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Major Stores with Free Store Pickup to Make Your Holiday Shopping Easier

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October 03, 2016 · 6.6k Views

Online shopping has been incredibly convenient now that the online and mobile shopping trend is going nowhere but up and it’s certainly made holiday shopping that much easier. Shopping from the comfort of your own home, in bed… sounds nice right? But there comes the other issue, shipping and delivery. Some delivery companies have anticipated the shipping avalanche for the upcoming holiday season and so, there’s always the possibility of delayed shipping or worse yet, lost shipment.

The best way to make sure you fulfill your entire gift shopping list AND get your items on time this year is to utilize retailers' layaway and free in-store pickup when available. A few top holiday merchants have already launched their holiday layaway program for the year and the good news is, most provides in-store pickup too.

Many holiday shoppers are still not taking advantage of free store pickup but here’s why we think you should.

  • Most stores offer fast, free and easy in-store pickup (some will offer free pickup within an hour or same-day pickup!)

  • Some retailers like Macy’s, will even give you an extra 15-20% off on your next store purchase every time you buy online and pickup in stores

  • You get more flexibility with this shipping option and you can get your hands on gifts and other holiday supplies on the same day

  • Easier to run your price comparison online and pickup in stores without the hassle of scoping out the best deals in every aisle

  • Curbs impulsive in-store purchases

  • No waiting and paying for shipping since you can pay for everything online 

  • It’s free

Do we have your attention yet? The following retailers below offer free store pickup and they’re some of the most popular destinations that offer the best discounts during the holiday season. Take a look below!


Top Stores with Free Store Pick Up for the Holidays



Kohl’s offer buy online and pickup in store across hundreds of items at kohls.com. All you have to do is look for the ‘Pick Up in Store’ indicator on the product page. Don’t forget to check Kohl’s coupon page before you head in. This department retailer is known for always having a coupon discount ready to use and Kohl’s allow all shoppers to stack up to 3 coupon discounts.

According to CNBC, Kohl’s is also planning to roll out a new feature on their mobile app that will allow Kohl’s Charge Card members to check out directly on your mobile app. It’s uncertain whether this feature will be similar to Walmart Pay or closer to Sam’s Club Scan & Go (in which case you won’t even need to head to the cashier) but either way, lines are about to get much shorter for Kohl’s shoppers.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.



Macy’s is offering an even further incentive in order to get shoppers on their buy online, pickup in store program. For every time you buy online and pickup in store at your local Macy’s, you’ll get an extra 15-20% off pass to use on your next in-store purchase. Similar to Kohl’s, just shop online and look for items marked ‘pick up in-store’.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.



Walmart also offer free pickup and they’ve recently renovated their in-store format to help shoppers easily detect their Pickup Center. Another winning feature Walmart is bringing to the store pickup game, they have an added benefit for Walmart App users.

Exclusively for Walmart App users, you can easily have a Walmart associate prepare your online order straight from your app once you arrive at your local Walmart Pickup Center. No need to get in line, a Walmart team member will call your name once your order is ready. See more details now.

gift icon Layaway Program: Yes, in-stores and select location available year round. See it now.


toys r us

Toys R Us offers hundreds of toys across their website that are eligible for Free Store Pickup. Just look for the ‘Free Store Pickup’ green check indicator on each product. No time to pick up your items? You can have a designated friend or family member pick it up for you. Just make sure they have the ‘Ready for Store Pickup’ email and a valid ID.

gift icon Layaway Program: Yes, in-store only. See it now.


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best buy

Best Buy boast that you can pick up your online orders in as little as 45 minutes! Just look for items online that has the ‘Ship to Store’ option. Alternate pickup options available include friends and family pickup and warehouse pickup.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.



JCpenney now offers same day pickup and claims that they usually have store pickup orders ready within 4 hours. Just keep your eyes peeled for the ‘Check Store Availability’ on the product page when you shop online. JCPenney nearly always have a coupon discount ready for all shoppers so be sure to take a look at the coupon page for an extra 15-25% off your order.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.


office depot office max

Office Depot offer free store pickup orders that are ready in an hour. Just spot the ‘Free in store pickup’ and click on ‘Check your store availability’ on each product page. The added benefit of shopping online and pickup in store with Office Depot Office Max is that you can check their comprehensive deals page for all available rebates, clearance and coupons.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.



Lowe’s offer a stress free way for you to everything you need online and pick it up in stores. Just look for the ‘Store Pickup’ on the product page and keep in mind that not all products or categories are available for pick up.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.


home depot

Like Lowe’s, Home Depot also has a store pickup option. When you’re shopping online, just select the ‘Check Store Inventory’ on product page or in your shopping cart to verify that your products will be available to pickup in store.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.



Nordstrom also offer buy online and pickup in stores for hundreds of their items sold online. You can easily see all items available for store pickup by selecting ‘Store Availability’ under the “NARROW BY:” filter option on each category pages.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.


dollar tree

Dollar Tree is a great place to pick up small knick knacks for the holidays and then have free in store pickup too! You can shop online at dollartree.com and then select in-store pickup (that option will show up when available). Afterward, just wait for an email notification that will tell you when your order is available for pickup.

gift icon Layaway Program: No.


kmart  and sears

Both are sister companies also offer free in store pickup but there’s a little more to it. Kmart and Sears also offer in-vehicle pickup. Yep. You don’t even need to leave the car. The only catch is that it’s for Shop Your Way members only but the program is completely free to join.

To access in-vehicle pickup, you must also have the Kmart app or Sears app. Once your online order is process, you’ll be notified via email when it is ready for pickup. Kmart and Sears have designated parking spaces for in-vehicle pickups where you then use the app to let a team member know that you are parked and they’ll be out with your order within 5 minutes.

gift icon Layaway Program: Yes. See Kmart No Money Down Layaway. See Sears One Penny Down Layaway

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I wanna be the very best like no one ever was. Couponing is my real test, to cut them is my cause. I will travel across the land, searching far and wide. Each store to understand, the discounts that's inside.

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