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Shipping Options

When you shop online at The Golden Bear, you may ship items to two separate addresses, allowing you to shop for two people at the same time. Shipping charges apply to each address we are shipping to.

Order Deadlines for In Stock Items

Ground Delivery - Dec 11th
UPS 3-Day Select and UPS 2-Day Air Delivery - Dec 18th
UPS Next Business Day - Dec 21st


Unless otherwise specified, The Golden Bear will ship all in-stock items within 48 hours of order placement via UPS. If an item you ordered is out of stock or on back order and doesn't otherwise specify, you may call our customer service department for more information at 1-800-338-7782. Please note that The Golden Bear does not ship on Saturday or Sunday.

*** The day your package ships is not included in the delivery time. (If your package ships 3-day air on a Monday, it will not arrive until Thursday.)

Base Shipping Charges

All in-stock items are shipped within 48 hours of ordering via UPS ground. Charges include insurance and are based on the value of your order:(See chart below.)

Under $250 $15
$250.01 - $500 $20
$500.01 - $1,000 $25
Over $1,000 $30

We can ship only to addresses within the U.S. Alaska and Hawaii incur an additional premium of $15. No expedited shipping is available.

Oversize packages (14" x 14" x 14" or larger) will incur an additional premium of $20.

Express Delivery:

If fast delivery is especially important, we offer express delivery service within the contiguous U.S. In-stock items ordered by 1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time, Monday-Friday, can be shipped the same day. Our express shipping charges are:

Three-Day Delivery:    add $15 to base charge  
Two-Day Delivery:    add $20 to base charge  
Next Day Delivery:   add $35 to base charge  
Saturday Delivery:  add $80 to base charge  
Signature Required:  add $5 to base charge  
Please be aware that UPS Next Day--Saturday delivery is not available in some rural areas. If in doubt, please call The Golden Bear Service Center at 1-800-338-7782 and we will confirm availability.

Outbound Shipping times from Vail Colorado:
UPS shipping map for the golden bear vail co

Oversized Gift Items:

Oversized gift items (14" x 14" x 14" or larger) shipped via UPS ground are billed at our standard rates plus a $20 oversize fee. Express oversized packages are billed at our standard shipping rates plus express shipping plus a $50 oversize fee.


Currently, we are only able to accept orders with shipping addresses to the United States. You may, however, purchase from an international address and ship to the United States.

Gift Certificates:

Gift Certificates are not taxed.

Sales Tax:

Sales tax may apply and will be based on recipient's address. The taxes charged will be calculated based on the applicable state and their local sales taxes.

Terms and Conditions:

Please note that our carrier is UPS. We adhere to the terms and conditions that UPS has established. Please reference to see the full terms and conditions.