Stores are competing extra hard for your holiday shopping this year. Lots of stores are trying extra hard in getting you into their store, or their website! Wal-Mart shoppers get free shipping on its Web site, with no minimum purchase (the offer covers 60,000 gift items). Wal-Mart isn't alone in using the free shipping weapon. Target and J. C. Penney have also introduced their most aggressive free-shipping programs ever. Meanwhile, Sears, Toys R Us, Williams-Sonoma and others are matching or trying to match's unlimited two-day free shipping for an annual fee.

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