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Thursday Thrifty Throwdown: Holiday Countdown! 10 Weeks!

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I may be making a huge assumption here, but I don't think many of you own a sleigh...or eight reindeer to drive it. The big fella has his delivery method unmatched by anything online. Sadly, it involves a magic that we non-elf employers, non-North Pole inhabitants have access to...which means we have to figure out how to get those gifts to us.

Enter in shipping costs. Heading to the post office and sending them to family members the old-fashioned way costs money. As does gas money going to the mall a few times to stock up for presents to put under your tree there at home. So...I'm on a mission this year to spend no money on shipping costs. Zip, zilch, nada.

It can be done, I know it! I'm doing most of my shopping online and sending them directly to folks (or to our home if they are for the kiddo). I've checked out subscription sites like Shop Runner and Amazon Prime - both of which charge a fee, but it is minimal if you do a lot of Internet shopping. And I am refusing to shop anywhere that doesn't offer free shipping. So many do these days, everyone from Zappos to Gap to Amazon's regular Super Saver Shipping, and even more offer specials of free shipping (so sign up for those email blasts as that is where you find out). Also, sites like FreeShipping.org gives great codes you can use to make your own free shipping day.

This is one area during holiday season we can all save some money. Even if you only do a bit of shopping online, make it a point to get free shipping. And when you head to the mall, have a list, so you don't make repeat trips!

Do you have favorite sites that ship for free? Where do you find codes? 

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by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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goddess99
by on Sep. 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I do the super saving shipping on Amazon alot and Kohls has 99cent shipping and free shipping over a certain amount.

sukainah
by on Sep. 28, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I'd say Amazon is my favorite for free shipping and for Amazon or other sites, I just Google for a code.  

natesmom1228
by Member on Sep. 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

I usually find free shipping on Amazon.

natesmom1228
by Member on Sep. 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM


Quoting sukainah:

I'd say Amazon is my favorite for free shipping and for Amazon or other sites, I just Google for a code.  

I love Amazon.

AzariahsMother
by on Sep. 28, 2012 at 9:47 AM

I don't have any. 

Stevensmomma
by on Sep. 28, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Yes Amazon !

jbyrd898
by Jessica on Sep. 29, 2012 at 7:05 AM

I like Amazon a lot. I like to ship things directly to some people, because it says so much time and trouble.

jbyrd898
by Jessica on Sep. 29, 2012 at 7:07 AM


Quoting goddess99:

I do the super saving shipping on Amazon alot and Kohls has 99cent shipping and free shipping over a certain amount.

I didnt realize Kohl's had online shopping. I am going to have to go check them out.

baby
MDWife12
by on Sep. 29, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I know a lot of sites will give free shipping if you spend a certain amount of money :) I don't have any

favorite sites though :)

yvonne37
by Yvonne on Sep. 29, 2012 at 10:34 AM

amazon!!  i love amazon, and you get free shipping after your $25

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