Amazon Holiday Shopping Deadline for Free Shipping–Dec. 17

Procrastinators, listen up! Amazon.com says that next Friday, Dec. 17, is the final day you can get free shipping on orders of $25 or more and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Among a plethora of other options, the next best is for Amazon Prime customers, who can wait until Dec. 21 and still get presents out on time for free. The deadline of Dec. 17 is an official day of sorts, with the Web site freeshippingday.com claiming to get thousands of merchants to commit to offering free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve in the U.S. if orders are made before midnight.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald