Deal Alert: Walmart Kicks Off Free Shipping for the Holidays, Will Others Follow Suit?

Paul Lilly

We like to think of ourselves as vendor agnostic, so far be it for us to pimp any particularly e-tailer over another. To be clear, that's not what we're doing here, but because we're big into online shopping, and we imagine you are too, we felt it newsworthy to let you know what Walmart's up to.

From now until December 20th, 2010, Walmart is offering free ground shipping on nearly 60,000 eligible items, including all electronics (our favorite items), with no minimum purchase requirement, subscription fees, or other hidden fees of any sort, the mega chain announced .

"Customers are doing all they can to save money this holiday, so we’re excited to offer free shipping to home, with no minimum purchase requirement as an early Christmas present to them," said Steve Nave, senior vice president and general manager of "This limited-time free shipping to home offer on nearly 60,000 select items, including all electronics, is just one of the ways is helping families save money so they can bring home more for less this holiday season."

Decide for yourself if Walmart is the Mecca of savings or the ultimate evil organization. Either way, we wonder if this will put pressure on other vendors to offer the same or similar shipping deals through the holidays.

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