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  • Giveaway: $25 American Express Gift Card from UPS My Choice

    UPS wants to improve the online shopping experience for consumers who receive packages at their home, and 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 providing delivery alerts, specific delivery time frames, reroute options, a visibility dashboard and electronic signature release. As a consumer, you’ll no longer have to worry about when packages will arrive, where they will be left, or what to do if you’re not home to receive them. In fact, you can now schedule package delivery around your life, or even reroute a package to another delivery address or have it delivered to the nearest The UPS Store location for a $5 fee. If you’ve ever spent the day waiting for a package that didn’t arrive until after dark, or worse still, missed the delivery of an important package because you couldn’t be home, then you know how valuable the UPS My Choice service can be.

    UPS My Choice membership is free, but you can get a Premium Membership for a $40 annual fee. It provides all the benefits of a regular UPS My Choice membership at no additional cost, plus you’ll get 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. Premium members can even give their UPS driver detailed instructions on where to leave a package, such as “on the porch” or “apartment complex management office.”

    WIN IT!

    One lucky CFO reader will win a $25 American Express gift card from UPS My Choice. To enter this giveaway, register here for UPS My Choice and let me know you did so in the form below. Email, RSS and mobile readers may need to click through to the blog in order to see the form. If you’re having trouble with your entry, you can go directly to the published form. This entry must be completed in order for your subsequent entries to be counted.

    For a second entry, “like” Chief Family Officer on Facebook. Then fill out the form again.

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    For a fourth entry, follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway (including a link to this post). Then fill out the form to let me know you’ve done so (include the link to your update).

    For a fifth entry, blog about the giveaway on your own blog. Then let me know about it by filling out the form again with the link to your post.

    You can enter up to five times (one for each type), and you must complete the form once per entry. (To see the form again once you’ve completed it, just refresh the page.) Only one entry of each type per email address will be counted. I’ll select the winner using Random.org and announce them here on CFO as well as contact them by email. Winner must respond within 24 hours, otherwise their prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Additionally, these guidelines apply to all giveaways here at CFO.

    The giveaway ends at 9 p.m. PST on Monday, December 19, 2011, and is open to U.S. residents only (no PO Boxes). Good luck!

    Disclosure: I have been compensated by UPS My Choice for helping to spread the word about their site, and they are providing the prize for the giveaway. Any opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.