Black Friday 2015 has many stores offering free shipping with a minimum purchase and others that are offering free shipping without any minimum at all. While many of the Black Friday sales are hard to beat in price, the one thing that can eat up that savings very quickly is the cost of shipping your purchase.
On Black Friday you might purchase an item online for a sale price of $50 with a shipping cost of $20. If that same item is selling for $60 at another online retailer that is offering free shipping, you are saving more money by paying a higher price for the item and getting it shipped for free.
This is why it is important to check out the shipping policy of the online retailer before you make that purchase. As PR PRNewswire suggests on November 18, that the price of shipping an item is “often overlooked.” They also remind consumers that “paying shipping fees on Black Friday can sometimes offset the tremendous savings when shopping online.”
Some of these shipping policies are on-going all year and others have dropped their minimum shipping prices for the holidays, according to Best Black Friday. Either way this leads to bigger savings as even the minimum purchase prices are reasonable when looking for free shipping.
Stores with free shipping with no minimum purchase required and stores with free shipping with a minimum purchase required are listed below:
Amazon – $35 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Apple – No minimum (regular shipping policy)
Banana Republic – $50 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Barney’s New York – No minimum (regular shipping policy)
Barnes & Noble – $25 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Bass Pro Shops – $50 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Bed Bath & Beyond – $49 minimum
Best Buy – No minimum
BJ’s Wholesale Club – No minimum or the shipping cost is included within price of product
Bon-Ton Stores – No minimum
Dell – No minimum
eBay – 63% of items will ship free, check if your item is one before making a purchase.
Forever 21 – No minimum
Gap – $50 minimum (regular shipping policy)
hhgregg – No minimum only on items that are able to ship UPS.
Home Depot – $45 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Hewlett Packard(HP) – No minimum
JCPenney – $49 minimum
Kmart – $49 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Kohl’s – $75 minimum
LEGO – $75 minimum
L.L. Bean –No minimum (regular shipping policy)
Lowe’s – $19 minimum
Macy’s – $50 minimum
Microsoft Store – No minimum (regular shipping policy)
Neiman Marcus – No minimum
Nordstrom – No minimum (regular shipping policy)
Office Depot and OfficeMax – $35 minimum
Old Navy – $50 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Overstock – $50 minimum (regular shipping policy)
Petco – $49 minimum (regular shipping policy)
PetSmart – No minimum
Sears – $49 minimum
Sport’s Authority – No minimum
Stage Stores – No minimum
Staples – $49.99 minimum
Target – No minimum
Toys R Us – $19 minimum
Walgreens – $35 Minimum
Walmart – $50 Minimum
Zappos – No minimum (regular shipping policy)
How many times have you finished your online shopping and you are proud of all the deals you’ve accumulated, just to find out that much of that money you thought you had saved gets eaten up with shipping costs? Check out the online retailers shipping prices first before spending your time and effort ordering your holiday gifts!