The Banana Republic, GAP, & Old Navy Free Shipping Trap.
Sneaky. I was impressed when The GAP family of brands recently decided to offer up free shipping on any order over $50. You can even cross pollinate between Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, etc. by using the handy tabs at the top of their websites. If there’s $50 worth of GAP inc stuff in your bag/cart, it’ll ship at no charge.
As long as you make sure to CHOOSE the free shipping option.
I just recently noticed this. When you place anything in your shopping cart, the default shipping method is the 3-5 business days option that costs $7.00. If you place an item that costs more than $50 in your virtual shopping bag it DOES NOT automatically choose the free 7-9 business days option. It still defaults to $7 shipping.
Happens on all three clothing sites. You get free shipping via Piperlime, so, you’re safe there.
Is it a big deal? Nah. But I do wonder how many people neglect to actively choose their shipping option, and instead just assume that free shipping automatically applied to their order of over $50 or more.
And now… the video: