Christmas Holiday 2020 Shipping Deadlines
Last Update: 11/23/2020
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.
Official Holiday Shipping Deadlines
- USPS Retail Ground - Tuesday December 15, 2020
- USPS Priority Mail - Wednesday December 19, 2020
- UPS Ground - Tuesday December 15, 2020
- FedEx Ground or Home Delivery - Tuesday December 15, 2020
A quick sampling of the deals listed on BuyVia before the List!
Time to switch to a better carrier with a new iPhone 13 with Unlimited.. Up to $1000 off iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile when you activate service and trade in select phones. Deals are way better than expected, time to upgrade and switch carriers. If you have anything older than an iPhone X, to time to upgrade.
- iPhone 13 has twice the memory for the same price, 5G, better battery, camera, and processor!
Wireless companies are giving phones away in exchange for locking you in for bill credits each month.
Unlock your credit report if you locked it to pass credit checks.
Special iPhone 13 Promotions when you Switch
- AT&T - New and existing customers get the amazing iPhone 13 for up to $800 off with tradein. - Up to $1000 off iPhone 13 Pro, 13 Pro after tradein. Discount after AT&T Bill Credits.
- Verizon: Get an iPhone 13 Pro on us, when you trade in your old phone. Plus $500 when you switch! New line required. These phones qualify for this offer: iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max. Expires Soon
- Xfinity: Save $300 off iPhone 13 when you switch to Xfinity
- T-Mobile: Get an iPhone 13 Pro on US, up to $1000 off (via 30 Monthly Bill Credits when you are on Magenta Max plan) with a Qualifying Device Trade-In valid for New Lines Only/Auto Pay only.
Some Older phones are available with less trade in. Trading in is a lot easier than selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.
New iPhones 13:
- iPhone 13: Starts at $799 (128GB), $749 (256GB), $949 (512GB)
- iPhone 13 Pro: Starts at $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB)
- iPhone 13 Pro Max: Starts at $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB)
- iPhone 13 Mini: 5.4" screen but same as iPhone 13! Starts at $699
AT&T Unlimited Starter Plan
- 1 Line $65/mon for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Max 3Mbps data speed, No Hotspot
- 5G Access
- Standard Mobile Security
- 5 lines for $150
- Plus tax & fees
AT&T Special Trade-In Offer: Monthly Price reflects net monthly payment, after application of AT&T trade-in credit up to $800 applied over 30 months after trade-in of eligible smartphone with min. $95 trade-in value. Requires upgrade of an existing line (or activation of a new line in stores) and purchase of a new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max on qualifying 30 month 0% APR installment plan, subject to carrier credit qualification.
Verizon StartUnlimited Plan
- 1 Line $70 for Unlimited Talk, Text, Web, DVD Quality Streaming, Unlimited Hotspot (600kbps)
- 5G Nationwide
- Disney+ 6 month on Verizon
- Apple Music Free for 6 months
- Plus tax & fees
Verizon Special Trade-in Offer: Monthly price reflects net monthly payment, after Apple instant trade-in credit at checkout, and Verizon monthly bill credits applied over 24 months. Customer must remain in the Verizon Device Payment Program for 24 months to receive the full benefit of the Verizon bill credits. Bill credits may take 1-2 bill cycles to appear. If it takes two cycles for bill credits to appear, you’ll see the credit for the first cycle on your second bill in addition to that month’s credit. Requires purchase and activation of a new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, or iPhone 13 Pro Max with the Verizon Device Payment Program at 0% APR for 24 months, subject to carrier credit qualification, and iPhone availability and limits.
T-Mobile Essentials Plan
- 1 line $65/month, 4 lines $105/month
- Unlimited Talk Text and Web
- DVD quality SD Streaming 480p
- 3G Mobile hotspot
- T-Mobile Tuesdays
Posted: September 17, 2021 11:23 AM PDT
Prepare for Fall. eBay 20% off Select purchases $25+ - Electronics, Home, Vacs, Phones, More is available using Coupon Code: SAVE4FALL Expires: 9/20/2021 11:59pm PST - Works on their specific list of sellers. While Supplies last, so hurry. Good for 2 uses only. $25 minimum purchase. Maximum $500.
- Luxury Watches and Handbags
- Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
- Home & Garden
- Sporting Goods
- Musical Instruments
- From sellers like Dyson and Best Buy
Dyson V8 Animal+ Cordless Vac refurbished $249.99 - code = $199.99. ($499) 2 year warranty.
Dyson TP02 Cool Link Air Purifier Refurb $237.49 - code = $189.99. ($285) 2 year warranty
Hover-1 Electric Scooter $219.99 - Code = $175.99 Free Shipping ($319)
Apple Watch SE 40mm Refurbished $240 - Code = $192 Free Shipping ($279) 90 year warrantyPromo Code: SAVE4FALL
Sales tax in: Most States
Posted: September 16, 2021 6:20 AM PDT
$50 off $50 for Target Red Card Signup one time coupon for new customers. Expires: 10/1/2021
Plus the normal Red Card Benefits:
- 5% off at Target in store or online every day
- Free 2 day shipping on 100,000's of items
- Additional 30 days for returns and exchanges
Some restrictions apply. Coupon does not apply to select items. See below for RedCard benefits & program rules.
Posted: September 12, 2021 11:01 AM PDT
Holiday 2020 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. 11 (Dec. 9 for Alaska/Hawaii)||N/A||
Next-day, Dec. 20
|Amazon.com||Dec. 14 (Dec. 11 for Alaska/Hawaii);||Orders $25 and up, Dec. 143 (Dec. 11 for Alaska/Hawaii)
For Prime customers, Dec. 18
|2-day, Dec. 18 (Dec. 16 for Alaska/Hawaii)
1-day, Dec. 21 (Dec. 18 for Alaska/Hawaii)
Same-day (select areas), Dec. 20 9:30am local time
|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
For members, Dec. 18
|Best Buy||Dec. 11 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. 11 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items)||2-day, Dec. 16 at 10:30am CST
1-day, Dec. 18 at 10:30am CST
|Costco||Based on individual products|
|Dell.com||N/A||Dec. 11 at 3pm EST||2-day, Dec. 16 at 3pm EST
Next-day, Dec. 18 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. 18
|Dillard’s||Dec. 14 12pm CT||N/A||Next Day, Dec. 18 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. 18 at 10am CST
|Gap||Dec. 11||Orders $50 and up, Dec. 14 at 11:59pm EST||2-day: Dec. 18 at 3pm EST
1-day: Dec. 18 at 3pm EST
|Home Depot||Dec. 11 at 12PM EST||Orders $45 and up, Dec 14th at 12pm EST||Expedited: Dec. 16 at 12pm EST
Express: Dec. 18 at 12pm EST
|HP Store||N/A||Dec. 11 at 10pm EST||2-business-day, Dec. 16 at 10pm EST
1-business-day, Dec. 18 at 10pm EST
|HSN.com||Dec. 11||Eligible items, Dec. 11||Express: Dec. 16
Super Express: Dec. 18
|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. 11 at 11pm CST||Orders $50 and up, Dec. 11 at 11pm CST||2-day: Dec 17 at 1pm CST
1-day: Dec. 18 at 1pm CST
Same-day: Dec. 21 at 1pm CST
|Lowe’s||Dec. 11 at 12pm EST||Orders $49 and up, Dec. 11 at 12pm EST||2-day: Dec 17 at 12pm EST
Next-day: Dec 18 at 12pm EST
|Macys.com||Dec. 11 at 5pm EST||Orders $99 and up, Dec. 11 at 5pm EST||Express: Dec 18, 12pm EST
Same-Day: Dec. 21, 10am local time
|Monoprice.com||Dec. 11 (Dec. 11 for UPS Ground)||N/A||USPS Priority: Dec. 11
UPS Second Day Air: Dec. 16
UPS Next Day Air: Dec. 18
|Newegg.com||Dec. 11 (Super Eggsaver shipping)||N/A||3-day; Dec. 16
2-day: Dec. 16
Next-day: Dec. 18
|Nordstrom||N/A||Qualifying merchandise, Dec. 11 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. 18 at 12pm EST
|Office Depot/Office Max||Most orders, Dec. 11 at 5pm local time||Orders $35 and up within local delivery area, Dec. 11 at 5pm local time||Next-business-day: Dec. 18, 5pm local time|
|Pottery Barn||Dec. 11 at 2pm PST (Dec. 9 at 9pm PST for monogramming)||Gift cards only, Dec. 12 at 5pm PST||Next Day: Dec. 18 at 6pm PST (9am for gift cards)|
|REI||Dec. 11||Orders $50 and up, Dec 14||2-day: Dec. 17
1-day Express: Dec. 16
|Sears||Dec. 11 (Dec. 11 for Economy)||Orders $35 and up, Dec. 14||Expedited: Dec. 16
Premium: Dec. 18
|Staples||Dec. 11 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. 11 at 1pm EST
2-day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST
Next day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST
|Victoria’s Secret||Dec. 11 at 5pm EST||N/A||3rd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST
2nd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST
Next day: Dec. 18 at 5pm EST
|Walmart||Dec. 16 (Dec. 11 for freight shipping)||All orders on Dec. 13
Orders $50 and up, Dec. 16
|Expedited: Dec. 16
Rush: Dec. 18
|Williams-Sonoma||Dec. 11- at 5pm EST (8pm for gift cards; Dec. 9 at 11:59 EST for monogrammed)||N/A||Next Day: Dec 18rd at 9pm EST|
|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.