The premise is simple: free shipping, no minimum purchase and delivery by Christmas Eve.

It’s called Free Shipping Day, an annual cyber shopping holiday on which retailers across the internet appeal to last-minute holiday shoppers with the promise of no-costshipping and gifts in time for Christmas.

The quasi-holiday started in 2008 and is now in its ninth year. This year it falls on Dec. 16.

There are over 1,000 merchants participating, including a combination of big-box retailers and independent online stores. Lululemon, Banana Republic, GameStop and American Eagle are among those taking partfor the first time.


Take a look at some of the top deals happening Dec. 16:
MerchantOfferAerieFree shipping on all orders, plus up to 50% off holiday favorites.Aldo ShoesFree shipping on all orders, plus up to 30% off select styles.Ashley StewartFree shipping on all orders, plus up to 50% off new arrivals.Barnes & NobleFree shipping on all orders, plus 15% off $60 or 20% off $100.BelkFree shipping, plus $10 off $50, $20 off $100 or $30 off $150.Cabela'sFree shipping on all orders.Cheryl'sFree shipping on cookies and treats, plus 15% off sitewide.Dr. Scholl'sFree shipping on all orders.J.C. PenneyFree shipping on all orders.Lands' EndFree shipping to U.S. and Canada, plus 40% off all orders starting at 12 a.m. CT.LululemonFree shipping on all orders.New York & Co.Free shipping on all orders.Stage StoresFree shipping on all orders.TargetFree shipping on all orders.The LimitedFree shipping on all orders, plus 70% off everything.Things RememberedFree shipping, plus 20% off.Tommy HilfigerFree shipping, plus 40% off sale at and extra 20% off $100 orders from Tommy Outlet.TOMSFree two-day shipping.

Visit for a full list of offers.In most cases, the delivery promise is only good for orders shipped within the 48 contiguous states unless otherwise stated.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: Twitter: @courtneynerd.

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