Last summer and the summer before, Lee Valley ran free shipping promos. I’ve been saving my pennies and waiting and waiting, but couldn’t wait any longer, so I sent them an email early this morning asking if a similar event was coming up.
Here’s what they said:
Unfortunately, we do not currently have free shipping nor are we aware of any upcoming free shipping event. We checked our files and found that you are signed-up to receive promotional e-mails from us. Therefore, whenever we have another free shipping event, the notification will be e-mailed to you.
I was a bit disappointed, but figured I’d hold out a few more days before placing an order since the $13.50 I’d save on shipping is $13.50 I can spend on more tools.
Lo and behold, I went to check to see if they offered a Veritas plane of a particular size, and BAM, I spot a free shipping notice. I expect that I’ll receive an email about this in the morning, but getting surprised like this was nice. While it would be nice to think that the free shipping promo was launched just for me, they’ve really been like clockwork with these promos, so it was really just a matter of time.
Anyhow, the free standard ground shipping promo is valid on orders $40+ to contiguous USA and Canadian addresses, from June 29th thru July 11th, 2011. Customers in HI, AK, or US territories will receive a $13.50 discount. Oversized items will still carry a shipping surcharge.