AA miles from Dell's 3 million mile Sweepstakes

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  1. dc3
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    I just got an email from Dell -

    "Congratulations! You were selected as the XXX Prize winner of Dell’s 3 Million Miles Sweepstakes."

    Dell says they will report the value of the miles to the IRS at 2.5 cents per mile. I doubt that is what Dell paid for the miles. Any thoughts or experiences on this from anyone who has won miles before?


     
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  2. Kohoutek
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    Awesome! [​IMG]

    You won't get anywhere arguing with Dell. Report the full win amount on your 1040, and deduct whatever you think is proper to arrive at an adjusted figure by attaching a statement giving your reasons.
     
  3. weinskkb
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    Airline miles? Might get you lifetime status and some upgrades.
     
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  4. steelgal32
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    Wowsers, i would have thought a personal phone call would have been in order. Or something along the lines of publishers clearing house showing up at your door!! Cheers to winning!
     
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    congrats!
     
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  6. dc3
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    I am already Lifetime Platinum on AA, but more miles never hurt anyone.
     
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    Great, SWU's for each million. Taxes could be the only problem to overcome.
     
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    And they could be a substantial problem.

    Let's say your combined Federal and state tax bracket is 25%, and that you won a million miles. Then 1 million * $0.025 per mile * 25% = $6250 due in taxes.
     
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    One million miles would be about 10 TATLs in Business Class, comes out to about $625 per trip (plus taxes).

    That's the sort of problem I'd like to have!!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!.
     
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    Plus the SWU for each million miles and the tax info provided by others above
     
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    While that sounds great, paying >6k in taxes in one year could be problematic for some people.
     
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    FWIW, there will be no lifetime status for any winners.

    Previously working link: http://www.Dell.com/3MillionMiles
    what's left of it: http://www.delluniversity.com/contests_and_promotions/current_contest

    Sweepstakes ended 28-Feb 2011 11:59CST,
    was limited to one entry/prize per household, 18+, US (void FL, NY).

    200k..... Grand Prize: (1 winner) 200,000 AAdvantage miles (ARV $5,000)
    1 mil.... First Prize: (10 winners) 100,000 AAdvantage miles (ARV $2,500)
    1.1mil... Second Prize: (22 winners) 50,000 AAdvantage miles (ARV $1,250)
    675k..... Third Prize: (27 winners) 25,000 AAdvantage miles (ARV $625)
    500k..... Fourth Prize: (40 winners) 12,500 AAdvantage miles (ARV $312.50)
    ==========================================
    Total..... 3.475 million American Airlines AAdvantage miles
     
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  16. weinskkb
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    So how many miles did you win if we can be nosy?
     
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    Me too. Most would be a might suspicious of an email saying, "you're a winner!" Kinda the classic spam, BUT so glad it wasn't - Super Congrats! :D :D
     
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