Christmas Holiday 2019 Shipping Deadlines

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Last Update: 11/13/2019

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.

We’ll keep updating this chart as needed throughout December, so check back frequently.

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


Hottest Deals

  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Up to $800 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Xfinity

    Time to switch to a better carrier with a new iPhone 12 with Unlimited.. Up to $800 off iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12Pro Max 5G - AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Xfinity when you activate service and trade in select phones.  Deals are way better than expected, time to upgrade.

    • iPhone 12 is now taking pre-orders. 10/23/2020 Release
    • iPhone 12: Stars at $799 (64GB), $8749 (128GB), $949 (256GB)
    • iPhone 12 Pro: Starts at $999 (128GB), $1,099 (256GB), $1,299 (512GB)
    • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Starts at $1,099 (128GB), $1,199 (256GB), $1,399 (512GB) 11/6/20 Preorder, 11/13/20 Release

    Unlock your credit report if you locked it to pass credit checks.

    Special iPhone 12 Promotions

    • AT&T: New and existing customers get the amazing iPhone 12 for $0 with trade in and AT&T Bill Credits.
    • Verizon: Upgrade & get iPhone 12 for $11.95/mo Existing customers, $6.20/mo new users. With select trade-in & select Unlimited plans. Expires 11/5/20
    • Xfinity: $250 off iPhone 12 when you switch to them
    • T-Mobile: has Get two iPhone 12 Pro devices and 2 lines of unlimited 5G data for $100/month via monthly bill credits. With Autopay & 2 eligible iPhone trade-ins. Via 30 monthly bill credits.

    Some Older phones are available with less trade in.  Trading in is a lot easier than selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.

    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 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 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 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 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: October 23, 2020 1:01 PM PDT


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    10/28/20: Free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell + Free Shipping

    10/28/20: Free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell, order online for pickup.

    • A Base has been stolen in the World Series
    • Must use tacobell.com or Taco Bell App

    Order Online too and get it anytime.

    • Additional charges may apply for substitutions. Check your local Taco Bell for availability. May not be redeemed with other offers.
    • Tax extra. Offers may vary.

    Download our free Food Coupons App for iOS and Android - To Save money with Food wherever YOU are.

    Sales tax in: Most States
    Posted: October 21, 2020 9:00 AM PDT


  • Posted by: Posted by The Chief

    Expiring Today: Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Sale $374.99 + Free Shipping

    Price drops.. Amazon has a Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE Sale, starting from $374.99, plus Free Shipping. Some colors cost more.

    • Measure your blood oxygen with an all-new sensor and app
    • Apple Watch Series 6 Smartwatch features an always on Retina display, new WatchOS, new electrical heart sensor. New and Improved health features like on the back of the watch give more accurate heart monitoring as well as unique heart ECG.  Fall sensor and more..

    Lesser needs?

    Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
    Posted: October 21, 2020 6:03 AM PDT


Holiday 2019 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. 16 (Dec. 9 for Alaska/Hawaii) N/A  

Next-day, Dec. 20

Amazon.com Dec. 16 (Dec. 13 for Alaska/Hawaii); Orders $25 and up, Dec. 13 (Dec. 12 for Alaska/Hawaii)

For Prime customers, Dec. 19

2-day, Dec. 19 (Dec. 13 for Alaska/Hawaii)

1-day, Dec. 20 (Dec. 13 for Alaska/Hawaii)

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

Details

Apple N/A Dec. 16, 5pm local time

For iPhones, Dec. 16, 5pm local time

Guaranteed Next Day: Dec. 19

Courier (where available): Dec. 20

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

For members, Dec. 16

Dec. 16

For members, Dec. 19

Best Buy Dec. 13 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items)

Nov. 19 for Guam. Nov. 26 for APO/FPO, Virgin Islands

Select items, Dec. 13 at 10:30am CST (except for movies, music, and large items) 2-day, Dec. 16 at 10:30am CST

1-day, Dec. 19 at 10:30am CST

Details

Costco Based on individual products
Dell.com N/A Dec. 13 at 3pm EST 2-day, Dec. 16 at 3pm EST

Next-day, Dec. 19 at 3pm EST

Dick’s Sporting Goods Dec. 13 for small items; Dec. 6 for gift cards Qualifying products,

Dec. 13 for small items

Third-day, Dec. 16

2-day, Dec. 16

1-day or overnight, Dec. 19

Dillard’s Dec. 19 12pm CT N/A Next Day, Dec. 19 at 12pm CST
Foot Locker Dec. 16 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. 19 at 10am CST

Gap Dec. 13 Orders $50 and up, Dec. 13 at 11:59pm EST 2-day: Dec. 19 at 3pm EST

1-day: Dec. 19 at 3pm EST

Home Depot Dec. 13 at 12PM EST Orders $45 and up, Dec 13th at 12pm EST Expedited: Dec. 16 at 12pm EST

Express: Dec. 19 at 12pm EST

HP Store N/A Dec. 13 at 10pm EST 2-business-day, Dec. 16 at 10pm EST

1-business-day, Dec. 19 at 10pm EST

HSN.com Dec. 13 Eligible items, Dec. 13 Express: Dec. 16

Super Express: Dec. 19

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. 13 at 11pm CST Orders $50 and up, Dec. 13 at 11pm CST 2-day: Dec 18 at 1pm CST

1-day: Dec. 19 at 1pm CST

Same-day: Dec. 19 at 1pm CST

Details

Lowe’s Dec. 13 at 12pm EST Orders $49 and up, Dec. 13 at 12pm EST 2-day: Dec 18 at 12pm EST

Next-day: Dec 19 at 12pm EST

Macys.com Dec. 13 at 5pm EST Orders $99 and up, Dec. 13 at 5pm EST Express: Dec 19, 12pm EST

Same-Day: Dec. 20, 10am local time

Details

Monoprice.com Dec. 13 (Dec. 13 for UPS Ground) N/A USPS Priority: Dec. 13

UPS Second Day Air: Dec. 16

UPS Next Day Air: Dec. 20

Newegg.com Dec. 11 (Super Eggsaver shipping) N/A 3-day; Dec. 16

2-day: Dec. 16

Next-day: Dec. 19

Nordstrom N/A Qualifying merchandise, Dec. 16 at 12pm EST

eGift cards, Dec. 25

To PO Box, Dec. 13 at 12pm EST

Two-business-day: Dec 18 at 1pm EST for gift cards, 3pm EST for merchandise

Next-business-day: Dec. 19 at 12pm EST

Details

Office Depot/Office Max Most orders, Dec. 13 at 5pm local time Orders $35 and up within local delivery area, Dec. 13 at 5pm local time Next-business-day: Dec. 19, 5pm local time
Pottery Barn Dec. 16 at 2pm PST (Dec. 13 at 9pm PST for monogramming) Gift cards only, Dec. 12 at 5pm PST Next Day: Dec. 19 at 6pm PST (9am for gift cards)

Details

REI Dec. 13 Orders $50 and up, Dec 14 2-day: Dec. 17

1-day Express: Dec. 16

Details

Sears Dec. 13 (Dec. 13 for Economy) Orders $35 and up, Dec. 13 Expedited: Dec. 16

Premium: Dec. 19

Staples Dec. 16 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. 13 at 1pm EST

2-day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST

Next day: Dec. 16 at 1pm EST

Victoria’s Secret Dec. 13 at 5pm EST N/A 3rd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST

2nd day: Dec. 16 at 5pm EST

Next day: Dec. 19 at 5pm EST

Walmart Dec. 16 (Dec. 9 for freight shipping) All orders on Dec. 13

Orders $50 and up, Dec. 16

Expedited: Dec. 16

Rush: Dec. 19

Williams-Sonoma Dec. 16- at 5pm EST (8pm for gift cards; Dec. 16 at 11:59 EST for monogrammed) N/A Next Day: Dec 19rd at 9pm EST

Details

Zappos.com N/A Dec. 16 at 1pm PST (Dec. 16 at 1pm PST for VIP customers) 1-day: Dec 19 at 1pm PST

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

Happy Holidays!

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