Hot off the press today, Apple has revealed on its U.S. online store page that it will be offering free shipping on all orders placed through December 22nd. Free shipping from Apple normally requires a minimum $50 purchase. The new offer allows customers to save some money on lower-cost purchases such as accessories. Apple made the annoucement was the online store on “Cyber Monday”, or the first Monday following the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Usually, the company does not offer any Cyber Monday deals, but did participate in Black Friday last week.
The free shipping promotion continues through Dec. 22, but applies only to the U.S. Customers in other countries, including Canada, the U.K., France, and Spain receive free standard shipping on all orders placed Monday. Unfortunately, the free shipping offer in those countries does not extend beyond Monday.
To top it off, Apple is also offering other benefits such free engraving on iPods and iPads, signature gift wrapping, and build-to-order Mac configurations as reasons to purchase directly from Apple.