Christmas shipping: Deadlines and freebies


DETROITNo point in waiting one more minute to send out those holiday gifts and Christmas cards. Deadlines to ensure your gift arrives in time are approaching fast.

For the U.S. Post Office, the deadline for first class mail so it arrives by Christmas Eve is Saturday, Dec. 19. The Priority Mail deadline is Monday.

If you find yourself needing to mail something last minute, the deadline for Priority Mail Express is Thursday Dec. 23.


For those still needing to wrap up their holiday shopping, Friday is free shipping day.


More than 900 merchants are taking part this year with offers of items that will purportedly arrive by Christmas Eve.


There's also no minimum purchase required.


To check out who is participating, click here.