UPS My Choice and an American Express Card Giveaway!

by Jennifer Sikora

The other night, I was late getting home from a get together with family and friends. As I pulled into the driveway, I noticed the note from my delivery guy that I had a package waiting at the facility that needed my signature. Normally they would just leave the package, but this time I had to drive to the facility to pick it up–which is not that close, about 25 minutes away.

For me, this is frustrating, so I was super glad to hear about UPS My Choice.

UPS is committed to making the on line shopping experience better – not just for shippers, but for the consumers who receive packages at their home as well. That’s why UPS is transforming the package delivery experience with a first-of-its kind, customizable delivery service for residential receivers called UPS My Choice.

UPS My Choice helps avoid the disappointment and hassle of missing a home delivery by empowering you, the shopper and consumer,  to take control of your UPS deliveries. This ground-breaking service increases the likelihood of a successful delivery on the first attempt by providing delivery alerts, specific delivery time frames, reroute options, a visibility dashboard and electronic signature release – all by accessing ups.com through a computer or mobile phone.

If you are like me and live a very busy lifestyle, then UPS My Choice could not have come at a better time! With expensive holiday packages arriving quite frequently, it’s nice to know that there is a program that will stop my worrying by ensuring that my package arrives when I am at home, or that I can re-route it to where I am at.

Which Membership Option Will You Choose?

UPS My Choice provides convenient options that align with the way people work and live. There are  two levels of membership:

oUPS My Choice members receive phone, e-mail or text alerts notifying them a day in advance of when packages will arrive and providing a four-hour approximate delivery time frame. They also have the option to electronically authorize release of packages that require a signature and, for a $5 transaction fee, to reroute a package to another delivery address or have it delivered to the nearest The UPS Store® location.

oUPS My Choice Premium Membership, available for a $40 annual subscription, provides all the benefits of a regular 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 also are offered a two-hour delivery window. A $5 transaction fee is charged only upon successful delivery of the package within the two-hour commitment.

As a Premium member, consumers can even provide their UPS driver with detailed instructions on where to leave a package. They  just select from a drop-down list of location options like — leave it at the Side Door…the Garage…on the Porch…in the Management Office of my apartment complex or the Shed out back!

To register for UPS My Choice or for more information, visit UPS.com.

Enter to Win

UPS My Choice is giving away a $25 American Express gift card. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here letting us know how UPS My Choice will make your life easier.

This giveaway will end on December 20, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Disclosure Statement
UPS provided the gift card I am using as the prize in this promotion. All opinions are our own.



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Beth Cole December 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I order a lot of stuff online. It’s so much easier to shop from my computer than to shop with 2 kids in tow! This would be super helpful!

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2 Kristie December 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I love that they e-mail you letting you know when you should expect your packages. It’s nice to know when I should be on the lookout for them! :-)

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3 Selene M. December 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I will know when to expect packages, and if I’m not going to be home, I can advise the neighbor to collect the package for me. If I want, I can change the place of delivery.

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4 CherylS22 December 9, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I like the feature that I can get an e-mail notifying me a day in advance of when packages will arrive and providing a four-hour approximate delivery time frame. That way, I can be home to sign for a package if necessary & if I can’t be home then I can ask them to place the item in a more secure location than the front of my house.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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5 Mami2jcn December 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I receive a lot of packages and it would be great to get a heads up and know (with a 4 hour window) when the package is set to arrive.

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6 Rosa December 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I don’t usually get too many packages, but when I order something on line, it will be nice to have a definitive delivery date, so you can be home to receive it.

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7 Jessie C. December 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I shop online a lot, to be able to give specific instructions to the UPS driver as to where to leave those packages is a great plus

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8 Louis December 9, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I like getting a heads up when a package is on the way so I can be at home

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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9 Jennifer Thomas December 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I hate agonizing over when packages are going to arrive!

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10 Staci A December 9, 2011 at 7:56 pm

There’s a lot of foot traffic past our house and I always worry that packages will disappear. It would be great to know when I could expect them!

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11 Kim Kelly December 9, 2011 at 8:14 pm

UPS My Choice will make my life easier because when I win cool giveaways I’ll know I have a package coming that I can track on my own :)

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12 kathleen December 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

i hate being stuck at home waiting on a package, knowing the specific time frame for when the package will be delivered will be super convenient

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13 Barbara Manatee December 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

My husband and I do a ton of online shopping – this would be so nice to be able to track packages better!

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14 Dee December 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm

It will make gift giving for the holidays so much easier because I’ll be able to track my packages and get notifications about delays and such. :)

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15 Tracie Trump December 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I win a lot of prizes from various sweepstakes so this will definitely come in handy! tracietrump@yahoo.com

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16 Michelle December 9, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Wow, we are busy and are always missing packages. This is great!

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17 Krista December 10, 2011 at 12:56 am

Oh man, I seriously wish they’d had this 2 years ago! I lived in a small apartment complex and no matter how many times I tried to tell my UPS driver that he could just leave the package (even when it didn’t require a signature) he wouldn’t and I would have to drive across town at the dinner hour to get it (our warehouse is only open from like 4 to 7pm). So frustrating!
Now I live out in the country and unless it requires a signature they just leave the packages every time. Even large packages like car seats!
But this would be nice for the times when we are on vacation and I know something is coming, but I just don’t know exactly when!

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18 Christina Gould December 10, 2011 at 1:08 am

It will make my life easier by notifying me when I’m going to receive a package, even if I wasn’t aware a package was on its way. Thanks for the giveaway!

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19 Barbie December 10, 2011 at 1:40 am

I love the notification feature before delivery. I order a lot of things on the internet and hate the thought of them being dropped off to my porch when I am not home!

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20 Melissa P. December 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

I use UPS My Choice and I love it. I always know when a package is coming and that makes my life so much easier.
Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

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21 Jamie December 10, 2011 at 8:59 am

I do virtually ALL my shopping online and sometimes opt to ship to my office rather than home (especially if they are packages for my kids!) It would be great to track all my packages with ease!

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22 kjasus December 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

this will help me track packages and reroute them to work if i have to, or not sign for them

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23 belinda m December 10, 2011 at 9:11 am

I live in an apartment and this would be so handy. It is nice to know when the package is arriving so that I can be around to receive it. It would save lots of trips to the main location to pick up parcels

bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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24 Chris Gee December 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

this would be great since ill know around what time the package will arrive and if they need to be rerouted/signed for

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25 Jennifer B December 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

I would like getting the email or text when it’s coming so if I am not home I can maybe call someone to go over and get it if I have to sign for it

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26 Idaho Jill December 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I became a member about a month ago, maybe more. I really love it. I love getting an email that says when my package is going to arrive…and if it is going to arrive on a different date than originally set, they email me again. I really love knowing when the packages are going to arrive! and if i want to change it, i can. love love love it.

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27 Angie December 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I’ve already signed up for MyChoice and I love it! It’s flexible and allows me to plan to have packages received! Especially helpful at this time of year!

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28 Some Lucky Dog December 11, 2011 at 2:43 am

We live in snow country and sometimes in the winter the UPS man can’t make it up the hill that is our driveway. If our private roads haven’t been plowed yet, he can’t even get near our house. Sometimes he calls us and we meet him in town or out on the main road somewhere or give him a place to leave it. It would be nice to be able to arrange that ahead of time if we knew he had a package on the way at a certain time. No more surprise phone calls!
someluckydog at gmail dot com

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29 LaVonne
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December 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I like that I would get a text when the package arrives. It takes the stress out of Christmas gift shipping.

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30 samantha w December 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm

its nice for when i order things online

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31 Angela E. December 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm

How lucky would this one be to win!

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32 Jennifer Marie December 11, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I am away from home a lot and it makes it hard for me to be able to get my items in the mail. WIth this I would be able to coordiate getting my packages easier!

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33 pamela james December 11, 2011 at 4:55 pm

This would be great to have. My sons like to buy stuff online and we would know when the packages would arrive.

pjames330 at aol dot com

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34 Faith Still December 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

This is great. It would be so much easier to know when packages are coming.

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35 Kelly D December 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

UPS My Choice will make my life easier because it will allow me to know when my packages will arrive.

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36 Chuck December 11, 2011 at 6:23 pm

This will come in handy for the holiday’s.

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37 Shannon Wieneke December 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

IT saves me time, and I could always use more time in the day.

shannonw at peacelovepoop dot com

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38 Ashley H December 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I already have UPS My choice and I LOVE it!! I know when packages are coming 1-2 days before they arrive, and around Christmas-time that is a blessing since my kids are nosy!! I love this feature UPS offers now! Thank you!!

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39 Don December 11, 2011 at 9:08 pm

This gift card would be nice to have.

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40 Katie December 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

It will make things so much easier for me because I can ask them to leave the packages at the back of my house. We have had several packages stolen so this will ease my mind big time!

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41 Erika December 11, 2011 at 11:53 pm

The 2 hour delivery window is awesome.

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42 Rochel S December 12, 2011 at 1:30 am

I order tons of stuff online and I love knowing exactly when it is coming!

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43 June December 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

I could order a few things for last minute x-mas list.

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44 vickie couturier December 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

UPS My Choice will make my life easier by giving notice when a package is being sent an will be delievered

vlbelk(at)Hotmail.com

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45 catherine c December 13, 2011 at 1:37 am

since we are so busy i like that they narrow the time frame so you know when to be home for your important delivery

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46 nan December 13, 2011 at 8:59 am

i like that they give you the 4 hour delivery time, it would help me to know when to not let my son look out the door if a package is coming for him, cause if he sees them he wants them
nannypanpan at gmail.com

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47 Barbara Montag December 13, 2011 at 9:55 am

UPS My Choice has already made my life easier – by notifying me ahead of time of a delivery.
Great – thank you.

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48 Megan December 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I already use UPS My Choice and it has helped me to know when to be home for a delivery.

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49 D Schmidt December 13, 2011 at 11:50 pm

My life is quite hectic and I am forever worrying about missed deliveries, this would alleviate that
mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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50 David Gossett December 14, 2011 at 2:32 am

I like that it gives the flexibility to reroute a package to another delivery address or have it delivered to the nearest The UPS Store® location. This is an awesome option! My brother already uses this and I should too. Thank you so much for the chance!

dvdgossett915@gmail.com

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51 Garrett December 14, 2011 at 8:14 am

Some thing to use during the some times heck- tic holiday season.

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52 Jennifer C. December 14, 2011 at 9:36 am

I love the UPS service…they always call me and let me know when a pkg. is arriving and the drivers are all so friendly…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom

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53 tamara childers December 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

like is so hecktic coming and going time frame of when to expect them would be awesome in ensure packages arent left on doorsteps to then be stolen

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54 sandra December 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm

ups my choice lets me know when to expect packages

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55 Rondah December 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm

It will let me know when packages will be arriving so I can arrange for someone to be home to get them
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

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56 April Taylor December 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I like that you can give detailed instructions as to where to leave a package.

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57 Gee December 14, 2011 at 6:21 pm

It will make my life easier b/c I’m always working or traveling so now I can coordinate with my online shopping!

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58 Stephanie Phelps December 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

It makes my life easier just knowing that they remind and notify me.

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59 ANGEL JACKLYN December 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

UPS MYCHOICE WOULD LET ME KNOW WHEN I NEEDED TO BE HOME TO SIGN & OUR RECEIVE PACKAGES! HOW COOL!

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60 Bethany December 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

It would make it so easier for my parents and I to send packages back and forth when I’m at college.

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61 Van December 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Just about anyone could really use this.

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62 Julie L December 15, 2011 at 12:08 pm

live out i the country-would let me know when packages arrive so I or someone could be here
thaks

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63 Christy Ann December 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I won’t have to go to the post office to pick up missed packages, and no more surprise doorbell rings when baby’s napping! Yay!

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64 cw December 15, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I love how you can calculate costs online and print postage to avoid the post office

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65 Eva Mack December 15, 2011 at 7:33 pm

like knowing what’s coming

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66 DanielleCorrelle December 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm

It would definitely be helpful to receive that phone call.

daniellecorrelle @ aol.com

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67 Peggy December 15, 2011 at 9:54 pm

love the email alerts when my packages should arrive so I know and have an idea!!

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68 Holly L December 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm

This would be great so it wouldn’t take multiple attempts to get a package or worry about it sitting outside if I’m not home!

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69 tanya December 16, 2011 at 12:30 am

It will make mine easier because I will know when to expect packages
tmc480 at yahoo dot com

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70 april yedinak December 16, 2011 at 7:29 am

It will make my life easier because I will know when a package is arriving.
ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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71 Carmen Q December 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

I like that you don’t have to be home to received the package and can tell them where to leave it

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72 Missy December 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

ups my choice lets me know when to expect packages

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73 ryana December 16, 2011 at 1:54 pm

because I will know when packages are arriving
ryanac32 at yahoo dot com

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74 victoria lester December 17, 2011 at 9:09 am

UPS My Choice would make my life easier with their two-hour delivery window that is offered.
momsholidaycooking at gmail dot com

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75 LT December 17, 2011 at 9:49 am

Getting text alerts and having a 2 hour delivery window would be helpful so my packages don’t sit outside when I’m not home!

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76 Rhonda Grisham December 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

LOVE My Choice! My delivery man is kinda bad about leaving packages outside my garage door. his helps me be on the lookout for them, so the aren’t left unattended all day. And it gies me something to look forward to when I get a alert, too ;)

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77 mrsdreajulian December 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I work night shift, so this will will help out a lot. Alot of times, packages are delivered when I am in the middle of a dead sleep. With UPS My Choice, I can schedule deliveries around my schedule.

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78 Daiva December 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm

It will help me plan my day. This way Ill know when to expect the package and would be able to be home when it arrives.

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79 Cori Westphal December 18, 2011 at 12:03 am

I signed up for UPS My choice and I love it! It’s so nice to know when a package will be delivered! I live in MN and sometimes packages can’t sit outside in the cold, so I like to know when one is coming so I can rescue it from subzero temps!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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80 Jamie December 18, 2011 at 7:11 am

I am always on the go, either at work or driving my girls to school, from school, or to activities! I could track all my online purchases and I shop a LOT online. Thanks!

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81 Susan Payton December 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I LOVE the idea of getting a text when my package is on its way. We get a lot of packages, so it’d be nice to know when they’re comintg.

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82 Regina December 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I would like the online delivery calender.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

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83 anna pry December 18, 2011 at 8:22 pm

it would help by emailing me if a package is coming because ups always leaves my packages at the end of our looooong driveway where i can’t see them

thepryfamily@gmail.com

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84 Jackie Griebel December 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm

It would be great to know when they are coming, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had other things to do and errands to run and I’ve had to hang around the house for hours waiting for my package to arrive!

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85 Tammy December 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm

It will let me know when I need to be home to sign and receive.

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86 Brynn Dexter December 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm

It will be so much more organized for me to keep track of my packages and have ups notify me instead of me having to keep track of the tracking number to check up on where it is and when it will be delivered

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87 angie lilly December 19, 2011 at 10:05 am

I signed up for this service and it has already helped me. I was notified of an impending shipment arrival and did not even know I had a shipment coming! I love it!

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88 ewhatley December 19, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Our UPS guy is great and comes the same time every day, so I always know when to expect him. I do like that I can redirect a delivery to work instead of home-great for keeping surprises away from prying eyes.

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89 Kathy Stevenson December 19, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I like how you can leave detailed instructions on where to leave the packages.

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90 kimbuckjr December 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

WOW, this is an amazing way to ship my Christmas presents out of state.

By being able to “…electronically authorize the release of packages that require a signature” will save me a lot of time by not having to run late at night to the local UPS depot to pick up my un-delivered packages due to my not being home to sign for their delivery. Gosh, I love this feature, it’s awesome!!!

kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

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91 Chey December 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm

That’s awesome! I love all these new developments these companies are implementing!

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