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salty99
04-14-2006, 10:11 AM
https://secure.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/fan_forum/forms/ring_raffle_form.jsp?loc=form

LongLiveFisk
04-14-2006, 10:21 AM
A $2 "convenience fee"? ***?

$2 x 100,000 tickets = an additional $200,000.

Gee, how convenient.

salty99
04-14-2006, 10:23 AM
I'll buy a ticket at the park just for the heck of it. And to avoid the $2 fee.

LongLiveFisk
04-14-2006, 10:24 AM
Yeah, I'm sure that's the deal. Well...I guess that is convenient. Pay the piper! :cool:

McCuddy
04-14-2006, 10:38 AM
Bought mine, convenience fee or no. I don't have tickets again until June, and they will likely be gone by then.

LongLiveFisk
04-14-2006, 10:45 AM
Bought mine, convenience fee or no. I don't have tickets again until June, and they will likely be gone by then.

Right....my tickets aren't until May so I didn't want to wait either.

MUsoxfan
04-14-2006, 10:46 AM
I'll buy about 5 when I go Saturday. I'll most likely win 2 of the 3 rings that way

The Critic
04-14-2006, 10:49 AM
Yeah, me too.
Next game is May 4th, don't want to wait that long.
I'm in.

Tekijawa
04-14-2006, 11:23 AM
Got mine!

If I win, I'll have to throw a Patio Party to show it off!

spiffie
04-14-2006, 11:56 AM
Thank goodness I'll be there tonight! I am sure they'll be gone by gametime tomorrow!

johnnyg83
04-14-2006, 12:05 PM
Not to sound cheap, but are these tax deductible?

salty99
04-14-2006, 12:42 PM
In the official rules it says the tickets are NOT DEDUCTIBLE according to the IRS>

Tekijawa
04-14-2006, 01:12 PM
In the official rules it says the tickets are NOT DEDUCTIBLE according to the IRS>

The IRS also says I can't claim the 15 fake kids, the 3 non-existant veteran parents in "extended care" facilities, and the gambling losses I count as Stock losses, but I have to pay for my season tickets somehow... I'm sure as **** not going to work harder or longer hours!

Fabs
04-14-2006, 02:05 PM
thanks for the reminder. I'll get mine tonight.
And btw, raffle tickets of any kind are never tax deductible.

BeefyD
04-14-2006, 02:06 PM
Got mine! Is it Aug. 8th yet??? :D:

IUPeterman
04-14-2006, 04:08 PM
It says you must be a resident of Illinois to be eligible. That sucks. Since I moved to Nevada, I guess I am less of a fan and not worthy of bidding. :angry::angry:

chisoxfan64
04-14-2006, 04:27 PM
Only 2 rings avaliable now. I just bought one of the winning tickets.:D:

BainesHOF
04-17-2006, 12:01 PM
For those buying a raffle ticket at the park, the ticket you receive with a number on it is a little souvenir in itself.

RealMenWearBlack
04-17-2006, 12:36 PM
thanks for the reminder. I'll get mine tonight.
And btw, raffle tickets of any kind are never tax deductible.

Whose neighborhood do you live in?


It says you must be a resident of Illinois to be eligible. That sucks. Since I moved to Nevada, I guess I am less of a fan and not worthy of bidding. :angry::angry:

:tealtutor:

TDog
04-17-2006, 12:56 PM
Not to sound cheap, but are these tax deductible?

No, but serious tax issues would arise from winning a ring.

Steelrod
04-17-2006, 12:57 PM
It says you must be a resident of Illinois to be eligible. That sucks. Since I moved to Nevada, I guess I am less of a fan and not worthy of bidding. :angry::angry:
I would imagine that it is some kind of law or something. Why would they want to stop you from helping raise money for charity?

Steelrod
04-17-2006, 12:58 PM
No, but serious tax issues would arise from winning a ring.
It'll be my pleasure to deal with that problem!

Fabs
04-17-2006, 01:19 PM
Where in the park can I buy the raffle tickets? I took a cursory look around the lowel level, 3rd base side on Friday, but didn't see anything.

salty99
04-17-2006, 01:24 PM
The booths are behind home on both levels and on the outfield concourse. They one in the upper level even had a real ring on display.

Jaffar
04-17-2006, 01:37 PM
I got 2 online, I feel so excited. I won't be back to the park until May so I had to make sure I got a couple. I'll buy another one or two at the park if they still have them. Does anybody know if the numbers I got are also the number of tickets sold?

scottjanssens
04-17-2006, 01:37 PM
I just bought 5 tickets. I got tickets 4968-4972. If they're selling in order then they're about 5% gone.

Soxfanspcu11
04-17-2006, 03:58 PM
I bought 3 raffle tickets at the game yesterday and they said that Indiana residents are also elibigible.

Ol' No. 2
04-17-2006, 04:01 PM
I bought 3 raffle tickets at the game yesterday and they said that Indiana residents are also elibigible.Anyone is eligible. But they can't sell them on the internet across state lines. That's easy enough to get around as long as you have a credit card with an Illinois address.

DaBears
04-17-2006, 04:02 PM
It says you must be a resident of Illinois to be eligible. That sucks. Since I moved to Nevada, I guess I am less of a fan and not worthy of bidding. :angry::angry:

cant you have a freind buy you some tickets?? You could always say you visited the park, but live in Nebraska...

EDIT: ...Nevada, Alaska, etc...

Ol' No. 2
04-17-2006, 04:03 PM
thanks for the reminder. I'll get mine tonight.
And btw, raffle tickets of any kind are never tax deductible.OK, someone who actually knows. Are raffle tickets deductible? I thought as long as the seller was a qualified charitable institution, they were deductible. I need an answer before midnight.:o:

DaBears
04-17-2006, 04:07 PM
I know the raffle is randomly drawn, but....would it be wiser to purchase 2 tickets at five assorted games or 10 tickets all at once. I doubt the winning raffle numbers will be in order (4001, 4002 and 4003)....does it increase your chances if you spread out your ticket numbers? (say 4008, 6059, 8490, etc...)

DaBears
04-17-2006, 04:09 PM
OK, someone who actually knows. Are raffle tickets deductible? I thought as long as the seller was a qualified charitable institution, they were deductible. I need an answer before midnight.:o:

From the raffle guidelines:

"The Internal Revenue Service takes the position that no portion of the Raffle ticket price will qualify as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes."

MarySwiss
04-17-2006, 04:10 PM
cant you have a freind buy you some tickets?? You could always say you visited the park, but live in Nebraska...

Nevada, Nebraska....:cool:

MarySwiss
04-17-2006, 04:17 PM
I would imagine that it is some kind of law or something. Why would they want to stop you from helping raise money for charity?

I'm not sure what the deal is, but in Arizona we have a raffle that has the same rules; you have to either be an Arizona resident or purchase the ticket while in Arizona, IIRC. This raffle also says the tickets purchased--at $100 per--are not deductible.

However, I believe the way the tax law works-and someone will certainly correct me if I am wrong!--is that if you win a big bucks prize, you can then deduct all your losing tickets, but only up to the amount of the prize.

So basically, if you're a loser, you're a loser, but if you win, you're less of a loser because you can offset your winnings by saving losing tickets and deducting them.

Ol' No. 2
04-17-2006, 04:30 PM
I know the raffle is randomly drawn, but....would it be wiser to purchase 2 tickets at five assorted games or 10 tickets all at once. I doubt the winning raffle numbers will be in order (4001, 4002 and 4003)....does it increase your chances if you spread out your ticket numbers? (say 4008, 6059, 8490, etc...)Not if it's truly random. Three consecutive numbers have the same odds as any other set of three numbers.