The daily deal for Friday, March 14, 2008 is free shipping via the American Girl catalog and web site.
Enter the code SPRINGSHIP at checkout to redeem the offer. The offer is good through March 16th, and there is no minimum order. Since American Girl only has a handful of stores (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas), parents in the rest of the country must rely on mail order for the dolls, clothing and books adored by young girls, and shipping costs typically range from $4.95 to $28.95.
I placed my order yesterday for my daughter's birthday gift because she stayed home from school so I couldn't hop the train to New York as planned to buy the present in person. Although the fine print says there is a surcharge for large items, surprisingly, the trunk my daughter wanted to store her doll's clothes was eligible for free shipping.