Procrastinators’ Guide to Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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Procrastinators’ Guide to Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Free Shipping Day is fast approaching, and it’s the last day to order online at many retailers at standard delivery rates and receive your gifts by Christmas. But, procrastinators, fear not, for we have the holiday shipping cut-off dates that will help you plan your last-minute shopping this season.

Here are the deadlines for this holiday season’s standard and expedited delivery rates:

Amazon – Up to 10% cash back

  • Dec. 16 – Last day for free (non-Prime member) shipping
  • Dec. 18 – Last day for standard shipping (4-5 days)
  • Dec. 22 – Last day for two-day shipping
  • Dec. 23 – Last day for one-day shipping
  • Dec. 24 – Same-day delivery or Prime Now one-hour delivery

eBay – Up to 5% cash back

  • USPS Dates
    • Dec. 15 – Standard Post, Media Mail, and Parcel Select
    • Dec. 19 – First Class Mail
    • Dec. 21 – Priority Mail
    • Dec. 23 – Priority Mail Express
  • UPS Dates
    • Dec. 18 – UPS Ground and UPS Three-Day Select
    • Dec. 22 – UPS Second Day Air
    • Dec. 23 – UPS Next Day Air/UPS Next Day Air Saver
  • FedEx Dates
    • Dec. 14 – SmartPost – Transit 7+
    • Dec. 15 – SmartPost – Zones 7 & 8, Transit 6
    • Dec. 16 – SmartPost – Zone 6, Transit 5, Ground/Home Delivery
    • Dec. 17 – SmartPost – Zone 5, Transit 4
    • Dec. 18 – SmartPost – Zones 3 & 4, Transit 3
    • Dec. 21 – SmartPost – Zone 2, Transit 2, Express Saver
    • Dec. 22 – Two-day shipping
    • Dec. 23 – Overnight (Standard/Priority/First)
    • Dec. 25 – Same Day shipping

Target – (offers and coupons only)

  • Dec. 17-18 – Standard shipping (3-5 days)
  • Dec. 22 – Premium shipping (2 days)
  • Dec. 23 – Express shipping (1 business day)

Best Buy – (offers and coupons only)

  • Dec. 16-17 – Standard shipping (3-7 days)
  • Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping (2 business days)
  • Dec 23 – Express shipping (1 business day)

Walmart – 2% cash back

  • Dec. 14 – Value shipping (6-9 days)
  • Dec. 16 – Standard shipping (3-5 days)
  • Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping (2-3 days)
  • Dec. 23 – Rush order shipping (1-2 days)

Macy’s – 1.5% cash back

  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Standard shipping
  • Noon EST Dec. 23 – Express shipping
  • Noon Local Time Dec. 24 – In-store pickup

Toys-R-Us – 1% cash back

  • Dec. 14 – Economy shipping (6-9 days)
  • Noon EST Dec. 19 – Standard shipping (2-5 days)
  • Noon EST Dec. 23 – Express shipping (1-2 days)

Victoria’s Secret – Up to 1% cash back

  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 16 – Standard shipping
  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 18 – Saturday delivery
  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 21 – Three-day shipping
  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Two-day shipping
  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 23 – Next-day Express shipping

Newegg – (offers and coupons only)

  • Dec. 14 – Super Eggsaver shipping
  • Dec. 16 – Large item shipping
  • Dec. 21 – Three-day shipping
  • Dec. 22 – Two-day shipping
  • Dec. 23 – Next-day shipping
  • Dec. 24 – Pick up at call centers for orders placed by 8 a.m.

Dell – 2% cash back

  • Dec. 18 – 3-5 day shipping
  • Dec. 22 – Two-day shipping

GameStop – Up to 2.5% cash back

  • Dec. 16 – Value, Saver, or Expedited shipping
  • Dec. 17 – Standard shipping
  • Dec. 21 – Two-day shipping
  • Dec. 22 – One-day shipping

JCPenney – 1.5% cash back

  • Dec. 20 – Standard shipping
  • Dec. 21 – Two-day shipping
  • 1:59 p.m. CST Dec. 23 – One-day shipping

Adorama – 1% cash back

  • 8 p.m. EST Dec. 17 – Standard shipping
  • 1 p.m. EST Dec. 18 – Expedited shipping

American Eagle Outfitters – 4% cash back

  • 6 a.m. EST Dec. 20 – Standard shipping
  • 1 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Athleta – Up to 2% cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • 3 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Banana Republic – Up to 2% cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • 2 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Barneys New York – 2.5% cash back

  • 11:59 a.m. EST Dec. 14 – Standard shipping
  • 11:59 a.m. EST Dec. 20 – Expedited shipping

BCBG – 2% cash back

  • Dec. 15 – Standard shipping
  • Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

Bloomingdales – Up to 1% cash back

  • 12 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Standard and expedited shipping

Brooks Brothers  – 3.5% cash back

  • 12 p.m. EST Dec. 18 – Standard shipping
  • 12 p.m. EST Dec 22 – Expedited shipping

The Children’s Place – 2% cash back

  • Dec. 18 – Standard shipping

Crate and Barrel – Up to 1.5% cash back

  • 1 p.m. EST Dec. 19 – Standard shipping
  • 1 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Disney Store – 1.5% cash back

  • Dec. 18 – Standard shipping
  • Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

Eddie Bauer – 3% cash back

  • 2:59 a.m. EST Dec. 22 – Standard shipping
  • 2:59 a.m. EST Dec. 23 – Expedited shipping

Figi’s – 3.5% cash back

  • 9 p.m. EST Dec. 17 – Standard shipping
  • 9 p.m. EST Dec. 18 – Expedited shipping

Fry’s Electronics – Cash back on offers only

  • 6 p.m. EST Dec. 17 – Standard shipping
  • 6 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Gap – Up to 2% cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • 3 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Home Depot – 1% cash back

  • Noon EST Dec. 16 – Standard shipping
  • Noon EST Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

J.Crew Factory– 1.5% Cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Two-day shipping

Kohl’s – 2% cash back

  • Noon EST Dec. 20 – Standard shipping
  • 2 p.m. EST Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

Lands’ End – Up to 2% cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

LEGO – 2.5% cash back

  • Noon EST Dec. 15 – Standard shipping
  • Noon EST Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

The Limited – 1.5% cash back

  • Dec. 20 – Standard shipping
  • Dec. 23 – Expedited shipping

L.L. Bean – 2% cash back

  • Noon EST Dec. 22 – Standard shipping
  • Noon EST Dec. 23 – Expedited shipping

Lowe’s – Up to 2% cash back

  • Noon EST Dec. 20 – Standard shipping
  • 6 p.m. EST Dec. 24 – Expedited shipping, same-day pickup

MacMall – Up to 2% cash back

  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 17 – Standard shipping
  • 5 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Madewell – 1.5% cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • 11 a.m. EST Dec. 23 – Expedited shipping

Nordstrom – Up to 2.5% cash back and free standard shipping

  • 11 p.m. EST Dec. 16 – Free standard shipping to P.O. boxes
  • 3 p.m. EST Dec. 18 – Saturday delivery
  • 11 p.m. EST Dec. 21 – Free standard shipping on gift cards
  • Dec. 22 – Two-day shipping on gift cards (1 p.m. EST) and merchandise (3 p.m. EST)
  • Noon EST Dec. 23 – Free standard shipping on qualifying merchandise and next-day shipping
  • Dec. 25 – Last day to send an e-gift card

The North Face – 2.5% cash back

  • 3 a.m. EST Dec. 15 – Standard shipping
  • 3 a.m. EST Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

Old Navy – 2% cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • 3 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Pier 1 Imports – 2% cash back

  • 1 a.m. EST Dec. 18 – Standard shipping
  • 1 p.m. EST Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

Ralph Lauren – 6% cash back

  • Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • 3 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

REI – 2.5% cash back

  • Noon EST Dec. 15 – Standard shipping
  • Noon EST Dec. 21 – Expedited shipping

Soma Intimates – 1% cash back

  • 2 p.m. EST Dec. 21 – Standard shipping
  • 2 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

Tommy Hilfiger – 5% cash back

  • Dec. 18 – Standard shipping
  • 2 p.m. EST Dec. 22 – Expedited shipping

We’ll be updating this post with more holiday shipping deadlines as they are released, so bookmark this list to make your last-minute shopping less stressful this season!