I love that most stores and websites will offer free shipping around the holidays. I have been taking advantage of it to stock up on non-holiday related items, such as everyday grocery items, household goods, and even pet supplies. Doing so is saving me money on gas, and wear and tear on my vehicle, and in addition to the free shipping, the goods are usually on sale, to entice people to the sites so they'll purchase holiday related items. When I used to do a lot of holiday gift shopping, I was too busy with that to pay attention to these other items, but now that I don't buy many gifts, I'm paying more attention to the other items. Have you been taking advantage of free holiday shipping to purchase other items?