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Friday is Free Shipping Day, a retail 'holiday'

Photo: USPS, file, via MGN

Friday is Free Shipping Day.

Major retailers are participating in this 24-hour promotional event, according to CNN.

USA Today reports the retail “holiday” started 11 years ago, and many retailers are offering free shipping by Christmas with no minimum order requirements.

The Free Shipping Day website lists deals and participating retailers.

Christmas shipping deadlines are also fast approaching. Here’s a full rundown:

U.S. Postal Service (excludes Hawaii and Alaska)

  • Dec. 14: Last day for USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 20: Last day for Priority Mail Service and First-Class Mail Service
  • Dec. 22: Last day for Priority Mail Express Service

Click here for the complete USPS holiday shipping dates

Amazon

  • Dec. 14: Last day for free shipping
  • Dec. 17: Last day for standard shipping
  • Dec. 22: Last day for Amazon Prime free two-day shipping
  • Dec. 23: Last day for Amazon Prime free one-day shipping
  • Dec. 24: Last day for Amazon prime free same-day delivery

Click here for Amazon's full holiday delivery calendar

UPS

  • Dec. 18: Last day to ship UPS 3-Day Select for delivery on Dec. 24
  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages for delivery on Dec. 24
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages for delivery on Dec. 24
  • Dec. 23: No UPS pickup or delivery service (UPS Express Critical service is available)

Click here for the full UPS holiday schedule

FedEx

  • Dec. 17: Last day to ship via FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery
  • Dec. 19: Last day to ship via FedEx Express Saver
  • Dec. 20: Last day to ship via FedEx 2Day A.M. and FedEx 2Day
  • Dec. 21: Last day to ship FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight and First Overnight
  • Dec. 22: Last delivery day for FedEx Home Delivery shipments
  • Dec. 25: FedEx SameDay delivery is available (with a $50 fee per shipment)

Click here to see FedEx's full shipping guide

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