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Old 11-07-11, 11:50 AM
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Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

Hey fellow dvd-talkers- my partner Tim is a finalist to win a BRAND NEW 2011 Saab ... all you need to to do is go to the link below and "become a fan" at the bottom of the page. Thank you so much! I basically have a 1 in in 26 chance to win this contest!

http://contest.saabohio.com/contestants/253?page=2
Old 11-07-11, 11:56 AM
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

Helped you out
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Done.
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thanks guys much appreciated ... keep em coming! im currently in the lead for the week - at the end of the contest (Dec 1), if im in the top 5, i will get a key and it could open a brand new Saab!
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good luck, I voted.
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

Done.

Watch the taxes on it if you win.
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done
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

Originally Posted by badlieut View Post
Watch the taxes on it if you win.
Yes, watch them go by... at 155 mph.
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Done.

Watch the taxes on it if you win.
thanks, will do. im planning on paying about $16k in taxes on a $50k vehicle unfortunately. still a great deal but feels less like "winning" - i'll keep everyone updated on my progress in the competition. thanks again
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

Yup, I won a car last Summer and am getting ready for the taxes soon...


I'm expecting about $11k on $38K prize.
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Done. Good luck, dude.
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they could keep the car, just give me the equivalent tax payment as a tax free cash prize. Its line when someone gives you a x-mas present and you have to spend money to enjoy it.
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OK I am a fan
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done.
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I voted. I expect a spin if you win.
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

If you do win, be sure to keep some car ads showing the offered price on the car from dealers. You will owe taxes on the fair market value of the vehicle which is most likely less than MSRP.

/not a lawyer
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I don't know if that will work. I haven't filed my taxes yet of course, but the company is going to be sending me a 1099 for it that shows the value of the prize (it was a car plus gift cards for sports equipment). I'm not sure how I would claim a different value than that listed on the 1099...
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Done and Good Luck!
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Done. Good luck.
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

If you're contestant number 253, why do you have a 1 in 26 chance of winning?

Done. Wanna trade your crummy 2011 Saab for my classic 1995 Aero?
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"Partner, huh? So just what exactly are you guys selling?"
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

Originally Posted by Jeeden View Post
I don't know if that will work. I haven't filed my taxes yet of course, but the company is going to be sending me a 1099 for it that shows the value of the prize (it was a car plus gift cards for sports equipment). I'm not sure how I would claim a different value than that listed on the 1099...
First off...done and good luck! As to the above, if memory serves you enter the FMV as a negative adjustment in Other Miscellaneous Income on your taxes. I won on The Price is Right and did that but it's been 7 years so I do not remember the specifics. As long as you have Ads/Price Quotes from around the time you take possession of the car/prize, you can claim that as the Fair Market Value and not the often high ARV.
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

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If you're contestant number 253, why do you have a 1 in 26 chance of winning?

Done. Wanna trade your crummy 2011 Saab for my classic 1995 Aero?
thanks guys...
here is the basic layout of the contest...
up to 100 people each week for 4 weeks get to drive around a new 2011 saab and try to get fans via various social media outlets AND by scanning a QR code on the car with their smartphones

at the end of 4 weeks, the top 6 people from each week are then entered into the final 24 (with my partner's current point total, he is basically guaranteed a spot in the top 24)- there is a voting session for the top 24 at the end of november. the top 5 from that session each get a key - one will open a new saab.

the reason we have such a good chance is that only about 15 or so people per week appear to actually be TRYING to get points - the remainder seem to simply be enjoying a free test drive.

I am participating in this contest next week as well so we bascially have a 2 in 24 chance of winning.

thanks again for everyone's votes!
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Back to the tax discussion:

The fair market value discussion is interesting. Unfortunately, the only documentation I have for the vehicle I won is all MSRP of the prize. I wonder how I could find what the fair market value of the vehicle was 8 months ago?

To further complicate it, the prize was $36k plus $2k in gift cards. I used the $36K towards a better model ($45K).
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Re: Help me to win a NEW 2011 SAAB- I have a really good chance!

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