WIN 500,000 SkyMiles - Travelpro Sweepstakes

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Posted this sweepstakes entry link on my blog earlier today. Saw it as a pop up on a website.
    Entry Deadline is December 2

    Good Luck!
     
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    Entered! :D
     
  3. mtkeller
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    Wow, thanks for sharing the link. I never win these things, but it's worth a shot. Half a million SkyPesos should be almost enough to get a round trip in coach from LAX to JFK, right? (Says the guy who leaves a week from today on his 150K SkyMiles trip to Australia featuring KE and MH that was booked with minimal hassle and zero bizarre agent comments about KE and MH not being partners.)
     
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  4. Delta Points
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    Nah I book 100,000 low level seats all the time in the middle of summer to Europe. Crazy but this is how I do it:
    http://boardingarea.com/blogs/delta...low-level-seats-to-europe-beyond-even-summer/
    It does work!
     
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    as they say in the lotto ads, you gotta be in it to win it.
     
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    UA 5341 SEA-SFO got delayed 2 h yesterday by ATC. I was so bored that the lotto machine in N concourse got another sucker.
     
  7. jwsky
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    The rules say that "Approximate Retail Value ("ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $11,880" So, you may get a 1099 sent to the IRS for this amount. In a 28% tax bracket, that would cost you $3326.
    Am I right?
     
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    I entered.... and yeah heavy duty Federal taxes plus any state and local income taxes. But, I'm sure you can turn this into a few Business class tickets to exotic locations so the value to you should be well in excess of the taxes paid.
     
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    One has the capability to dispute (with documentation) the FMV of a sweepstakes prize - I had to do so once with a win from a radio station contest.
     
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    It could have an implication, but the taxes are sooooo worth the 500k miles.
     
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    Thanks so much for sharing! Read the T&Cs...not that it affects me, but the contest is only open to US residents, excluding residents of the state of Rhode Island. Strange. Anyway, hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving!
     
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    Thanks for the link!
     
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    Entered! Thanks OP.
     
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    Thanks for the info.
     
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