Dense Fog Advisory issued January 22 at 9:05AM EST expiring January 22 at 4:00PM EST in effect for: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Wyoming
Areal Flood Watch issued January 22 at 8:57AM EST expiring January 23 at 7:00PM EST in effect for: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming
Areal Flood Watch issued January 21 at 11:31AM EST expiring January 23 at 7:00PM EST in effect for: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie
Areal Flood Watch issued January 21 at 11:31AM EST expiring January 23 at 7:00PM EST in effect for: Allegany, Cayuga, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming
There will be no minimum purchase (it's a requirement for signing up) which means you can get a $5 item shipped to you free of charge.
Participating stores include:
Bass Pro Shop
Barnes & Noble
....and hundreds more.
Amazon is one of the few that doesn't participate, as shipping is always free for Prime members.
How good are the deals?
DealNews.com says this is not Back Friday or Cyber Monday, so don't assume you are finding a great deal. It analyzed a number of Free Shipping day offers the past few years, and found only slight discounts in many cases.
Which might have you saying "Doesn't that stink?"
When prices are lowest
DealNews says if you are looking for the lowest price, there are several other better days to shop in the days ahead.
Toy prices tend to be lowest right after Free Shipping Day, as stores start clearance sales on slow selling or overstocked toys.
Clothing is cheapest the final two days before Christmas, when the real clearance begins.
TV's are cheapest right before the Super Bowl in late January.
Finally, if you are buying a gift for yourself, whether it's a big TV or just clothing, resist the temptation to put it under the tree and wait till after Christmas for the biggest sales.
That way you don't waste your money.
“Don't Waste Your Money” is a registered trademark of Scripps Media, Inc. (“Scripps”). The information included in this article was obtained independently by Scripps reporters. John Matarese reports on deals and scams so you Don't Waste Your Money.While purchases from links inserted in this article may result in a commission for Scripps, no Scripps reporter benefited from that commission.