Shipping & Delivery Notes
Due to the perishable nature of our products we ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for delivery the same week. Please select from the drop down menu the date you wish to ship. You can estimate your delivery with our Delivery Times map.
Prices Include Shipping
All prices on our web site include applicable taxes, shipping via UPS ground service and handling for the 48 contiguous states.
No additional charges are applied unless an unusual shipping arrangement or expediting charges apply for rushed shipments.
Shipping days are generally Monday and Tuesdays so that our products do not sit in a warehouse over the weekend. You can choose which day you want each item to ship when you load it in your shopping cart. (Note, once in your shopping cart you can not change the date unless you delete the item and reorder it with a different date of your choosing.) We ship via UPS ground with delivery 1-3 business days after shipping. Due to the perishable nature of our products, they are shipped frozen.
All orders are shipped as "DRIVER RELEASE". This means the package will be delivered to the recipient address with no signature required. (Except at apartments where a signature is required but may be left in the office.) Packages can be left at any exterior door location. Please be sure to alert the recipient that a perishable gift will be delivered to them. For actual Delivery day click here Delivery Times map to see how many business days after shipping your order will arrive. Upon receiving, remove it from the box and outside packaging material leaving it within the heavy-duty freezer bag and gold foil it arrives in. If you do not plan to serve it within 5 days, immediately put it in the freezer, keeping it again in the same foil and freezer wrap packaging. Otherwise put it in the refrigerator and enjoy in the next few days. Remember unless freezing your ham or turkey should be consumed within 7-10 days. For maximum freshness and flavor, your ham or turkey should be used within 45-60 days of freezing. Allow three days to thaw in the refrigerator before serving at room temperature. For specific "Holiday Shipping" see below.
2015 Holiday Shipping
Thanksgiving November 26th:
Items shipped on Monday 11/16 and Tuesday 11/17 by 3pm CSt, will be delivered by Thursday 11/19 or Friday 11/20, to all states at regular listed pricing.
Expedited Shipping Monday 11/23 by 3pm CST
We will ship on Monday 11/23 through 3pm for delivery by Wednesday 11/25. However the following states require expedited air shipping charges of $20, AZ, CA, CT, FL, ID, MA, ME, MT, NC, NH, NH, NJ, NV, NY, RI, UT, OR, VA, WA, WV and WY. Please select Expedited as the Shipping Method on the right side of the Shipping Tab page in the check out process.
States not listed can be delivered UPS ground by Wednesday 11/25 at regular pricing.
December 2015 Deliveries:
When placing your order we go by ship dates. Because we are shipping perishable items we only ship on Monday and Tuesday for a delivery by Thursday or Friday (2 to 3 business days) See Delivery Times Map for exact delivery date. Do not count weekend days as ship days.
Ship date December 14-15: We always recommend shipping early during the holidays especially if this will be a gift. Delivery will be December 17-18th.
Special Last Minute SHIPPING!
Ship date Friday 12/19: A special shipping day for delivery by 12/21-23 at the latest!
Ship date Monday 12/21 : Last day of shipping for delivery prior to Christmas day. Delivery on Thursday 12/23 or Friday 12/24.
Please note, this is the busiest shipping date of the season we cannot be responsible for delays in delivery due to inclement weather. Our hams are shipped frozen and can be kept frozen without loss of quality. Please ship early.
Should you need to have your order delivered within 2 business days, check the Delivery Times map first to see if 2-Day Airfreight, our "Expedited Shipping" will get it delivered more quickly. If you choose to ship 2-Day Airfreight to insure a more timely delivery than our standard UPS ground delivery an additional $20 will be charged. This sometimes becomes mandatory if trying to ship the same week as Thanksgiving or sometimes Christmas so plan ahead. Remember our ham and turkeys freeze wonderfully as they are not water injected as some hams are. You can even refreeze leftovers! Just click on Shipment Methods onthe Shipping tab page right before Payment to choose Expedited Shipping!
Be sure to provide a complete and current address including apartment or suite numbers and zip codes. We cannot ship to P.O. Boxes, APO or FPO addresses.
Include a telephone number and/or e-mail address for a gift recipient. The e-mail address allows you to alert your recipient that a perishable package has been shipped to them.
Note, Holiday Ham Co. cannot be responsible for incorrect addresses or gift recipients not being home at the time of delivery.
We will ship to Alaska and Hawaii for an additional $45 due to the high shipping charges. All shipments will go out on a Monday and should be received on Friday. Note no shipping to Alaska or Hawaii can be done the week of Thanksgiving so plan ahead! Christmas shipping must be done by December 14th.
Holiday hams and turkeys are all shipped frozen wrapped in a heavy gold foil and placed in a heavy-duty freezer bag, for your convenience. Upon receipt, this is what would be placed in the refrigerator or freezer depending on when you are serving it.
For shipping, they are then wrapped in a padded insulation sleeve and placed in a Styrofoam cooler and then gift boxed. Instructions and serving tips are included in each package.
Your specific greeting up to 4 lines of 35 characters each will appear on the shipping label. Just choose "Edit Gift Options" on the righthand sidebar during the checkout process to enter your own personalized message. Note, if no message is inserted a standard message of "From and your name" will be used.
A message of any size may be included if the recipients e-mail address is provided. UPS will only use any e-mail address provided to send your message and to provide notification of delivery. The message is sent to them on the day it is shipped so that they may anticipate receipt.
Tracking my Shipment
On the day your package is shipped UPS will e-mail the tracking number of your package to the e-mail address or addresses you provided on your shipping order.
Changes and Cancellations
Changes and cancellations must be received at least 7 days before your shipping date.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover when placing your order online.
Payment is due at the time the order is placed.
A shipping order may also be mailed to us with a check, money order or gift certificate. Click here to print the order form.
Holiday Ham does not provide any of your information or any gift recipient’s information to any third party except as required for payment and shipping.