Dates To Know If You Want Your Online Orders By Christmas

Christmas is less than two weeks away...and if you haven’t gotten all of your holiday shopping done you better get cracking. And if you’re one of those people who plan to buy your gifts online you only have a few more days to shop in order to guarantee your gifts get here in time for the holiday.

When it comes to shipping, a lot of folks don’t want to pay the extra dough, and if you’re one of them you may want to spend Friday making all your purchases. Friday is being dubbed Free Shipping Day, with almost 1,000 retailers participating, including Target and JC Penney.

But if getting purchases on time in order to get those gifts under the tree is the most important thing to you, it’s best to keep certain key shipping date in mind. Some retailers’ shipping deadlines include:


  • December 18th: Standard shipping
  • December 22nd: Two-day shipping (free with Prime)
  • December 23rd: one-day shipping (In select cities)
  • December 24th: 9:30 a.m. local time or earlier - Same-day delivery (select cities)
  • December 24th: 9:45 p.m. local time or earlier - Two-hour delivery (select cities) 


  • December 17th: by 11:59 p.m. CST - Free shipping
  • December 19th: by 4 p.m. CST - Standard shipping
  • December 21st by 4 p.m. CST - Premium shipping
  • December 24th: for in-store pickup


  • Varies by item - Free standard shipping
  • December 19th by 12 p.m. - Premium two-day shipping
  • December 22nd by 12 p.m. - Express one-day shipping
  • December 22nd by 7 p.m. - Restock 

Toys R Us

  • December 18th by 11:59 p.m. ET - Free shipping
  • December 20th by 3 p.m. ET - Expedited
  • December 20th by 11:59 p.m. ET - Express
  • December 24th by noon ET - In-store pickup 


  • December 13th - Freight
  • December 19th - Standard
  • December 21st - Rush

Source: CBS News 

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