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2016 Holiday Shipping Guide

Please use the information provided below to determine how long it will take your order to arrive during this Holiday season.

For orders placed from now through December 16th, 10:30AM CST:
Normal shipping rates applies. Orders will be shipped same day if ordered before 10:30AM CST.

Delivery Dates:
Please refer to the Ground Shipment Delivery Zone Chart to determine when your package will arrive. 

Zone Color Decoder
Pink: 1 Day        Teal: 2 Days        Orange: 3 Days        Green: 4 Days        Violett: 5 Days        Blue: 6 Days

These shipment times are as posted by FedEx/UPS/USPS. FedEx/UPS/USPS and Advantage Hobby do not guarantee shipping times via ground. If you are ordering a gift, and want to guarantee it will arrive in time for Christmas, we HIGHLY suggest selecting one of our enhanced 2ND Day or Next Day shipping options at time of checkout.

Orders Placed AFTER 10:30AM CST Friday  Dec 16th through Monday Dec 22nd
Will be shipped on Monday Dec 19th. 

Delivery Dates:
Please refer to the Ground Shipment Delivery Zone Chart to determine when your package will arrive. Most shipping addresses WILL NOT be delivered before Christmas via standard free Ground shipping.

These shipment times are as posted by FedEx, for orders placed BEFORE 10:30AM CST. FedEx/Advantage Hobby does not guarantee shipping times via ground. If you are ordering a gift, and want to guarantee it will arrive in time for Christmas, we HIGHLY suggest selecting one of our enhanced FedEx 2ND Day or Next Day shipping options at time of checkout.

Wednesday, Dec. 21st
Order placed BEFORE 10:30am CST can be received by Christmas via 2ND DAY or NEXT DAY Service. Orders shipped by NEXT DAY* on this date will arrive on Thursday, Dec. 22. 2ND DAY* packages shipped on this date will arrive on Friday, Dec. 23.

*Some addresses are not elidgeable for 2ND DAY and NEXT DAY service.

Last Minute Shipping via NEXT DAY, Thursday, Dec. 22
This is the LAST DAY that any orders placed BEFORE 10:30am CST can be received by Christmas via NEXT DAY* service only. Orders shipped by NEXT DAY* on this date will arrive on Friday, Dec. 23. 2ND DAY packages shipped on this date will not arrive until Monday, Dec. 26.

*Some addresses are not elidgeable for 2ND DAY and NEXT DAY service.

Friday, Dec. 23, 
Advantage Hobby will be closed. All orders placed on this date, regardless of shipping method selected will not be shipped until 12/27.

Monday, Dec. 26, 
Advantage Hobby will be closed. All orders placed on this date, regardless of shipping method selected will not be shipped until 12/27.

Tuesday, Dec. 27
Normal order shipping service for air, international and ground packages.

NEW YEAR'S Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 29

Normal shipping applies. Orders placed before 10:30AM CST will be shipped same day. Next Day packages picked up today will arrive on Friday, Dec. 30. 2nd Day packages picked up today will be delivered on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Friday, Dec. 30, 
Advantage Hobby will be closed. All orders placed on this date, regardless of shipping method selected will not be shipped until 1/3/2017.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, New Year's Day (Observed)
Advantage Hobby will be closed. All orders placed on this date, regardless of shipping method selected will not be shipped until 1/3/2017.

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017
Normal shipping applies. Orders placed before 10:30AM CST will be shipped same day.

Additional Ordering Information

  • Shipping times are based on orders placed BEFORE 10:30am CST on the dates shown. Orders placed AFTER 10:30am CST, or orders with errors or requiring additional verifications (ship to address is different than bill to address, etc) may experience additional delays. Advantage Hobby is not responsible for delays caused by these, and other conditions.
  • To insure the fastest service and shipment of your order, we recommend payment via Paypal, as Paypal orders do not require additional information checks during order processing, and are less prone to information errors which can delay shipment.