Retailers offering free shipping

If you're planning to do your holiday shopping online, time is running out if you want to make sure your gifts arrive by Christmas.

Thursday, Dec. 17 marks the last day you can ask for standard shipping and still get your items by Christmas Eve. As a result, several online retailers are offering free standard shipping with no strings attached if you order on Thursday.

Over 700 retailers are participating in Free Shipping Day. Click here for a complete list.

If you order items online after Thursday, you will likely have to pay rush shipping.

This is the second annual "Free Shipping Day." Over 250 retailers participated in last year's event. Free Shipping Day was started by a Colorado couple who thought that retailers would relish the opportunity to extend the online holiday shopping season, which typically ends in early December.

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