Skip the shipping fees when shopping online

Skip the shipping fees when shopping online
Shop online and you can find some great prices, especially if you don't have to pay for shipping.

A site appropriately called FreeShipping.org let's you find the stores that ship for free. I checked the site today and found some big name retailers that not only don't charge for shipping, they don't require a minimum purchase.

Here are just a few: Zappos, Blinds.com, L.L. Bean, Linens 'n Things, Modern Bathroom and Sunglasses Hut.

Consumer Reports Shopsmart magazine says if the online retailer doesn't have free shipping, see if they have a ship-to-store option. That's where you order an item on the web and rather than having it sent to your home or office, you pick it up from a brick-and-mortar store near you - for free!

The editors at Shopsmart say ship-to-store is one of their favorite features at Walmart.com. In some cases, you can get the item from a Walmart store that day.

Other familiar names that offer a similar type service include Ace Hardware, Best Buy, Cabela's, JCPenny, L.L. Bean, Nordstrom, Payless Shoes, REI and Sears.