Hurry up and take advantage of the last unofficial free shipping day of the 2009 holiday shopping season. Almost all of the online retailers are offering super free shipping shopping deals so take advantage right now! See information below including the video report.

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December 17th 2009 is your final day for most of the free holiday offers so you have until midnight tonight to place gift orders. Nominally that is because you have to ship presents by today for them to arrive before Christmas using normal freight methods, namely UPS Ground. However it really is just a gimmick for publicity, and a good one for sure.

Many of the businesses supporting free shipping day come with restrictions. It might only be for certain merchandise or it may be for in-stock items only. But many do not. Carefully check the fine print at the website. It will not be much fine print. They are all loudly trumpeting their offer so if you see an asterisk next to it on the website look for the details.

This is a huge boon for U.S. business. UPS estimates that over 20 million packages will be delivered today alone. 379 business are participating via the website set up to promote the shopping spree.

Online participants in free shipping day for holiday deals include CompUSA, Dell Computers, Saks Fifth Ave, Hickory Farms,, Columbia Records, Walmart, Sears, JC Penney, Target, Apple Computer, Levis, Lamps USA, Microsoft Store, Nike, Wines Direct, and Reebok.

The list is enless but you will find that their are many online retailers offering blowout shopping deals even if they did not officially register on the free shipping day website. Stores like Target, JC Penney, Walmart, and Sears are all offering great deals.

We could list the website URLs but it is easier for you to use a search engine to find the online storefront of your favorite retail outlet. Chances are you will be able to ship your Christmas gifts today for free or close to it.

Good luck! Please give us any tips about the various free shipping day offers in the comments!

Free Shipping Day (Video)