Amazon.com recently started offering 'Local Express Delivery'. Basically, they are breaking the one day shipping barrier and delivering items the same day in which they are ordered. Not every product on Amazon.com is eligible; however, one item which is always eligible for same day delivery is the Amazon gift card.
While there is an additional shipping cost of $3.99, this is a great option for those who prefer to have a physically gift card as opposed to an eGift Card. Currently, Amazon can deliver a plastic Amazon.com gift card to the following markets:
- Las Vegas
- New Your City
- Washington DC
Keep in mind, each market has a cut off time in order to make the magic happen. They range from as early as 7AM in Chicago to as late as 12PM in Seattle, be sure to check your markets details for more information.
If your in a pinch for a gift card and your recipient lives in the same city as you, heading down to the local gift card mall may still be yoru best option. However, if your recipient lives in one of the 10 markets listed above and you do not live in the same city, this becomes an extremely attractive option.