USPS Offering Cash Prizes in Automated Postal Centers Sweepstakes

September 8, 2007 by
Filed under: postal news, usps 

The U.S. Postal Service wants its customers to handle their own postage — and is offering cash prizes to those who do. At post offices nationwide, including three in Greensboro, customers will get a chance at $250 daily cash prizes and a grand prize of $10,000 when they use the Automatic Postal Center kiosks rather than standing in line to be served. Greensboro News Record

According to a USPS Press Release:

… 2500 Post Offices throughout the country participating in the Do It Yourself and WIN Sweepstakes.

The Do It Yourself and WIN Sweepstakes is designed to show customers how to save time at Post Office locations by using the Automated Postal Center (APC) kiosk. The promotion runs from now through October 31 and no purchase is necessary. Participants will have a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 plus daily cash prizes of $250.

All offices will hold a Customer Appreciation Day to introduce the APC to customers.

Customers can submit Sweepstakes entries once a day until October 31, 2007. There are several ways to enter the sweepstakes online or via the U.S. Mail. Customers can:

  • Simply fill out an online form and enter the Code printed on their APC receipt at
  • Get a Take-One from the Post Office lobby with a Code and enter it online at
  • Go online and generate a Code at
  • Print your name, address and email address on a 3” X 5” piece of paper, insert entry into envelope, affix postage and mail to: USPS APC Sweepstakes, PO Box 861, Bethpage, NY 11714-0861.

Prizes will be drawn daily with the $10,000 grand prize winner selected on or about November 8, 2007. The grand prize winner will be notified approximately four days later. Strobe Promotions, an independent judging organization, will determine the winners. Postal employees, Strobe employees and their immediate families are not eligible.



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  1. windowwonder on Sat, 8th Sep 2007 6:44 pm
  2. Lets go ahead and give all window services to a contractor. We have fallen to an all time low with this promotion. I’m eligible to retire; the ship is sinking; but I would like a few more dollars in my retirement.

  3. BMike on Sun, 9th Sep 2007 3:36 pm
  4. Window services have always been the red-headed stepchild of the postal service–I know, I used to be a window clerk–but this is just too much. How much more contempt can management show the public?

    I have a business route. Two weeks ago my boss informed his carriers that we could no longer accept stamped parcels over 13 ounces, for “security reasons,” and should tell our customers they’d have to go to the retail window to mail them. We were asssured that more window clerks would be hired to reduce waiting time. Two days ago I learned that one of the window positions at our retail unit had been eliminated for “economy reasons.”

  5. move to australia, beat the rush on Sun, 9th Sep 2007 6:55 pm
  6. has there ever been a business in the history of the world that is more screwed up than the USPS?
    maybe Enron, but that’s about it.

  7. postal worker on Mon, 10th Sep 2007 7:59 am
  8. At our office in the morning there are more
    supervisors than clerks sorting mail. Too many
    chiefs and not even close enough clerks. Why does
    it take 4 supervisors to watch 3 clerks??? Screwed
    up isn’t the word, FUBAR IS THE WORD!!!

  9. unhappy camper on Fri, 14th Sep 2007 10:16 am
  10. Thank you for helping me to enter. When I entered the I ran up against a very personal survey put on by Neilsen/Gallup and was not a happy camper. Thanks to your blog I was able to enter and it was short, sweet and didn’t entail giving my life history which was both scary and suspicious.

  11. unhappy camper on Fri, 14th Sep 2007 10:19 am
  12. Beware there is MORE THAN ONE site and the first one is NOT THE CORRECT ONE!!!!

  13. MJ on Thu, 27th Sep 2007 3:00 pm
  14. The automated center is Ok when it works. Saves standing in line. Once when it charged me but did not dispense my postage, I went inside and I was given stamps in an equal amount, no questions asked and an apology. I do wonder why it takes so long for mail to arrive a certain destinations from Florida. EX: A week to or from the midwest or southwest. Sometimes 4 days to the next county.

  15. adolphus on Mon, 4th Feb 2008 4:13 pm
  16. what state won the money?

  17. JD on Tue, 26th Feb 2008 7:05 pm
  18. USPS. You can scribble an address and we decipher it and get it to the destination for 41 cents. You complain about delivery time but you cannot write.
    I routinely receive mail from across the country in one to two days.
    We have the best mail system in the world. Be grateful