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Delivery Schedule
Use the charts below to determine the correct shipping method for your order. Consult our regular shipping schedule for other expedited shipping options.


Members Ordering Books, DVDs, Music, Toys & Games, and Home & Gift items

Order Date: Usually ships within 24 hours: Usually ships within 2-3 days:
Through December 16 Use FREE MEMBER Express Shipping Use FREE MEMBER Express Shipping
December 17 Use FREE MEMBER Express Shipping Use Expedited
December 18-20 Use FREE MEMBER Express Shipping Will Not Arrive by Dec. 24 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
December 21 Use Expedited Will Not Arrive by Dec. 24 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
December 22-24 Will not arrive by Dec. 24. Qualifying orders placed by 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 24 can still be sent to Manhattan, NY, addresses. See Details Will Not Arrive by Dec. 24 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
December 25 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
For orders placed by 11:59 p.m. ET
Note: FREE MEMBER Express Shipping only applies to orders with qualifying items. If your order does not qualify, please use the regular shipping schedule to determine when you must order.
Gift-wrapping certain DVDs, CDs, and Print On Demand Books may require extra processing of up to 3 days. These items are marked with the following text: "Having this item gift wrapped? See details."
For orders to Canada or International addresses, please use our regular shipping schedule to determine the appropriate shipping method.
For Other Items
New and Used Items ordered from B&N Marketplace Sellers prior to Dec 12 must be sent by Express Domestic.   Orders placed after Dec. 12 are not guaranteed for delivery by Dec. 24.
Products marked "Usually available in 1-2 weeks" ordered after Nov. 30 cannot be delivered by Dec. 24.
Pre-orders scheduled for release after Dec. 15 may not be delivered by Dec. 24. If your order contains both in-stock items and pre-order items due after Dec. 15, you should choose "Send each item as available" during Checkout. This may affect your shipping costs.



NON-MEMBERS Ordering Books, DVDs, Music, Toys & Games, and Home & Gift items

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ORDER DATE Usually Ships in 24 hours Usually 2-3 Days
Through December 12 Use Standard Use Standard
December 13-15 Use Standard Use Express
December 16-17 Use FREE MEMBER Express Shipping* Use Expedited*
December 18- 20 Use FREE MEMBER Express Shipping* Will Not Arrive by Dec. 24 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
December 21 Use Expedited Will Not Arrive by Dec. 24 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
December 22-24 Will not arrive by Dec. 24. Qualifying orders placed by 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 24 can still be sent to Manhattan, NY, addresses. See Details Will Not Arrive by Dec. 24 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
December 25 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
For orders placed by 11:59 p.m. ET
*For Orders over $25. FREE MEMBER Express Shipping only applies to orders with qualifying items. If your order does not qualify, please use the regular shipping schedule to determine when you must order.
Gift-wrapping certain DVDs, CDs, and Print On Demand Books may require extra processing of up to 3 days. These items are marked with the following text: "Having this item gift wrapped? See details."
For orders to Canada or International addresses, please use our regular shipping schedule to determine the appropriate shipping method.
For Other Items
New and Used Items ordered from B&N Marketplace Sellers prior to Dec 12 must be sent by Express Domestic. Orders placed after Dec. 12 are not guaranteed for delivery by Dec. 24.
Products marked "Usually available in 1-2 weeks" ordered after Nov. 30 cannot be delivered by Dec. 24.
Pre-orders scheduled for release after Dec. 15 may not be delivered by Dec. 24. If your order contains both in-stock items and pre-order items due after Dec. 15, you should choose "Send each item as available" during Checkout. This may affect your shipping costs.



For Gift Cards

Order Date: Shipping Method
Through December 15 Use Standard
Through December 22 at 11 a.m. ET Use Express
Through December 23 at 11 a.m. ET Use Expedited
After December 23 at 11:01 a.m. ET Will not arrive by Dec. 24 Send a gift in seconds - email an eGift Card
Orders exceeding $200 are not eligible for Standard Delivery and must be sent via Expedited Air Service or UPS Air Service. Orders to P.O. Boxes can only be shipped via Standard Delivery and therefore must not exceed $200.



PC & Video Games

Order Date: Shipping Method
Through December 9 Use Standard
December 10 - 16 Use Ground
December 17 - 20 Use 2nd Day Air
For orders placed by 11:59 a.m. ET
Note: Standard, 2-Day Air, and Overnight are not available for P.O. Boxes; Alaska; Hawaii; U.S. Protectorates such as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands; military (APO/FPO) addresses; and orders that should not be shipped via UPS.