The Shipping Elves, Part One
Sending gifts far and wide is pricey.
The solution: December 18 is National Free Shipping Day, when 1,127 stores (including REI, Radio Shack and Harry and David) will give all customers free shipping on their online purchases, with delivery by December 24. If you can't wait until then because you're worried a gift will be out of stock by the 18th, Jeanette Pavini, a savings expert for Coupons.com, suggests you search for free-shipping promotions for any site you're ordering from. In fact, National Free Shipping Day can help you out with this too—scroll to the bottom of its homepage for links to free-shipping coupons for everything from Forever21 to Barneys.