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How To Win $1,000 Or Free Shipping For A Year From Staples

These are some pretty great prizes! Here's how to enter.

While it’s no secret that the holiday season is the busiest season of the year, one thing you may not think much about until it’s too late is shipping packages. While you probably order more items than you ship from home, if you do have to send anything to someone, it can get pretty stressful around the holidays.

From long lines to finding out you missed the deadline and your package won’t arrive by Christmas, shipping packages can easily be one of the more stressful things about the holidays. But this season, to hopefully make the process a bit merrier, Staples is offering a chance to win some pretty amazing prizes if you use their in-store UPS shipping services.

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Not only will you be able to get 15 percent off shipping supplies and services now through Dec. 29, but through Dec. 17, you’ll also have a chance to win one of 10 gifts, including a $1,000 Staples shopping spree, free shipping for a year or one of four different gift bundles.

For a chance at one of the prizes, simply take a picture of your in-store shipping experience and post it to Instagram or Twitter with #ShiptoWinSweepstakes and tag @Staples. That’s it — you’re in the running!

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You do not have to ship an item you purchased at Staples to enter the contest, but if you are shopping at Staples, being able to ship right from the store sounds pretty convenient.

Staples began offering UPS shipping services in 1999, and last holiday season alone, more than 500,000 UPS packages were shipped from their stores. One major difference in shipping from Staples versus going to your local UPS is that Staples is open on Sundays, so you can ship seven days a week. However, if you have a package you can fit into a UPS drop-off box, that works 24/7. But if you have a large package and need it shipped on a Sunday, Staples may be the way to go.

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Will you be shipping something from Staples to try your hand at winning a big prize?

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