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Best Buy Will Offer Free Next-Day Shipping This Holiday In Direct Competition With Amazon

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Best Buy is gearing up to compete with Amazon's holiday retail offerings, with a new offer for free next-day shipping for the holidays in the US. The is better than Amazon's two-day shipping for Prime members, especially since Best Buy doesn't require any membership for the offer, but it does come with a few caveats.

According to the announcement, Best Buy's free next-day shipping requires a $35 minimum purchase. Anything under that will get free standard shipping. It offers the next-day shipping to almost the entire country, but those who fall outside the next-day delivery area will get free standard shipping as well. And for obvious reasons, large items like refrigerators and big-screen TVs (anything "too big to fit down the chimney") don't qualify for the free shipping.

On top of that, the retailer will offer same-day delivery across 42 metro areas. You can check if your zip code qualifies through the official site.

The shipping offer lasts through Christmas Day. That means it will be available for Black Friday shopping, and we'll be tracking the best Black Friday deals as we get closer to the big shopping day.

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