serenity now Posted November 17, 2006 #1 Share Posted November 17, 2006 Yes, I won, and I'm really happy but just thought anyone with sour grapes might want to know it's not quite the deal I thought I was going to get. If I decided to take 20 people, it would be based of quad occupancy. Hello! What are we supposed to do, the old college dorm trick where you put a sock on the door?;) Also, the grand prize winner is required to pay income taxes on the price of the prize which is $15,000. Yep, Uncle Sam wants his cut of my prize. At my tax bracket I would end up paying 20%, or $3,000. Honestly I can't believe that you should have to pay taxes on a non-monetary prize. My dh brought up that when Oprah gave away free cars to all of her auidence about a year ago some of the people couldn't even accept the cars because they had to pay something like $7000 to get a $20,000 car. Just seems pretty crappy to me that you can't even win a prize--not even cash, but a prize---without having to give the government a cut. Now, don't get me wrong I love my friends and family but I wasn't exactly figuring paying $3000 for them to go on a cruise into my yearly budget. Well, at least I live in Florida so I wouldn't have to pay state taxes too.:p Then, of course, the port fees and taxes aren't included in the prize. I expected this anyway so that wasn't too much of a disapointment. So, now I'm left wondering if I just go with my dh will they only tax us for winning one room, because I would totally be willing to pay a little to go on the cruise. I'm going to have to give them a call. By the way, anyone who wants to rip me to shreds for being cheap, feel free. I know I am! I'm only 23 and my dh is currently an intern making $500 a month. We're trying to save up to buy a house next year when he finishes his internship, but for right now we're living on a nurse's salary (and good god don't let me get started on how underpaid we are, that would require at least another 1000 word essay;) ). Anyway, I guess I'm just bitchin for the sake of bitchin. I know I have NO reason to complain about winning something since there are plenty of others out there who would have loved to win--- but they didn't and I did so Nanny Nanny BOO BOO:p Just kidding, I couldn't help myself! Have a nice day everyone! I hope I didn't piss anyone off too much! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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