This holiday season, Amazon-lovers everywhere can rejoice. Because with only a few days left until Christmas, you've still got plenty of time to shop. As a matter of fact, you don't even have to fret over when's the last day to order from Amazon for Christmas delivery. You'll be covered all the way up until Santa leaves the North Pole to start delivering gifts.
If you really need to wait until the last second, grab a a forgotten gift, or refill the eggnog, Amazon customers can shop up until Christmas Eve. Santa really delivered this year because if you're a Prime member, you can also take advantage of free same-day delivery and Prime Now. Cue parents everywhere rejoicing, because I know I am.
If you're not a Prime member though, all is not lost. You can start a 30-day free trial and get all the same perks, and now is probably the best time of any to give it a test drive. For a full rundown of holiday shopping info or Prime membership trials, check out amazon.com/prime.
Fun fact for last-minute shoppers: in 2016, the last Prime Free Same-Day order was placed at 10:23 a.m. on Christmas Eve - it was delivered at 2:42 p.m., at no cost whatsoever, Vice President Greg Greeley shared in a statement sent to Romper. So, if you're really feeling lucky (or overwhelmed) this year, you can definitely push the limit. Live a little and wait until Christmas Eve if it comes to that. Focus on relaxing and enjoying family around the holidays instead of stress-shopping.
Keep in mind, if you are going to push the envelope and order on Christmas Eve, you might want to purchase items in your cart by 9:30 a.m. local time. Your same-day order should arrive between 6-9 p.m. right on your doorstep. And for those who aren't Prime members, cost is only $8.99 per order (plus $0.99 per item), which is totally worth avoiding last-minute shopping crowds if you ask me. There are some two-hour shipping windows that let you push your procrastination to the next level on Christmas Even though. So, let the countdown commence, and check this list twice to make sure you have all the important Amazon shopping deadlines down.
If you're not a Prime member or if you're ordering something that doesn't offer quick shipping options, Dec. 18 is the last day for standard shipping.
If you are a Prime member using the free two-day shipping option, or paying for two-day shipping as a non-Prime member, Dec. 22 is the last day to get all your shopping done.
But not to fret if you miss the two-day shipping deadline, because you've got until Dec. 23 to utilize the one-day shipping option, which is also free for Prime members. Merry Prime-mas to you.
Dec. 24 - Last Call!
The final day for same-day delivery is Dec. 24. It's also free for Prime members, and generally you have to order by 9:30 a.m. to get your delivery same-day. But if you're a Prime member, Amazon's also offering free two-hour delivery windows when you order by 9:00 p.m. local time. This means packages are getting delivered all the way up until 11:59 p.m. Christmas Eve. Keep in mind though that this does depend on availability in your area.
Procrastinators - or simply just parents who are so busy that not all the shopping gets done before Christmas Eve - you can take a big sigh of relief. Utilizing this option allows most members quick delivery to their doorstep in a couple hours or less, which is honestly a godsend. So if you think of a last-minute gift, run out of a holiday-dish ingredient, or any other Christmas emergency pops up, you're covered. The only catch is that in order for Prime members to get a free two-hour delivery window, you have to order an item that qualifies and is over $35. And if you really can't wait, remember you can do one-hour delivery for a fee.
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