On Dec. 16, You Can Get Free Shipping at 800+ Retailers. Here’s How

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Christmas and Hanukkah are a little over two weeks away — but before freaking out and frantically ordering all your gifts, remember…

This might be one of the very rare instances where procrastination has its benefits.

That’s because Free Shipping Day 2016 is coming up.

And, just like it sounds, it’ll get you totally free shipping at nearly 1,000 retailers.

Here’s what you need to know.

When is Free Shipping Day?

So far, Free Shipping Day has announced 830 participants, including big names like Target, JCPenney and Cabela’s. Last year, Amazon and Walmart got involved, too.

All the participating retailers’ names will be revealed at 12:01 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, which is when Free Shipping Day 2016 officially begins.

For the following 24 hours, you’ll get free shipping on anything you order from those sites — with no minimums.

And don’t worry about not making it under the tree: Your packages are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas Eve (which, this year, also happens to be the first night of Hanukkah).

So if you’ve been slacking on your gift-buying, don’t fret. Mark your calendar for Dec. 16 — and revel in your (productive) procrastination ‘til then!

Your Turn: Have you bought your presents yet? Or do you plan to take advantage of Free Shipping Day?

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Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.

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