Procrastinating holiday shoppers have a chance to save a little jingle. Wednesday is Free Shipping Day.

As of Tuesday afternoon, nearly 900 merchants had signed up to participate in the promotion through

That should come in handy because half of the procrastinating crowd will wrap up their shopping online, according to a survey for the National Retail Federation.

Vicki Ramirez was all for online shopping, especially if it involved free shipping.

"It beats the traffic and having to get out of the house and all that stuff," she said.

Among the retailers participating in Free Shipping Day are REI, Radio Shack, Bass Pro Shop, Nordstrom and JC Penney, as well as a slew of small entrepreneurs.

The promotion offers free shipping with no minimum purchase and delivery before Christmas.

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