Remove specified shipping method(s) during free tier

Removes the specified shipping method during free tier. Useful for hiding just the one equivalent method to the free shipping tier when available.

add_filter( 'woocommerce_package_rates', function( $rates_orig ) {

	// Get Applicable Free Rate Object(s)
	$rates_free = [];
	foreach( $rates_orig as $rate_id => $rate ) {
		if( 'free_shipping' === $rate->method_id ) {
			$rates_free[ $rate_id ] = $rate;

	// Remove Equavalent Non Free Rate
	$rates_cleaned = [];
	foreach( $rates_orig as $rate_id => $rate ) {
		switch( $rate->label ) {

			// Match Our Free Tier Equivalent
			case 'Ground shipping (2 -7 business days)':

			// Keep Others
				$rates_cleaned[ $rate_id ] = $rate;

	// Return Cleaned Rate Objects When Free Shipping Is Available
	return empty( $rates_free ) ? $rates_orig : $rates_cleaned;

} );

Instructions for Remove specified shipping method(s) during free tier

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  11. Disable if any problems, or recover.
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