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Free Shipping Day 2013: Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy sales deals

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The Free Shipping Day 2013 offers will include over 750 retailers taking part in the upcoming sales, deals and offers online. Among those who will offer sales deals include REI, J.C. Penney, Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy. The promotional day arrives on Wednesday, with just a week left until Christmas Day 2013 arrives, although many websites are continuing to offer their unique cyber sales and deals online all week.

An LA Times report from Dec. 16 notes that Best Buy is among those offering a shipping promotion. The electronics retail giant is offering express shipping through 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time this coming Sunday evening. Also, anyone who places an order on their website by 4 p.m. local time Christmas Eve is able to pick up items in the retail stores. Best Buy is currently offering a 4-Day Nick of Time sale on their site and in stores which will last until Thursday of this week. Today’s items on sale include a $99 digital camera by Canon, a Nikon DSLR camera, amm MacBook Air laptops and select Samsung HDTVs.

The Amazon cyber sale continues to feature various daily deals and lightning deals on their website. Many items on the site are eligible for free 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime members, while orders for $35 or more also qualify for free shipping. Walmart is boasting a similar promotion, but their site indicates today that there are just 3 days left to ensure free shipping by Christmas. Among the deals today, Amazon is offering $20 off the Kindle eReader, making it $49 instead of $69. They’ve also got 50% off select infant/preschool toys, 50% off Florsheim men’s shoes and over 40% off select Celestron binoculars or telescopes. Unfortunately for customers eager to see a drone deliver their packages in 30 minutes, that's still at least a few years away.

Walmart is continuing an online specials sale, where they boast their best items still in stock. These include a $179 32-inch 720P HDTV, a KitchenAid 4.5-quart mixer and various toys, tools, and other electronics items. All of Walmart’s online deals can be seen at the online specials page here. Walmart had previously indicated that they had a very successful Cyber Monday 2013, with over a billion page views which made for plenty of purchasing by customers.

Still, LA Times reports that “last-minute spending” is down from last holiday season. In 2012, customers spent an average of $854 on those last minute gifts, compared to estimates of $799 for 2013. However, this coming Monday is still expected to be the busiest shipping day of the year, with an estimated 420 million packages set to be delivered. That’s an increase of 12% from this time last year.

A complete list of shipping promotions is available at the Dealsplus website for shoppers looking to get those last-minute holiday gifts.

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