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The UPS Store and You (Giveaway!)

With two small children, an educational consulting business, and lots of volunteer obligations, I appreciate one-stop solutions.

One of my largest contracts requires me to write, print and ship 200+ pages of custom curriculum each month. Printing and shipping all in one place is a big time saver!

So, I’m thrilled to serve as a The UPS Store Brand Ambassador and to be able to offer my readers a great giveaway. I rarely offer giveaways on this site but I believe this will be a helpful one for the parents, educators, and homeschoolers who regularly read the blog and also for anyone who travels, ships gifts or products, needs small business shipping solutions, is moving, or does a lot of printing.

One of the reasons I am especially excited to partner with The UPS Store is their support of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. AS an educator, I am passionate about literacy causes and will be working with The UPS Store in the next months to host a book drive to benefit a local literacy program.

Today, though, I visited my local franchise of The UPS Store for a very typical reason–to ship a package!

My mother’s Christmas gift arrived a day late and so I brought it right over to The UPS Store. They will re-package it and ship it and it will most likely arrive tomorrow! Too bad the original sender did not use The UPS Store!


The UPS Store would like my readers to have the opportunity to experience the convenience for themselves. They have given me $250 worth of gift cards to give away!


  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive $75 worth of gift cards to The UPS Store
  • Two (2) First Prize Winners will receive $50 worth of gift cards to The UPS Store
  • Three (3) Second Prize Winners will receive $25 worth of gift cards to The UPS Store

To Enter:
You can enter 1-3 times by completing any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Winners will be chosen at random from valid entries. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST January 11, 2010.

UPDATE: I am disabling the facebook comments plugin because it does not notify me of comments, does not integrate well with wordpress comments, and has a long load-time. There were 62 comments using this and I counted them when using “And the Winner Is…” to select winners. All winners have been contacted! We’ll have another contest in January and February. Thank you!

Disclosure: I am writing this post in part as a paid The UPS Store Brand Ambassador and in conjunction with the #lovinlogistics campaign at Collective Bias. All opinions stated here are my own and are not affected by compensation.

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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197 Responses to "The UPS Store and You (Giveaway!)"

  1. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS store is that they are a conveniently located place for me to ship things to my son across the country.

  2. Cynthia C says:

    “Like” Naturally Educational and The UPS Store on facebook (Cynthia Conley)

  3. Courtney S says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS store is that I can get everything I need shipped in one place and know that it’s reliable.

  4. Pam Taylor says:

    I send out books to my family in California for my niece. I also will use it for the Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue since we need to send papers and medications for fosters.

  5. Linda says:

    I am always shipping books by UPS to my grandson’s in another state.

  6. meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman says:

    like both on fb as rachel carter crisman

  7. meeyeehere aka Rachel Crisman says:

    just subscribed too
    now off to confirm. Thanks for the chance

  8. wcc says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS Store is that they will pack your packages for you pretty cheap. I’ve used their services quite a few times. Thanks so much for the chance! :)

  9. wcc says:

    I like both on Facebook (username: Les Cerises).

  10. wcc says:

    I’m a confirmed email subscriber.

  11. Gena says:

    I can use these services for education because it is perfect for sending textbooks and the pricing is great so you can definitely save money!!

  12. Gena says:

    I subscribe to the Naturally Educational e-mail digest

  13. McKim says:

    My daughter is doing her internship teaching a fourth grade class in a very depressed area. I frequently send her “care packages” for her class and this would help out with the postage!

  14. Nycole says:

    I can use the UPS store as a mailbox.

  15. Nycole says:

    “Like” Naturally Educational on FB (Nycole kl-ein)

  16. Nycole says:

    I lLIKE UOS store on FB (Nycole kl-ein)

  17. Nycole says:

    I subscribe

  18. Georgia says:

    I love the UPS store because you can do anything there as far as mailing things out and they have everything you need at hand!

  19. Georgia says:

    Like Naturally Educational on facebook too!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  20. Georgia says:

    Like UPS Store on facebook too!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  21. Kate says:

    I like the customer service they give, they make shipping easy and painless.

  22. ria says:

    my favorite thig is taht ups offers a variety of services in 1 location- notary, stamps, greeting cards etc
    rmartinclarke @

  23. ria says:

    i like them both on fb as ria clarke

  24. ria says:

    newsletter subscriber
    rmartinclarke @

  25. JAMES P LYNAM says:

    The UPS STORE makes it perfect to ship items all year long to
    my grand children in CT.

  26. Patricia says:

    The UPS store mails out your packages so they arrive safely at the attended destination.

  27. Cindy says:

    The UPS Store is great for sending bribes–uh, care packages–to my sister in Mumbai so she’ll feel guilty enough to send us nifty stuff from India to study.

  28. Cindy says:

    Like both on FB: Cindy Dyer

  29. Cindy says:

    Email subscriber.

  30. Alisha L. says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS store is that I know that they are reliable, I know that my packages will be delivered when they say they will be and won’t be damaged.

    bakergurl02 @

  31. Alisha L. says:

    Facebook Fan of Naturally Educational and The UPS Store @Alisha Lesage

    bakergurl02 @

  32. Alisha L. says:

    Email Subscriber of yours.

    bakergurl02 @

  33. christy says:

    I like that the lines at the UPS store is always a LOT shorter than the one at the post office

  34. christy says:

    I like you and UPS on FB

  35. Suzanne K says:

    My favorite thing is that they are a very convenient place to get passport pictures taken, easy in, easy out! That could actually lend to education… passport to go traveling and learn about other cultures!

  36. Rebekah says:

    Learned this Christmas that UPS is much cheaper to ship than USPS. How does that help me with education? Hmmm, well, my kids can count the money I’m saving! 😉

  37. Naomi says:

    I like to use the zip code charts and a map to show kids where their packages are going, then compare why some shipping costs more. (“do you think it’s because it’s farther away?”)

  38. Naomi says:

    fan of NE and UPS on FB!



  41. Dawn says:

    I love that the UPS Store offers so much in addition to just shipping packages such as custom printing, moving supplies and mailbox services!

    Thanks! Dawn

  42. nanjhall says:

    My favorite thing about our UPS store is the are super friendly and helpful so they get all my business.

  43. Erin M. says:

    I like how UPS can pick up packages straight from your door!
    One time, the UPS man even brought my paper straight to me–It was so amazing.

  44. Erin M. says:

    e-mail subscriber.(validated!)

  45. Erin M. says:

    I LIKE Naturally Educational and The UPS Store Corp. on Facebook (Erin Mize)

  46. Krista Shaw says:

    The UPS Store is so convenient. We use it when we go on vacation to Disney World and send our snacks and extra baggage instead of having to carry them or put them on the airplane. It’s much cheaper than the luggage fee and so easy since they haven’t been lost yet!

  47. Hope L says:

    I like the UPS store because everything you’ll need for shipping is right there in one place! So convenient and reliable!