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Amazon Holiday Ordering Cutoff Calendar, Now With Unlimited Free Two-day Shipping Through Sunday, Dec. 22, For Prime Members. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Amazon Prime members can order gifts as late as midnight EST on Sunday, Dec. 22, for free delivery before Christmas. In 2012, tens of millions of last-minute gifts were sent with Prime, and Amazon is making it even easier for shoppers to get those last few packages under the tree this year. Customers can choose from millions of items including great gift ideas in electronics, toys, tools, kitchen gadgets, clothing, jewelry and more. Customers will still find incredible deals at Become a member of Amazon Prime to take advantage of this fast, free shipping offer by visiting

“This is a unique holiday season. With so few shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this weekend can be hectic for many holiday shoppers - fighting crowds while struggling to find just the right gift,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President Amazon Prime. “We would like to make your weekend just a little easier. Prime members can order anytime this weekend, as late as midnight on Sunday, Dec. 22, and still receive unlimited free two-day shipping in time for Christmas. This allows members to enjoy the same fast, free shipping and convenient online shopping experience they have come to expect from Amazon.”

In addition, Prime members always receive discounted one-day shipping for as low as $2.99 per item. Those truly last-minute shoppers can choose from millions of gifts, and order as late as midnight on Monday, Dec. 23, using Prime one-day shipping and still receive their package before Christmas.

Holiday Ordering Deadlines

For delivery by Christmas, visit for details. The following ordering deadlines apply:
  • Dec. 18: Free Shipping and Standard Shipping
  • Dec. 22: Two-Day Shipping (order as late as midnight EST; varies by item; free with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 23: One-Day Shipping (order as late as midnight EST; varies by item; as low as $2.99/item with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 24: Local Express Delivery (while available; select cities; $3.99/item with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 25: Email and printable Amazon Gift Cards can be sent immediately, at any time

More Last-Minute Deals from Amazon

There is still time to shop great gifts and incredible deals by visiting Shoppers will find many deals including savings on the following items:
  • A day of deals every day this week, dedicated to some of our customers’ favorite gift categories:
    • Tuesday, Dec. 17: Sports & Entertainment Collectibles Great deals on select sports collectibles from Prize Authentics and 2013 Topps.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 18: Toys – Find deals up to 70% off every day on top brands such as Fisher Price, Leapfrog and Barbie.
    • Thursday, Dec. 19: Movies & TV – Save up to 70% on more than 35 movies and TV shows including The Bourne Trilogy, Star Trek: The Complete Original Series (Seasons 1-3), and Skyfall/Quantum of Solace two-pack.
    • Friday, Dec. 20: Sports & Outdoors – Find select bike helmets and protective gear up to 55% off, New Balance and ASICS running clothes up to 70% off, and up to 37% off top gold GPS Units by GolfBuddy.
  • A week of music deals:
    • Monday, Dec. 16: Johnny Cash Albums starting at $5.99
    • Tuesday, Dec. 17: Simon & Garfunkel Albums starting at $6.99
    • Wednesday, Dec. 18: Soundtracks starting at $5.49
    • Thursday, Dec. 19: The Who, Styx, Steve Miller Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd Classic Rock Albums starting at $5.99
  • More deals include:
    • Exciting electronics deals through Saturday, Dec. 21, including $50 Amazon Gift Card with the purchase of Beats products, 50% off select Samsung 4K Ultra TVs and up to 60% off Yamaha all-in-one desktop audio speakers.
    • Up to 35% off BOB Joggers

Save on Amazon Appstore

Amazon Appstore has more last-minute deals on the latest Kindle and Android apps and games. Amazon recently announced that customers can gift Amazon Coins to app-savvy friends and family for use on apps, games and other in-app items in the Amazon Appstore. Customers save up to 20 percent when buying Coins through Jan. 5. Throughout the coming weeks, popular apps will also have steep discounts including 50 percent off The Bernstein Bears Christmas Tree app and 15 titles from G5 Entertainment for only $0.99 each, including: Letters from Nowhere, Abyss: Wrath of Eden and Red Crow Mysteries: Legion. Between Dec. 14 and Dec. 25, customers can download “12 Great Gifts from the Amazon Appstore” as part of Amazon Appstore’s Free App of the Day program. A paid app will be available for free every day including Allrecipes Dinner Spinner Pro, PicsPlay Pro, and Pocket Informant 3. Find out more at

Last-Minute Shoppers use Mobile Apps

Millions of Amazon customers use a mobile device to shop in the week leading up to Christmas. In fact, the Free Shipping cutoff date last year was among the largest mobile shopping days on Amazon. Shoppers can explore Amazon’s holiday deals from anywhere, using the Amazon Mobile App ( for their phone or tablet.

Amazon Gift Cards – The Perfect Last-Minute Gift Gift Cards are the best way to get your friends and family what they’ve always wanted, even if you don’t know what it is. Customers now have more than 18 animated holiday gift cards to choose from, including “Karoling Kittens,” “The 12 Dogs of Christmas,” and “Dradle Joy.” Customers also can add a holiday touch to physical gift cards with one of four seasonal gift boxes, including a snowflake, Santa’s coat, an ornament that can hang from a tree, and a red-and-green plaid box tied off with a bow. And even if you miss the extended shipping cutoff, you can still send Gift Cards via email, on a friend’s Facebook timeline, print at home, or gift an Amazon MP3 or Kindle e-book.

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