What to Expect on Free Shipping Day 2012 [Monday, December 17]

If you shop regularly at Amazon, Zappos or other stores that offer free shipping all the time, Free Shipping Day (Monday, December 17 this year) doesn’t sound all that exciting.

Where it does come in handy is at stores where shipping is rarely free–mostly boutiques and smaller retailers. Other stores that regularly offer free shipping with a minimum purchase will dump the minimum purchase requirement on Monday in an effort to capture your last minute holiday spending dollar.

A few more things to note:

  • Last year we saw several stores start their free shipping deals the day before Free Shipping Day. I’m pretty sure we’ll see the same thing happen this year.
  • To get your attention, some retailers will offer coupon codes and discounts in conjunction with free shipping. If you don’t see one listed, check RetailMeNot or another source for a code.
  • Some Etsy.com retailers will also offer free shipping on Friday.

Details on the offers we’ll see this are under wraps until the 17th for the most part, but you can generally tell what a store’s going to do by looking at what it did last year.

Here are some Free Shipping Day events I’m looking forward to checking out based on last year’s offers. Most of these were one-day only deals:

BC will keep you posted on the best Free Shipping Day deals, so check back on Monday. You can take a look at the most current holiday deals and coupons here.

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