most of the u.s. canadian contests make US people pay taxes due to the laws and cdns do the STQ
I've not won a big $ prize from a US sponsor but that is what is usually in the rules (I have a friend in the hat who just won a car from a sweep so we\'ll see what happens in her situation as she WILL have to pay taxes if she brings the car back but I\'m not sure if she would have to if she sells it there...cloudy area for me LOL
The poll on the thanking in thread has been moved to the expired section as it has been agreed upon that it has run its coarse. http://forums.redflagdeals.com/poll-...reads-1283005/
FYI - final results: 124-68
Also, see here: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/rfd-c.../#post16218257
Id like to take a moment to thank ronin1701 for the hard work on the FAQ thread. Hopefully it will benefit all new and existing contestors in RFD for years to come
I originally asked ishfish to do it, but she didn't feel like it :razz:
Also, I'm sure that there's been stuff that was missed or isn't 100% accurate. Feel free to point that out, either here or via PM and we can see about adding/changing things.
And thanks again for everyone who contributed to the FAQ, whether through feedback on content or providing encouragement. Much appreciated!
The way I see it, unless the rules clearly state that upfront, then they shouldn't be asking for shipping after the fact.
I've won several merchandise prizes in U.S. contests, and I've never been asked to pay anything. They even sent the prizes up by Fedex!
For what it's worth, I won a prize from Redbook (another Hearst publication) last year and the rules included the exact same wording. However I was never asked to pay any shipping costs (shipping weight was almost 20 pounds, and it came via Fedex) and I was also not asked to complete the "1099-MISC" IRS tax form.
Although that having been said, a bowflex is a lot heavier and more expensive than a kitchen appliance.
The sticky is a great contribution to rfd: very comprehensive and user friendly.
I should be done reading it sometime before the spring - until then I am thanking to mark what I have read.
I do not think it is just for newbies either. I had not thought about some contests not accepting links etc...