Christmas is fast approaching, but for those ordering gifts online, last call for Santa's sleigh is still days away.
Wednesday, Dec. 18 is Free Shipping Day, an event organized by coupon site FreeShipping.org as a kind of final shot for online shoppers to get free standard shipping with holiday delivery. More than 925 e-tailers are participating, including Harry & David, Neiman Marcus, Sports Authority and Eddie Bauer. "Some of the retailers, their end-all-be-all date for standard shipping is the 18th," said spokeswoman Kendal Perez.
But if there are more gifts left on your shopping list after Wednesday, there's no need to brace yourself for a mall trip. "You still have a lot of wiggle room," said Louis Ramirez, a senior writer for deal-tracking site DealNews.com. "If you find yourself on Monday or even Tuesday missing a gift, you don't necessarily have to rush to the store."