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Dates you need to know for holiday shipping deadlines

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Millions of packages will be shipped throughout the holiday season.

Soon, post offices will be flooded with people shipping gifts.

But, if you're waiting until the last minute to send something special, here are a few domestic shipping deadlines to ensure your gifts arrive by Christmas:

FedEx

  • December 11 - FedEx Smartpost
  • December 15 - Ground
  • December 18 - FedEx Home Delivery
  • December 19 - Express Saver
  • December 20 - FedEx 2-Day and 2-Day a.m.
  • December 21 - FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight, and First Overnight
  • December 25 - FedEx SameDay and SameDay City (Priority & Standard)

UPS

  • December 18 - UPS 3 Day Select
  • December 20 - UPS 2nd Day Air
  • December 21 - UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air (Saturday Option)
  • December 22 - UPS Next Day Air (Saturday Option)

USPS

  • December 14 - USPS Retail Ground
  • December 19 - First-Class Mail Service
  • December 20 - Priority Mail Service

Here are a few shipping deadlines from major stores:

Amazon:

  • December 15 - Free Shipping ($25 min.)
  • December 18 - Standard Shipping
  • December 22 - Two-Day Shipping (Free with Prime)
  • December 23 - One-Day Shipping (In select cities)
  • December 24, 9:30 a.m. local time or earlier - Same-Day Delivery (In select cities)
  • December 24, 9:45 p.m. local time or earlier - Two-Hour Delivery (In select cities)

Dick’s Sporting Goods

  • December 18 by 11:59 p.m. PT - Free Standard
  • December 19 by 11:59 p.m. PT - Expedited
  • December 20 by 9 a.m. PT - Express

Kohl’s

  • December 18 by 11 p.m. (CST) - Standard
  • December 19 by 1 p.m. (CST) - 2-Day Shipping
  • December 20 by 1 p.m. (CST) - 1-Day Shipping

Macy’s

  • December 20 by 5 p.m. ET - Free Standard Shipping (min. $99)
  • December 20 by 5 p.m. ET - Premium
  • December 21 by 12 p.m. ET - Express
  • December 24 by 10 a.m. ET - In-Store Pickup
  • December 24 by 10 a.m. ET - Same-Day Delivery

Target

  • Varies by Item - Free Standard Shipping
  • December 19 by 12 p.m. - Premium 2-Day Shipping
  • December 22 by 12 p.m. - Express 1-Day Shipping
  • December 22 by 7 p.m. - Restock

Toys R Us

  • December 18 by 11:59 p.m. ET - Free Shipping
  • December 20 by 3 p.m. ET - Expedited
  • December 20 by 11:59 p.m. ET - Express
  • December 24 by Noon ET - In-Store Pickup

Walmart

  • December 13 - Freight
  • December 19 - Standard
  • December 21 - Rush

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