2018‘s Free Shipping Guide — Top 25 Store Deals + No Minimums

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What are the best free shipping deals available?

Jon McDonald

Jon McDonald

DealCrunch Editor

Jon answered on 12.6.17:

Today, free shipping is more of an expectation than an incentive. In fact, according to one study, 61% of shoppers who responded said they would leave a website if it didn’t offer free shipping.

Amazon and Walmart have encouraged the growth of the free shipping movement with no-cost delivery options on millions of products — although Amazon’s version requires a subscription. To attract customers, especially around the holidays, online retailers often offer some their own variety of free shipping deal.

Sometimes free shipping can be unlocked by reaching a minimum purchase amount, while other free shipping perks may require a rewards membership or store credit card. We’ve researched and pulled together the top 25 deals from the most popular retailers around the web. And, if you’re in a rush, simply click on your favorite retailer in the navigation below to quickly find what’s offered:

Amazon  |  Bed Bath & Beyond  |  Best Buy  |  Cabela’s  |  Express  |  Finish Line
Forever 21  |  Home Depot  |  JCPenney  |  Kmart  |  Kohl’s  |  Lowe’s  |  Macy’s
Michael’s  |  Nordstrom  |  Office Depot  |  Old Navy  |  Petco  |  Sammy Dress
Sears  |  Shutterfly  |  Staples  |  Target  |  Victoria’s Secret  |  Walmart

1. Kohl’s

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Shoppers tend to load up their carts at Kohl’s because the store’s sale prices are second to none. But with large purchases comes a lot of weight, and no one wants shipping costs to offset your savings.

Luckily, Kohl’s offers free shipping on purchases of $50 or more — which is pretty easy to rack up given the store’s assortment of products. The store offers free shipping on any gift cards you purchase, too, a great gift idea to keep in mind during the holiday season.

Quick tip: If you can’t find a Kohl’s free shipping code, but there’s a location in your neck of the woods, check for the buy online, pickup in-store option as another way to avoid delivery fees.

See today's Kohl's deals »

2. JCPenney

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Whether you’re planning to buy some stylist threads or a new fridge, a JCPenney free shipping code can knock some of the cost off your order — and there are a couple of ways to secure the deal.

JCPenney will ship any order over $49 for free — including Sephora products. If you’re ordering a few new pieces for your wardrobe or gifts for your family, then the $49 threshold isn’t too hard to hit. Another shipping perk is free local delivery on appliances of $299 or more. And, for many refrigerators, ranges, washers, and dryers, JCPenney will hook them up at no additional charge.

See today's JCPenney deals »

3. Target

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You have a couple of ways to score Target free shipping. If you pay for an order with a Target REDcard credit or debit card, you will automatically get your items shipped for free. For everyone else, you can earn free shipping once your order is over the $25 minimum purchase requirement.

Target extends its cardmember free shipping offer to everyone during the holidays — the offer runs from November 1 – December 23 in 2017. Around the holidays, Target offers a “Holiday Shipping Delivery” option so you can rest assured that your package will be delivered by the big day.

See today's Target deals »

4. Michaels

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The shipping policy at Michaels is fairly rigid for most times of the year because the store offers such competitive prices on its items. At certain times of the year, like around major holidays, you can find a Michaels free shipping code.

Halloween and Christmas are big for Michaels, and you can find free or deeply discounted shipping leading up to both holidays. Just remember, free shipping promos often expire well before Christmas or Halloween day, so get your shopping done early if you want to take advantage of the discount.

See today's Michaels deals »

5. Shutterfly

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Shutterfly understands that its shoppers plan to mail out the photo books, prints, holiday cards, and other gifts that are purchased from its online store to family and friends.

With that in mind, Shutterfly makes finding a free shipping code easy so you can knock off some of the expense from the get-go. Not only do orders over $49 qualify for free shipping, but Shutterfly often provides a code for a free upgrade to expedited shipping.

Photo of Shutterfly products

So, even if you procrastinate, you can get those photos or holiday cards out to your friends and family in time for them to add them to the refrigerator.

6. Old Navy

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If you need to shop new clothes for the whole family, look no further than Old Navy, which offers free shipping throughout the year.

If you spend $50 or more at Old Navy, the store covers your shipping costs, and free returns are part of every online order. With Old Navy’s legendary sales and low prices, you could update your wardrobe for $50. For orders under $50, Old Navy charges $7 for standard shipping — which you can expect to arrive within 3-5 business days.

See today's Old Navy deals »

7. Home Depot

Home Depot logoMore than 1 million items are eligible for Home Depot free shipping, provided the order meets a $45 minimum. In addition, Home Depot offers 2-day delivery on thousands of the most in-demand products, so you’ll never have to wait to finish a project.

The store offers free standard shipping on all appliances over $396 and also has a buy online, pickup in-store option. In-store pickup can be a convenient and affordable option for Home Depot shoppers who frequent the store anyway.

See today's Home Depot deals »

8. Walmart

Walmart logoBecause of a change in store policy, searching for a Walmart free shipping code is a thing of the past. The store ended its ShippingPass program in early 2017 in favor of a more streamlined policy that benefits all shoppers.

Now, Walmart offers free 2-day shipping on all eligible orders over $35. Millions of items are part of the program, and a “2-day shipping” logo appears alongside those included in the promotion. If the items in your cart don’t qualify for 2-day shipping, Walmart still offers free standard (3-5 day) shipping on orders over $35.

See today's Walmart deals »

9. Best Buy

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Best Buy’s free shipping promotion around the holidays is one of the longest-running in retail, as it begins in late October and runs through Christmas Day.

And it doesn’t take any calculations in your cart. You get free shipping with no minimum order during that time frame, with a few exceptions — including in-store only products. Whether it is a new iPhone case or a PS4, you can get anything shipped to your door for free without having to search the web for a Best Buy free shipping code.

See today's Best Buy deals »

10. Victoria’s Secret

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Victoria’s Secret evokes feelings of sensuality and sensibility, alike, with its high-quality and high-fashion styles.

And the store usually has a deal on shipping, although it may fall short of free.

Major holidays are your best chance to find a Victoria’s Secret free shipping code — although they’re still rare. No minimum offers aren’t seen too often, but free shipping on $125 orders are regularly available.

Screenshot of Victoria's Secret products

We have seen the free shipping minimum as low as $50, which you can easily meet by buying a couple pieces of lingerie or sleep sets for yourself or that special someone.

11. Sears

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When you go to Sears — both online and physical store locations — the value of it being a true department store is evident. From clothing and bedding to electronics and appliances, Sears is virtually a one-stop shop for everything you need. Many of the company’s brick-and-mortar stores even have an auto center where you can get a tune-up and new tires, among other services.

In addition to the many services Sears provides to its customers is free shipping on all online orders over $25. And that is one of the lowest minimum order amounts we’ve seen. The company even offers free local delivery from its stores on any purchase of $399 or more — no Sears free shipping code required.

See today's Sears deals »

12. Finish Line

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Prices on popular kicks — like Air Jordans — are often set by the manufacturer, so shoe retailers are rarely able to put them on discount until well after they’re released. But for those looking for a deal, a Finish Line free shipping code can keep you within budget.

Finish Line offers free shipping on all orders over $75, which, if you are buying Air Jordans would be covered with just one shoe. But the retailer also carries athletic apparel and offers other ways to save, so, whether it’s shoes or an entire outfit, Finish Line makes it easy to score free delivery on your next purchase.

See today's Finish Line deals »

13. Office Depot

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From tech-savvy teens in search of a great deal on a laptop to small business owners who need a break on invoices, printer toner, and a ream of paper, Office Depot can help.

Not only can you find a variety of tech and other office supplies at Office Depot, but the retailer often offers free shipping for most orders over $25. Any laptop quickly surpasses that minimum and most urgent office needs — like toner — can put you over the $25 minimum, so Office Depot free shipping isn’t too hard to attain.

See today's Office Depot deals »

14. Staples

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In addition to its namesake, Staples offers more than just desk necessities. The mega-retailer also has great finds for students, entrepreneurs, artists, and lovers of organization everywhere.

While you can often find a Staples free shipping code, there is an easier way to get your order delivered at no charge.

Join the Staples rewards program to take advantage of free next-day delivery on eligible orders of $50 or more. Other exclusive perks include 5% rewards on in-store purchases and $2 back on all print cartridges you bring in for recycling.

See today's Staples deals »

15. Macy’s

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Macy’s is the place to go for fashionable finds, and, as more retailers have offered free shipping deals, Macy’s has followed suit to provide a few ways to skip out on delivery fees. Keep in mind, though, that the store does save its best deals for Macy’s cardholders.

The store offers free shipping on any order over $99, and shoppers with a Macy’s credit card who have achieved platinum or gold status can get free shipping when they use their Macy’s Card — with no minimum purchase requirements.

Screenshot of Macy's shipping deals

Apart from other store-wide and seasonal offers, a beauty purchase automatically gets you free delivery year-round, with no need for a Macy’s free shipping code.

16. Sammy Dress

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If you’re looking for fun fashion, tech, or jewelry — but don’t have a big budget — Sammy Dress can has you covered for a fraction of the price of other retailers. The site has nearly every cool item you can imagine — alongside many you never could — discounted as much as 88% during the holidays.

With prices so low, you may not need a Sammy Dress free shipping code, but, luckily, the store still offers an easy way for you to snag one. On any page you browse on the Sammy Dress website, simply click on the free shipping icon at the top right of the screen and you’ll see only products that include free delivery.

See today's Sammy Dress deals »

17. Express

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Like many retailers, Express offers free shipping with a minimum purchase amount, but the fashionable brand saves its best shipping deals for its most loyal customers.

If you find an Express free shipping code with no minimum, don’t hesitate to fill your cart and use it because they tend to be a bit rare. The store has an everyday offer of free shipping on every purchase over $50. And, for Express Next A-List credit card holders, that same free shipping deal is offered with no minimum purchase required.

See today's Express deals »

18. Amazon

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The Amazon marketplace is so vast, with so many different types of products, it’s amazing the online retailer offers free shipping on all eligible orders over $25. You can even get free shipping on millions of third-party items as well.

If you have an order under $25, but no Amazon free shipping code, you can still find a way to get your item shipped for free. Sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime and you’ll gain access to free two-day shipping for 30 days. When your month is up, you have no further obligation — unless you decide to stick with the subscription, as many shoppers decide to do.

See today's Amazon deals »

19. Nordstrom

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The Nordstrom shipping policy is very straightforward: free standard delivery on almost every product the store sells every day. At Nordstrom, free shipping isn’t a deal or a coupon, but a company philosophy.

Keep in mind that at the store’s discounted merchandise arm, Nordstrom Rack, you’ll have to qualify for free shipping by reaching a $100 minimum order.

See today's Nordstrom deals »

20. Forever 21

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The Forever 21 free shipping policy is as unique as the store’s apparel line. That’s because, true to its name, Forever 21 offers free shipping on all orders over $21. You won’t find quite that same deal anywhere else — because many retailers start at a $25 minimum.

During the holidays, Forever 21 is known to have excellent offers on express shipping, too.

Photos from Forever 21 Instagram feed

We have seen free expedited shipping on online purchases of $100 or more as well as discounted express shipping for a little as $3.99, so keep an eye out for that extra perk while you’re shopping on the site.

21. Petco

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When shopping online for your four-legged friend, you know that shipping costs can quickly add up — especially if you add a bag of kibble to your cart. But if you shop at Petco, free shipping is often included.

If you are buying your dog a bone or your kitten some catnip for Christmas, you might want to just stop by the store — with your pet, of course. But if you’re springing for a little more — like a leash or a pet bed — Petco offers free shipping on orders over $49. The savings are automatically applied to your cart, with no promo codes required.

See today's Petco deals »

22. Cabela’s

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If you are planning a gift for the person in your life who loves the outdoors, look no further than Cabela’s. As the world’s foremost nature outfitter, the store has a huge selection of products that makes it easy — and necessary — to get out to the woods, lake, or mountains.

During the holidays, you can find a valuable Cabela’s free shipping code for any order — with no minimum purchase. While the free shipping promo doesn’t have an advertised expiration date, we do know the offer is only for a limited time, so take advantage of it while you can.

See today's Cabela's deals »

23. Kmart

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Because the retailer is a subsidiary of the Sears Holdings company, Kmart free shipping deals are often identical to that of Sears.

That means free shipping on all online orders over $25 and free delivery of appliances over $399. While the stores sell many of the same products, they often have different discounts and promotions, so make sure to check both for the best deal.

See today's Kmart deals »

24. Lowe’s

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It’s hard to make a single trip to Lowe’s when trying to complete a project for your house. Something always seems to be forgotten. But, if you go online and order all of the materials you need or even just the ones you forgot, you can make it easier on yourself.

And with Lowe’s free shipping, you can be sure you’re getting the best deal. The store offers free shipping on orders over $49 for everyone. But, if you sign up for a MyLowe’s card, which also earns rewards and discounts on future purchases, you can get free standard shipping on all of your orders.

Quick tip: With a MyLowe’s card, you can also keep track of all of your home purchases, which can come in handy — especially if you forgot what color you used to paint the kitchen.

See today's Lowe's deals »

25. Bed Bath & Beyond

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With a name like Bed Bath & Beyond, it might be easy to think that bed and bath items dominate the store’s inventory. But the “beyond” aspect of the retailer’s name really lives up to the billing.

A sampling of the products Bed Bath & Beyond sells online include grills, car seats, treadmills, and patio dining sets. And, around the holidays, Bed Bath & Beyond can truly be a one-stop online shop for everyone on your gift list as well as the decor you need to spruce up your own home.

Photo of Bed Bath & Beyond store

In addition to regular coupons, the store gives shoppers a little extra incentive with free shipping on all orders over $29. The store’s shipping page even displays a chart with dates items should be ordered by to arrive in time for certain holidays.

Stores are Making It Easier to Save with Free Shipping

As consumers have come to expect free shipping when shopping online, retailers have taken notice — and action. Among the other deals and sales, free shipping has become a must, and it’s rare to see a store that offers no way to skip out on delivery fees.

Just make sure sure to do your homework before checking out because one of the best feelings is seeing $0.00 beside the shipping category in a cart filled to the brim with great finds.