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Faced with the income tax on the inflated value of any trip I took, and the income tax on the value of trips I didn't take, I would reject the entire prize, and would not enter any more non-cash-prize contests knowing that the sponsor will hide behind the "letter of the law" to effectively discourage the winner from taking his prize. How cheap can you get when all you're giving away is an unused seat on your airline.

AA may have done this for good publicity but hopefully they'll get more bad publicity from its reality. ed
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