FedEx Valentine’s Day Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
February 7, 2011
392 Comments
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Valentine’s Day is almost here and people across the U.S. are shipping sweet packages to family and friends that may not live nearby.  Since those closest to your heart may be far away, FedEx has put together a list of packing and shipping tips to help reach all your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

Ship it Smart with FedEx

Follow these easy packaging and shipping tips from the experts at FedEx.  You can also visit fedex.com/packaging for more helpful advice.

Choose the right supplies

  • Use sturdy boxes with flaps intact.  For heavier items, use double-wall boxes.  Keep within the weight specifications for your box.
  • Make sure your box is large enough to put adequate padding around contents.  Position your item in the center of the box and surround by cushioning such as bubble wrap, packing “peanuts,” densely packed shredded paper or foam pads.  Use enough packing material – ideally one inch on all sides – so the item does not shift during transit.
  • Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape.  Use the “H Tape” method to securely close all of the box flaps.
  • Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.
  • FedEx Office offers a variety of the most popular packing supplies, including boxes, tape, bubble wrap and other essentials for purchase.  Locations also provide free FedEx shipping supplies for FedEx Express shipments.

Use smart labeling

  • Position the address label squarely on the largest surface, and provide complete sender and recipient addresses, including phone numbers and ZIP codes.
  • Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.

Ship early and avoid the lines

  • For delivery by Monday, February 14th, customers have until Wednesday, February 9th to find and send that perfect Valentine’s Day gift via FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery.  Last-minute shoppers have until Saturday, February 12th to ship overnight via FedEx Express.
  • If looking specifically to send flowers, customers have until Sunday, February 13th at noon PST / 3 p.m. EST to order from ProFlowers.com and still get flowers delivered on Valentine’s Day.
  • Customers can log onto fedex.com to determine shipping options, including rates and transition times to ensure that gifts are shipped in time.

Call in the experts

  • FedEx Office has shipping specialists trained in pack and ship best practices to give you advice or pack up your gifts for you.
  • The more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations across the U.S. offer a full range of FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery shipping options – with most stores open as late as 11 p.m. and 300 that are open 24 hours.

Set up shipments online

  • FedEx Ship Manager at fedex.com was the industry’s first Internet-based shipping option.  To use, customers simply click the “Prepare Shipment Online” option under the “Ship” tab on the fedex.com U.S. home page, register as a user and follow the easy-to-use instructions.  No extra software is required.

Track it

  • Tracking a package for real-time delivery status and location information is easy and convenient on fedex.com
  • Customers can also confirm a package’s status by calling 1.800.Go.FedEx (1.800.463.3339).

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader will win a FedEx Sweetheart Shipping Kit, which includes:

  • An 8x8x8 brown FedEx box
  • A roll of heavy-duty packing tape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Brown packing paper
  • Valentine’s-themed cards to include a sweet note inside your packed box
  • A $25 American Express gift card to ship your gifts at any FedEx location
  • A Pack & Ship Tips sheet loaded with helpful info FedEx packaging experts

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment which of the following tips for smart shipping is your favorite!

EXTRA ENTRIES:

– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Become a Fan of FedEx on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES:

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 13th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a product sample from FedEx to facilitate this review.  The giveaway was sponsored by FedEx.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

392 Responses to “FedEx Valentine’s Day Giveaway”

  1. Rebecca Graham says:

    My favorite tip is Do Not wrap the outside of the box with string that might get caught in the postal equipment.

  2. Rebecca Graham says:

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  3. Barbara M says:

    I like the tip about adding your phone number to your address label.
    Thank you.
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  4. Barbara M says:

    I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama

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  10. Sandy says:

    use plenty of bubble wrap

  11. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Do Not wrap the outside of the box with string that might get caught in the postal equipment, that would have been helpful before xmas.

  12. Rhonda Mason says:

    My fav is Use enough packing material – ideally one inch on all sides – so the item does not shift during transit.
    I always forget to put some in the bottom! LOL Thanks
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  18. Margaret Smith says:

    I like the tip of:” Apply at least three strips of packing tape (no duct or masking tape) to the top and bottom sides of the container using the H taping method”.
    Thanks so much.
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  19. Margaret Smith says:

    I follow on twitter (peg42)
    Thanks again
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    I’m a FB friend (Margaret E. Smith)
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    Follow Fedex on FB (Margaret E. Smith)
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    I’m a subscriber.
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  24. Kathleen says:

    I like the tip about adding your phone number to your address label.

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  26. Mami2jcn says:

    Ship early and avoid the lines is my favorite tip.

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  32. sandra says:

    my favorite tip is tracking the package

  33. sandra says:

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  34. tess says:

    use the H taping design

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    i get your emails
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  37. anita b says:

    Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape. Use the “H Tape” method to securely close all of the box flaps
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  38. ashley s says:

    i like ordering online. with my busy schedule its difficult to get to a mailling location when i need to

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  40. ashley s says:

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  41. debbie says:

    I like the use the tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape.
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  42. Jessie C. says:

    Ship early and avoid the lines is my favorite tip

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  48. Mary Marlatt says:

    Label it smart is my favorite! I saw someone ship a package one time that was maybe 24 x 15 — and they used a 1×2 label on it!! Make it where the people sorting and delivering it can READ it!

  49. Cory says:

    my favorite tip is to ship things early
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  50. Elaine Lund says:

    Th etip I like the most is to put both the adrees where the package is going and the return address in the box. I would never have thought of that.
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  51. Elaine Lund says:

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  52. Elaine Lund says:

    I follow on FB as Elaine Lund

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    I follow Fed Ex on FB as Elaine Lund

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  56. Pat says:

    My favorite tip is to choose the right shipping supplies.

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  58. Lori A. says:

    I like the tip about setting up shipment online. Saves time!
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    i like the Ship early and avoid the lines 🙂

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  69. Soha Molina says:

    I like: Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape. Use the “H Tape” method to securely close all of the box flaps.

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  75. Brittany says:

    Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well, I’ve never thought to do that before.

  76. Brittany says:

    I follow you on google friend connect

  77. Brittany says:

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  78. Tina M says:

    I like you can log onto fedex.com to determine shipping options, including rates and transition times to ensure that gifts are shipped in time

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  85. Marci says:

    Ship early to avoid the lines.

  86. Marci says:

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  91. Kristen says:

    I think the best advice….which many of us don’t always follow….SHIP EARLY!

  92. Kristen says:

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  93. amanda says:

    shipping early is my favorite tip
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  97. Mandala says:

    I like this tip: Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.
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  101. Rochelle says:

    This is my favorite tip: Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.
    I will start doing this from now on. Thanks!

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  108. Janna Johnson says:

    Don’t tie your packages with string!
    Awesome contest! Thanks! Janna Johnson
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  109. victoria lester says:

    My favorite tip is Use Smart Labeling – Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.
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  116. Bonnie P says:

    Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string that can get caught in automated processing equipment
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  117. Bonnie P says:

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  118. Cynthia C says:

    My favorite tip:
    Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape. Use the “H Tape” method to securely close all of the box flaps.

  119. Cynthia C says:

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  121. Cynthia C says:

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  122. Cheryl L says:

    I like the tip about where to put the shipping label.

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  124. Janet says:

    I like the tip about putting the name and address inside the box as well as the label on the outside.

  125. Janet says:

    I follow on GFC

  126. Linda says:

    Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string

  127. Linda says:

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  128. Ashley says:

    I like the Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment
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  132. Amber says:

    My favorite tip is to ship early to avoid long lines!

  133. Amber says:

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  134. Amber says:

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  137. Courtney S says:

    My fave tip is to use a sturdy box with flaps intact.

  138. Steph S says:

    I like that you can set up shipments online.

  139. Steph S says:

    E-mail subscriber

  140. Kiara says:

    i like this tip. Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.
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  141. Lois M. says:

    Hi and Happy Wednesday! 🙂 This one — Tracking a package for real-time delivery status and location information is easy and convenient on fedex.com — I am always obsessively stalking all the delivery sites to see where my stuff is… it’s how I know to call the USPS when they are screwing up! 🙂

    Lois
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  142. Lois M. says:

    and already an email subscriber…

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  143. Lois M. says:

    and already following by GFC too! 🙂

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  144. Pat says:

    Ship early and avoid the lines.

  145. Pat says:

    Email subscriber.

  146. G Bailey says:

    I alway forget to do this:

    # Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.

  147. G Bailey says:

    # Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.

  148. G Bailey says:

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  155. jolene says:

    Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.

  156. Lori A. says:

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  157. Linda Lansford says:

    Position the address label squarely on the largest surface, and provide complete sender and recipient addresses, including phone numbers and ZIP codes is my fave

  158. Linda Lansford says:

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  160. Jennifer M says:

    The tip about not using brown paper to wrap–I always thought that was a good thing!

  161. Jennifer M says:

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  162. Jennifer M says:

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  165. Tabathia B says:

    use tape designed for packing
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  166. Tabathia B says:

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  167. Tabathia B says:

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  171. Jennifer says:

    My favorite tip is to put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well…as an airline employee we’ve been trying to tell everyone to do this for years. I am glad your blog is advising this too!!

  172. Lori A. says:

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  173. Ship Early! I’m all about getting things ahead of time!

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  179. Jenn S. says:

    Favorite tip: Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.

  180. Jenn S. says:

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  181. Jenn S. says:

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  182. Cindy says:

    Ship early and avoid the lines would be my favorite tip.

  183. Cindy says:

    I like you on Twitter. @Dove056

  184. Cindy says:

    I’m a Facebook Fan.

  185. Cindy says:

    I like Fed Ex on Facebook.

  186. Cindy says:

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  187. nan says:

    i like the tip to put the recipient address and return address inside the box as well..i once had a package open up..luckily it got there but was missing stuff
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  188. nan says:

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  189. nan says:

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  190. Sarah says:

    My favorite tip is “Let us pack it for you”.

  191. Jenny says:

    Ship early and avoid the lines!

  192. Patti Hess says:

    Shipping Early is the important one for me….

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    thanks for the chance

  193. Patti Hess says:

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    thanks for the chance

  194. Patti Hess says:

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  197. Erica C. says:

    I like the tip of putting the sending and receiving address inside the box too.

  198. julieh says:

    I like the ship early and avoid the lines tip.

  199. Katherine C. says:

    I never knew to put the shipping info inside the package too!

  200. Karin says:

    I Like: Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape. Use the “H Tape” method to securely close all of the box flaps

    Once used some poor tape to mail a package– the box never got where it was supposed to go. Don’t know if it came open in transit or what!

  201. Sheila Hickmon says:

    Shipping early is my favorite.
    Thanks!

  202. Sheila Hickmon says:

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  203. Sheila Hickmon says:

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  206. Ship early and avoid the lines

  207. Carol W says:

    Favorite tip–ship early avoid lines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks
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  208. Carol W says:

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  209. Joy F says:

    Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well

  210. elizabeth carmen says:

    i thought the best tip was this one: Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.

    i’ve never thought of that!

  211. elizabeth carmen says:

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  214. Ani says:

    I like the tip to put your address as well as the recipient’s inside the box in addition to it being on the outside.

  215. Carol Bryant says:

    Using peanuts – I think they protect the best

  216. reallycool31 says:

    Ship early and avoid the lines ! Not an easy one for a procrastinator !

  217. debi jackson says:

    i like the ship early tip

  218. debi jackson says:

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  223. Jennifer R says:

    I like the tip of using tape designed for shipping not masking tape. I am bad about this….

  224. Carole Spring says:

    The smart shipping tip I like the best is “Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well”.
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  225. Carole Spring says:

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  226. Beth S. says:

    My favorite tip is definitely to ship early and avoid the lines! It makes it so much easier to zip in and zip out, rather than stagnating at the shipping office and watching the minutes tick by when you could be doing something else, especially at busy times of the year.

  227. Beth S. says:

    I’m a follower on GFC.

  228. LAMusing says:

    good tip: Customers can log onto fedex.com to determine shipping options, including rates and transition times to ensure that gifts are shipped in time

  229. LAMusing says:

    I like you on Facebook (as the name in my email address)

  230. LAMusing says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  231. LAMusing says:

    I follow you on GFC

  232. Norma says:

    I like this tip: Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.
    someone sent me a package recently that was wrapped in paper – what a mess when it arrived

  233. Rosie says:

    If you are mailing a book, ask for Media Mail instead of regular parcel post. It will save you almost half of what you would pay for normal first class mail.

  234. Claire says:

    My favorite tip is to ship early!

  235. Claire says:

    I follow on Twitter – @kaleidoscopeq

  236. Angie B. says:

    I like the smart labeling tip (Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well). Never occurred to me.

  237. dorothy says:

    ship early is my favorite I want to make sure my package get there on time

  238. momznite says:

    I hate waiting in lines, so I like the ship early tip.
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

  239. momznite says:

    GFC follower
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  240. Darcy B says:

    “Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.”
    I’ve never thought to do this –but it makes sense.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  241. Amy Delong says:

    shipping early is a good tip
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  242. Amy Delong says:

    follow on twitter
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  243. Amy Delong says:

    follow on gfc
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  244. Amy Delong says:

    subscribe
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  245. Amy Delong says:

    fb fan
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  246. Jennifer Vickers says:

    including the shipping info inside the box..makes sense!

  247. Jennifer Vickers says:

    following you on twitter

  248. Susan Smith says:

    Favorite tip: Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well

  249. Susan Smith says:

    follow via GFC

  250. Susan Smith says:

    follow via twitter susan1215

  251. Susan Smith says:

    Like you on FB Susan Smith

  252. Susan Smith says:

    Like FedEx on FB Susan Smith

  253. Emma Peel says:

    To ship early avoid lines

  254. Linda F says:

    My favorite tip is – Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.

  255. Linda F says:

    follow on Twitter
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  256. Linda F says:

    subscriber

  257. carol y says:

    I liked this tip: “Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape. Use the “H Tape” method to securely close all of the box flaps.”

  258. carol y says:

    follow on twitter-dresdenrain

  259. carol y says:

    Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook
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  260. carol y says:

    follow on GFC-carol lewis

  261. carol y says:

    subscriber of yours!

  262. carol y says:

    Like FedEx on FB-carol yerby lewis

  263. Deb k says:

    I like the tip that says to put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box .

  264. Elizabeth I says:

    I learned about the paper covering problem when I tried to ship something that I had covered in paper. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

  265. CherylS22 says:

    My fav tip is “Ship early and avoid the lines”
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  266. CherylS22 says:

    FB fan of The Mommy-Files (Cheryl S.)

  267. CherylS22 says:

    Became a FB fan of FedEx (Cheryl S.)

  268. CherylS22 says:

    GFC public follower

  269. CherylS22 says:

    RSS feed subscriber (Google Reader)

  270. Chrysa says:

    This is a good tip: Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.

  271. Chrysa says:

    I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

  272. Chrysa says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (I’m @LuckyJinxy).

  273. Chrysa says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  274. Nancy Schools says:

    I like the H Tape method of sealing the package.

  275. Nancy Schools says:

    I follow you with gfc.

  276. Nancy Schools says:

    I follow you on twitter – ncschools.

  277. hbomb says:

    shop early and avoid all the lines! i usually get done with 75% of my christmas shopping by the beginning of december!
    xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

  278. hbomb says:

    twitter follower @xbeautifulcoma
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  279. hbomb says:

    RSS subscriber
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  280. Pamela S says:

    I like the tip about making sure you use tape designed for packing. I’ve gotten so many packages that weren’t properly taped and the contents were damaged. Thanks.

  281. Pamela S says:

    Follower GFC
    Thanks.

  282. Pamela S says:

    Subscribed to feed with google reader.
    Thanks.

  283. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…favorite shipping tip: Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  284. brian e. says:

    Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

  285. Gianna says:

    Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.

  286. Gianna says:

    I’m a GFC follower.

  287. Gianna says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  288. Shannon says:

    I think putting the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well is a good idea

  289. Shannon says:

    following you on twitter (07violet)

  290. Shannon says:

    following on google (07violet)

  291. Shannon says:

    subscribed

  292. brian e. says:

    Fan of FedEx on Facebook: bryan eason

  293. R Hicks says:

    my fav tip is do not use paper or string on the outside of the box

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  294. brian e. says:

    GFC Follower: Brian E.

  295. R Hicks says:

    follow you twitter
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  296. brian e. says:

    … already subscribed to the mailing list of The Mommy-Files:

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  297. R Hicks says:

    fb fan of you
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  298. R Hicks says:

    fb fan of them
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  299. R Hicks says:

    follow you gfc
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  300. R Hicks says:

    subscribe to you via email
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  301. R Hicks says:

    have main button
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  302. Jennifer C. says:

    My favorite tip is to create a shipping label online!

  303. Sand says:

    My favorite tip is to use enough packing material – ideally one inch on all sides – so the item does not shift during transit.

  304. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow you on twitter @JCausby

  305. Jennifer C. says:

    I like you on Facebook

  306. Jennifer C. says:

    I like FedEx on Facebook

  307. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow via GFC

  308. Sarah L says:

    I think the best one is:
    Use tape designed for packing, not duct or masking tape. Use the “H Tape” method to securely close all of the box flaps.
    Thanks for the contest.

  309. Betty C says:

    This is my favorite tip: Put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.

  310. Betty C says:

    I follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter as willitara.

  311. Betty C says:

    I like The Mommy-Files on Facebook.

  312. Sarah L says:

    Twitter follow you: slehan

  313. Betty C says:

    I’m a fan of FedEx on Facebook.

  314. Betty C says:

    I follow with GFC.

  315. Betty C says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  316. Sarah L says:

    FB like you: Slehan

  317. Sarah L says:

    FB like FedEx: Slehan

  318. Sarah L says:

    GFC: slehan

  319. Sarah L says:

    Have your button on my blog: http://slehan.blogspot.com/

  320. Charlene Kuser says:

    My favorite tip is Do not wrap the outer box with paper or string, which can get caught in automated processing equipment.

  321. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

  322. Mari says:

    I like this tip:

    Use sturdy boxes with flaps intact.  For heavier items, use double-wall boxes.  Keep within the weight specifications for your box.

  323. Mari says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  324. Mari says:

    I follow via Twitter (LuckyDuckyToo)

  325. Mari says:

    I’m a MF FB fan (Mari Doug)

  326. Mari says:

    I’m a Fed ex FB fan (Mari Doug)

  327. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a a fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  328. Mari says:

    I follow via gfc.

  329. Veronica Garrett says:

    I like put the recipient’s address and your return address inside the box as well.

  330. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a fan of FedEx on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  331. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following you on google friend connect (Charlene)

  332. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber via email

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