One of the best things about shopping online, especially around the nutso holiday season, is finding someone who will ship it to you for free.
I live for it.
But this year? Advertising Age is reporting that because of the increase in fuel prices, fewer retailers are going to be offering it. Or at least, they'll offer it, but there will be more strings attached than usual. Some are boosting the amount you'll have to spend. Others will only offer free shipping to those with store credit cards. While others are planning to offer free shipping, but you have to pick it up at the store.
Stayed tuned. It should be an interesting holiday shopping season.