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Who has won anything from FT contests? A show of hands please.

Who has won anything from FT contests? A show of hands please.

Old Sep 3, 05, 5:24 pm
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Although we all have probably won something in our lives, has FT brought any more contest winnings to you? Please also say when...

I would like to start. I have won two contests that involved free air travel. One with 50,000 United miles & a W hotel stay 4 years ago and this year one with a NW rt voucher good anywhere in the US.

This thread has gotten a lot more interest than I bargained for.
To keep it short and sweet, let's keep the posts limited to...

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Old Sep 3, 05, 7:00 pm
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I won an Ipod mini thanks to you specifically, Out of town! (I also posted a thank you...) I'm hoping for a trip next...
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Old Sep 3, 05, 10:05 pm
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I won two VERY minor third place prizes as a result of entering these contests. But I still enter them all. Just takes a few minutes and who knows??
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Old Sep 3, 05, 10:18 pm
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I haven't won anything thru FT-mentioned promotions yet.
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Old Sep 4, 05, 7:59 am
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I won 20,000 Worldperks miles during a FlyerTalk live chat with a Worldperks exec in 2000.
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Old Sep 4, 05, 9:55 am
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I won 100,000 UA miles a year ago from a snail mail I found on this site. The only downsite is that so far I haven't been able to use them! Every date and itinerary I've tried using them on in the past year shows no availability. Oh well - one of these days I'll get to use them. Maybe. If UA remains in business - LOL.
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Old Sep 4, 05, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Flyingmama
I won 100,000 UA miles a year ago from a snail mail I found on this site. The only downsite is that so far I haven't been able to use them! Every date and itinerary I've tried using them on in the past year shows no availability. Oh well - one of these days I'll get to use them. Maybe. If UA remains in business - LOL.
I was glad the UA contest I won gave me miles. At the time, I cashed them in for Lufthansa segments for Mrs. Outoftown and myself to go from FRA to ATH.
I used two rt bump vouchers to take avantage of the NYC W hotel stay that was the rest of the prize.
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Old Sep 5, 05, 1:28 am
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I have won a "travel" book from Travelocity.
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Old Sep 6, 05, 3:09 am
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IIRC, my friend did win something although I don't recall the exact prize that he won.
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Old Sep 6, 05, 8:24 am
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Sirius Sportster and three months subscription thru Jose Cuervo. ^
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Old Sep 6, 05, 1:26 pm
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I've won:

1) a 40 gig iPod
2) 4 one-day passes to Disneyworld
3) a snuggle t-shirt
4) some exercise equipment

I'm pretty sure all from FT contests!

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Old Sep 12, 05, 8:31 am
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5 BIG miles from Air Canada Aeroplan...
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Old Sep 12, 05, 9:27 am
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As a result of lurking, learning and entering, I've won a trip to Costa Rica, an XBOX game, a beach tote and a bottle of BBQ sauce. Thanks to all FT Sweeps contributors.
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Old Sep 12, 05, 4:02 pm
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For all those that have won major prizes ($2k+), are you taxed on the value of the winnings?
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Old Sep 13, 05, 5:07 am
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Originally Posted by subdawg
For all those that have won major prizes ($2k+), are you taxed on the value of the winnings?
Yes. For any prize over $600, the sponsor will send you a 1099 at the end of the year which you treat on your tax return as ordinary income.
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