Amazon extends Prime same-day delivery to Christmas Eve

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Amazon Prime members can avoid last-minute trips to the mall with new one-day and same-day delivery options. 

The e-tail giant is offering an assortment more than 10 million items, which it says is the largest next-day selection in the U.S., for Prime free one-day delivery with no minimum purchase. The assortment includes products in categories such as electronics, toys, home, and fashion. In addition, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns across 47 major U.S. metropolitan areas can shop for millions of items up to Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24), and receive them the same day with Prime free same-day delivery.

For free Prime delivery before Christmas (Friday, Dec, 25), the following dates and conditions apply:

•    Dec. 23: Last day to order more than 10 million items eligible for one-day delivery (coast to coast, free for Prime members with no minimum purchase).
•    Dec. 24: Last day to order millions of items eligible for same-day delivery (free for Prime members in eligible areas on orders over $35).
•    Dec. 24: Last chance for free two-hour grocery delivery (reserved exclusively for Prime members in select cities).
•    Dec. 24: Whole Foods Market stores, Amazon Fresh stores, Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, and Amazon Pop Up stores are open Christmas Eve (store hours vary by location).
•    Dec. 25: Same-day online purchases of Amazon e-gift cards and Amazon Prime memberships.