Christmas Holiday 2021 Shipping Deadlines

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Last Update: 11/12/2021

Back in the day, when all gifts had to be bought in stores, retailers would helpfully remind us how many “shopping days” there were left before Christmas - not counting the Sundays, and often Saturdays, when stores were closed. Now, in the age of the Internet, every day can be a shopping day, and store hours are any time we’re awake.

However, that doesn’t mean you can just put off all your shopping until the last minute. Because the snag with doing your Christmas shopping online is, you have to factor in delivery time to be sure your gift will arrive before Santa takes off for the year. So instead of counting shopping days until Christmas, you have to count shipping days.

Fortunately, BuyVia has taken the work out of counting for you. We’ve checked websites for all the major stores to see how long their expected delivery times are for regular shipping, express shipping, and free shipping. If a store doesn’t have this information on the Web, or the information is conflicting, we’ve called customer service to get the scoop or extrapolated from the previous year - so you can just relax and enjoy your eggnog.

  • When in doubt, try buy online, pickup in store curbside!

We’ll keep updating this chart as needed throughout December, so check back frequently. Keep in mind that extra delay may and will probably occur. Shop Early!

Official Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • USPS Retail Ground - Wednesday December 15, 2021
  • USPS Priority Mail - Saturday December 18, 2021
  • UPS Ground - Friday December 17, 2021
  • FedEx Ground or Home Delivery  - Wednesday December 15, 2021

 

A quick sampling of the deals listed on BuyVia before the List!


Hottest Deals

  • ATT Wireless logo
    Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Free 6 months of Stadia Pro Access for many ATT Wireless Customers + Free Shipping ($60.00)

    Free 6 months of Stadia Pro Access for many ATT Wireless Customers who have an Unlimited plan, as well as AT&T Fiber customers.

    • Stadia Pro Pass 6 Month Subscription Offer: Limited time offer. AT&T account must be in good standing. Must be age 18 years or older. Stadia Pro Pass Promotion Code: For new and existing Stadia Pro subscribers (Excluding Supervised Family Link Accounts). One (1) Stadia Pro Pass promotion code per AT&T account and Stadia account.
    • Code expires 30 days from receipt. Code must be redeemed at Stadia website. Must have or create a Stadia account and provide a valid and current payment method to redeem offer.
    • Eligible customers will receive six (6) months of Stadia Pro service. Starting in month seven (7), Stadia services will automatically continue each month at the then-prevailing rate (currently $9.99/mo.); unless service is cancelled.
    • Eligible customers include:
      • AT&T Wireless new and existing customers with a 5G device and a qualifying unlimited plan
      • New AT&T Fiber customers, as well as existing AT&T Internet customers who upgrade to AT&T Fiber - 300Mbps, 500Mbps and 1 GIG speed plans
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: January 27, 2022 11:59 PM PST


  • Amazon logo
    Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Apple AirPods 2nd Gen Sale $99.99 + Free Shipping ($159.00)

    Lowest price! Amazon has an Apple AirPods 2nd Gen Sale, $99.99 after instant discount at checkout - Free Shipping. Expires Soon - Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars. Cheaper than the Apple Store. ($159 at Apple Store)

    • New Apple H1 headphone chip delivers faster wireless connection to your devices
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    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: January 26, 2022 6:01 AM PST


  • Amazon logo
    Post by: Posted by Team DealRUS

    Expiring Today: DEWALT XR 20-Volt Max XR 3-Speed Oscillating Tool Kit with Charger and Bag $99.00 + Free Shipping ($179.00)

    Amazon has a DEWALT XR 20-Volt Max XR 3-Speed Oscillating Tool Kit with Charger and Bag, $99.00 Free Shipping. Expires: 1/28/2022

    Includes:

    • The 3-speed selector of DEWALT 20V tools allows users to choose their speed setting based on application.
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    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: January 24, 2022 11:59 PM PST


Holiday 2021 Shipping Deadlines

Cutoff for Delivery by December 23 (Standard Shipping) Cutoff for Delivery by December 23 (Free Shipping) Cutoff for Delivery by December 23 (Express Shipping)
Abercrombie & Fitch Dec. 10 (Dec. 9 for Alaska/Hawaii) N/A  

Next-day, Dec. 20

Amazon.com Dec. 14 (Dec. 10 for Alaska/Hawaii); Orders $25 and up, Dec. 14 (Dec. 10 for Alaska/Hawaii)

For Prime customers, Dec. 17

2-day, Dec. 17 (Dec. 16 for Alaska/Hawaii)

1-day, Dec. 21 (Dec. 17 for Alaska/Hawaii)

Same-day (select areas), Dec. 20 9:30am local time

Details

Apple N/A Dec. 14, 5pm local time

For iPhones, Dec. 14, 5pm local time

Guaranteed Next Day: Dec. 21

Courier (where available): Dec. 21

Barnes and Noble Based on individual products For non-members, based on individual products

For members, Dec. 16

Dec. 16

For members, Dec. 17

Best Buy Dec. 10 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items)

Nov. 18 for Guam. Nov. 25 for APO/FPO, Virgin Islands

Select items, Dec. 10 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items) 2-day, Dec. 16 at 10:30am CST

1-day, Dec. 17 at 10:30am CST

Details

Costco Based on individual products
Dell.com N/A Dec. 10 at 3pm EST 2-day, Dec. 16 at 3pm EST

Next-day, Dec. 17 at 3pm EST

Dick’s Sporting Goods Dec. 14 for small items; Dec. 7 for gift cards Qualifying products,

Dec. 14 for small items

Third-day, Dec. 16

2-day, Dec. 17

1-day or overnight, Dec. 17

Dillard’s Dec. 14 12pm CT N/A Next Day, Dec. 17 at 12pm CST
Foot Locker Dec. 14 at 8pm CST Orders $75 and up and eligible items, Dec. 16 at 8:59pm 2-day: Dec. 16 at 10am CST

1-day: Dec. 17 at 10am CST

Gap Dec. 10 Orders $50 and up, Dec. 14 at 11:59pm EST 2-day: Dec. 17 at 3pm EST

1-day: Dec. 17 at 3pm EST

Home Depot Dec. 10 at 12PM EST Orders $45 and up, Dec 14th at 12pm EST Expedited: Dec. 16 at 12pm EST

Express: Dec. 17 at 12pm EST

HP Store N/A Dec. 10 at 10pm EST 2-business-day, Dec. 16 at 10pm EST

1-business-day, Dec. 17 at 10pm EST

HSN.com Dec. 10 Eligible items, Dec. 10 Express: Dec. 16

Super Express: Dec. 17

Kate Spade N/A Dec 14th at 2pm EST 2-day: Dec 18 at 9pm EST

Next-day: Dec. 16 at 9PM EST

Kohl’s Dec. 10 at 11pm CST Orders $50 and up, Dec. 10 at 11pm CST 2-day: Dec 17 at 1pm CST

1-day: Dec. 17 at 1pm CST

Same-day: Dec. 21 at 1pm CST

Details

Lowe’s Dec. 10 at 12pm EST Orders $49 and up, Dec. 10 at 12pm EST 2-day: Dec 17 at 12pm EST

Next-day: Dec 18 at 12pm EST

Macys.com Dec. 10 at 5pm EST Orders $99 and up, Dec. 10 at 5pm EST Express: Dec 18, 12pm EST

Same-Day: Dec. 21, 10am local time

Details

Monoprice.com Dec. 10 (Dec. 10 for UPS Ground) N/A USPS Priority: Dec. 10

UPS Second Day Air: Dec. 16

UPS Next Day Air: Dec. 17

Newegg.com Dec. 10 (Super Eggsaver shipping) N/A 3-day; Dec. 16

2-day: Dec. 16

Next-day: Dec. 17

Nordstrom N/A Qualifying merchandise, Dec. 10 at 12pm EST

eGift cards, Dec. 25

To PO Box, Dec. 13 at 12pm EST

Two-business-day: Dec 17 at 1pm EST for gift cards, 3pm EST for merchandise

Next-business-day: Dec. 17 at 12pm EST

Details

Office Depot/Office Max Most orders, Dec. 10 at 5pm local time Orders $35 and up within local delivery area, Dec. 10 at 5pm local time Next-business-day: Dec. 17, 5pm local time
Pottery Barn Dec. 10 at 2pm PST (Dec. 9 at 9pm PST for monogramming) Gift cards only, Dec. 10 at 5pm PST Next Day: Dec. 17 at 6pm PST (9am for gift cards)

Details

REI Dec. 10 Orders $50 and up, Dec 14 2-day: Dec. 17

1-day Express: Dec. 16

Details

Staples Dec. 10 at 5pm Orders $49.99 and up and Rewards members, Dec. 16 at 5pm N/A during holidays
Urban Outfitters Dec. 6 Orders $50 and up, Dec. 6 3-day: Dec. 10 at 1pm EST

2-day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST

Next day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST

Victoria’s Secret Dec. 10 at 5pm EST N/A 3rd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST

2nd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST

Next day: Dec. 17 at 5pm EST

Walmart Dec. 16 (Dec. 10 for freight shipping) All orders on Dec. 13

Orders $50 and up, Dec. 16

Expedited: Dec. 16

Rush: Dec. 17

Williams-Sonoma Dec. 10- at 5pm EST (8pm for gift cards; Dec. 9 at 11:59 EST for monogrammed) N/A Next Day: Dec 18rd at 9pm EST

Details

Zappos.com N/A Dec. 16 at 1pm PST (Dec. 16 at 1pm PST for VIP customers) 1-day: Dec 18 at 1pm PST

Dates subject to change.  Inclement weather may affect shipping times, so order early.

Happy Holidays!

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