A quick guide to “winning stuff” for your wedding!

posted 7 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@scg00387: Great tips and I completley agree!! the more you enter the better chance you have of winning.

 

I won free tickets to a bridal show…and i ended up winning the main prize from it (a free mini moon!!!)

I also won my engagement ring!! (A verragio diamond ring!)

I also won some shoes and makeup!

Chin up ladies…SOMEONE has to to win!!

Post # 4
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610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Great suggestions!!  One question, though.  What is the tax situation with these kind of prizes?  Don’t you have to declare the value of your prize on your tax return?

Post # 5
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3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Scottielass: I dont know about the prebious poster but i didnt have to pay anything.

Post # 6
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I enter a few contests maybe on a weekly basis, and have won: 1. plane tickets, 2. a trip to Universal Studios, 3. a board game, and 4. a trip to the Dominican Republic. The first 2 were not wedding-related contests. The only prize we are having to pay income taxes on is the DR trip. You do have to declare the fair market value on your taxes.

Post # 7
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2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think I’ve ever won a contest or giveaway in my LIFE! So jealous of you ladies who win things like rings and vacations.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve never won a contest either.  The closest I came was when a local brewery was closing and auctioning off all their stuff – everyone in the place received something.   I am the most unlucky person ever.  I’ve even set up a twitter account just so I can enter more contests, but so far no luck 🙁

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

ditto the other girls.  My chances of winning anything is horrible! so very envious of all the lucky ladies out there.

of course, I’m also picky about what I enter.  If I really don’t want it or can’t use it, I don’t enter.  and most of the wedding stuff isn’t what I’d want or could use, which SUCKS! 

great tips, though!!!!

Post # 11
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749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had never won ANYTHING EVER, but I enter all of the WB contests on the blog. Last week I won the invites. I seriously yelped at my desk at work lol…the lady in the cubicle next to me was so confused lol. I just enter everything I can, assuming I won’t win so when I do, Its that much better 🙂

Post # 12
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1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Check out the classified section of weddingbee too. There are a lot of people offering services for free. I found a photography contest on the boards and won an engagement session, boudoir shoot, and wedding photos. I have to pay the taxes, but I think that comes to around 150.

Post # 13
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284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Scottielass:

Yes, you are supposed to declare the value of what you win on your tax return. I won a really nice watch once, and had to declare it as income.

Post # 14
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Newbee

Hey ladies! If anyone on this chain is still planning for their big day, you can test your luck on our wedding videography giveaway. You can enter here: http://nstpictures.com/artistic-wedding-videography-package-sweepstakes/

The winner will receive full artistic wedding videography package work $4810. Includes 10 hours of coverage time with two cinematographers, trailer film, feature film, documentary edit and USBs. It’s open to US residents who are hosting their weddings in the following states: NY, NJ, CT, MA, RI, PA, CA.

Our last winner’s trailer film was featured on Green Wedding Shoes if you want to see the kind of film you might win: http://greenweddingshoes.com/modern-chic-brooklyn-wedding-amanda-sean/)

Good luck and happy planning!

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