Take 10 Seconds to Register for a Million US Airways Miles and VIP Disney Vacation

by on April 27, 2012 · 11 comments

in Contests, Disney, US Airways

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While I may not be the luckiest person when it comes to contests, almost every time I post about them I end up getting emails from TPG readers who end up wining. Last year one TPG winner won big in the Southwest 10 million point giveaway and recently a TPG reader emailed me that he had won one of the free British Airways tickets to Europe!

US Airways/ Disney Sweepstakes

So now one of you needs to make me proud and win a million US Airways Dividend Miles and a hooked up Disney vacation! This is for US residents only and residents of New York, Florida, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico and other U.S. possessions or territories are not eligible. If you are obsessive you can enter once a day, everyday, from April 9 – June 4, 2012.

The reported value of the prize is $30,000, so you’d most likely be hit with a hefty tax bill, but it could still be worth it- especially if you could argue with the valuation of the million miles, which I imagine is the bulk of the $30,000.

Register here.

  1. PRIZE DETAILS: One (1) grand prize consisting of one million (1,000,000) US Airways Dividend Miles bonus miles (“Prize”), One (1) VIP Disney Vacation consisting of four (4) First Class tickets to Orlando from within the U.S. on US Airways, A four (4) night stay in a Walt Disney World® Resort, Four (4) Walt Disney World® VIP tours, Four (4) 4-Day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option, One (1) $500 (five hundred dollar) Disney Gift Card will be awarded by random drawing following the close of the Sweepstakes. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $30,000. Should the actual value of the Prize be less than the AVR stated, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Bonus miles and Disney VIP Package subject to additional terms described below. Sponsor is not liable for any expense incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Winners are responsible for all insurance, federal, state and local taxes, if any, and any applicable fees, service charges, surcharges or passenger facility charges, gratuities, meals, incidentals and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of the Prize. Prize is provided “as is” and without any warranty of any kind. Prize is non-transferable. No cash redemption or prize substitution is allowed by the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised Prize becomes unavailable.

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  • Andre LaPlume

    Once again New Yorkers get screwed.

  • LarryInNYC

    Unfair to New Yorkers! I even received an email from US Airways about this (despite my NYC address) and entered the contest before I noticed the exclusion.

    On the other hand, I just got to see the Space Shuttle fly by from the 42nd floor of the Empire State Building, so take that all you non-New York, non-Rhode Island states. (I feel bad for the folks in Rhode Island, though, they get nothing!)

  • Nick O

    Can anyone speak to the taxes the winner would be responsible for? It’s valued at $30,000. Doesn’t it have something to do with my tax bracket?

  • churnity

    You report it in the “other” income section of your tax return. There’s no way to know the actual or % the tax will be until you do your tax return or estimate it.

  • Joel

    How likely is the public willing to help someone figure out the cheapest valuation for miles, and where would one go to get help?

  • Joel

    Note that you must be a member of Dividend Miles and can enter once per day.

  • Jane

    TPG readers, curious why NY/FL/RI residents aren’t eligible? Probably because USAir didn’t want to register this sweeps (req’d for $5k+ prize sweeps in these states) and bond the sweeps (NY/FL).

  • Moveplano

    Yes, this really stops me from signing up for any of these promotions.. if in the crazy chance i actually win.. the valuation of these miles depends on how much US airways values them right.. i’m sure it’s a lot higher than what an average traveler values it..

  • Cobblestone

    And of course, as with anything involving great amounts of free miles or benefit schemes of any similar kind, you have to be USAian :(

  • Kevin

    It’s considered income, so it’s taxed at your normal rate. Expect to pay between 25-33% of the value of the prize. Unfortunately, it also has an overall negative effect on your taxes. If you win this prize you will have $30k of additional income. This will raise your tax bracket, so all of your income, including your normal salary, is taxed at a higher rate.

    So the real question is, are 1,000,000 US Air miles worth $10,000?

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