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 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

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.

Email Author    |    Website About Jennifer Sikora

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 You can also find her on Twitter at or on Facebook at

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