Whenever you hear the words "free two-day shipping," what do you think of? Amazon, right? While the online giant should get credit for popularizing the speedy delivery option, it's certainly not the only store doing it these days. And that's good news, obviously, if you're not willing to shell out the $99 a year for a Prime membership to get the deal.
Here are five big retailers you might not have realized offer a similar free two-day shipping option.
You have to be a Costco member (for $60 versus Amazon's $99 Prime membership) to shop the warehouse's website and get free two-day shipping on orders of non-perishable food and household supplies that total more than $75. If you're having trouble getting up to $75, though, it's best to hold off, because you'll pay a $3 delivery fee per item if your total comes short.
Shop CVS.com for groceries and household items (like paper towels and zip-top bags) and set the filter to only show results that are eligible for one- to two-day shipping. (Warning: Its a lot of items!) Then spend $49 or more and your order will ship for free. Otherwise, it's an additional $5.49.
Free two-day shipping is now available on hundreds of thousands of items on Target.com. The catch? You need to spend at least $35 or pay with a Target REDcard. If you happen to want an item that doesn't qualify for the free two-day shipping, you can still get free regular shipping — again, if you spend at least $35 or pay with a REDcard.
Technically, Jet offers free two- to five-day shipping on orders that total $35 or more "with faster two-day shipping on thousands of everyday essentials." In order to get the two-day quickness, you'll need to place your order by 2 p.m. in the time zone where your stuff is being shipped. Orders that are less than $35 cost $5.99 to ship.
Walmart is clearly going after the Amazon crowd, touting "no membership needed!" Like Jet, which is owned by Walmart, this store also has a $35 minimum and the 2 p.m. deadline in order to get the free two-day shipping that's available on millions of items. Items not marked for two-day shipping ship for free in three to five days.