Anyone With a PayPal Account Can Get Free 2-Day Shipping From 125+ Stores

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Remember when you had to choose between running to the store or waiting one or two weeks for your online order to arrive?

Those days are long gone.

With today’s online economy, we expect everything we order online to be at our doorsteps in just a couple days. We’re spoiled that way.

The problem is that when you shop at a smaller retail store online, you may have to pay extra for that sort of expediency.

Not anymore. ShopRunner is a subscription service that gives you two-day shipping and free return shipping at over 125 stores. The subscription usually costs $79 per year, but if you have a PayPal account, it’s totally free. Here’s how it works.

It Pays to Have PayPal

If you have a PayPal account (and who doesn’t?), you can sign up for a free two-year ShopRunner subscription.

I did it, and the sign-up took about five seconds. Easy peasy. Considering what you pay to get two-day shipping with Amazon Prime, getting ShopRunner seems like a no-brainer, right?

The stores that partner with ShopRunner are no joke either. You can get free two-day shipping and free return shipping from Eddie Bauer, Calvin Klein, New York & Co., 1-800-Flowers.com, NFLshop.com, Underarmour and even the Popcorn Factory.

Yes, you can get a giant tin with three flavors of popcorn and your favorite NFL team’s logo sent right to your front door in plenty of time for the season kickoff.

Worth a Shot?

While some ShopRunner reviews have been less than complimentary, there are others that rave about the service. It’s up to you if you want to give it a shot. If you’ve heard of ShopRunner and have contemplated whether it would be worth it to you, now is your chance to try it risk-free.

Like I said, signing up is super easy and completely free, so why not give it a shot? The coolest thing is the membership does not automatically renew at the full price, so you don’t have to remember to cancel two years later.

Just try to bring your awesome tin of popcorn inside before the squirrels smell what’s at your front door.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. He believes there is another sweet Hawaiian shirt out there that needs to be on his doorstep in two days. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

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