Making online purchases can be a breeze and save you a trip to the store, but the added shipping costs may have you second guessing your order or abandoning your cart altogether.
However, there's good news — many credit cards provide free shipping either through ShopRunner or directly with a merchant if you have a store card.
ShopRunner provides free two-day shipping and free returns at over 100 stores, such as eBags, Saks Fifth Avenue and Under Armour. Similarly, many store cards provide free two-day or standard shipping at the merchant who's listed on the card.
Keep in mind that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, shipping times may currently exceed two days. Retailers that partner with ShopRunner typically require you to place a minimum $25 order, whereas free shipping from store cards are more likely to waive minimum spending requirements.
Below, we list the credit cards that offer free shipping and how you can start using this perk.
The majority of Amex credit cards offer a complimentary ShopRunner membership that waives the service's $79 annual membership fee. Here are some eligible Amex cards:
If you're an eligible Amex cardholder, you can set up your ShopRunner account in three simple steps:
If you have a World or World Elite Mastercard, you can receive a complimentary ShopRunner membership. Many card issuers offer World and World Elite Mastercards, so there is a good chance you qualify. Here are some eligible Mastercards:
Find out if your World and/or World Elite Mastercard is eligible and enroll in ShopRunner with three quick steps:
If you have a store card, there's a good chance you can get free shipping with the retailer that backs the card. Many of these cards don't charge extra for shipping costs and are more likely to offer free shipping on all purchases — regardless if they cost $10, $25 or any other amount.
Here are some cards that offer free shipping and the terms:
There is no activation or registration required to take advantage of free shipping with store cards. Simply use your eligible store card to complete the online purchase.
For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express, click here.
For rates and fees of the American Express® Green Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the American Express® Gold Card, click here.
For rates and fees of the The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.
Information about the The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express, Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express, Citi® Double Cash Card, Citi Premier℠ Card, Citi® Prestige Card, Target RedCard™ and Bloomingdale's Credit Card has been collected independently by CNBC and has not been reviewed or provided by the issuers of the cards prior to publication.