Talbots offers free shipping to customers who make online purchases using its Classic Awards Black Card. It does not offer any free shipping promotions for customers who do not use this credit card. Domestic orders incur a flat rate shipping charge based on the customer's desired shipping speed.
Although it does not offer free shipping, Talbots offers other ways for customers to save money on their online orders. Members of its Classic Awards program earn rewards on every purchase, including customers at the Red and Silver card levels. These two levels are not tied to a credit card. Reward points are redeemable for Talbots store credit. Classic Awards members receive a $25 credit for every 500 points redeemed in a calendar year.
Classic Awards members also receive email updates with sales and exclusive discounts. All members receive an annual Birthday Bonus email that provides a special discount valid on one purchase. This bonus discount is good in Talbots stores, through its mail order catalog and online.
Another way to save money at Talbots is to open a Talbots credit card. Card holders receive 15 percent off their first purchase on the new card. After a card holder spends $1,000 on the card in a calendar year, the account is upgraded to a Classic Awards Black account.