ups my choice + a giveaway!

Updated: We have a winner!

Congratulations Shirley! Check your email for details! Thank you to everyone who entered…you never know when you’ll win! + Many thanks to the wonderful UPS for this awesome giveaway.


Hey guys!

I’m hoping your season was truly merry and bright! I’m back with a little happy for you today, paired with some fabulously good news from UPS!

UPS has a new program they’re launching, called UPS My Choice. And if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re going to love it! UPS is committed to making the online shopping experience better. Not just for shippers, but consumers waiting on their packages to arrive, as well. Because of this, UPS is transforming the package delivery experience with a first-of-its-kind, customizable delivery service for residential receivers called UPS My Choice.

Have you ever waited, ever-so-exitedly for a delivery, only to miss it? The package required a signature, so you were totally bummed out, because it was a Friday, and you had to wait for Monday to get there? But they were some seriously kickin’ boots you wanted to wear out to dinner Friday night, because they were super cute and went with your skinny jeans and you had dinner planned with some people you haven’t seen in a few years, and they were sure to complete your outfit so you looked hawt, and now you had to wait an entire two more days to receive your delivery? BUM. MER. Perhaps one of my pet peeves, because I’m a freak ridiculously impatient. We’ve all been there, in one way or another, right?

Enter UPS My Choice! {Cue chivalristic trumpets with rescue music and hero voiceover} Disappointment no more, as this ground breaking service increases the likelihood of a successful delivery on the first attempt, by providing:

• Alerts

• Specific delivery time frames

• Re-route options

• Visibility dashboard for electronic signature release

ALL by accessing through a computer or mobile phone. What does this mean? We can now schedule those deliveries around OUR lives.

Yes. A big fat appropriate heart to them. Because I am admittedly impatient when it comes to that last pair of awesome boots I ordered that important gift for someone else that has nothing to do with me.

There are 2 levels of membership:

1. UPS My Choice Members {a free service!} With this, you can receive phone, email or text alerts, notifying them a day in advance when packages will arrive, providing a four hour approximate delivery time frame. They also have the option to electronically authorize release packages that require a signature, AND for a 5 dollar transaction fee, to reroute your package to another location, or UPS store location.

2. UPS My Choice Premium Membership {available for a 40 dollar annual subscription} provides all the same benefits of the above UPS My Choice membership, at no additional cost, and in addition, members gain access to an online delivery calendar that shows the status of UPS home deliveries. Premium members are also offered a two hour delivery window, and the five dollar fee is only charged upon successful delivery of the package within the two hour commitment. These members can even provide the driver with detailed instructions of where to leave the package.

YAY! Finally a way I can seriously stay on top of all my deliveries. In my opinion, we’ve already won by signing up for one of the two awesome options above. But here’s what UPS is generously giving away to our lovely readers:

A nice little 50 dollar gift card from American Express, that is sure to burn a hole in your pocket! Hello, after Christmas sales! Want to win? Here’s how:

1. Go register for the new UPS My Choice Service + leave a comment here, telling us you did.

2. Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet about this fun giveaway, + leave a comment here each time, telling us you did!

This fun giveaway ends Friday 12.30.11 + the winner will be announced here, Saturday 12.31.11. Good luck guys, and may the best commenter win! ;}

Obligatory disclaimer: We received compensation from UPS in the form of a gift card to participate in this campaign promoting the service, and in addition, UPS provided the gift card we are using as the prize in our promotion. However, as always, The Handmade Home only promotes giveaways and opportunities where they feel their readers will truly benefit from certain products. 

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Responses to ups my choice + a giveaway!

  1. Tiffany says:

    Done! We love UPS–had a box there for years (which also helps with those pesky deliveries).

  2. Liz R says:

    I am a member of My Choice. I can’t wait to try it out on my next package.

  3. Liz R says:

    I also shared it on facebook for all to see.

  4. Tiffany says:

    Also retweeted this!

  5. So cool! Thanks for letting me know about this cool service. Seems I’m always tracking a package or two. Perhaps I should just do less online ordering… :)

  6. Gloria says:

    Signed up! I look forward to not missing important packages now!

  7. Andrea S says:

    I’m a member of UPS My Choice now. Thanks for spreading the word!

  8. Eliz says:

    Just signed up. This is awesome!

  9. Misti says:

    That was so easy and it sounds like an awesome service!! When my shipment is supposed to arrive, I want it NOW! lol!

  10. Calista says:

    Signed up for UPS My Choice. Thanks for letting us know about this great service!

  11. Calista says:

    Also, shared this giveaway on my fb page. :-)

  12. Jennifer says:

    I signed up at UPS.

  13. Jennifer says:

    I also tweeted it.

  14. Jessie C. says:

    I signed up for UPS My Choice Service

  15. Megan says:

    Done! $50 would be a lot of fun for our family! I think that we would have a fun family outting with the gift card.

  16. purplelarkspur says:

    I just registered at UPS MY Choice!

    larkspurpurple (at)

  17. I registered for UPS My Choice!

  18. Elizabeth Moore says:

    I registered…thanks so much for the info and the chance to win too! Happy Holidays!!

  19. Already registered for the service about a week ago.

  20. Suzie says:

    I just signed up and shared on FB! Thanks for letting people know about this neat service!

  21. Denise Kelly says:

    I signed up for UPS My Choice – have heard good things so far! Thanks!

  22. Kara says:

    What a great idea….I love the text updates from Amazon so I know to look for boxes…sounds like this will help too. We don’t enter through our front door so packages can get missed.

  23. Jenn says:

    I just signed up! I’m glad I did some price-comparing before shipping boxes this past holiday season. Saved myself a ton of money and avoided the lines at the post office for a few of the boxes I needed to send anyway!

  24. Darci says:

    I successfully completed the UPS My Choice registration process!

  25. Elizabeth B says:

    I have registered and think it is a great idea.

  26. Elizabeth B says:

    Talked about it on facebook as well, sharing the news.

  27. Ashley H. says:

    I signed up for UPS My choice. Thanks for the chance!

  28. Connie Akers says:

    I signed up and look forward to the new service from UPS in the new year.

  29. What a great service! Life just became a lot easier. I signed up for UPS MyChoice!

  30. Jerri C. TN says:

    I am now signed up with UPS My Choice. Happy New Year.

  31. Amanda Wulf says:

    I just signed up for My ups choice!

  32. Michelle Wright says:

    I registered!!!! Thanks for the great give~away. Happy New Year !!

  33. Rachel says:

    Registered! This sounds awesome!

  34. kjasus says:

    i registered for my choice. wishing i did before christmas, though. it would have made things a little easier. :)

  35. June L says:

    I signed up! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  36. aubreylaine says:

    i registered
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  37. Solducky says:

    I am registered! Very cool.

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  38. Andrea Julian says:

    I signed up….Can’t wait to start get shipping notices!

  39. Anna says:

    SIgned up!

  40. Caitlin S. says:

    I signed up for UPS my choice – can’t wait to give it a go! Very cool features!

  41. Caitlin S. says:

    posted on facebook for all my friends to see, too — already got several “cool!” comments :)

  42. Cheryl says:

    Signed up and ready!!

  43. Shirley L says:

    I signed up for the service!

  44. Shirley L says:

    I also shared on Facebook.

  45. Tina M says:

    I am a member of My Choice

  46. Jessica says:

    I am now a member of UPS My Choice! I’m looking forward to having the service. Thanks!

  47. Katrina says:

    Oh yeah! This is fantabulous. Just signed up and told all my friends on facebook. Nothing like ideas that make your life easier. All I need now is a diaper change and a nap!!! Lol!

  48. Barbara M says:

    I’m signed up for the UPS My Choice under
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com
    Thank you.

  49. Louise says:

    Will save me the ‘love notes’ I’ve taped to my window on delivery days when I wasn’t around!

  50. Sophia says:

    Made an account and reposted this on facebook!!
    I neeeeeddd to win this!!

  51. Angie says:

    I signed up! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  52. Laura says:

    Nice! I just registered. Thanks for letting us know.

  53. colleen says:

    I am signed up! Thanks!

  54. Amber E. says:

    I’m a member of UPS My Choice.

  55. nancie says:

    I signed up!
    Hope I’m not too late to enter!!

  56. Britt Patterson says:

    I registered with UPS My Choice. Love your blog!

  57. Britt Patterson says:

    Posted UPS My Choice registration to Facebook.

  58. gina toothe says:

    i posted about this giveaway on my fb wall (Gina Fiorini Toothe)

  59. gina toothe says:

    i am all signed up now for UPS My Choice 😉 thank you for the info.