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Work at Home “Holiday Shipping” Contest

by Jean Murray on December 5th, 2008

 The Postal Service will deliver 19 billion pieces of mail and packages this holiday season.  For your home business, that means a lot of shipping!  If your work-at-home business means running back and forth to the post office, I have a great contest for you.

I received a LabelWriter® “Twin Turbo” from Dymo as a promotion.  The LabelWriter® (value $179.95) prints labels and stamps,  and I will give it as a prize to one of my readers. This is a great prize!  I received it earlier this week and, of course, I opened the package and looked at it.  But I resisted the temptation to use it, because I wanted the winner to have that pleasure.

The  LabelWriter® connects to your computer and prints labels and it also works with an online service called Endicia to allow you to print stamps.  The LabelWriter® can print up to 40 different labels, at 55 labels per minute; the unit comes with an initial quantity and you can order other labels.

DYMO Stamps lets you set up a free online account to purchase and print precise amounts of USPS® approved postage.  You can print First Class, Priority Mail, Postcard, and International Airmail (up to 1 oz). With this and a postage scale, you can mail just about anything without going to the post office.

Contest Details:

1.  Respond to this post with a comment: Tell me specifically how you would use the LabelWriter in your business.  You can’t just say “to print labels and stamps.”  Tell me what you are printing, or the type of business you have that requires you to use it.2.  Include your email address, so I know how to contact you.

2.  Only U.S. residents are eligible, because of shipping costs.

3.  The contest will run starting immediately through Sunday, December 14. Your comment must be posted by 11:59 on Sunday, December 14.

4.  I will run all comments through my handy-dandy random number generator and come up with a winning entry.  I’ll notify the winner on Monday, December 15, to ask for your mailing address, and I will pay for shipping your LabelWriter®  to you.

5.  Remember, you must include specific details about how you will use the LabelWriter® and you must include your email address.  

Let the contest begin!

Image source: Dymo

Tags: , Dymo LabelWriter, , work at home

POSTED IN: Business Ideas, Contests, Featured Posts, Home Business Money Saving Tips, Productivity

50 opinions for Work at Home “Holiday Shipping” Contest

  • Steve
    Dec 5, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    I use two types of labels for my home business. For domestic shipments I use PayPal shipping and the half-page labels. However, for International shipments I don’t use the higher cost shipping methods so need the smaller labels that the Dymo has. I would love to have this unit to enhance the international aspect of my home business.

  • christopher h
    Dec 5, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    i’ve been trying to start my own ebay based home business. this would help me to stop wasting as much time at the post office as i currently do.

  • KG
    Dec 6, 2008 at 11:32 am

    I make beauty products and making labels is so hard! I have been going to kinkos and they are so expensive, and basically end up not making any money. well I am already in over my head but you expect that at first. But this month trying to go to the post office is a NIGHTMARE!
    I use essential oils but sometimes I like to mix two or three and let them sit for a couple day, and make waters from too, this would be great for labeling those as well. This would come in handy for so many things I can’t even fathom!

    Thanks for the amazing chance!
    I also sell a few items on Ebay, and of course that would help with my USPS line wasting time. ;-)

  • Nicholas Karpen
    Dec 6, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    I have a promotional products business. I need to send out quotes and catalogs. This would save a lot of time wasted at the post office. Also save my printer from jamming, because I will not have to resend sheets of labels through it when I need 2 or 3 labels printed.

  • Joyce Reames
    Dec 6, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I would use it for my shipping labels. I make and sell jewelry online and it ships all around the world. Currently I am hand printing shipping labels. Oh how I want to win this printer. Thanks for providing the opportunity!

  • Kim
    Dec 6, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I sell on eBay and that would save a lot of time for me. I like to keep meticulous records and I could use the label maker to organize my home office. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  • aaron m
    Dec 7, 2008 at 6:24 am

    We produce wedding videos for lower Michigan, and are constantly sending out contracts, DVDs, and demo work…and I have horrible hand writing, even when I concentrate and take my time, the addresses always come up looking bad.

    And we all know, presentation is everything…

  • Kathy Scott
    Dec 7, 2008 at 8:47 am

    I have recently started a bookkeeping business. I have 5 clients that I would like to make address labels, labels for bills that are paid often, and labels for file folders.

  • Tanya Wilson
    Dec 8, 2008 at 2:10 am

    I sell handmade baby items (diaper cakes,diaper wreaths, and other baby shower & party items) locally at craft shows, Amazon and Ebay in addition to my FT jobs as a Nurse and a mommy.I’m in the process of launching a website ,but most of my business traffic is through word of mouth and references. This labelwriter would be so useful in printing inventory and shipping labels,as well as domestic and international shipping labels/stamps. This would literally save me several long hours worth of standing-in-line-at-the-post-office time. We all know that time is a very precious commodity for busy parents. I am very familiar with DYMO products, I have the Letra tag (handheld) label maker and it has helped organize myself and my kids so well. Organization=sanity! Thanks for the entry!

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  • John
    Dec 8, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    I own a small nursery business and sell rare and unusual plants. This would be a great way to label them! Would work well especially when shipping them and marking them clearly and effciently.


  • Dave
    Dec 9, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    I recently started a multi-media production company with some friends, producing marketing videos and building websites. We also do wedding video and photo albums. We are always shipping DVDs, CDs, books, proofs, contracts and documents. This label writer will help our business look much more professional. Thank you for the great give-away.

  • Audrey
    Dec 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    I do administrative as well as some consulting work for a human rights organization. I have to have files and keep track of info for over 120 countries. I have used label makers in the past, and I would love this one to categorize the many files I have. I’ve a very organized person and can’t imagine a better device.

  • Rosanne M
    Dec 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    I sell on eBay and would use it for labeling my stock in my garage and basement where I store the items I sell.

  • Shelley K
    Dec 12, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Cool :) I would LOVE to win this…2009 is MY year of organization and this would really help.

  • Marie N
    Dec 13, 2008 at 1:38 am

    I’ve been wanting to reorganzie my home office since my youngest son started his own home business and we share the work space. I would start by labeling all our client files with the Dymo Compatible LV-30327 File Labels. They come in 3 colors so we can color code them for mine and his. Then I would order some custom Dymo labels with my company logo and his to give our shipping labels a more professional appearance. Then I would tackle labeling the hundred or so bottles of paint that my son uses when he airbrushes his custom skateboard clocks. And then label the cases of clock parts. I have all of my embellishments, trims and beads in see-thru cases but I know I would probably find a way to label the cases with the name,addy and phone# of the supplier with the description so I could call and order whenever they get low. And of course…there is also the shipping labels and postage for our products. They even have holiday labels to fit the season.

    After that who knows…there is always the kitchen cabinets to organize or the bedroom closets. And lets not forget that abyss we commonly refer to as the garage.

  • Christie
    Dec 13, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Like so many others here, I sell on Ebay so I need the large labels to pay for shipping by Paypal. But for my own personal mailings and certain other things, I need the small address labels. I have an older labeler but it holds one size at a time. I am usually rushed and I just hate, hate, hate having to find the other size labels, unload one, load the other and then finally print. Another thing to consider is that everytime I do change label sizes that way, I LOSE ONE LABEL getting them in position and those labels are not cheap.

  • susan varney
    Dec 13, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    it would be great for shipping labels i sell on e-bay

  • Margaret Carver
    Dec 13, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    I manage a country music singer/songwritewr.I can think of tons of ways to use this .I mail out cd’s to radio stations and record companies,so the print a stamp would begreat help.AlsoI could put the band logo on the price stickers for the band merchandise.Also I would use it to orginize folder,make address labels.Last but not least I could design the large label with the band logo it would be a great place for autographs on cd covers.Sure hope I win,I can think of so many uses for this.

  • Clifton Wade
    Dec 13, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    I would love to have this prize for my lovely but disabled wife of more than 38 years - she can’t print envelopes addresses so she tries to handwrite them - and it’s really hard for her to get to the post office to buy stamps for the cards that she just LOVES to mail to others at she can not visit! Thank you for this wonderful prize and contest - my wonderful wife has been wanting one - but can’t afford it!

  • jayne
    Dec 13, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I own a very small merchandising company and i do LOTS of shipping. This would save me so much time and money. Thank you so very much for this!!

  • Stacy
    Dec 13, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    I would use to finally organize my files.

  • Pat Narcisi
    Dec 13, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I would use it for client files; case preparation; labeling containers; especially for folders.

  • Stacie
    Dec 13, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I would use this every day at work. I have to go to the office to use the p touch label maker on almost a daily basis. I have to change the prices on my styrenes in my butcher block and a lot of times the corporate office doesn’t send all the tags I need so I have to make them by hand. Half the time the p touch is locked up and I can’t use it. If even one item is missing a tag and I get audited I could get a ten Thousand dollar fine for each missing tag. Winning this contest would make my job sooo much easier. Thank you.

  • Stacie
    Dec 13, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    OOps I didn’t realize that this was not a label maker but a postage label maker. Please remove me from this contest.

  • Chrysa
    Dec 13, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    We do a lot of shipping and this would be GREAT!

  • K. Cleaver
    Dec 13, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I would use it to label our files.

  • Jaque
    Dec 13, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I am a vocational teacher at a Deaf school. This would be so very useful to label files, to label equipment, and to teach my students organizational skills and how to use this machine.

    Thank you. :-)

  • Sandra
    Dec 13, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Right now I am doing 2 businesses out of my home. I sell books and I do internet research for several magazines. I would definitely use the label and postage features in my book business. I could easily print my shipping labels and postage. I love the fact that you can print 40 different sizes. I could use a smaller size label for the Internet research business. I don’t have to mail as many things for it but right now I have to handwrite the address and get postage from the post office. Thanks!

  • Buzzcut
    Dec 13, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    My wife has all these herbs and oils and vinegars etc. Butr I like to cook too on the weekends. And while she seems to know what everything is, I want to LABEL EVERYTHING so I don’t have to be so clueless!

  • Brenda Park
    Dec 13, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I would use this to label our billing, as well as return addresses, and labels for packages. thanks for the chance to win.

  • Sandy Tritt
    Dec 14, 2008 at 12:00 am

    I sell on Ebay and I would use it for all my shipping needs such as lables and postage.

  • Colleen Maldonado
    Dec 14, 2008 at 12:40 am

    I have a home business. I would use the label writer to make file labels, address and shipping labels. What a great help to be able to print stamps too! I would benefit greatly from using the label writer.

  • Dave-o
    Dec 14, 2008 at 12:59 am

    I manage a creative lab and would use the dymo for a variety of applications: from filing information, addressing mail/postage, project labeling, quicknote/cheatsheets, and probably a few “kick me” stickers for the backs of some associates around the office.

    Dec 14, 2008 at 3:18 am


  • Susan C
    Dec 14, 2008 at 7:27 am

    I sell books and dvds. Right now I print out the labels and stamps and tape them to the package. This would look so much more professional!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  • Joseph Perozzi
    Dec 14, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    It would turn me into a Dymo-namic,Twin-Turbo-charged labelling Dymo-dynamo!!!

  • judy chapman
    Dec 14, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    My hubby has a construction business and needs to label all his tools badly.

  • Karen S
    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    I would use this label maker for my new business selling jewelry on etsy.com. It’s not much of a business right now, but I have high hopes! Thanks!

  • Sarah Lehan
    Dec 14, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I have a small business where I make and sell products using essential oils. I would use this for labeling products and for the address labels. This would be wonderful just in the time saved from not having to go to the post office. Definitely a green way to go. Thanks for the contest.

  • david basile
    Dec 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    i like to forward new info to my clients this would be a great help

  • Joanna Smith
    Dec 14, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    This Dymo LabelWriter Twin Turbo LabelWriter is just perfect for my small home based business. I create digital art that I sell to galleries across the country and it will be great for me to use to address and print out my postage and shipping labels. I send out about 100-150 items a week and this will truly save me so much time and make my business flow so much more efficiently than my having to do it all manually! I usually stay up late at night once the kids are in bed and package and label everything up, but with this neat device I may be able to do things in half the time which will make my life just that much easier! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter!

  • Donna K
    Dec 14, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I sell on ebay.

  • Tamara Burks
    Dec 14, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    To make labels to sell things on ebay and to trade things on swapadvd.com and paperbackswap.com not to mention to print a list of the boxes contents for storage if it has that capability.

  • sito
    Dec 14, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    I would use this to label my shelves and bins with raw materials, works in progress, and finished item. I think it would help me keep better inventory and I wouldn’t have to open that bin to see those are done, when I’m looking for the ones I needed to finish up. It’d be a real timesaver!

  • Katherine
    Dec 14, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    I work with several clients and am constantly mailing things back and forth. This label maker would be WONDERFUL and save me so much time with all those shipments.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  • Janet
    Dec 14, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    this would be handy 4 ebay and paperbackswap!

  • Marcy Strahan
    Dec 14, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    I would label notes to myself.
    Like don’t open the frig it ain’t dinner yet.

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