Consuming Interests: Walmart to offer free shipping for the holidays

November 11, 2010|By Andrea Walker, The Baltimore Sun

From The Consuming Interests blog:

The holiday wars are getting hotter among retailers as they compete for shoppers.

Walmart said today it is offering free shipping on nearly 60,000 items through Dec. 20, including all electronics. There is no minimum purchase requirement or subscription fees to take advantage of the deal. The offer is also extended to video games, toys, home appliances, furniture, jewelry and baby items.

"Customers are doing all they can to save money this holiday, so we're excited to offer free shipping to home, with no minimum purchase requirement as an early Christmas present to them," Steve Nave, senior vice president and general manager of Walmart.com, said in a statement. "This limited-time free shipping to home offer on nearly 60,000 select items, including all electronics, is just one of the ways Walmart.com is helping families save money so they can bring home more for less this holiday season."

The company will also continue to offer its site to store service, where customers can get free shipping to a Walmart store on tens of thousands of online items.

Items available for free shipping to home include:

* All Photo Gifts – starting at $10

* KidKraft 27-Piece Kitchen Play Set – $14.97

* Philips DVD Player – $39

*Sanyo 12MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom – $52

* Sony Handycam 4GB Flash Memory Camcorder with 60x Optical Zoom – $249

* HP Garden Dreams 14.5" Pavilion Special Edition Laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium – $598

*46" Sony Bravia LCD HDTV, 1080p, 120Hz – $898

Eligible items are shipped standard shipping and delivered to customers' doors within 3-5 business days. Return shipping is also free. The company will offer discounts on expedited home delivery.

andrea.walker@baltsun.com

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