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UPS Runs Promo that Rewards Shoppers for Using Package Pickup

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UPS shippingUPS is running a promotion that rewards shoppers for using package pickup, specifically, UPS Access Point locations. “Last mile delivery” to residential addresses is expensive and comes with challenges (porch package theft, apartment building deliveries).

There are nearly 9,000 UPS Access Point locations where recipients can pick up their UPS packages, including The UPS Store locations and local businesses.

To encourage people to use pick-up locations to pick up UPS packages, the company is running a promotion through January 11, 2019.

To participate, consumers must be enrolled in UPS My Choice, a free service enabling more than 52 million current members worldwide to manage their deliveries. To begin earning rewards, members should log in and select the most convenient UPS Access Point location as their preferred alternate delivery location.

More information about the promotion:

Until January 11, 2019, members with eligible package deliveries will be rewarded with up to $10 that can redeemed for a Target eGiftCard and up to three free months of UPS My Choice Premium service, which offers upgraded delivery options.

Rewards are offered for the first, third and fifth eligible packages delivered to a UPS Access Point location via a customer’s UPS My Choice preference. The first earns one free month of UPS My Choice Premium membership. On the third package, members will earn a $5 reward. The fifth package receives an additional $5 reward, plus two additional months of UPS My Choice Premium membership. (The three months of membership are valued at $10.)

In January of 2019, an e-mail with instructions to redeem rewards will be distributed to the member’s e-mail address on file with UPS. The reward will be available on the UPS My Choice Deals site, which was launched this year to provide consumers with deals and offers. The cash reward will be in the member’s account and must be redeemed for a Target eGiftCard that can be redeemed electronically or in the store. The UPS My Choice Premium membership will be distributed as a redeemable code. Existing members of UPS My Choice Premium will be credited for one or three additional months. Finally, the reward will expire six weeks after receipt of the redemption e-mail.

More information and the terms and conditions can be found on the UPS website.

Perhaps not coincidentally, Amazon’s Dave Clark tweeted about Amazon’s own pickup service through Amazon Lockers just hours after UPS’s announcement: “Customers around the world are loving delivery into Amazon Lockers and Amazon Hub locations are taking the hassle out of package delivery at Apartments in the US!”

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