within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. They can only ship to P.O. Boxes if addresses are formatted as indicated in the link above.

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25. Neiman Marcus

This high-end apparel and home retailer ships for free within the U.S. and U.S. territories.

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26. Newegg

This electronics site offers free shipping on thousands of items. Look for items marked “free shipping.”

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27. Nike

Sign up for a free Nike Plus membership to get access to exclusive items and early releases, as well as free shipping on all orders. Nike also owns Converse and the free shipping offer applies there as well.

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28. Nordstrom

Upscale retailer, Nordstrom, is known for it’s stellar customer service. Nordstrom will ship almost anything on their site to their customers for free within the U.S. and U.S. Territories, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. 

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29. North Face

This outdoor apparel and equipment brand offers free 3-day shipping within the continental U.S.

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30. Panasonic

Panasonic offers free shipping within the U.S., except Alaska and Hawaii. All goods are shipped standard, with the exception of their massage chairs, which are shipped with their White Glove service. 

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31. Perricone MD

This luxury skincare brand offers free standard shipping within the U.S., except to Alaska and Hawaii.

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32. Prescriptives

This makeup and skincare brand offers free shipping on all orders shipping to U.S. residents.

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33. Ray Ban

For customers in the U.S., sunglass brand, Ray Ban, offers free overnight shipping on all orders.

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34. Sam Edelman

This women’s footwear brand offers free ground shipping on all orders shipped within the Continental U.S.

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35. Samsung

Samsung will ship all mobile devices and accessories via free expedited shipping. All other items are shipped for free via ground shipping.

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36. Shoes.com

Shoes.com offers free shipping within the U.S., including P.O. Boxes and military APO/FPO addresses. According to the site, you should allow 3-10 business days to receive your package.

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37. Shopbop

This clothing and accessories retailer offers free 1-3 day shipping within the U.S. and Canada.

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38. Shoprunner

This members-only online shopping site offers its members free 2-day shipping and returns. Orders can be placed on the Shoprunner site, or on member sites, like Under Armour.com and Nordstrom.com. Their annual membership is $79, but free memberships are available for American Express cardholders, as well as Yahoo and Paypal members.

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39. Smashbox

This makeup brand offers free standard shipping. Estimated shipping time is 1-3 days.

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40.Stuart Weitzman

This fashion and accessories brand offers free shipping within the U.S.

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41. Sunglass Hut

Sunglass Hut offers free ground and 2-day shipping within the U.S., including P.O. Boxes and APO/FPO.

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42. Target

Target will often offer free shipping with no minimum during the holiday season. During the rest of the year, you can get free 2-day shipping when you shop with your Target REDcard. Otherwise, there is a $35 minimum.

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43. Timberland

This footwear brand offers free 3-day and free ground shipping within the U.S.

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44. Tory Burch

This fashion brand offers free shipping and free gift packaging within the Continental U.S. Their site indicates that this is a limited time offer, so confirm before ordering.

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45. UGG

This Australian footwear brand offers free ground shipping in the U.S. on full price items only. Sale items are shipped for an $8 fee.

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46. Verizon

Verizon devices are shipped for free via 2-day delivery. For accessories-only deliveries, 2-day air shipping is free over $49.

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47. Walmart

Walmart has experimented with a variety of free shipping offers over the years. The latest is free 2-day shipping on select items (their site states “millions of items”).

 

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48. Zappos

Order with Zappos and receive fast, free shipping. If you want even faster shipping, join their free Zappos Rewards programs for free next day air shipping as well as early access to sales and special rewards codes.

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, parenting, and retail. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and Flexjobs. She is a contributor at Millie Magazine and CNN Underscored, and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Newsweek, Woman's Day, Forbes, USNews.com, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, MSN.com, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. She has also appeared on TV hundreds of times; including Good Morning America's GMA3: What You Need to Know, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Inside Edition, CNBC and local network affiliates nationwide.