Amazon Prime Members Get Free Holiday Shipping Until Dec. 22

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Are you still trying to decide what to get your family and friends this Christmas? Well, your deadline to find a gift has just been extended if you happen to have an Amazon Prime membership.

Amazon announced today that all Amazon Prime members can get free holiday shipping as long as they purchase the item before midnight EST on Sunday, December 22. While free two-day shipping is a hallmark of Amazon Prime, this is one of the few times throughout the year when the perk goes from convenient to necessity.

“This is a unique holiday season. With so few shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this weekend can be hectic for many holiday shoppers - fighting crowds while struggling to find just the right gift,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime. “We would like to make your weekend just a little easier. Prime members can order anytime this weekend, as late as midnight on Sunday, Dec. 22, and still receive unlimited free two-day shipping in time for Christmas. This allows members to enjoy the same fast, free shipping and convenient online shopping experience they have come to expect from Amazon.”

If you're running really late this year, you can still place an order through December 23 and have it arrive on Christmas Eve if you choose one-day shipping at checkout. For Amazon Prime members, this will cost you $2.99 per item.

Here's the full holiday ordering deadline schedule:

  • Dec. 18: Free Shipping and Standard Shipping
  • Dec. 22: Two-Day Shipping (order as late as midnight EST; varies by item; free with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 23: One-Day Shipping (order as late as midnight EST; varies by item; as low as $2.99/item with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 24: Local Express Delivery (while available; select cities; $3.99/item with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 25: Email and printable Amazon Gift Cards can be sent immediately, at any time
  • Besides holiday shipping deadlines. Amazon also wants you to know that it still has a number of holiday deals that will last throughout Friday. You can find more here.

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