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Online Merchants Promise Free Shipping on Thursday
At least 250 websites will be offering the added incentive for one day only.
December 18
This Thursday will be the first official “Free Shipping Day” for a few online merchants.
December 15, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Still surfing the web for that perfect holiday gift? There’s a chance that those last-minute Christmas gifts won’t make it in time, but at least the shipping will be free.

Luke Knowles, founder of, has declared Thursday to be Free Shipping Day. The idea is to give the economy a little kick in the pants—at least online. Technically, Thursday is the last day that you can order and get guaranteed Christmas delivery.

“Simply put, Free Shipping Day is the last chance for many people to buy gifts and get them delivered to the intended recipient in a nick of time,” Knowles explained in a statement. “We are a nation of procrastinators, so I think that Free Shipping Day will become a popular annual event.”

It’s a nice little gimmick. Everyone loves something free. Apparently retailers love it too; Knowles has recruited about 250 of them to participate. That includes Target, Circuit City, Sears, and more. A complete list can be found on the Free Shipping Day website.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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