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I still have a long list of Christmas gifts to get so I was a little stunned to realize this morning that Christmas is NEXT WEEK! When am I going to find the time? Am I supposed to take the day off work? Fight the crowds this weekend? (I already made better plans.) Nope.

Enter Free Shipping Day.

I will log on while the kids are watching Family Guy — I hate that show — and take care of it all from my home office – or while tucked into bed.

[Insert sigh of relaxation here.]

Last year was a banner year for Free Shipping Day, according to the announcement I got. And this year will be even bigger with 37 percent of consumers planning to participate. But I don’t care if it’s crowded. Parking will be easy. (My driveway.) And I’ll be comfy and warm. (See above)

Lots of merchants are participating this year (more than 1500). All you do is log on at Freeshippingday.com and click on a merchant you want to shop with. Some merchants are already displaying logos but all offers will be announced at the start of day (12am EST) Friday.