How to get free shipping

One of the best ways to save money on Christmas presents or gifts for any time of the year is to shop online. Many Australian bricks and mortar retailers offer their entire inventory online, while some even offer bigger discounts for web purchases.

However, one of the biggest killers of the online shipping buzz is the price of postage. You may be able to buy books, toys or homewares online at half the price, but the shipping costs quickly jack that back up to the price you’d pay in store – sometimes more.

Wouldn’t it be nice to pay no shipping fees on online purchases?

Enter Shipster by Australia Post.

If you join now, you’ll get two months of free shipping on millions of products from over 50 Australian retailers. Then, after two months, for just $6.95 a month, you’ll never pay for shipping again, well, on eligible products, anyway.

From homewares, fashion and sporting goods to electronics, stationery and toys – there’s a retailer perfect for presents or for buying a gift for yourself. And the best gift of all is not having to pay postage!

It’s pretty simple to join, too. You just have to create a MyPost account (which many of you will already have), then shop with participating retailers. Once you order over $25 worth of goods, your free shipping kicks in. Then, when you check out, make sure you use the same email account as your MyPost/Shipster account and you won’t have to pay any postage.

You’ll continue to have this for two months, then, if you like the idea of free shipping (for the low cost of $6.95 per month), just keep your Shipster account active. Otherwise, unsubscribe with no strings attached.

Learn more about Shipster at

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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