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Plenty of Time to Order Online: Amazon Extends Free Shipping Order Cutoff to Dec. 19

Prime members can find millions of gifts available to order as late as Dec. 22 – delivered by Dec. 24

Customers in 12 major metro areas can order as late as 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 24 and receive gifts the same day

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2014-- (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon today announced it extended holiday shipping deadlines, allowing customers to order with Free Shipping by Dec. 19 and receive items before the Christmas holiday. Prime members can order by Dec. 22 and, for the truly last-minute shoppers, customers in 12 major metro areas can choose from as many as a million eligible items for same-day delivery, order as late as 10:00 a.m. on Dec. 24 and have items delivered before Santa arrives. Customers will continue to find incredible holiday deals on the widest selection of gifts at amazon.com/todaysdeals.

Holiday Ordering Deadlines

For delivery by Christmas, visit amazon.com/amazonholidayshipping for details. The following ordering deadlines apply:

  • Dec. 19: Free Shipping (order as late as 11:59 p.m. EST)
  • Dec. 22: Two-Day Shipping (Free with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 23: One-Day Shipping (As low as $2.99 per item with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 24: Same-Day Delivery (order as late as 10:00 a.m. local time; $5.99 per shipment with Amazon Prime)
  • Dec. 25: Give the gift of Prime or send an Amazon.com Gift Card

Prime Member on your Shopping List?

With tens of millions of them around the world, gift givers are likely to have a Prime member on their list this holiday. If so, Amazon has some suggestions. Find great ideas using the Amazon gift finder based on what other customers are buying now, or shop some of the most wished-for items by Prime members, including:

Give the Gift of Prime

In addition to fast, free shipping on more than 20 million items, when shoppers give the gift of Prime, they are also giving a year’s worth of entertainment. Membership includes unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, including the Golden Globe nominated Amazon Original Series Transparent. Plus, members can enjoy more than one million songs and hundreds of playlists with Prime Music, including the exclusive All Is Bright playlist, which features more than 40 newly-recorded holiday songs. But that’s not all, members will find that Prime also includes 600,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners Lending Library (as frequently as a book a month), unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, early access to select lightning deals and much more.

Order on Christmas Eve

Amazon Same-Day Delivery, including the “Get it Today” search feature, is available in 12 major metro areas, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. Shoppers who need that perfect last-minute gift – from books to movies, toys and electronics or something to complete the holiday celebration - can choose from an expansive selection of same-day eligible items. For most same-day items, customers in those cities can order as late as 10:00 a.m. local time on Dec. 24 and have orders delivered to their home the very same day. Visit amazon.com/sameday to learn more.

Gift Cards that Say Surprise!

Amazon.com Gift Cards amazon.com/giftcards are the best way to get your friends and family what they've always wanted, even if you don't know what it is. Available in any amount from $0.50 to $2,000, Amazon.com Gift Cards are redeemable for millions of items, shipped or emailed for free, and never expire. New this holiday season is the Surprise! by Amazon App, a new e-card mobile app for tablets and smartphones that makes it easy to send a personalized e-card for the holidays. With Surprise! by Amazon, customers can quickly send a thoughtful note with an optional Amazon.com Gift Card to friends and family for all types of occasions, right from a mobile device. Visit amazon.com/surprise to download the free app and learn more.

Stocking Stuffers with a Story

To help make gift giving easier this holiday season, Amazon has gathered heart-warming stories – these stocking stuffers with a story help customers learn more about the creators behind some beautiful gifts. Learn more and find the perfect gift for everyone on the list, from gardeners to wine aficionados, bookworms, and more.

Bringing Smiles to Customers’ Favorite Causes

When customers shop AmazonSmile at http://smile.amazon.com to deck the home or buy gifts this holiday, they can support their favorite charitable organization. Customers will find the exact same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that Amazon donates a portion of the purchase price to their favorite charitable organization. In its first year, Amazon has donated millions of dollars to AmazonSmile customers’ favorite causes.

Free Shipping on Millions of Items

Amazon offers Free Shipping on millions of items every day, year-round, on eligible orders $35 and over.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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