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Christmas is days away. Have you sent those gifts yet? Don’t worry — you’re not alone in procrastinating. That’s why your friends here at Compass have come up with a chart for the last shipping days to guarantee delivery by December 25, and it covers all of our services.
It’s hard to miss the many UPS trucks criss-crossing neighborhoods making holiday deliveries. Like a lot of people, I prefer to order Christmas gifts online. So paying attention to holiday shipping information is important to me. Even though Christmas is December 25th every year, somehow it seems to sneak up on me.
I’m Brad the Box – your UPS ambassador to help you have hassle-free holidays this year. You can find me on the @UPS Twitter page sharing some of my favorite tips and tweeting with my many followers – for a box, I’m popular!
UPS will have two more #HassleFreeHolidays Twitter parties on Tuesday, December 11th at 1 and 4 p.m. EST. Join @UPS to learn how you can enjoy hassle-free holiday shipping and the chance to win some tasty brownies from Fairytale Brownies. The experts at The UPS Store will be giving away gift cards and great shipping tips for the holidays.
And although I don’t have feet, I’ve heard you can find some great deals at Onlineshoes.com –they’re offering a great prize too.
With the craziness of Black Friday, the crowded mall parking lots and the seemingly endless wish lists, you’ve likely put a lot of time and effort into finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. You’ve fought the lines and stalked the sales, and now have the perfect gifts to show for your hard work!
But there’s still an important item left on your gift shopping list: getting the items to their new owners. This might be as simple as having Santa leave it under the tree, or you might need to help him with the legwork and ship them yourself. But don’t panic. Luckily, holiday shipping can be the easiest part of the whole process, with some tried-and-true wisdom:
The holidays can be quite expensive—this is no secret. So the question becomes, how do I make some extra money during the holiday season to help cover those gifts? Or maybe, how can I bring in some spending money during that break between college semesters? The short answer: Become a UPS seasonal helper.
It’s Cyber Monday and more people are predicted to shop online than ever before. Special offers and the ability to shop even after the malls are closed are just two of the reasons why I click and purchase.
But what about the shipping?
That’s where UPS lends its expertise to get those holiday gifts under the tree in time – and if the gifts you receive aren’t quite what you wanted, UPS provides many options to make returns easy and hassle-free, too.
If this Thanksgiving is anything like last, about one out of 10 Americans will be traveling to spend time with family and friends. (Last year, AAA projected 42.5 million Americans would travel during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.)
While I’ve never had the personal “pleasure” of flying during the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ve certainly heard enough stories to keep me grounded whenever possible. Flight delays and lost luggage have a way of deflating the Thanksgiving spirit.
Now, I can’t solve the whole flight delay thing – after all, weather’s weather – but I can offer some hope for the weary traveler who’s ever lost a piece of luggage: consider shipping your luggage.
The hectic shopping season is almost here and my friends and I have already started plotting how to find the best deals. UPS is working with Mompreneur bloggers and will share how to save time and money during our #HassleFreeHolidays Twitter party.
Join us @UPS on Wednesday, November 14th at 1 and 5 p.m. EST.
Here’s the top 10 list why you should join us.