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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. Hope L says:

    I liked NE and UPS Store on Facebook!

  2. Hope L says:

    Subscribed to NE email digest!

  3. Roblyn Honeysucker says:

    Subscribed to NE emails.

    roblyn66 at yahoo dot com

  4. Amanda D. says:

    I love their online printing service! Have used it in the past and will again when needed. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  5. Amanda D. says:

    I like both Naturally Educational and The UPS Store on Facebook (as Amanda Davis)


  6. Amanda D. says:

    I subscribe to the Naturally Educational e-mail digest! (

    Thanks again!

  7. Benita says:

    I love using the UPS Store. They’re fast, reliable and affordable. Plus, the store is never very crowded.


  8. Debbie C says:

    I have several favorite things about the UPS Store. It’s close to me. They’re always helpful and usually even help me carry in a heavy or bulky mailing box. They always have a notary public available.

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

  9. Carrie K says:

    I love the variety of services and convenience of The UPS Store.

  10. Laura P. says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  11. Laura P. says:

    I like the wide variety of services there, in fact, I just used their notary service today.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  12. Nancy Meyer says:

    I like that you can ship, copy, and buy stationary products all in one easy place!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  13. sheila says:

    At Christmas I went to mail some gifts to my sister’s family and I found that UPS was half as much as USPS and UPS could get the package there a day earlier, which was important because I was a little late sending the package. It did get there before Christmas!!!!!!! Also, the staff at the local UPS store is so nice and has a feeling of family.

  14. Nancy says:

    I send boxes to my daughter at college all the time. Surely my care packages sustain her through studying! 😀

  15. Amanda S. says:

    I like that they package things for you!

  16. kai says:

    I love the UPS store cause it allows me to help out kids and ship presents for a decent price.

  17. Geoff K says:

    One way that I could (and do) use UPS for education is to ship donated textbooks to schools in Haiti and India; I’ve helped out a group at the school where I work to organize textbook drives, and we’ve used UPS to send books and supplies to several different organizations in both countries. I’ve used the UPS Store personally several times and always find their staff courteous and knowledgeable, and they make international shipping particularly painless. Thanks!

  18. Geoff K says:

    I like Naturally Educational and The UPS Store on facebook: Geoff K

  19. Geoff K says:

    I subscribed to the Naturally Educational e-mail digest: gkaufmanss(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. Suzanne Lewis says:

    Like both on facebook

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

    Suzanne Lewis

  21. Selene says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS store is the convenience is offers for so many services.

  22. Alex H says:

    I love that you can calculate costs online!
    lexigurl_17 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  23. Alex H says:

    I like Naturally on FB: Alex Herring

  24. Alex H says:

    I like UPS on FB: Alex Herring

  25. Alex H says:

    confirmed email subscriber

  26. Lisa says:

    I go to school so my family sends me a lot of packages so this would be great for them!!

  27. Becca says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS Store is their PO boxes. I am not home a lot, so I love having my packages signed for and stored there. Thanks!

  28. Becca says:

    I like your blog and The UPS Store on fb as Becca OKaneko

  29. Becca says:

    I subscribed to your emails

  30. Ashley K says:

    I like that the UPS store can do packaging and wrapping. Plus their stuff is always on time!

  31. Ashley K says:

    I liked naturally educational and the ups store on facebook!

  32. Rose O. says:

    The employees at my local UPS store are great! They are always ready to help with making copies or sending a package or whatever I need – and they are always smiling!

  33. hazel hunt says:

    Would love to win!!!

  34. Julie L says:

    Their delivery service is great plus the people are courteous who deliver and work at UPS thanks for the giveaway

  35. Julie L says:

    I am a email subscriber

  36. Julie L says:

    like u both on fb-Julie Scott Laws

  37. valerie m says:

    the employees in the one near me are really friendly and helpful – makes it easy to ship.

  38. valerie m says:

    like them on facebook

  39. valerie m says:

    like you on facebook

  40. Lynn says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS store is their online package tracking.

  41. Elle Thomas says:

    I “like” you and UPS store on FB!
    ellesjunkmail at gmail dot com

  42. Elle Thomas says:

    I subscribe with e-mail!
    ellesjunkmail at gmail dot com

  43. Katie S. says:

    I had no idea that I could get keys made at the UPS store! The idiots at HD and L can’t seem to do it right and I end up with keys that don’t work in the lock afterward. If they make keys that work, they’ll have a customer for life. I didn’t think making a key was so difficult, but aparently its damn near rocket science…

  44. Kate says:

    I love how helpful everybody is. I also love how you can use services other than just sending packages, plus they always have a really good selection of packing supplies. I go to the UPS store all the time lol.

  45. Joy F says:

    I like you both on facebook. Thanks.

  46. Jane says:

    My favorite thing about my UPS store is how nice the people there always are to me.

  47. Nina says:

    I like the UPS store because it makes it quick and easy to send a package.

  48. Erica C. says:

    I like that the store has a self serve area, but you can also easily be helped through the whole process of what you are trying to do.

  49. Rosey says:

    My favorite thing about the UPS Shop is that it’s never crowded with lines like the post office is, but you can get all of the same services.

  50. Angela Winesburg says:

    Email subscriber, thanks!