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Wal-Mart to Offer Christmas Eve In-Store Pickup for Online Purchases

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Wal-Mart has announced that shoppers can buy qualifying items online as late as Dec. 23 and pick up those purchases in store on Dec. 24.

The retailer will offer in-store Christmas Eve pickup for eligible orders placed online by 6 p.m. local time on Dec. 23. The service will be available in more than 3,900 stores across the country, according to Wal-Mart.

To see which items are eligible, go here and look for “free store pickup today” below items’ descriptions.

To avoid stepping foot in a store during the holiday rush, note that Walmart.com’s order cutoffs to receive shipped gifts by Christmas Eve are as follows:

  • Rush delivery: Dec. 22 at noon local time.
  • Standard shipping: Dec. 20.
  • Free two-day shipping: Available on more than 1,500 toys from Dec. 14 to 21.

» MORE: Why free shipping isn’t always free

Wal-Mart stores close at 6 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve, so plan your shopping trips accordingly.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @courtneynerd.