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Order by these dates to have your gifts delivered before Christmas

Mike Timmermann December 12, 2016
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If you still have some holiday shopping left to do, time is running out to make sure that those gifts are delivered before Christmas.

Read more: $10 Christmas gifts your family and friends will love

2016 holiday shipping deadlines

BestBlackFriday.com has compiled a list of holiday shipping deadlines for more than 40 stores and the major shipping companies. In some cases, you can get those presents shipped for free!

Here are some of the highlights:

Delivery companies

FedEx

  • December 12 – FedEx SmartPost
  • December 16 – Home Delivery and Ground
  • December 20 – Express Saver
  • December 21 – 2-Day and 2-Day a.m.
  • December 22 – Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight and First Overnight
  • December 23 – SameDay City (Standard)
  • December 25 – SameDay and SameDay City (Priority)

UPS

  • December 19 – UPS 3 Day Select
  • December 21 – UPS 2nd Day Air
  • December 22 – UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air (Saturday Option)
  • December 23 – UPS Next Day Air (Saturday Option)

United States Postal Service

  • December 15 – USPS Retail Ground
  • December 19 – DNDC Drop Ship
  • December 20 – First-Class Mail Service
  • December 21 – Priority Mail Service
  • December 22 – DDU Drop Ship
  • December 23 – Priority Mail Express Service

Retailers

Amazon

  • December 16 – Free Shipping ($49 min.)
  • December 19 – Standard Shipping
  • December 22 – Two-Day Shipping (Free with Prime)
  • December 23 – One-Day Shipping (In select cities)
  • December 24, 9:30 a.m. local time or earlier – Same-Day Delivery (select cities)
  • December 24, 9:45 p.m. local time or earlier – Two-Hour Delivery (select cities)

Best Buy

  • December 21 before 10:30 a.m. CT – Free Standard Shipping

Bloomingdale’s

  • December 21 by 5 p.m. ET – Standard and Premium Delivery
  • December 22 by 12 p.m. ET – Express Delivery

Home Depot

  • December 16 by Noon ET – Standard
  • December 21 by Noon ET – Expedited
  • December 22 by Noon ET – Express
  • December 24 by 2 p.m. ET – In-Store Pickup

JCPenney

  • December 16 – In-Store Pickup
  • December 18 – Direct Manufacturer Shipping
  • December 19 – Standard
  • December 20 before 12 a.m. (midnight) CST – Express 2-Day Delivery
  • December 22 before 12 p.m. (noon) CST – Expedited 1-Day Delivery

Kmart

  • December 19 by 11:59 p.m. CST – Free Standard Shipping (min. $49)
  • December 21 by 4 p.m. CST -Standard Shipping
  • December 22 by 4 p.m. CST -Premium Shipping
  • December 24 for In-Store Pickup

Kohl’s

  • December 19 by 11 p.m. (CST) – Standard
  • December 20 by 1 p.m. (CST) – 2-Day Shipping
  • December 21 by 1 p.m. (CST) – 1-Day Shipping

Macy’s

  • December 21 by 5 p.m. ET – Free Standard Shipping (min. $99)
  • December 21 by 5 p.m. ET – Premium
  • December 22 by 12 p.m. ET – Express
  • December 24 by 12 p.m. Local Time – In-Store Pickup
  • December 24 by 10 a.m. Local Time – Same-Day Delivery

Nordstrom

  • December 21 by 12 p.m. ET – Two-Business Day Shipping
  • December 22 by 12 p.m. ET – Free Standard Shipping
  • December 23 by 12 p.m. ET – Rush Shipping ($10)

Sam’s Club

  • December 13 – Value Shipping
  • December 17 – Standard
  • December 19 – Premium
  • December 21 – Express

Sears

  • December 19 by 11:59 p.m. CST – Free Standard Shipping (min. $49)
  • December 21 at 4 p.m. CST – Standard Shipping
  • December 22 at 4 p.m. CST – Premium Shipping
  • December 24 – In-Store Pickup

Toys R Us

  • December 19 by 11:59 p.m. ET – Free Shipping
  • December 21 by 3 p.m. ET – Expedited
  • December 21 by 11:59 p.m. ET – Express
  • December 24 by 6 p.m. local time – In-Store Pickup

Walmart

  • December 16 – Value
  • December 20 – Standard
  • December 21 – Expedited
  • December 22 – Rush

Free Shipping Day

This year, Free Shipping Day is Friday, December 16. Participating online retailers will offer free shipping with no minimum order and your gifts will arrive by Christmas Eve.

You can browse the participating retailers at http://www.freeshippingday.com/.

Read more: 73% of Americans don’t want to receive this Christmas gift

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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