Sunday, November 16, 2014

Free Shipping - How to Find These Offers

As the competition in online shopping intensifies, a growing number of websites have been enticing shoppers with various incentives just to stay ahead of the game. Some are starting to offer coupons at checkouts, special discounts, free shipping, and more. In this article however, we will be focusing only on free shipping.

Free Shipping Plans
With free shipping plans for example, you pay a certain amount of money to get free shipping privilege for a set amount of time. If you happen to be a frequent shopper on any of these websites, with such a plan, you could save a lot of money. However, if you are a person who shops only on occasion, a free shipping plan might not be beneficial to you.

Free Shipping Day
For those of you who might not be aware of  “Free Shopping Day”, each year, as it gets closer to the holidays many stores participate in what is known as Annual Free Shipping Day. If you visit the Free Shipping Day website you will be able to see all the stores that are going to allow free shipping on this day. Although for some stores you may be required to spend a minimum amount, in order to be qualified for this privilege, many of them will be willing to ship any order -- no matter how small -- at no cost.


How To Get Free Shipping On Free Shipping Day 2014
Visit the Free Shipping Day 2014 website on Thursday, December 18, 2014, anytime after 12:00 a.m. EST(Eastern Standard Time). Here you will be provided with information on each store's free shipping offer, such as requirements, and promotion codes, if needed, during checkout.

Free Shipping
If you go to FreeShipping.org you can find many stores that offer free shipping.
A growing number of websites have been offering free shipping to shoppers as long as they spend a certain amount of money. In some cases, as long as the items in your shopping cart add up to $50 or more, your order will be shipped for free.

Caution

Some stores will intentionally lure shoppers into shopping on their websites by offering free shipping yet discretely including shipping cost and even a little more in the final price of an item advertised. Let’s look at these two scenarios for example: A’s website might offer you free shipping for an outfit that cost $40. However at B’s website, you might be able to find that same outfit for $30. Although there is also a flat rate shipping fee of $6 for this $30 outfit, you are still able to save $4 on this deal as opposed to the deal offered by A’s store.

The bottom line is that, although free shipping is indeed a good way of saving on online shopping, if you are not careful, sometimes you may end up losing money, if you only order from stores that offer free shipping. One way you may try to minimize this risk however, is to use a price comparison app or a price comparison website like PriceGrabber.com, to compare different prices of an item across multiple websites(without having to leave PriceGrabber Site), before making an order.