One Million AAdvantage Miles Contest

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  1. Remky
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    Just don't forget - you win, you also get to pay the Infernal Revenue Service.
     
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    What can 1M miles get you? Lifetime status + award? Does it worth the amount of tax you have to pay?
     
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    A shame you have to be in the US, my AAdvantage miles need a top up. :(
     
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    You dont. Try it. My friend from the UK did it right after me. Posted the miles at the same time.
     
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    If you're going to enter, and you've got a trip on AA planned, enter first. There's a chance for an extra entry for booking a trip at the end. ;)

    Oh, and yeah. It should be worth it for most people. Even if you pay 35% tax rate, that's $8750. That would mean buying the miles for $.00875/mile. Less than a penny a mile. [​IMG]
     
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    Note that according to rules, you can only get a total of four entries. However, if you can watch the video twice for two entries. I watch the video twice, shared an email with one of my junk mail email accounts and shared a tip for four entries. I don't need to book a trip right now.

    That's how I understood the rules anyway.

     
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    I've got a UK address in my AA account---yet seems to have worked for me.

    Some of the travel tips that scroll by whilst you're typing are actually quite practical!.
     
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    Nice - they give the ARV of 1 million miles at $25,000 but the ARV of 100,000 miles from the Facebook promo is listed at $2750. 2.5cpm or 2.75cpm - which is it? Wishy washy lawyers and accountants at AA methinks.
     
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    that's how I understood it as well and I also watched/entered twice.

    professional beer taster and frequent flyer -- now there's a man who must truly "love what he does"
     
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    Right. They have to allow one of the first three options to give you two entries for legal reasons, I believe. The 4th method requires a purchase and the well known "no purchase necessary" phrase comes into play. Giving someone who spent money 4 entries versus 3 for everyone who entered for free would be unfair and surely violate sweepstakes laws in various places.
     
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    Thanks for the link and info
     
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    Note: I received an e-mail from AA today that included this little bit of bad news:

    "Last night, due to a technical issue, you may have received this email with an incorrect name and AAdvantage® number. Rest assured this was an isolated incident, and none of your information was sent to any other customer. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused and invite you to take part in our exciting AA.com promotion where you can win up to One Million American Airlines AAdvantage miles! " :mad:

    "Uh, huh, just their information was sent to me, right? I call BS on that one. Not ranting, but be aware and do check your miles / upgrades / SWUs regularly (without the account password, there are some barriers, but somene could still call and issue themselves an award in your name).
     
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    Well, I think it's a good thing to rant about this. AA should implement a code word that could be used to verify the person on the phone is the one that is linked to the account that they are calling about. Banks do it, why not airlines with their frequent flier accounts?
     
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    Ouch!



    DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, OUR SERVERS ARE CURRENTLY BUSY.
    PLEASE COME BACK SOON TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN.
     
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    back up now.
     
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    I'll be glad to deal with the tax issues for 1MM! I guess with the theme of the contest focusing on AA.com booking, AA must be planning to hold fast on the Orbitz, etc dispute.
     
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    Remember the Kayak dispute? I suspect that this will end with a compromise, and AA back on Orbitz and Expedia. Right now, both sides are holding out to see who will "win" the compromise.
     
  21. I wonder what the taxes on this will be... yikes!
     
  22. I agree. Totally worth paying the taxes on.
     
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    Normally in Australia we don't need to pay taxes on winnings from competitions, I guess the IRS would still send us a bill as the comp is in the US. Would be worth it I guess.
     

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