Amazon is changing its free shipping option for the holiday season

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Amazon Prime members still get two-day shipping, but the promotional free shipping deal is only good for Amazon's 5-8 day shipping speed. The deal lasts until Amazon can no longer promise items in time for Christmas with free delivery, which typically takes five to eight business days.

Last month, Target announced that from November 1 to December 22, shipping would be free with no minimum spend required. The company announced today that it will be offering free shipping for all Amazon orders during the holiday season, just in time for Christmas.

The logo of Amazon is seen on a package at the Amazon distribution center warehouse in Saran, near Orleans, France, November 22, 2016. Amazon has decided that it doesn't want to miss out on those precious holiday dollars, and because of that, it's going to open up free two-day shipping to anyone who buys something through its store. Also mentioned was the previous free-delivery threshold on orders larger than $25. The company expects sales for the fourth quarter to be between $66.5 billion and $72.5 billion. But you can enjoy the freedom of placing smaller orders without having to worry about an extra shipping fee. Amazon is making more than three million items eligible for same-day delivery for the holidays.

About $720 billion in sales are up for grabs for the Black Friday shopping weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. The company usually sets the final date toward the end of the season.

This doesn't mean the company is giving away Prime for the holidays: The announcement doesn't specify a set delivery time across all of the qualifying items, and it does mention the subscription service several times before the first paragraph has even concluded.

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