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Free Shipping Day 2013: Free shipping on last-minute holiday gifts

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Have you heard the big holiday news? If you have still have some last-minute Christmas shopping to do, go grab your credit card! While Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Green Monday have all come and gone, another highly anticipated holiday shopping day is almost here. According to an 11Alive report published on Dec. 14, Free Shipping Day is Dec. 18, 2013, and Americans are ready to celebrate!

Free Shipping Day

The annual one-day online sale event is the perfect opportunity for last minute holiday shoppers to order those holiday gifts online with no shipping charges! Free Shipping Day was created in 2008 by entrepreneur Luke Knowles and his wife. Each year, more and more retailers participate in the big online shopping event. And if you think Free Shipping Day isn’t a ginormous hit, think again! Shoppers spent over $1 billion on Free Shipping Day 2011 and 2012!

Free Shipping Day 2013

Currently, 952 merchants are participating in this year's Free Shipping Day 2013 event by offering free shipping with delivery guaranteed by Christmas Eve with no additional fees! Plus, no minimum purchase is required, according to the website!

While all the retailers have not yet been revealed, just a few of the big name retailers participating in this year’s event include Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Younkers, Bergner's, Bass Pro Shops, Radio Shack, Harry & David, Lord & Taylor and Hot Topic, to name a few. Plus, some retailers will also be offering other holiday steals-and-deals as well. Be sure to visit the Free Shipping Day website after 12:01 a.m. EST on Dec. 18 to view specific details and see all of the stores participating in this year's event.

Our neighbors up north also got in on the online action this year on Dec. 12, 2013. Nearly 300 retailers participated in the third annual Canada Free Shipping Day.

Why fight the crowds and lousy weather when you can purchase those last-minute holiday gifts from the comfort of your own home? Whether you are looking for computers, electronics, handy-dandy gadgets, games, apparel, jewelry or things for the house, chances are pretty good you will be able to find it online. Plus, having those holiday gifts delivered to your home at no cost is a no-brainer!

Dec. 18 is also Bake Cookies Day! Happy holidays!

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