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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!