UPS My Choice + $100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway

This post may contain affiliate links and I may be compensated for this post. Please read our disclosure policy here.

Sharing is caring!

For many of us, we have moved to doing a lot of our shopping online versus in the stores, since it’s so much more convenient, we can earn cash-back on our purchases, & we often can find even better deals online with coupon codes & free shipping offers. This increased online shopping also means that we are also getting a lot more packages delivered, which means we need to worry about being home when they are delivered. If you are ordering more expensive items such as electronics, jewelry, & more, you don’t want to take a chance on your item being left outside on your porch for hours. UPS is responding to this increased shopping online by offering a new customizable delivery service for residential households called UPS My Choice.

UPS My Choice helps avoid the disappointment and hassle of missing a home delivery by allowing consumers to take control of their UPS deliveries. When you sign up for the FREE membership (the basic membership is free), you will receive phone, e-mail or text alerts notifying you 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.

You could also opt for the UPS My Choice Premium Membership, which is available for a $40 annual subscription.  It 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.

If you sign up as a Premium member, you can even provide your UPS driver with detailed instructions on where to leave a package. You would 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.

Giveaway: $100 American Express Gift Card

UPS  has offered to give one lucky Thrifty NW Mom reader  a $100 American Express E- Gift Card so you can do some online shopping of your own.

This giveaway will end on Tuesday, December 13th at 9pm PST.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plug-in and announced on the blog. I will also email the winners. The winners will have 48 hours to contact me. Otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway:

1st Entry (required entry): What is your favorite store to shop at online?

Extra Entries: (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom feed via a reader of your choice or email (must be verified) or become a Google follower

3) Register for a FREE or premium UPS My Choice account to try out the new service & see what you think.

Disclosure: I received compensation from UPS in the form of a gift card to participate in this campaign promoting the UPS My Choice delivery service. In addition, UPS provided the gift card I am using as the prize in my promotion.  All the opinions I expressed are 100% mine. See my disclosure statement for more details.


  1. Right now, we have just as many boxes arriving from American Girl as we do Lego. That’s how you know it’s the holidays! *also a subscriber via Google Reader*

  2. I love Amazon. You can find anything there and there’s so many vendor options, that you can usually get it for way less than anywhere else plus there’s almost always free shipping available. Or when they have their deals because the in-store selection for apparel is pretty limited, but I love their prices and quality for the money.

  3. I registered for a UPS My Choice Registration for our home operated business. We will see how we like this, since we have packages delivered almost daily.

  4. We shop at in my family. It’s easy and convinent my brother and his girlfriend were able to create a list this year that allowed us to get them exactly what they wanted without having to search all over for it.

  5. Thank u for the info on this progam. I signed up for your feed as well as this UPS program. My favorite place to shop for the past few months is Amazon. I always find great deals and with your awesome help, I find even better deals.

  6. I love shopping Target. I have snagged some great deals with free shipping and other coupons! Easy to find something for the whole family.

  7. oh geez, I have to pick a favorite store…..that is so hard. I will pick Kohl’s for today since I have purchased alot from them online since Black Friday. hehehe

  8. I don’t shop online much. But I like to think of myself as the type of person who supports artists, so I’m going with Etsy.

  9. I have just discovered Young explorers on line-it’s my new favorite site to shop for kids toys!

  10. I’m signed up for the free UPS account. It’s pretty cool to know in advance when packages are coming. I get a lot of packages from amazon lol.

  11. I also enjoy buying from Etsy. I thrive off of unique items. Etsy equals creativity at its finest.

  12. My favorite online store is so may great deals and a great way to connect buyers to retailers

  13. and I have already used UPS My Choice for my Christmas packages this year! It is nice to have a 2 hour time frame on when to expect your package (although, my package was 2 hours later, at least I knew it was coming.)

  14. My favorite place to shop online is not sure if its really a store but for me its my one stop shop most of the time.

  15. My favorite store to shop at online is either Etsy because they have hand made beautiful things, or amazon, because they have an awesome selection and most of the time free shipping. :)

  16. just got done signing up for ups my choice and I really love that I can Give authorization online for UPS to deliver packages without a signature when I’m not home. most of the time i get packages when Im not home and really need the items that are being delivered.

  17. I love love love shopping at Amazon! However, if I were to choose I store, I would have to say Target is my favorite. Their website is a lot more user friendly than some I have come across.

  18. My favorite store to shop online with is Target. I just ordered a really cute coat from them for only $20!

  19. I love to shop at Amazon. It is easy to find all the movies & books I need in one price friendly location. The free shipping if I spend $25 is also a big plus.

  20. If I can only pick ONE online store to shop at, it would be! Did 95% of my Christmas shopping online this year.

  21. My favorite online store to shop at is Amazon, especially when free shipping is involved! I like to order photo gifts from Kodak Gallery.

  22. AMAZON!!! I love Amazon. It’s actually because of you that I found out about Amazon mom and have been hooked ever since buying diapers. Thank you so much!!!

  23. I’ll have to go with as my number one online store. It’s tough to choose just one favorite online store as there are different stores for different needs.

  24. I registered for a UPS My Choice account recently and have been very pleased with the delivery emails I receive.

  25. I subscribe to you online and have for a long time, joined UPS My Way and I love shopping at AMAZON!

  26. gave wrong email above- whoops
    Subscribe to you for a long time, now a UPS My Way member, and love shopping online at AMAZON

  27. My favorite online store is, of course, Amazon – they have a little bit of everything! Runner-up is probably Sephora – everything you need for beauty in one place, with free samples for every order.

  28. Registered for UPS My Choice. Registration was more tedious than expected. Will need to wait for my first UPS shipment to see if the service is worth it!

  29. Signed up for UPS My Choice. My UPS driver already knows me since he is here so often but the emails will be handy!

  30. I did sign up for the free service- I haven’t had a chance to know what I think yet- but probably this week! :)

  31. I just registered for the UPS my choice account. Sounds like it could be really cool and helpful.

  32. I have a UPS mychoice account and I have received a few packages since signing up but have not received a pre-notice yet!

  33. My favorite store to shop online is – they have everything, great prices and free shipping!!

  34. My favorite store to shop online is a tie: and Great prices on goods and free shipping (or .97 cents).

  35. I subscribe to updates via Twitter. If I subscribe to email, will it cancel my Twitter updates? Just confirming, because I love getting the info that way. :o)

  36. I love to shop on Amazon (if that counts as a store) if not I love Payless Shoes, because you can try them on in a reg store and then get coupon codes online and buy them cheaper with free ship to store!

  37. I love shopping at Target online – it’s by far my favorite online retailer! Thank you for the giveaway!

  38. For most of my online shopping I have to say Amazon. Best deals and they have almost everything. Amazon package at the door is my kids’ favorite part of the day!

  39. My favorite online shops are (especially with the prime shipping) and too!

  40. I love from diapers to electronics, it covers nearly everything apart from clothes (which I like to try on before buying). :-)

  41. I love shopping at sephora online! I could browse for hours. They have really good selection easy to access and browse through and great reviews! I subscribed to your site and joined ups please pick me! ;)

  42. My favorite store is Amazon, though I also enjoy Target and BRU. I’m an email subscriber and facebook fan – thanks!

  43. Definitely Amazon- my aunt puts me on her Prime account so I always have free shipping and it is AWESOME!

  44. Amazon and Amazon Marketplace are a favorite of mine. You can find great deals and quick shipping!

  45. I signed up for UPS alerts and just got one this morning. New shoes for my daughter will be arriving today!

  46. my favorite place to shop online is….anywhere! but i find myself most at amazon :]

  47. I’m signed up for a free UPS My Choice account, and I’ve already gotten some notifications of deliveries of Christmas gifts. It’s worked great, and I’m excited to get an email at work that I have a package waiting at home!

  48. I love shopping through Amazon. So many product choices – I can ALWAYS find what I am looking for there.

  49. I shop Amazon weekly – to pick more of a store, I would say the childrens place – but amazon for sure!

  50. I love shopping on Etsy, you can find great gifts with the hand made touch. For everything else I love Amazon.

  51. I like shopping at Amazon. But I also like using ebates to get my rebate and order pics at Walgreens.

  52. My favorite store this holiday season is probably Amazon. Love there SUPER fast shipping with the Amazon Mom account.

  53. I shop online at Target most often. It’s easy to order something, have it gift wrapped and shipped, all without me having to do much. :)

  54. My favorite store to shop at online is Delias. I absolutely love their clothes (even though they are cheaply made) and there are no Delias stores around here so I have to buy online. But it’s so much easier and they always have discount codes so yay!

    Great giveaway! Whoever wins will be very lucky!

    [email protected]

  55. I actually think this is pretty cool! Congrats to ups for moving into the 21st century! This had been a struggle for so many years….

  56. DMy favorite “store” to shop online is amazon, I follow thriftynorthwest mom on facebook and twitter!

Comments are closed.