Put down another vote from me.
We occasionally do sponsorship packages and other giveaways. Rather than going back and forth with the person, getting all of their information, address, size/color preferences, it's much easier have them place the order for the free stuff themselves. But, of course, the shipping should also be free and there isn't a clean way to do this. :-(
Yes, can we please get a more concrete update on when this will be available and/or if it's even being worked on? We continue to run into issues where the discount we give to potential new customers puts them just below our free shipping threshold, therefore negating the discount value. We started asking for this feature 6 months ago... and now others are chiming in almost daily asking for the same.