BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - If you're planning on shipping any items for the holiday, you need to get your packages ready now.
The first deadline to ship packages for a guaranteed arrival before Christmas is Thursday, December 15. From this point on, the prices will go up if you want to make sure those packages arrive on time.
But there is some good news for those of you seeking to keep more cash in your pocket.
About 1,000 retailers nationwide have agreed to offer free shipping on Friday, December 16. Many stores will also offer exclusive discounts on this day.
To see a full list of the retailers participating in Free Shipping Day, click here.
- Thursday, December 15: Standard ground delivery
- Friday, December 16: FedEx standard ground delivery
- Monday, December 19: UPS
- Friday, December 23: Post office, FedEx and UPS will delivery by Christmas with an extra cost