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Retail stores need more inventory to stay relevant

On January 21, 2013

Stores are working hard to prevent showrooming, where a customer goes into the store to touch and feel a product and then returns home to buy it cheaper online. Some retailers are price matching online prices hoping you’ll buy in the store rather than online. While it hurts local business owners when you buy online, I find it’s hard to…

Coupons / Freebies / Saving money

Free shipping for the holiday

On December 14, 2012

If your shopping isn’t complete, the shipping deadline for holiday items is approaching. As a last push to get you to shop, an estimated 2000 retailers will participate in Free Shipping Day on Monday, December 17. The Free Shipping team put together a handy list of shipping deadlines by retailer. Some say standard shipping orders placed by December 20th will…

Consumer News / Consumer Tips

Free Shipping Day is Friday

On December 12, 2011

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, why not wait a little longer and save on shipping. Friday, December 16th, is Free Shipping Day. More than 2,000 merchants will offer free shipping and guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve. During the holidays, whether you buy on the designated Free Shipping Day, or when it’s convenient for you — shipping is something…

Consumer News

Free shipping becoming more common

On October 18, 2011

More and more companies are offering free shipping which will make it easier to shop online this holiday season without searching for the promotional codes to earn the free shipping. Walmart is offering Home Free shipping for apparel and consumable orders of $45 or more. Consumable products include beauty supplies, diapers, formula, clothing, household cleaning products, snacks, personal care, and…

Consumer News

Free shipping year round

On March 25, 2011

It doesn’t have to be Christmas or a special offer to get free shipping. L.L. Bean is offering free shipping year round. It previously only offered free shipping to its Visa card holders. Visa holders will not get free return shipping, too. Shipping and handling used to cost $4.95-9.95 for 2-5 business day delivery depending on the price of your…

Consumer News / Consumer Tips / Saving money

Free shipping day, but you may still pay to ship

On December 17, 2010

It’s the long-awaited free day of shipping. The problem is, hundreds of retailers attached strings to orders to qualify you for free shipping.  More than 1000 retailers gave consumers free shipping on all orders including American Eagle, L.L. Bean, and Nine West. However, hundreds of others like Brookstone, Macy’s, and Sears require a minimum purchase for customers to get free shipping. Some…

Consumer Tips / Saving money

Free shipping day one week away but no need to wait

On December 10, 2010

 The official Free Shipping day is one week away, but there’s no need to procrastinate. You can do your holiday shopping online today and still get free shipping from many retailers. On Friday, December 17th, more than 1000 online retailers will offer free shipping for delivery by Christmas Eve. You can check out the retailers on the Free Shipping Day…