Free Shipping Day 2023: What You Need to Know

Free shipping from hundreds of online stores in time for the holidays

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What to Know

  • The next Free Shipping Day event is on December 14, 2023.
  • The purpose is for retailers to help you save money and guarantee shipment by Christmas.
  • Lots of stores participate, such as Target, TOMS, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Dillard's, and Overstock.

This article explains what this "holiday" is, which stores are offering free shipping, and when you can take advantage of this one-day promotional event.

What Is Free Shipping Day?

Free Shipping Day is an event that takes place each year in mid-December. 2023 will mark its 15th year.

On this day, thousands of online retailers, both large and small, offer free shipping and guarantee your items by Christmas Eve. In 2023, Free Shipping Day will be Thursday, December 14.

This shopping day has been going strong since 2008, and it gets bigger every year, generating more sales than even Black Friday one year. Participating retailers waive minimum ordering requirements, making it a great way to finish last-minute holiday shopping, save money, and steer clear of the crowds.

Online Stores Participating in Free Shipping Day 2023

Visit the Free Shipping Day website to view the complete list of hundreds of online stores that offered free shipping last year. They'll likely remain for 2023, too.

List of stores at Free Shipping Day

Browse these stores alphabetically, by popularity, by categories, or by searching for your favorite store.

Regular participants include Target, Staples, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Aeropostale, TOMS, Banana Republic, Barnes & Noble, Bealls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Brookstone, Cabela's, Carter's, Chico's, Charlotte Russe, Coldwater Creek, Crate & Barrel, Dillard's, Forever 21, GameStop, JCPenney, J.Crew, Kmart, Kohl's, Macy's, Overstock, PetSmart, Reebok, Sephora, Sears, The Children's Place, Walmart, Under Armour, and Zales.

Each year the number of stores participating in Free Shipping Day increases. Many announce their participation early, but quite a few jump in as the date grows near, so visit the site regularly for updates.

The Free Shipping Day website also offers coupons year-round for hundreds of popular retailers.

How to Get Free Shipping This Year

Go to the Free Shipping Day 2023 website anytime after 12:00 AM EST on December 14, 2023, to view the details of each store's free shipping offer. Each offer works a little bit differently, so make sure you read all the details.

Stores may include a code to use during checkout or the free shipping may be automatically applied. Shop at the online store as usual and follow the directions at checkout to get your free shipping.

Each store guarantees your Free Shipping Day purchase by Christmas Eve. And according to the rules set by, the no-cost shipping must be valid without a minimum purchase and must apply to every product, so you can shop from the companies you see in this list with confidence that your order will qualify for free shipping.

If you're not sure if a store is participating, and you don't want to check the list, try coupon codes like 10%Off or FreeShippingDay10. Stores don't have to use those codes, but it's recommended that they do, so you might get lucky if you try them during checkout.

Score some great deals at your favorite online stores and discover some new merchants that may have the perfect gift for someone on your list.

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