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  1. Oliver Trojak
    Oliver Trojak at |

    #AYCJ is how I came to follow you 🙂 I wish they did the month long passes again too!

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  2. Jonathan
    Jonathan at |

    One other thing to keep in mind… They will issue you a 1099-MISC for the ARV of the pass, which is $20K, so someone in the 35% tax bracket would potentially have to pay up to a $7K tax bill for “winning”. For some, it could be worth it, but if you have a regular job and and in a high tax bracket, it’s questionable whether you’d be able to take advantage of enough “free” travel to cover the $7K+ in expenses winning would end up costing you.

    I will probably have my college-age daughter (who basically has no earnings and files JFK-LAX for school enter), but it’s a pass for me (no pun intended). 🙂

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  3. mark
    mark at |

    So sweepstakes are now considered content?

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  4. Brian Fisher
    Brian Fisher at |

    Time to start hand writing some entries!

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Max of 15, though.

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    2. Brian Fisher
      Brian Fisher at |

      Good to know. Still gotta give it my best shot!

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  5. Eddy Joseph
    Eddy Joseph at |

    What’s the mail-in option for folks like me who have already bought the JB vacations packages?

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Same as for everyone else. Up to 15 can be mailed in, I believe. Details at the bottom of that story.

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    2. Eddy Joseph
      Eddy Joseph at |

      TY Seth

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  6. Chris Luth
    Chris Luth at |

    Careful. You’ll spend more in income tax on the prize than I spent on three years of 1K status…

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    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Only if you’re stupid about it. Document the airfare as you go. Submit the docs as the cash value of the prize. Pay taxes (~30%) on that number. Far better than paying retail for the tix.

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