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How I Lost 5 Lbs. in One Week as a UPS Holiday Driver Helper
Andrew Hurd

It’s been said that you don’t really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Well, now that I’ve walked a mile (quite literally) in the shoes of a UPS driver helper, I can say that the work UPS drivers, loaders, and seasonal helpers did to deliver a hassle-free holiday was truly awe-inspiring.

Here at “Big Brown,” it’s normal for rookies such as myself to help out in the operations and hubs during the holidays (in my case the week before Christmas) to get a firsthand experience of “peak”, our busiest time of the year.

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Manage Your Home Deliveries with UPS My Choice: 4 Delivery Alerts and 2 New Features
laptop in cafe

If you’re like most people, you probably did some online shopping this holiday season – on your laptop, tablet, or smart phone, in the comfort of your own home with a big mug of coffee or hot cocoa.

I have to admit, between my busy schedule and ordering everyone’s holiday gifts, I lost track of what packages were coming and where I bought them. But with the text messages from UPS My Choice, I knew when my packages were coming, who they were from, and when they were delivered.

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Happy Holidays from UPS
wreath

Around the world, logistics delivers joy.

We thank you for choosing UPS to help spread the joy around the world or across town.

We wish you and your loved ones a happy, safe, and joyful holiday season.

Pictures From the Archives: Santa and UPS Through the Years
santa

In my role as UPS Archivist and Historian, a majority of my time is spent doing research into the company’s past. While looking for important facts and figures I often see trends or themes that develop over time. One fun seasonal theme is the connection between UPS and Santa Claus, which seem to go together like cookies and milk.

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Today is the Busiest Day in UPS History
Snow

Today Santa’s helpers dressed in Brown® are going to be really busy – actually they’re breaking records as UPS delivers more than 28 million packages around the world – that’s more than 300 packages a second!

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Technology Powers the Magic of the Holiday Season
woman using laptop

In preparation for our upcoming Santa visit, my 5 year old said, “I can’t decide what to ask for – a tablet or an e-reader!” When I was 5, I was likely hoping for a Strawberry Shortcake doll or a Cabbage Patch kid. Technology in all realms – whether receiving it as a gift or using it to power business – makes the holiday season, and it’s always an important role at UPS.

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Behind the Scenes of UPS Holiday Shipping: How We Get All Those Extra Packages Delivered
driving in snow

Delivering more than 527 million packages from Thanksgiving to Christmas keeps UPS drivers pretty busy.  On December 20th UPS drivers will deliver more than 300 packages a second!  As you can imagine they need a little extra help.

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Join Our Twitter Parties: Top 10 Ways to Have #HassleFreeHolidays
Brad the Box

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.

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How to Earn Extra Money During the Holidays
Holiday delivery

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.

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Keep Online Holiday Shipping Hassle Free
driving in snow

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.

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