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Dec 26, 2010
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Thanks for those answers. Just have to win a trip contest now, which I have been unable to do in over 30 years but the question came up recently in talks with friends.
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zyngasweater wrote:
Aug 31st, 2018 12:18 pm
Just wondering which contest wins are taxable.
None in Canada. Americans do need to report wins on their tax return.
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Mar 22, 2010
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Canadians winning money in the US need to file a special US tax form.

- As a non-resident alien, you'll pay 30% tax.... such as lottery win or lucky in Vegas
- Get it back hopefully by filing a 1040NR with the IRS (aka, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return).
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Dec 26, 2010
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Lol It's a holiday and, to my surprise, a postal delivery truck just drove in and delivered a large 12" by 9 1/2" envelope. I couldn't imagine what it was. Opened it and there, at the bottom, was the very tiny Pennzoil flashlight! I'd forgotten all about it.
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Nov 16, 2006
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Wenda1 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 2:31 pm
Lol It's a holiday and, to my surprise, a postal delivery truck just drove in and delivered a large 12" by 9 1/2" envelope. I couldn't imagine what it was. Opened it and there, at the bottom, was the very tiny Pennzoil flashlight! I'd forgotten all about it.
Thank you so much for posting that! I won't get excited now, if I finally receive mine too.
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Mar 7, 2009
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Bowmanville
Wenda1 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 2:31 pm
Lol It's a holiday and, to my surprise, a postal delivery truck just drove in and delivered a large 12" by 9 1/2" envelope. I couldn't imagine what it was. Opened it and there, at the bottom, was the very tiny Pennzoil flashlight! I'd forgotten all about it.
Oh yeah, I had forgotten as well! I was suppose to get one.
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Jan 17, 2009
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ONTARIO
Wenda1 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2018 2:31 pm
Lol It's a holiday and, to my surprise, a postal delivery truck just drove in and delivered a large 12" by 9 1/2" envelope. I couldn't imagine what it was. Opened it and there, at the bottom, was the very tiny Pennzoil flashlight! I'd forgotten all about it.
While not contest related, I had a package from Amazon delivered yesterday from Canada Post.
Sadly I didn't even realize, so it sat outside the entire time until today.

I was expecting delivery today, so when I checked the tracking today, I was surprised to see it said it was delivered yesterday morning! Wonder why they were delivering packages on a holiday?
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Aug 27, 2012
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Anyone else not having any luck with winning? It's been a year since I've won anything worth mentioning :'(

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Dec 26, 2010
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onamonapia wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 4:25 pm
Anyone else not having any luck with winning? It's been a year since I've won anything worth mentioning :'(

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Does a Pennzoil flashlight count? Lol That's it for me!
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BobSagget wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 1:18 pm
While not contest related, I had a package from Amazon delivered yesterday from Canada Post.
Sadly I didn't even realize, so it sat outside the entire time until today.

I was expecting delivery today, so when I checked the tracking today, I was surprised to see it said it was delivered yesterday morning! Wonder why they were delivering packages on a holiday?
I've noticed here in Toronto Amazon uses rental vans to deliver packages. I'm not sure if they are Canada Post or a sub-contractor but I see these vans full of Amazon packages being delivered. Maybe it was one of them. They seem to be delivering all the time.
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Mar 7, 2009
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Bowmanville
Canada Post. At least out here east of Toronto. My daughter received her amazon.ca order on the holiday Monday as well.
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Jan 11, 2017
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I can win, its getting the damned prize thats hard...I feel sorry for the blogger I won this from as its still not here (was afathers day fb post to win a hallmark item)
winner from CasuGuru (toilet) and RockstarEnergy, Trojan
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Dec 17, 2001
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BobSagget wrote:
Sep 4th, 2018 1:18 pm
While not contest related, I had a package from Amazon delivered yesterday from Canada Post.
Sadly I didn't even realize, so it sat outside the entire time until today.

I was expecting delivery today, so when I checked the tracking today, I was surprised to see it said it was delivered yesterday morning! Wonder why they were delivering packages on a holiday?
I sometimes get Amazon deliveries on the weekend. The courrier company uses private vehicles with no logo whatsoever.
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Dec 22, 2006
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Is anyone else unable to enter their daily code for Reader's Digest?
Don't take life too seriously.
No one gets out alive anyway.

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