Christmas Holiday 2020 Shipping Deadlines

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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!


Hottest Deals

  • General Vendor logo
    Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Up to $1000 off iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile

    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
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: September 17, 2021 11:23 AM PDT


  • eBay logo
    Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    eBay 20% off Select purchases $25+ - Electronics, Home, Vacs, Phones, More

    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.

    Includes

    • Luxury Watches and Handbags
    • Jewelry
    • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
    • Electronics
    • 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 warranty

    Promo Code: SAVE4FALL
    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: September 16, 2021 6:20 AM PDT


  • Target logo
    Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    $50 off $50 for Target Red Card Signup

    $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.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    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

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. 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

Details

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

Details

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

Details

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

Details

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)

Details

REI Dec. 11 Orders $50 and up, Dec 14 2-day: Dec. 17

1-day Express: Dec. 16

Details

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

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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