Holiday Shipping Deadlines from Rakuten’s Top Retailers

The holidays are right around the corner, and the window is closing on when you can order gifts in time for the holidays. Below, we’ve outlined a list of Rakuten’s top retailers and their holiday shipping deadlines for 2020, so you can be a more informed shopper and make sure your gifts will arrive just in time for the holiday rush.


Order by: December 21 with standard shipping Walmart has been offering free two-day shipping on orders totaling a minimum of $35, and now they have added NextDay shipping on orders over $35 depending on eligibility and customer location. If your items are eligible, you must place your order by 2 PM local time on December 21 for two-day or NextDay shipping. There’s also Pickup and Delivery on more than 160,000 items if you want same-day delivery or pickup.


Order by: December 16 with standard shipping

Kohl’s offers free shipping on orders totaling $75 or more, and you’ll need to place your order by December 16 to get it in time for Christmas. Check out other shipping options:

  • 2-Day Shipping on eligible items for $19.95 for orders $99.99 and under or $9.95 for $100 and up.
  • 1-Day Shipping is available for $29.95 for orders up to $99.99 or $19.95 for orders $100 and up.
  • Same Day Delivery for orders placed by 1 PM local time to be delivered by 8 PM that night from $9.95 to $14.95.

Learn more about Kohl’s shipping options.

Best Buy 

Order by: Unknown

If you are a My Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus member, you can get  free next-day shipping on thousands of items without needing to meet the $35 minimum order amount. Best Buy hasn’t declared a holiday shipping deadline (you can see any updates here), but you have several different shopping options:


Order by: December 16 with standard shipping

Target offers free standard shipping on orders $35 or more. Normally, you’ll get free two-day shipping, but due to nationwide shipping delays, this is temporarily unavailable. More shipping options:

  • If you have Shipt, you can get same-day delivery on eligible. gifts, groceries, clothing and more for $9.99 on every delivery.
  • Order with Drive Up in the Target App and a team member will bring your order out to you for free. Orders are ready within four hours.
  • In-Store Pickup lets you order online and pickup in-store at customer service. Orders are ready within four hours.


Order by: December 18 at 11:59 PM EST with standard shipping.

Right now, Macy’s is offering free standard shipping on orders totaling $25 or more. Otherwise, these are your options:

  • Premium Shipping: Order by December 18 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Express Shipping: Order by December 18 at 12 PM EST
  • Same Day Delivery: Order by December 24 at 10 AM local time. Select areas only.
  • In-Store and Contact-Free Curbside Pickup: Order by December 24 at 3 PM local time
  • E-Gift Cards: Order by December 24 at 1 PM EST to be delivered by email

Learn more about Macy’s holiday shipping cutoff times.


ULTA Beauty

Order by: December 16 with standard shipping

Enjoy free standard shipping on orders $35 or more. There is also Expedited shipping for $9.95, which will arrive in three to four business days, and Premium shipping for $16.95, which will arrive in two to three business days. If you’re in a pinch, check to see if your items are available at your local store to use the Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store option. Simply add the items to your bag and choose the in-store pickup option in your bag.

Old Navy

Order by: December 20 with standard shipping

For everyday free shipping on orders of $50 or more, order by December 20. You also have the options of Standard shipping ($7, three to five business days), Expedited shipping ($17, two to three business days) and Priority shipping ($22, one to two business days). Eligible products are also available for Curbside and In-Store Pickup, so look for that option on any product page. Most pickup orders will be ready within two hours. Learn more about Old Navy shipping.


Order by: December 17 with standard shipping

To get your gifts by December 24, check out Sephora’s holiday shipping information. If you want unlimited one to two day shipping all year with no minimum purchase required, subscribe to Flash Shipping for just $15.

  • Order by December 14 at 11:59 PST to send a physical gift card 
  • Order by December 14 at 11:59 PST for ground shipping
  • Order by December 17 at 6 AM PST for standard shipping
  • Order by December 18 at 6 AM PST for Flash 2-Day shipping
  • Order by December 19 at 9 AM PST for paid 2-Day shipping
  • Order by December 19 at 9 AM PST for Flash 1-Day shipping
  • Order by December 19 at 9 AM PST for paid 1-Day shipping
  • Order by December 25 to send an e-Gift Card


Order by: December 23 with standard shipping

To get your order in time for Christmas with standard shipping, it must be placed by 4 PM PST on December 23. For all holiday shipping cutoff and delivery times, check this out.

Pro tip: If you’re in a time crunch and can’t swing the buy online, pick-up in store options, sign up for ShopRunner for free two-day shipping and returns at over 100 retailers, like Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Lord and Taylor and more. You are eligible for a free membership if you have an American Express card or a MasterCard card; otherwise, it’s $79 annually. 

Stores offering Curbside & Contactless Pickup

Your safest option now is shopping at stores that allow you to buy online and pickup in-store. A lot of online stores that have brick and mortar locations are offering this in light of COVID-19, so you’ll probably find more options than not. ULTA Beauty, Best Buy, Old Navy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s and Kohl’s are just a few – find more Curbside & Contactless Pickup retailers.

Shop e-Gift Cards for the fastest delivery

If you’re in a super tight time crunch with your holiday shopping, give the gift of shopping with an e-gift card from Rakuten. You’ll get Cash Back on your purchase, and your loved one will get it quickly via email to shop for whatever their heart desires at their favorite store. It’s a win-win! Learn more about e-gift cards.

Order with Rakuten to get Cash Back and save even more this holiday season. If you’re not a member, it’s really easy to join and you can start earning as soon as today. Also, you can earn In-Store Cash Back if you’re doing some literal last-minute shopping this year, so keep that in mind. Just sync up a credit or debit card with your Rakuten account to get started. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

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