Here is some information that will help you through the last stretch of the holiday shopping season including our holiday ordering cutoff dates, information on how you can earn 6% by referring purchases of Amazon Gift Cards, and a list of great holiday shopping deals from our product categories.
Holiday Ordering Cutoffs for U.S. Shipping
Below are the holiday ordering cutoff dates for U.S. shipping of items shipped from and sold by Amazon.com for delivery on or before December 24th. For complete holiday shipping information and restrictions visit our holiday shipping page.
- Sunday, December 16th – Gift Cards sent by mail (e-mail gift cards can be sent immediately at any time)
- Monday, December 17th – Free Super Saver Shipping (on qualified orders over $25)
- Tuesday, December 18th – Standard Shipping
- Wednesday, December 19th – Two-Day Shipping (Free with Amazon Prime, Last full day to order)
- Thursday, December 20th – Two-Day Shipping (Free with Amazon Prime, Order as late as 3pm PT, but varies by item)
- Friday, December 21st – One-Day Shipping ($3.99 per item with Amazon Prime, Last full day to order)
- Saturday, December 22nd – Two-Day Shipping ($3.99 per item with Amazon Prime; Order as late as 3pm PT, but varies by item)
Earn 6% on Amazon Gift Cards
Once our shipping deadlines have passed, Amazon Gift Cards are a great way to earn referral fees through the rest of the holiday shopping season. Amazon.com Gift Card referrals will earn a flat 6% referral rate. They can be sent via email, an e-card, or on paper through snail mail (gift cards ordered by December 16th will be delivered by December 24th).
To begin promoting Amazon.com Gift Cards on your site, visit the Gift Cards section of Associates Central. This page contains links to the Gift Cards banners you can place on your site, information on how to build text links to the Amazon.com Gift Cards page from your own site, and an FAQ.
Amazon.com Product Category Holiday Promotions
Amazon.com's Last Minute Gifts store gives customers lots of options for gifts they can give in the few days before Christmas - even on Christmas Day. Many gifts feature quick shipping, some with even free overnight shipping:
- Magazine subscriptions, featuring an instant $5 rebate, with free, printable gift cards
- Free overnight shipping on select jewelry and watches (valid 12/21 12:00am to 12/22 12:00pm, PST)
- Software under $30 available to ship up to noon on 12/22 PST
Here are some other great holiday shopping promotions:
- Save up to 70% on Toys and Games
- For a limited time you and your site visitors can get 10 free HD DVDs with select HD DVD players in addition to up to $100 of savings on select HD DVD players
- Save up to $700 on select Sony notebooks offered by Amazon.com. From ultraportables to desktop replacements, these powerful notebooks are great gift ideas for your site visitors.
- 18-Month No-Interest Financing on Select HDTVs - Purchase select HDTVs offered by Amazon.com using the Amazon.com Store Card and you and your site visitors will receive 18 months of no interest if paid in full in 18 months. The offer is good through February 29, 2008, but it does not apply to products sold on our site by third-party merchants or through third-party areas such as Amazon.com Marketplace or Auctions. Minimum payments are required, and additional restrictions apply.
The Amazon Associates team has enjoyed working with you in 2007. Best wishes for a safe, happy, and successful holiday season. We look forward to another great year working with you in 2008.
-Sean, Associates Product Manager