Today, a social-media based coupon code directory and search engine, reported that thousands of online retailers will offer a Free Shipping discount on orders in hopes to further entice last-minute holiday shoppers to make purchases.

Deemed "Free Shipping Day", today is commonly known as the last day to place an order with packages shipped for free that are guaranteed to be delivered by the Christmas holiday on December 25th. Many merchants will still offer expedited shipping afterwards, but often charge for it.

“This has been a record-breaking year so far in terms of sales during peak-holiday times” stated CouponFollow founder Marc Mezzacca. According to digital market research firm comScore, U.S. consumers spent $1.1 billion earlier this week on Monday, known as Green Monday, up 19% from last year. During Free Shipping Day last year, sales hit over $942 million, according to comScore.

CouponFollow expects to see a dramatic increase in the amount of free shipping coupon codes offered today to help continue to boost sales. The site has already tracked several hundred free shipping codes available for use today.

CouponFollow predicts many more retailers will decide to join in today and offer Free Shipping by leveraging social media channels to get the word out instantly. “Expect to see retailers both large and small tweeting about their Free Shipping offers today” stated Mezzacca.

Shoppers can log on at to find these free shipping discount codes.

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CouponFollow is a social-media based coupon code search engine and directory. CouponFollow tracks coupons mentioned on Twitter and allows online shoppers to easily find the hottest coupon savings based on social media trends. Since launching in 2009 CouponFollow has tracked over 2 million coupon related tweets for over 400,000 online coupon codes.

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Published on: 1:45PM on 16th December 2011